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In 2000, American Farriers Journal celebrated its 25th anniversary while aiding injured farriers through a commemorative quilting project.
Featuring 80 squares, each telling a special story, and made by people in five countries, the 80-by-100-inch quilt sold for $7,000 at the American Farrier’s Association (AFA) convention. Purchased by Lee Liles and his National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools & Hall of Honor at Sulphur, Okla., the money from that quilt was donated to the Jim Linzy Memorial Fund to help injured farriers.
As a tribute and a fitting memorial to deceased Lubbock, Texas, farrier Burney Chapman and his many years of outstanding accomplishments shoeing and treating lameness, American Farriers Journal staffers are again asking for your help in producing a unique quilt that can be auctioned for the good of the horseshoeing industry.
We’re counting on members of the farrier industry, spouses and other quilters to help with the project. All you have to do is provide a unique 10-by-10-inch square that we can sew together into a beautiful queen-sized quilt.
If you are not a quilter, but know someone who would like to be involved, be sure to let them know about this project.
The Burney Chapman Memorial Quilt will be auctioned off at next March’s AFA annual convention in Lexington, Ky. Proceeds from the quilt will be split evenly between two of Chapman’s favorite causes:
The AFA Equine Research Fund, which sponsors hoof care research that is of special interest to farriers.