Patchwork Designs, Inc

 

Patchwork Designs, Inc.
has had ALL of its Embroidered Emblem Manufacturing Materials tested by an approved independent testing Laboratory including All Thread, Fabrics, backings, and has passed all of the tests for the below harmful chemicals.

2009 Consumer Products Safety Act re. Lead & Phthalate DBP, DDP & DEHP in Product Contents.

 
 

Welcome to Patchwork Designs, Incorporated. We create embroidered patches, patch programs, activity kits, and embroidered merchandise for scouting, schools, historical buildings, museums, organizations, and special events.

Spread the Biscuits
Community Service Program

Complete this project more than once and add a segment by the patch.

Patch #SPREAD-BISCUIT: $1.75

Patch #BISCUIT-2: $1.75

Click here for the official Spread the Biscuits site

 

“Why can’t we bake bread to honor our animal heroes and help animals in need?” So you now you can Spread the Biscuits, a unique and fun opportunity to get back into the kitchen and whip up some tasty treats for animals!

Patch #SPREAD-BISCUITS : $1.75
Patch #BISCUIT-2: $1.75

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How do I get started?

1. Start with your group or buddy to help with the project.
2. Who could use some animal “bread”?

Are there animals in your neighborhood that have done something above and beyond—maybe in your eyes they are an “animal hero”?

Suggestions:
Animals can help humans in many ways:
• Eyes for those who are blind (dogs and miniature horses)
• Ears for those who can not hear
• Hands for those who are mobility impaired (Capuchin monkeys are especially adept at this) • Dogs, pigs and miniature horses pull wheelchairs
• Search and rescue animals
• Trained dogs with sensitive noses to sniff out bombs, illegal drugs, and other contraband.
• Companion animals provide emotional support for people in hospices, hospitals, and other situations in which loneliness and lack of stimulation are continual problems
• Companion animals help those with autism connect with the world (parrots are especially good for this)
• Dogs trained to alert their masters their blood sugar has dropped or they are about to have a seizure
• Dogs trained to detect the early stages of some cancers through their sense of smell
• Therapy cats can help humans lower their blood pressure and reduce stress by creating a calming environment when stroked

Other Suggestions: Contact local animal shelters, animal hospitals, and pet adoption centers. Think about how many biscuits you think you and your helpers can produce so you can offer a realistic guess to the receiving organization.

Contact: When you call the organization, tell them that you would like to donate homemade bread and ask whom the best person is to talk to about this. Write down the contact person’s name and number so you have it handy in the future. Ask when a good time would be to drop off the bread.

How many do you think you will need to make? Think about how many you think you and your helpers can produce so you can offer a realistic guess to the receiving organization.

3. Spread the Word!

If you just want to involve your troop or group in the bread baking and spreading, great!

Otherwise, you can ask other groups or friends to help or to promote your project. Make sure you let them know WHEN and WHERE you need the loaves.

Dogs, cats, and other domestic animals LOVE biscuits. However, it is preferable not to feed them the same biscuits that we love, because of the sugar factor. To maintain a healthy animal sugar and salt should be negligible as far as their in take is concerned.

CLICK here for recipes you can use.

You can find some great dog, cat, bird, and horse biscuit recipes on these sites: Banana Biscotti, Cat Chow Cookies, Horse Muffins and more… http://www.thatsmyhome.com/general/doghouse/
http://animalsnackables.com
www.hungrymutt.com

http://www.all-natural-dog-treat.com/homemade-dog-treat-recipes.html

4. Bakers start your ovens…

Mix up a batch of your favorite recipe or mix and start baking.

Remember that animals have different taste buds than we do. Stay away from anything sweet.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, these foods are not safe for pets:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Chocolate (bakers, semi-sweet, milk chocolate)
- Coffee (ground, beans, chocolate-covered espresso beans)
- Moldy or spoiled foods
- Onions and onion powder
- Garlic and garlic powder...
- Macadamia nuts
- Raisins and grapes
- Avocado
- Hops (used in home brewing)
- Fatty foods
- Bones
- Milk
- Raw eggs
- Raw or undercooked meat
- Products containing the sweetener xylitol

Decorate: You can use neat animal cookie cutters to make fun designs. You can also decide just how to package your special treats. Maybe you’ll use lunch bags, small boxes or some other way to deliver your message of appreciation and love. Think of these treats as very special presents. Notes, poetry and quotes are great, as are bows, gift bags, colored plastic wrap, wrapping paper, – anything that makes your biscuits look special, and will make those who receive them feel special.

5. Bake a difference

As you bake your yummy animal treats, talk about who will receive these gifts and why you think it’s important to be generous and kind to animals.

6. Collect and prepare [If you are involving your community in your project]

Choose a place to collect the biscuits. Allow time to sort through the biscuits to check their condition and appearance. You may have to discard a few..

Click on this link for a sticker to place on the bottom of your biscuits.

7. Stand and Deliver. Involve your bakers and animal lovers – big and little – as much as possible in delivering the treats. It’s great for them to see where their generosity is going, and often the recipients appreciate the chance to say thanks, especially animals!!!

8. Count your blessings!

Keep track of how many biscuits you baked and collected and the places to which you donated them. Make sure to send a public letter to the newspaper thanking bakers for their work and telling them how many loaves were collected. Sometimes the recipients also want to write letters of thanks and these can go to the newspaper as well, if you like. This serves to get more people interested for the next time!

Here are a few resources for your animal biscuit philanthropy:
www.guidehorse.org
www.helpinghandsmonkeys.org
http://neads.org
http://www.pawswithacause.org
www.seeingeye.org
http://www.canismajor.com/dog/srchresc.html
http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/cadaverdogs.html
www.petfinder.com
www.adionline.org
www.cci.org


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Did you know…. Dog biscuits were invented accidentally in a London butcher shop during the late 1800s. According to the story, the shop's owner was trying to expand his business by creating a new biscuit recipe for his customers. After baking a batch, he tasted them and thought they were terrible. He gave one to his dog, and the dog gobbled it right up. This gave him the idea of making biscuits especially for dogs. He made his biscuits in the shape of a bone and they began to sell rapidly. In 1908, his recipe was bought by an American businessman who introduced it to the United States. The F.H. Bennett Biscuit company was established, and they began selling the dog biscuit under the name Malatoid. In 1911, the recipe was granted a patent. The name was changed to Milkbone in 1915 to reflect the fact that cow's milk was one of the main ingredients.

The Milkbone dog biscuit brand was then acquired by Nabisco Biscuit Company and it dominated the dog biscuit market until the late 1960s. In fact, during most of this time, it was the only commercially available dog biscuit. Initially, it was marketed as a treat for dogs, but eventually the health aspects such as cleaner teeth and better breath were promoted. In the early 1970s, a number of manufacturers came out with competing products. This competition has remained, resulting in hundreds of different dog biscuit products.

The primary ingredients in a dog biscuit recipe are carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils, and fiber. These are combined with other ingredients that have a significant effect on the dog biscuit's final characteristics. The ingredients used for dog biscuits are specially tailored for dogs, and are chosen to be nutritious, easily digested, palatable, and economically feasible. While the materials have a high nutritional content, they are typically not as high quality as similar ingredients used in human food.