The Dreamy Lemur
Finalist at The Houston International Quilt Festival Nov 3-6 2016
Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival -2nd Place Wall Quilts - Feb. 2016
Long Island Quilting Society - First Place- Duets -May 2016
National Association of Certified Quilt Judges Award of Merit -May 2016
First place Long Island Quilter's Society Duet Quilts- June 2015
Best of World - World Quilt New England Show- August 17-19 2017
Finalist at The Houston International Quilt Festival Noveber 3-6 2016
Best Pictorial- New Jersey Quilt Festival - March 2015
Judges Merit Award-Peconic Quilt Show - June 2015
Simba is a beautiful young lion cub who was rescued at only a few months of age in the Spanish province of Melilla situated in the northern coast of Africa. Simba was found in an unidentified vehicle in a box, surrounded and covered by lion skins. Simba when found was malnourished, thin with cuts around his face . He was partially deformed due to the rickets he developed from the lack of vitamin d. He is now thriving with the care and medical attention he receives at the Castellar Zoo.
2014 NQA Award of Merit- 2nd place Duet small
Viewer's Choice Ribbon Peconic Quilt Show
Acceptance to AQS- Alburquerque 2015
Endangered - The Lemur's Tale
2017 Mid Atlantic Quilt-Fest - Best Hand Workmanship
2018 AQS - Daytona - Best First Entry
2018 AQS Paducah- Best Wall Quilt
The Castellar Zoo, an animal rescue center, is a private initiative started since 1998, which officially opened in 2002 in order to aid animals which were seized by the authorities. These animals that were the victims of the black market were mistreated and uncared for. The purpose of the rescue center is to provide to these animals with better living conditions by the best care takersrs. Several years after its commencement, the center opened its doors to the public for their enjoyment, but also to increase awareness. Gradually, with economic support, the Castellar Zoo is improving its facilities and installations for the public and animals. The center offers a second chance for the animals, and to the public an entirely different zoo, where visitors may feed the animals and interact directly with them.
FINE ART QUILTING
These lemurs are currently living at the Castellar Rescue Zoo in Southern Spain. Lemurs are family oriented and he is dreaming of his mate.
These unique creatures are native to the island of Madagascar where much of their native rainforest habitat is lost to continuing deforestation. Since the future of lemurs is threatened, around the world researchers and conservation groups are working to ensure their survival through observational research, captive breeding and species reintroduction.
FINE ART QUILTING
Gib represents the Barbary apes rescued and currently living at the Castellar zoo. They are native of Northern Africa and Gibraltar
Rajin, was born in a circus that went out of business in Spain and was given to the Castellar Rescue Zoo. He currently lives in a modest but beautifully landscaped space with trees to climb, a waterfall, and a pool to bathe in. Although he’s not in the jungle where we would imagine him to be, he’s definitely in a place loved and cherished beyond belief.