“Kayli the cow lifted completely off the planet for a few seconds out of sheer joy of being in a new pasture.” Courtesy of The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
Nestled within a small borough in the Catskill Mountains just outside of Woodstock, NY, is a delightful sanctuary for farm animals, rescued from cases of abuse, neglect, and abandonment—mostly from factory farm slaughterhouses, but also from the streets of New York City. Known as the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, this sanctuary provides refuge and shelter to cows, pigs, sheep and goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese, and even a lone mule.
Most of the staff at Stadri Emblems are passionate animal lovers, especially Kynan, our General Manager, who is heavily involved in animal rescue. When a neglected or abandoned kitten, puppy, squirrel, bird, or rabbit is found, she’s the one who gets the call. These types of popular animals are well-loved by most and get much support. However, I got to thinking: what about all those animals that don’t cross our path or register on our radar from day to day? Continue reading →
Because of its long life, great strength, and majestic looks, the bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America on June 20, 1782; it was then believed to exist only on this continent. It has long since been one of the country’s most recognizable symbols, being representative of National Pride.
The Eagle is one of the most popular choices to represent military units and motorcycle groups alike. Here we will display five of our favorite eagle patch designs.
Black Eagle A.B.A.T.E.
A.B.A.T.E. stands for American Bikers Aiming Toward Education. ABATE of Montana is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving motorcyclists’ freedom of choice and freedom of the road. They are a social membership-driven organization whose main goal is to protect motorcyclists’ rights and to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
This 100% embroidered, nine-color, diecut patch displays how the look of shading and dimension can be achieved successfully—given the overall patch size is large enough. Continue reading →
Very little gives us more satisfaction than knowing our patches are being used for a worthy cause, especially those involving children. Stadri is very proud to provide patches to hundreds of charities around the country. Here we will feature two such charities, tell you a bit about their patches, and help you determine whether custom patches are right for your charity.
Rose Brucia Educational Foundation
The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation is a is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce the number of child abductions in America by educating and empowering young minds with the knowledge necessary to avoid abduction. The foundation was founded by Matthew J. Barbis when his 11 year-old cousin, Carlie Brucia, was abducted and murdered in Sarasota, Florida in 2004.
Matthew says his real inspiration behind forming the foundation was the life-changing effect of watching his family suffer. “Carlie’s abduction was highly publicized and now stands as a call to action for families and individuals everywhere to stand up to child predators! Continue reading →
In recent years and for varying reasons, families have been seeking alternatives to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire groups, and other traditional outdoor youth group programs. SpiralScouts was created in 1999 as an alternative to these mainstream scouting programs, extending membership opportunities to all children, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical limitations, or any other similar conditions. Current youths involved in the program are located across the United States, other countries in the Americas, as well as various other parts of the world. While taking into account the children’s safety, SpiralScouts believes only experience and skill should determine the suitability of any individual as a leader. Continue reading →
This is the second in a series of special guest posts by Paul Elshoff, Founder and First Officer of the Winnipeg chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. Here he reminds us of an often overlooked meaning behind biker patches and riding in general. We hope this article encourages you never to take advantage of the precious privilege you have of riding.
My biker club patch holds many meanings, some obvious, some not so obvious. My patch shows that I’m a member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club and that I’m proud enough of that membership to wear the club’s logo on the back of my vest. However, that’s only part of the significance of it all.
That patch represents freedom to me! It means I live in a country (Canada) where I enjoy the freedom to join any organization I choose to belong to. It means I have the freedom to own any vehicle I can afford. It means I have the freedom to ride my beloved Goldwing anywhere I want, without needing permission from some government functionary ahead of time and justifying my ride to their satisfaction. Continue reading →
Stadri is pleased to have a very special guest author writing a series of articles for us—Paul Elshoff, Founder and First Officer of the Winnipeg chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. In addition to riding motorcycles, Paul has served in various armed forces and cadets and is a licensed private pilot. Since these are all areas that rely heavily on custom embroidered patches, we couldn’t think of anyone better to be writing for us!
What is an embroidered patch truly worth?
After all, embroidered patches are merely a few square inches of cloth and thread, right?
Well, let’s look at other little pieces of cloth. Let’s start with a light blue ribbon containing a group of white stars. It represents the Congressional Medal of Honor. How about the simple maroon ribbon, representing the Victoria Cross—the highest military honor awarded to armed forces members in the British Military? Merely little pieces of cloth? I don’t think so. Continue reading →
Anyone can brag about how great they are and post great customer testimonials (provided they are in fact great and have such testimonials). Don’t get me wrong–we do this too. But what if rather than simply copying and pasting hundreds of lines of boring text from dozens of emails, we also posted the images of the corresponding patches and used these as examples to better educate our audience about our services and embroidered patches in general? Perhaps that will discourage you from clicking your way out of here after the first or second testimonial. Let’s get started.
Broken Bones Riding Club
I received the patches today and wanted to write a quick note telling you how pleased [I] and my club are with the patches! Really beautiful work; we’ll definitely be talking to you again soon for more work. Thanks for a job well done!
Tim Preisinger, BBRC, MASS
Broken Bone Society
What we learn from these patches: Large patches always look cleaner than small patches. The smaller rank patches here are only 4 x 1, and although they are very simple designs of just text, the 12 x 12 inch back patch is clearly cleaner and more attractive despite being more intricate.
We also learn that Stadri Emblems can fill all of your biker patch needs. We offer back patches, name and rank patches, top and bottom rockers, smaller patches for the front of your jacket or vest, and more. Continue reading →
As the warrior Buffalo Soldier cries out: “We Can – We Will – Ready and Forward Ho!”
“The Arizona Chapter of the Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Riders is a diverse group of Sophisticated Educators, Businessmen, Retired and Former Military Personnel.” Their goal is to carry on the legacy of the history of the Buffalo Soldiers ninth and tenth Calvary, and the 24th and 25th infantry from 1866-1900.
The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club patch is a large 12-inch back patch, and is worn on members’ uniforms, and is also used for exhibits and displays. The shading and thread effects on the soldiers and horses are very intricate and well done. This is much more easily accomplished on larger sized patches, such as back patches.
The brown outline on the gold text creates a 3-D look against the dark blue twill background—this way, the text will really stand out on their jackets and vests. The brown merrowed border is a nice complement to the dark blue twill.
Here are a few takeaways from this patch for consideration when designing your own: Continue reading →
The Echelon House is a philanthropic project led by the fans of rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Working with Habitat for Humanity internationally, it helps build homes for families in need around the world.
Lily Sebert, now the founder of The Echelon House, never expected her idea to take off the way it has. In 2008, 30 Seconds to Mars partnered with Habitat for Humanity in their hometown of Los Angeles, auctioning off a spot to be able to volunteer and build a house with them, with all money going to Habitat. Inspired by the idea, Lily started a thread on 30 Seconds to Mars’ official message board, encouraging people to volunteer with Habitat For Humanity in their local areas. That same day, it was discovered via the Habitat Hopebuilders site, that houses could be ‘built’ as a group online. With the encouragement of other fans, Lily decided to sign the Echelon up as a group, thinking that maybe they would be able to complete a house if everyone worked together. Much to everyone’s surprise, within a week, they had completed their first house and were working on their second. Continue reading →
At Stadri we ship out thousands of custom patches per week. One of the most regretful things is the fact that we don’t get to see where all our cool patches end up and how they’re used. But tracking all our customers’ patches would be a full-time job in and of itself.
If you come here regularly, you’ve probably noticed a common theme dominating our blog lately: Customer Highlight. In January of this year, we sent out an email to our 5,000+ email list subscribers offering to feature them on our blog in exchange for information about how they use their patches as well as images of the patches in use. The response was overwhelming.
While we expected to hear some unusual and entertaining stories along with some useful images, we never expected this totally awesome video of a Stadri patch being featured in a TV commercial.
So, what is this commercial all about?
In 1993, two individuals, Davin Brainard and Warren Defever started a record label in Livonia Michigan, called Continue reading →
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