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DK Quilt Guild: A place for quilters to gather, share ideas, projects, and to make the world a better place, one quilt at a time. Join us and share your thoughts, projects, questions, and tips. Quilters here are at many different levels of skill. Beginners and non-quilters are welcome, too!
Okiciyap 2013 Quilt~ DK Quilt Guild
Okiciyap 2013 Quilt
REMINDER BIDDING CLOSES AT    8 PM EDT,  7 PM CDT,  6 PM MDT,  5 PM PDT

CURRENT HIGH BID IS $6,600.00 +  BY QUILT MATCHING FUNDRAISERS

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gratitude |ˈgratəˌt(y)oōd|
noun
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness : she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French, or from medieval Latin gratitudo, from Latin gratus ‘pleasing, thankful.’
Gratitude for all of the wonderful people who helped raise awareness and funds for the Okiciyap Food Pantry.

I want to first thank Melanie in IA and BeadLady who coordinated the quilt blocks, sewn the fantastic quilting & final binding to the quilt. Thank you to these DK Quilt Guild Members; Florene, frosti, kitchen table activist, Melanie in IA, glorificus, leu2500, vtgal, winifred3, Proud of My Bleeding Heart, Embee who donated the quilt blocks, and helped to create this beautiful quilt. My pinwheel block looks awesome next to these other fabulous blocks.

I want to thank glorificus & weck for organizing & leading the quilt auction. They made this all look very easy. Kudos for all of your hard work. Thank you to Trix the Silly Rabbit of Sunday Talk, and other Open Thread writers who allowed me to shamelessly promote the DK Quilt Guild Service Projects especially the Okiciyap Quilt Auction.

Thank you to nomandates & GreyHawk for the nifty codes to allow the diaries to look professional. Thank you to the writers, who wrote beautiful poignant diaries to bring awareness of the Food Pantry and inspired us. All of the comments, ideas, challenges, cheerleading, nudging and donations for this effort.

The Okiciyap Diaries have been educational, inspiring & just plain fun.
 

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Food, Healing and a Quilt Auction: Okiciyap ~ betson08

Where are You, when "Okiciyap (we help)" needs you? ~ mimi

Okiciyap Quilt-Final Auction Soon, but not Your Last Chance to Help!! ~ weck

Okiciyap, we help bidding diary ~ mollyd

Okiciyap Quilt Auction, Wish Lists, and Challenges ~ nomandates

Okiciyap Quilt Auction, plus a Youth Library ~ nomandates

Okiciyap: When We Help, the Transformative Power of Compassion ~ Grizzard

Okiciyap Quilt Auction: It's All About Community ~ Smoh

New Day - Quilt Matching Funders seek your help in raising $6,000 for Okiciyap ~ navajo

Okiciyap 2013 Block~ FloreneOkiciyap 2013 Pinwheel Block~Pam from CalifOkiciyap 2013 Block~ frosti

Quilt Matching Funders seek your help in raising $6,000 for Okiciyap ~ Meteor Blades

Okiciyap Quilt Auction: We Are All Responsible ~ peregrine kate

Okiciyap Quilt Auction: Strength in Numbers, Synergy and Symbols ~ GreyHawk

Okiciyap Food Pantry Still Needs Us, Please Donate or Bid Today~ weck

Okiciyap- Why a food bank, by the numb3ers ~ ZenTrainer

Okiciyap Quilt Auction benefit: Help the people of Cheyenne River ~ Dave in Northridge  

Okiciyap 2013 Block~ kitchen table activistOkiciyap 2013 Block~ Melanie in IAOkiciyap 2013 Block~ glorificus

Okiciyap: Feeding The Hungry ~ glorificus

Okiciyap Quilt Auction: Thanking DK Quilters Who Share Their Quilt Story~ Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse

Two-Spirit and Okiciyap ~ Horace Boothroyd III

This quilt is not invisible- Okiciyap is Lakota for 'we help' and we can help auction it ~ Denise Oliver Velez

Okiciyap Quilt Guild Auction. We Help. That's What It's All About. ~ radical simplicity

Okiciyap Quilt Auction: Let the Bidding Begin ~ GreyHawk

Okiciyap 2013 Block~ leu2500Okiciyap 2013 Dresden Plate Block~vtgalOkiciyap 2013 Darting Bird Block~winifred3

Okiciyap Quilt Auction benefit begins Wednesday. Help the people of Cheyenne River ~ Meteor Blades

Okiciyap - We Help ~ OPOL

DK Quilt Guild & Okiciyap Quilt Auction: Why this Quilt ~ leu2500

Okiciyap Dkos Auction Quilt ~ BeadLady

Of Quilts and History: The Okiciyap Quilt Auction ~ winifred3

DK Quilt Guild: Okiciyap Quilt Auction~We Quilt For Others ~ Pam from Calif

Okiciyap 2013 Nine Patch Block~winifred3 Okiciyap 2013 Block~ Proud of My Bleeding HeartOkiciyap 2013 Block~ Embee

Feeding the Body, Feeding the Spirit: Okiciyap (We Help) ~ Aji

Twelve is a community number ~ GreyHawk

Helping the Helpers Who Helped the Helpers ~ Glen The Plumber

DK Quilt Guild: The Okiciyap Quilt ~ BeadLady

TIME FOR THE BIG SHOW!!!! ~ glorificus

DK Quilt Guild: Quilting for a Good Cause ~ weck
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If you cannot afford to bid on the quilt, or if you were outbid, you can contribute here:

Okiciyap Food Pantry

P.O. Box 172

Isabel, S.D. 57633



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Holiday, U.S.A.~ Ruth Bloomfield
Holiday, U.S.A.~ Ruth Bloomfield
Cherry Blossoms~ Quilt by Kim Butterworth
Cherry Blossoms~ Kim Butterworth
Birches by the Lake ~ Diane Land
Birches by the Lake ~ Diane Land

The Resilience of McCathy Creek~ Karel K. HendeeThe Resilience of McCathy Creek~Detail~ Karel K. Hendee
The Resilience of McCathy Creek~ Karel K. Hendee

More than a Memory in this Old Tree~ by Kathy McNeilMore than a Memory in this Old Tree~ Detail~ Kathy McNeil
More than a Memory in this Old Tree~ Kathy McNeil

Leaves of Spring~Letitia Chung
Leaves of Spring~Letitia Chung
Alethea Ballard Quilt
Life Tree~Alethea Ballard
Images of New Zealand~ Holly Casey
Images of New Zealand~ Holly Casey
Natures Backyard~ &nbsp;Vicki David & Terry Breazeale
Natures Backyard~ Vicki David & Terry Breazeale

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DK Quilt Guild
DIARISTS NEEDED!!
After doing quite well with scheduling for awhile, there are open dates. Would you like to write a future DK Quilt Guild diary? Please join in! Please volunteer within the comments. If you have volunteered for a date & you're not listed; Please indicate within the comments. Thanks

The schedule:
4/14 -- OPEN
4/21 -- leu2500
4/28 -- leu2500
5/05 -- OPEN
5/12 -- OPEN
5/19 -- OPEN

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Originally posted to Daily Kos Quilt Guild Auction Alliance on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Okiciyap (we help), Community Fundraisers, and DK Quilt Guild.

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