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As you know, there are THREE active projects in which the DK Quilt Guild is engaged:
1.  The Okiciyap Project
2.  The NFTT Project
3.  The VA Wheelchair Quilts Project

glorificus is leading the first two projects. Sara R is leading the wheelchair quilts project and will be updating you on it. If you have questions on either of these projects or want to volunteer to help, please direct your comments to glorificus or Sara R as noted. (I am not in charge of ANYTHING, just sayin'...)

The tentative schedule is to finish the Okiciyap quilt by the end of February. The NFTT quilt should be done by the end of April to build excitement in May. The VA Wheelchair quilts will be delivered during NN13 in early June.

The Okiciyap Project

We will create and auction a quilt for Okiciyap Food Pantry and Youth Center, the foodshelf that provides so much more than food to the Isabel community on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota.

Okiciyap DKos group was formed to support the pantry, and has taken the lead in collecting food and school supplies.

I will assemble the top. When a block is completed, please kosmail me for an address. I would like the blocks by the end of November. Once the top is built, BeadLady will quilt for us again. We hope to have the quilt completed by the end of February

Here are the basic block guidelines:

Colors: The logo includes yellow, tan, red, black and white. Orange would be a great accent.

Size: Blocks need to be 12.5" blocks that will finish at 12".

Fabric: If possible, make them from your fabric stash. You can use solids or prints, batiks or floral, contemporary or reproductions prints. Think of this quilt as a celebration of diversity.

Other: Wash the fabrics before sewing. Hand-dyed fabric, including batiks, will have to be extensively washed before using it any part of the quilt. Hand-dyed fabric can have the color bleed into all the rest of the quilt upon first washing. Wash until a piece of white cotton accepts no more dye and test water remains clear, when the dyed fabric is dunked in the water.

Also, if at all possible, blocks should be made in a smoke-free environment. We don't want a quilt going to a buyer if it smells like smoke.

For the Okiciyap quilt, the goal is that I will have all blocks by the end of November.
Here is the list as I have it. (It does NOT include all the volunteers for Sara R's veterans' quilts projects.) I already received blocks from the names in bold.

There are a number of people I haven't heard from as to which, if any projects, they'll be able to help with. If you see your name and the information isn't correct, please let me know. If you aren't going to be able to help, please don't fret -- just let me know (in comments or in kosmail) and I'll take your name off the list.

When you complete blocks and are ready to mail them, kosmail me for the mailing address.

BeadLady -- machine quilting both quilts, plus donating wheelchair quilts
Carol in San Antonio
Earth Bear
Embee -- one for each, plus a wheelchair quilt
Florene -- one for each
glorificus -- one for each, plus a wheelchair quilt
kitchen table activist --one for each, plus a wheelchair quilt
leu2500 -- one for Okiciyap, 2 for NFTT
Melanie in IA -- one for each, plus assembling tops and donating backs
Pam from Calif -- one for each, plus a wheelchair quilt
Proud of my Bleeding Heart -- one for each
RLMiller -- maybe a NFTT block
Sara R -- a block for Okiciyap if needed
vtgal -- one for each, plus a wheelchair quilt
winifred3 -- one for each

I thought you'd like to see the blocks I've received already. I'll admit to a little confusion on who sent them. PLEASE let me know if the labels below are not correct.

Okiciyap Blocks

There are FIVE so far. I need a minimum of NINE, preferably TWELVE.

NFTT Blocks

WHO sent this one???

AND THANKS to everyone who supports these efforts!

Originally posted to DK Quilt Guild on Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Okiciyap (we help).


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