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Hi, everyone! First up, an update on the two quilts we are creating. Per Melanie in IA, the Okiciyap top is pieced, and she has all the elements for the NFTT top. She hopes to get them sent to BeadLady next week, who thinks they can both be complete by mid-March.

So it's time to start spreading the word about auctioning off the Okiciyap quilt. I was thinking of publicizing the event by people writing diaries, and mentioning it in comments everywhere. When the actual dates are decided, have people bid within a set amount of time.

Once the winning bid is determined, the donation can be made and the quilt sent to the lucky winner. Either the money would be sent to BeadLady or whomever was physically holding the quilt, or a proof of donation.

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Of course, people can donate to the foodshelf without bidding on the quilt so we don't want to discourage that. In fact it could be worthwhile to run a small donation collection at the same time.

What do you out there think?

Please DO NOT be shy in the comments.

I found these quotes on the internet. Perhaps you can comment on how one or more speak strongly to you:

Our lives are like quilts – bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.

Is a nine patch part of a twelve step program?

If I stitch fast enough, does it count as aerobic exercise?

Quilters come with strings attached.

Quilters never cut corners.

I‟ve spent most of my life making quilts. The rest I‟ve just wasted.

Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom and closets.

Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

I‟m creative. You can‟t expect me to be neat too.

Quilting is cheap therapy.

Quilting is a gift you give yourself.

I am a quilter and my house is in pieces.

Blessed are the piecemakers.

A day patched with quilting seldom unravels.

I have an affliction…it‟s a quilting addiction.

Before Prozac, there was quilting.

So many designs, so little time.

Ask not what your fabric can do for you, but what you can do for your fabric.

Quilt till you wilt.

Just sew it!

Any day spent quilting is a good day!

Friendship is sewn with love and measured by kindness.

To quilt is human, to finish divine.

A family stitched together with love seldom unravels.

A quilt is a treasure which follows its owner everywhere.

I only quilt on days that end in “y”.

Friendships are sewn…one stitch at a time.

I‟m a material girl – want to see my fabric collection?

I‟ve been put on this earth to sew and finish a certain number of things. I am so far behind now…I will never die!

Even when you have pains, you do not have to be one.

There is no wrong time for quilting.

We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

What I make with my hands, I give of my heart.

Quilting with a friend will keep you in stitches.

One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!

Procrastinate – it frees up time to QUILT!

My husband said if I were to buy any more fabric, he would leave me. I‟m going to miss him!

Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing, the days pass quickly when I am sewing.

Quilters affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.

If there are no Quilting Bees in Heaven, I ain‟t going!

Quilting is my passion…chocolate comes in a close second.

A penny saved is a penny to spend on fabric.

Grandma quilts have love in every stitch.

The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary. – Mary Kurtz

Quilts connect the past with the present and the future.

Quilts are like mom‟s cooking – they both give comfort.

The one with the most fabric at the end, WINS!

Quilters know when to hold „em and when to fold „em.

Quilters come with strings attached.

There‟s nothing more exciting than starting a new project.

In the crazy quilt of life, I‟m glad you‟re in my block of friends.

Quilters make great comforters.

Talent and individual expression are not qualities that just other people possess. You have it too! All of you have a capacity for creativity in your quilting. Let yours happen and realize there are no boundaries to your unique expression.

Love is the thread that binds us.

I‟d rather be stitchin‟ than in the kitchen!

When life goes to pieces – Try Quilting!

May your sorrows be patched and your joys quilted.

Behind every quilter is a huge pile of fabric.

Memories are stitched with love.

I‟m not messy. I‟m creative!

Friends are like fabric – you can never have enough!

A quilt is a blanket of love.

Sew many quilts, so little time.


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