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The DK Quilt Guild had a very busy & productive year. In 2013, we were involved with many charity quilts. The DKQG also had really good diaries about various topics.

Okiciyap 2013 Quilt~ DK Quilt Guild
Okiciyap 2013 Quilt~ DK Quilt Guild
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Please join us below the tangled bobbin for the DK Quilt Guild highlights of 2013.


Melanie in IA had a photo diary: Obama in Quilts. This diary had quilts & short history of political & patriotic quilts.

Obama Hope Quilt~Quilt by Corinna Weir

madmommy had a diary: Sewing room on the cheap. This diary had good ideas on how to organize our sewing space.


glorificus had a fun & humorous diary: Laughter is Lighter than Feathers.

Melanie in IA had a good practical diary: Be Prepared. This diary had very good sensible ideas for the quilting process, and other practical ideas for us all.

Sara R had a diary about a charity project: Dr. Cara Barker's Love Project: Quilt for the Siblings of Sandy Hook Victims. This diary is about Dr. Cara Barker's special project.  


Sara R had a diary about a charity project: Palo Alto VA wheelchair quilts. These quilts were for VA patients at the Spinal Cord Injury Unit.

BeadLady had a diary: The Okiciyap Quilt. This was one of the first diaries to raise funds for the Okiciyap Food Pantry on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Okiciyap 2013 Block~ Melanie in IA
Okiciyap 2013 Block~ Melanie in IA

Aji had a diary: Feeding the Body, Feeding the Spirit: Okiciyap (We Help). This diary was part of the blogathon to help raise funds for the Okiciyap Food Pantry. It also had beautiful poetic descriptions of each quilt block.  

Okiciyap 2013 Block~ Proud of My Bleeding Heart
Okiciyap 2013 Block~ Proud of My Bleeding Heart


weck had a diary: A Very Happy Ending! Thank You DK!. Thanking the DK Quilt Guild & DK Community for the donations, and for a successful fundraising blogathon. It also includes the Okiciyap's quilt blocks, and quotes from each quilter.

leu2500 had a diary: Don't Fear the Triangles. This diary had wonderful examples & tutorials for making triangles.  


leu2500 had a diary: Digital Learning. This diary had many wonderful resources to learn new sewing & quilting methods.

winifred3 had a diary: Miniature Foundation Piecing on Muslin. This diary's tutorial & piecing method was very good.

leu2500 had a photodiary: Mountain Quiltfest Quilt Show. Wonderful quilts that inspired us.


winifred3 had a diary: A Simple Quilt Top. winifred3 had a tutorial & described her process for the VA Wheelchair Quilt Project.

Sara R had a diary: DK Quilt Guild Delivers Quilts to the Palo Alto VA Hospital. This diary had photos and chronicled the delivery of the quilts for the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Palo Alto VA Hospital.

Sara R's photo of the VA Wheelchair Quilts & Teddy Bear

leu2500 had a diary: Hand-piecing with Cindy Blackberg. This diary had another good tutorial of a different method of quilting.


Pam from Calif had a diary: Patriotic Quilts~Photo Diary. This diary had some fun quilts.

Pam from Calif had a diary: African American Quilts by Allyson Allen~Photo Diary. This diary highlighted a master quilter's art & African American history.

pucklady had a diary: Dementia Quilts. This diary described & had a tutorial to sew specialized quilts for dementia patients.  

madmommy had a diary: Off to College! Part Deux: Design and Cutting. Dr Who fans will love this diary.


winifred3 had a diary: Pot Holders, pieced, appliqued and quilted. Very cute & small projects with a tutorial in this diary.  

navajo had a diary: Daily Kos Okiciayp Quilt Mission: Accomplished! Photo & Video Heavy. This diary describes the delivery of the Okiciyap Quilt to the Food Pantry & visit to the wacipi.

leu2500 had a diary: Precision Piecing-QSTs. This diary had very useful hints & a tutorial.


BeadLady had a diary: How, Why and What to Quilt!. This diary is an excellent resource. It also had beautiful photos of BeadLady's work.

trkingmomoe had a diary: Utility Quilts, Quilt As You Go. Another good tutorial diary with good photos.

weck had a diary: My Trip to Bailey's Sewing Center. This diary was about a sewing machine manufacturer based in New York.


winifred3 had a diary: Half square triangles, different methods. Very good tutorial diary.

mayim had a diary: Quilts at the fair. This photo diary had wonderful quilts.

leu2500 had a diary: String Piecing. Another fun tutorial diary for a new method.

string quilt final
Leu2500's photo~ String Quilt Final~Quilt by leu2500


trkingmomoe had a series of diares: Weeked Quilt-a-Thon and Stay at Home Retreat, Quilt-aThon and Weekend Retreat Part 2, Quilt-a-Thon and Weekend Retreat Part 3. These three diaries have tons of good tutorial, recipes, and good ideas for small projects.

winifred had a diary: Strip & Twist Autumn Table Runner. This diary has a good project with tutorial.


trkingmomoe had a diary: Quilted Falling Leaves Bath Mat. Good diary with a different small project & tutorial.

trkingmomoe had two diaries: The History of The New York Beauty Quilt and Rose of Sharon/Ohio Rose Quilt - A short History. Both diaries had wonderful descriptions & history of these classic quilt designs.

Pam from Calif had a diary: Christmas Quilts~Photo Diary. This diary had fun examples of Holiday quilts.

Longing for the Past~Quilt by Nancy Prince
Longing for the Past~ Quilt by Nancy Prince

After doing quite well with scheduling for awhile, there are now lots of open dates. Would you like to write a future DK Quilt Guild diary?  Please join in! Please volunteer within the comments. Thanks

The schedule:
A New Year!

01/05 -- winifred3
01/12 -- trkingmomoe
01/19 -- OPEN
01/26 -- OPEN
02/02 -- OPEN
02/09 -- OPEN
02/16 -- OPEN
02/23 -- OPEN

There were more DK Quilt Guild Diaries, that I  didn't highlight but would recommend reading. Do you have a favorite diary that I didn't mention? Any new projects planned for the new year?

Thank you all who wrote diaries, commented, rec'd, and lurked. The DK Quilt Guild has accomplished a lot in 2013. Looking forward to a happy, successful & joyful 2014.

Originally posted to DK Quilt Guild on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST.

Also republished by Kitchen Table Kibitzing.

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