To celebrate the spirit of the season, and continue to raise much-needed funds for its annual Christmas Toy Drive efforts, CRYP is once again hosting a Holiday Star Quilt Raffle. Tickets are on sale until Thursday, December 24, and on Saturday, December 26, CRYP staff will announce the lucky winner who will be receiving a handmade, queen-size Lakota star quilt.
This year’s quilt is titled “Winter Watercolors.” Bonnie LeBeau, a Cheyenne River Sioux tribal member, hand-crafted the art-inspired quilt for the holiday raffle.
“We love the theme of this quilt because it resonates on more than one level,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “Here, at The Main youth center and the Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”) teen center, our kids are always involved in artwork. One of the most popular mediums, particularly with the little kids, is watercolor. When I look at this quilt, I see a celebration of winter color and holiday festivity; I also see a celebration of our children, their creativity, and the healing power of art.”