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History of Palouse Patchers Quilt Club

In 1976 the Tea and Talk Friendship group began with 5-6 members who were interested in quilting and fiber arts.  They first met in individual homes, but as membership increased, it was decidedto meet in the Home Economics Building of the University of Idaho.  The increased membership also prompted the formation of the Palouse Patchers Quilt Club.

The first Palouse Patchers officers were elected in 1978.  The first quilt show was held at the Latah  County Fairgrounds in April 1981 and has continued to be an annual community event ever since.   Through the years, donations have been made to the fairgrounds in the form of improvements and revenue.

In addition to the Palouse Patchers Quilt Club, there are now many Friendship Groups who meet in individual’s homes or local quilt shops.   These small groups of 5-16 members meet in the afternoon or evenings to work on their individual projects, exchange ideas, and share new quilting techniques.