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                      Palouse Patchers Newsletter

                Meeting Date: June 4, 2019

              Time: 6:00pm  Potluck and Meeting     

                Meeting place:  Latah County Fair Building



Program InformationThe next Palouse Patchers meeting is Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow.   Bring a dish to share for the end-of-year potluck before we break for summer. 

Meeting Reminders:

*The Executive Committee is doing the set up for the meeting.

*Bring a potluck dish to share, your Show and Tell, and Basket blocks for the exchange.  New officers will be installed.

*If you missed out last month on the exchange, bring your ugly fabric for our Latah County Fair challenge. 

Upcoming Dates:

*Wednesday, May 29, 11:00 AM Community Service for 4-H, see below.

*Palouse Patchers does not meet in July and August.  First fall meeting is Tuesday, September 3rd.  Upcoming programs this fall include Cori Dantini, fabric designer from Pullman and a slide show of quilts and textiles from the DAR museum in Washington DC.

*September 12-15 - Latah County Fair – for the Ugly Fabric Challenge, when you create your piece and bring it to the Fair in September, please bring a square of the fabric we can pin on the entry so people know what you started with.

*Fall Festival, October 3-5th at the 1912 Building.  Kathy McNeil Applique.  October 4th class is on Design and October 5th class is on using applique tools.

*Palouse Patchers quilt camp is October 9-13th.  Camp fees are $212.  Partial attendance is possible.  Contact Ann Frey at 208-882-2617 or email her at

Ugly Fabric Exchange

For June bring 1/2 yard of ugly fabric to exchange. Make some thing with all of it for the September meeting and a fair display.   Bring a square or swatch of the fabric to pin on the item when finished so people at the fair can see what we started with.

Basket Block Exchange for the June Meeting

Fabric still available at Stitches and Petals. Bring finished blocks for the drawing. Unfinished blocks should measure 12 1/2 inches. Anything goes!

Community Service – Mary Jean Craig

Palouse Patchers has been asked to help with the State 4-H teen Conference Service project again this year.  However, all they want us to do is cut fleece squares 4’ x 4’ for the 4-H members to make dog blankets.  The 4-H’ers will cut the fringe and tie them and they have enough help at the conference that we do not need to help there.  I have two bolts of 4-H fleece and some plain fleece to use for backs.  Joan Tozer has offered to let us use her home for cutting the fleece and we have scheduled that for next Wednesday, May 29th, at 11:00 a.m.  Please join us if you would like to help.

Charitable Donations Committee – Leslie Sprouse and Sally Amador

The Charitable Donations Committee would like your suggestions for where you would like to see our donations allocated for the coming fiscal year. This past year we made donations to Quilts of Valor, Moscow Middle School, Rendezvous for Kids.  Please give your suggestions to Leslie Sprouse or Sally Amador.

Palouse Patchers Website Volunteer Needed

A big thanks to Diane Potter who has decided to step down from administrating the Palouse Patchers web site.  Diane is willing to share what she knows about updating the web pages.  The program used is Squarespace, not too difficult to navigate but having a solid computer background is needed.  

Quilt Show – Jessica Swan and Margaret Donelick are Quilt Show Chairs for 2020!

Community Share from QOV 5.13.19 from Becky Mahurin 

Good morning, LCQOV volunteers, Our deepest sympathy goes out to Sandy Berg, who lost her husband, Jerry, on Sunday, 5/12, due to age-related illnesses.  We know Sandy best through her great creativity which she shares with us in her QOV Mystery Quilt designs.  Sandy has requested a few days of calm and quiet, so no phone calls, please.  If you would like to send a card, her address is 2820 6th St., Lewiston, ID 83501.  Becky Mahurin, Group Leader, Lewis Clark Quilts of Valor

Join Alien Quilters for the Summer!  Alien Quilters is a small quilting group that meets every Thursday at Stitches and Petals from 12:30 to 4:30ish to work on UFO’s.  Please contact Mary Jean Craig to get on the email list.

Newsletter Information: Please send in Palouse Patchers newsletter items to or The newsletter will go out one week before the meetings.  Contact for the newsletter is Mary Silvernale Shook.

Palouse Patchers website at

Palouse Patchers Facebook page at Patchers/258911240821801

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