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                      Palouse Patchers Newsletter

                Meeting Date: November 6, 2018

                Social Time: 6:30pm     Meeting Time: 7pm  

                Meeting place:  1912 Building



Program InformationThe next Palouse Patchers meeting is Tuesday, November 6th at 7:00 PM at the 1912 Center in Moscow.   The November program is about the 1912 Building by Jenny Kostrof and includes a tour.  All are welcome to Palouse Patchers meetings, including those just interested in learning to quilt. for more info and Like us on Facebook.  

Meeting Reminders:

  • November’s meeting is at the 1912 Center (412 E 3rd St.) because of elections.  Don’t forget to vote before you come to Palouse Patchers!  There is no meeting host because the 1912 Center takes care of set up.
  • Bring your show and tell from Quilt camp finished or not and any of the projects from the Ann Shaw classes.
  • Bring your dollars for Tool Time

Upcoming Dates:

  • November 6, November Palouse Patchers Meeting – 1912 Center Building program with optional tour.
  • December 4, December Palouse Patchers Meeting – History of Chocolate and Chocolate Tasting.  Be sure to bring your Chocolate Decadence blocks to enter into the drawing to win.  Reminder for the December meeting which will be at 6:00 PM with a potluck, bring a dish to share.
  • Future Palouse Patchers meeting will also include eBay Adventures, Parole Board aka Can this quilt be saved, and other members and their quilting journeys.
  • Reminder, there is no January Palouse Patchers meeting.
  • January 18 & 19, CASA Sew Days at the Fairgrounds

Message from the President – Leslie Sprouse

I am presently up to my ears with apples - dried apples, apple sauce, apple juice, apple pie.  I get pretty creative with what to do with several apple trees in my yard.  But attending quilt camp and the Ann Shaw classes in Palouse has put the sewing bug firmly in my head!  Today I rearrange my sewing room so that I can get busy.  The chocolate block for December will be a lot of fun and I am looking forward to seeing everybody's at the Christmas party.  The holidays are busy but if anyone can think of some great places to display our raffle quilt and sell tickets, please let me or Jessica know.  I hope to see everyone at the 1912 Building on November 6th.

Are you working on your Chocolate Decadence Block(s) for the December meeting?  All the fun of chocolate and zero calories!  To the November or December meetings, bring a 10.5" unfinished (10" finished) block(s). Colors can include chocolate, pink, and whatever you want to include.  You can use any technique - appliqué, pieced, embroidered.  You can heavily embellish or use fun techniques, as this is planned to be a wall hanging and won't necessarily be washable.  You can make as many blocks as you want; you are entered in the drawing for as many blocks as you enter.  Exchange will happen at the December Palouse Patchers meeting.  Optional - pin a scrap of paper with your name to the back so the winner knows who contributed to his/her quilt!  Rumor has it there might be extra door prizes that night!

CASA Update – Sue Scott and Donna Bailey

  • Ten CASA quilts and ten 4-H pillowcases were delivered this month to the Lewiston Casa office. They were really appreciated, and I loved how they display donated items so they are easily seen by the children or any of the advocates needing to find that special one for the child they are helping!
  • CASA Sew Day will be January 18, 19, 2019 at the Fairgrounds.
  • Anyone needing a donated quilt picked up can contact Donna Bailly at or call 208-413-1083 or Sue Scott at or call 208-596-0460.  Anyone needing a CASA quilt long armed should contact Darcy Young at She has generously volunteered to help with her skills!

Quilts of Valor – Lana Tout & Debbie Goetz

  • Attached is a photo of a recent QOV presentation.  Message from Debbie with the picture, “Today, I had the honor to award John Largent his quilt during the Potlatch Senior lunch.”  See Palouse Patchers Facebook page for other pictures.
  • Update from Lana, “On Oct. 14, 15th at the sew days in Palouse, 5 tops were completed and another 3 were nearly finished. We had 13 quilters each day. We missed those of you who were still at camp. Thank, thank you to those of you who attended.  A very special thanks to Debbie Goetz for securing the community center for us AND providing lunch. Two QOV's were awarded: John Sawyer and Patrick Lebeau. Thank you, gentlemen, for your svc. 
  • For those of you who ordered the 50-state salute book from QOV, I will have the books at the meeting.

Meeting Host Schedule for the Year

December 2018 – Diana Flint and one more needed.

No January meeting

February 2019 – Thimble Therapy, Juliana Cheatham contact person

March 2019 – Diana Flint and one more needed

April 2019 – Joan Tozer and one more needed

May 2019 – meeting hosts needed

June 2019 – meeting hosts needed

  • Meeting hosts are responsible for arriving between 6:00/6:15 PM before a meeting to set up tables and chairs, as well as help with break down after the meeting to see that tables and chairs are returned to racks.

Community Share

Benefit dinner for Drake Davis.  Palouse Community Center.  November 7th at 5:30 PM.  Tickets by cash donation at the door.  Taco and potato bar.  Silent auction.  Buy a cork (all kind of wine!) $20 per bottle.  50/50 necklaces ($10 each).  Drake was injured this summer and is still in the hospital.  All funds raised at this event will help with the medical bills.

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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