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                      Palouse Patchers Newsletter

                Meeting Date: February 5, 2019

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

                Meeting place:  Latah County Fair Building




CASA Sew Days Info Jan. 18 and 19 - Sue Scott and Donna Bailly

Donna Bailly and I can't wait to hear humming machines and happy chatter of all you wonderful volunteers. Kids removed from parents by the courts will love to choose a personal quilt made by Patchers. Size can be 50" x 50", 60"x 60" or anything in between. CASA sew days will be Friday and Saturday January 18 & 19, 2019 at Latah County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Supply list:

  • Sewing machine, surge suppressor, blanket or cushion for those fairgrounds chairs. 
  • General sewing supplies. 
  • A CASA project to work on. 
  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter. 
  • Safety pins to make quilt sandwich. 
  • Dual feed foot or free motion quilting foot. Stitch in the ditch is perfectly acceptable. these are for comfort, not for judging... but do your best......:)

If possible, bring an iron and ironing board. We will have batting.

If you have fabric to prepared to bring the leftovers home at 3:30 on Saturday. We already have some.

We will have 2 or 3 quilts that need to be bound, if you would like to hand sew...or machine bind also.

Also feel free to bring snacks to share. Lunch may be ordered from Jimmy John's, they will deliver, we will bring menu. Some quilters pick up a salad from Safeway. The Subway near the McDonald's on the Troy 
highway do not deliver, but are close by.

Please email me: to verify you are coming. 

Thanks so much,

Sue Scott


Program Information:  The next Palouse Patchers meeting is Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00 PM at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow.  The December program is on the History of Chocolate and includes a chocolate tasting; it is also our annual holiday party and potluck.  If we haven’t seen you in a while, we would love to see you! 

Meeting Reminders:

  • For December, we are back at the fairgrounds but an earlier start date of 6:00 PM for the holiday party and potluck.  Thanks to Diana Flint for volunteering as meeting host.
  • Optional, bring a food item for the Food Bank wrapped in a fat quarter for exchange.
  • Be sure to bring your Chocolate Decadence blocks to enter into the drawing to win. Bring a dish to share for the potluck.  
  • There is Tool Time and Show and Tell.  Any more Ann Shaw projects finished?

Upcoming Dates:

  • 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

Can you help?

  • Still looking for someone to volunteer for the nominating committee, contact Leslie Sprouse,

Message from the President – Leslie Sprouse

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  For me, Thanksgiving signals the end of garden season and the beginning of sewing season!  I have been having a good time with the chocolate blocks and look forward to seeing what everyone came up with.  And I am really looking forward to the Christmas Party! Not only for the chocolate (YUM) but for the good conversation with friends over a great potluck dinner.  I LOVE a good potluck.  I come from a very small town where potlucks were held for every occasion.  A time to taste all the best recipes in the town. Last year at the Palouse Patchers Christmas party, I tasted my first bacon wrapped dates.  If fact, my first date ever.  And it was to die for.  So please come and enjoy our festivities - I look forward to all the great dishes.

Are you working on your Chocolate Decadence Block(s) for the December meeting?  All the fun of chocolate and zero calories!  To the December meeting, 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!

  Quilts of Valor – Lana Tout & Debbie Goetz

Message from Lana: “To all QOV members and those Patchers who contributed quilts throughout this year, thank you is not a big enough word. We awarded 33 quilts this year to very humble veterans in Potlatch, Palouse, Pullman, Moscow and Troy.  Since the last awards in November, we have, as expected, received many more requests. To date we have 25 more requests to fill, hopefully sometime during 2019. As you know, we try to fill requests within a year, but it isn't always possible. We all need a break for Christmas, so we will meet and sew again on Feb.2nd at the 1912 building. I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, safe travels and loving memories made with family and friends. Again, thank you beautiful ladies for helping our veterans feel appreciated. Lana Tout, your local volunteer coordinator.”

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

  •  To sign up please go to
  •  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. 

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.

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