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                         September 2019 Palouse Patchers Newsletter

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, September 3 2019 
Meeting Time:  7:00 PM
Meeting place: 1912 Center, 412 E 3rd Street, Moscow


Program InformationThe first fall meeting of Palouse Patchers’is Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the 1912 Center in Moscow.   Cori Dantini, artist and fabric designer from Pullman, will be presenting the program.  Bring your Show and Tell of projects completed during the summer, check out all the Ugly Fabric Summer Challenge quilted projects going to the Fair, and participate in Tool Time.  All are welcome to Palouse Patchers’  The community is invited to attend to learn more about local quilting arts. or like us on Facebook.

Meeting Reminders: 

·         Local fabric designer and artist from Pullman, Cori Dantini, will be presenting the program this month!  Check out Cori online at or on Facebook at or her Etsy shop at

  • Bring your Show and Tell, money for Tool Time, and your Ugly Fabric summer challenge projects.   


Upcoming Dates:

  • 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. 

·         Tuesday, October 1st is the October Palouse Patchers meeting.  The program will be Joye Dillman from the DAR quilts, fabric and textiles. 

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


Volunteer Needed – Jessica Swan

Message from Jessica: “We still need someone to sign up to manage the raffle quilt tickets. If the membership could please consider this important task, we’d really appreciate someone volunteering at the Sept meeting.”  Please contact Jessica at to volunteer. 


Quilt Camp – Ann Frey

Quilt camp is October 9th to 13th.  Come join us for lots of fun! Full camp fees are $212.00. We will start taking camp money at our September 3th Palouse Patchers meeting. Need all camp fees by October 25th. Any questions you can call Ann Frey at 882-6217.

Latah County Fair September 12-15 –

·         Sign Ups are live to volunteer for the Latah County Fair in September.  Please go to to sign up.  Palouse Patchers volunteer at the fair and the quilt show as part of their "dues" for membership.  

·         From Karen Hagen, fair chairperson for quilting, “We also need to enter quilts to make our display beautiful. Our building is going to close at 9:00 pm each evening this year the same as the building next door.  Also --- we will only need two scribes this year.”


Charitable Donations Committee –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, and Rendezvous for Kids.  Please give your suggestions to Sally Amador,


Quilts of Valor –

·         Debbie Goetz and Lana Tout are hosting a QOV Sew Weekend, Oct 26 and 27th at the Palouse Community Center. They hope to have QOV awards at November meeting, but if that doesn't work, they can do awards on the sew weekend in Oct.  QOV Nat'l Sew Day is Feb 1st, 2020.  For more info contact Lana at

·         Message from Lana:  “I will be looking for those QOV tops or completed quilts from our small groups. I would like to see all completed by the Nov meeting so they can be awarded. There is a reservation at Stitches and Petals for Oct 7th. Also remember the 2 day sew-in at the Palouse Community Center, Oct 26-27.  There is also one Jan 6th at Stitches and Petals.  National sew day is Feb 1st at the 1912 building....unless it’s too snowy! Questions, please let me know. Thank you for helping to honor our veterans and service members.” 


Fall Festival 2019 - Gloria Long

Gloria will be at the September meeting with dinner tickets and class sign up.  It is still preferable to call now to assure a spot in the class. 


Kathy McNeil is the guest speaker and teacher for the 2019 Fall Festival being held October 3-5th.  Check out her website at  The dinner is October 3, 2019 at 6 PM.  Tickets are $33 and tickets and drawing block patterns will be available at Stitches and Petals and Grammy G's.  The classes are $65/day and begin at 9 AM.  Under the Sea is October 4th and Let's Get Started on the Joys of Landscape quilting on October 5th.  For more information or to sign up for  a class, please contact Gloria Long at or 509-338-0154. 


More Details on Fall Festival 2019

Sponsored by Patchin’ People of Pullman with co-sponsorship by Palouse Patchers

Guest instructor: Kathy McNeil

Event dates:  October 3, 4, & 5 2019.  All events will be held at the 1912 Center, Moscow, Idaho

Dinner with trunk show by Kathy McNeil

6p.m. Oct 3, 2019 Cost $32  Dinner Tickets available at Grammy G’s Quilt Shop, Palouse, Wa, Stitches and Petals, Moscow, Id or through Gloria Long 509-338-1054 or


Fall Festival Classes:


Friday, October 4, 2019 9a.m. to 4p.m.  “Under the Sea”  $65

You will need to purchase a pattern as well as required items directly from her website.  You may choose to use fusible applique rather than learning her method with the Apliquick tools.  Grammy G’s will have a package of paper, glue, pins at a discounted cost. Please visit her website for further requirements and instructions.  Limit 20 students.   We will be opening this up to others than our members on August 25, 2019.

Note from Kathy:  That workshop comes with the option between the fused octopus pattern and the turned edge Sea Turtle pattern. I will be teaching tips for raw edge fused appliqué and for the new Easy Apliquick method of turning your edges. 

Contact Gloria Long to Sign up for classes 509-338-0154 or


Saturday, October 5, 2019   9a.m. to 4p.m.  “Design Dynamics for every Quilt Style  $65 

Contact Gloria Long 509-338-0154 or rglong@moscow.comto sign up for classes.

 The Design workshop does not have patterns. - (The photos are examples of some of my award winning quilts (no Patterns) to show, just different styles).

Kathy’s note:  I love teaching design and frankly think it is one of the most important workshops one can take. After you learn some basic construction techniques for making quilts, it's all about creating an enticing"'Visual Impact."

At first people are shy about giving out their opinions in front of others, but with loving and supportive coaxing by me they start to understand that it really is important to know what does and does not appeal to you. The big question is why? Why this one over that one? If students understand more about design and get familiar with the language, The Design workshop does not have patterns. (The photos are examples of some of my award winning quilts (no Patterns) to show, just different styles).

I do make time to counsel each student on their given project too.   There is no actual construction or technique teaching in this workshop.

Contact Gloria Long to Sign up for classes 509-338-0154 or



Join Alien Quilters for the Fall!  Alien Quilters is a small quilting group that meets every Thursday at Stitches and Petals from 12:30 to 4:30 ish 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 by the 4th Tuesday of every month to or  The newsletter will go out one week before the meetings.  Contact for the newsletter is Mary Silvernale Shook.

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