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                      Palouse Patchers Newsletter

                Meeting Date: May 7, 2019

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

                Meeting place:  Latah County Fair Building



Program InformationThe next Palouse Patchers meeting is Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow.   The program is Parole Board or Can This Quilt Be Saved?  There will be a panel of experts to make suggestions on saving, rehabbing or giving away your problem quilt. Please feel free to bring your UFOs and your recalcitrant quilts. 

Meeting Reminders:

*We need meeting hosts for May.  See instructions below for signing up.

*Bring your Show and Tell.   There will be Tool Time.

*Bring your problem quilts/projects for the program!

*Don't forget to bring your ugly fabric for our fair challenge.  See below. 

Upcoming Dates:

*QOV award ceremony at the Troy Lions Club on May 4th at 1pm.  6 veterans will be honored.

*June Palouse Patchers Meeting, June 4th.  The Executive Committee will be setting up and decorating for the June potluck.  There will be a block challenge.

*Palouse Patchers does not meet in July and August.  First fall meeting is Tuesday, September 3rd.

*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

Message from the President – Leslie Sprouse 

I want to thank everyone who helped at our Quilt Show! It simply would not happen without all of you pitching in.  There were so many beautiful quilts and a lot of good feedback from venders and attendees.  I am amazed at how quickly we can set everything up and transform a somewhat drab area into a bright and beautiful place to spend some time.  And the speed with which it all came down and the facility was restored was a tribute to all of you. We were complimented on how clean we left the building and will be welcomed back any time.  Thank you all again.

Ugly Fabric Summer Challenge – To the May meeting, please bring ½ yard of “ugly” fabric in a paper bag.  We will exchange the bags and your challenge is to make something over the summer (anything quilt or fabric related) to show off at our September meeting and enter in the September Latah County Fair in a special Ugly Fabric Challenge section.

June Block Challenge – Attend May’s meeting to get finalized details!  In June, bring a 12.5 unfinished basket block on muslin, any technique, to enter into a drawing to win a set.  The block can be pieced, appliqued, or anything goes!

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

Charity Quilts – Donna Bailly and Sue Scott

Update from Donna - CASA has generously been gifted with a lot of fabric from RebsFabStash. We're going to lay out this fabric that could be used for backing or for a quilt on a table at our next meeting. Please pick some up or any kits we have, but only for making and donating CASA quilts! After the quilt show, we received many blankets and are delivering them to the CASA offices in Lewiston and Colfax. Thank you all for your help!

Quilts of Valor – Lana Tout & Debbie Goetz

*Thank you to all Palouse Patchers' who have submitted quilt tops and/or completed quilts for Quilts of Valor. We receive new requests every week, so please remember our Vets when you have some red, white and blue fabrics that you can make into blocks. This year’s block is the Ohio star, white on red or blue background. If you a can make one or a few of those in 12 1/2" blocks, it would be greatly appreciated.

*Reminder that there is an award ceremony 1pm in Troy, May 4th at the Lions club. Also, keep an eye out for another ceremony in Palouse, date to be determined.

*Any questions, please let me know. Lana Tout,

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.

Meeting Host Schedule for the Year

May 2019 – meeting hosts needed

June 2019 – Executive Committee

*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.

Community Share – Upcoming Quilt Shows

*I.S.E.W Shop Hop May 10 and 11, 2019 Free patterns, Friend, Fun and Fabrics

*Calling all Quilter Enthusiasts! The Yakima Valley Quilters' Guild would like to invite you to our show, Quilts in the City on May 17 & 18, 2019. We are located at the Yakima Convention Center and hang around 500 quilts. Please share with your friends, carpool and if you are interested in spending the night on Friday we have a great group rate at the Holiday Inn across the street at the Holiday Inn. There are always a lot of activities over the weekend here but mainly...our show! Group link YQS2019Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima.  Please let us know if you have any questions!  We thank you for helping us get the word out about our show and look forward to seeing you in Yakima!

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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