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                      Palouse Patchers Newsletter

                Meeting Date: March 5, 2019

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

                Meeting place:  Latah County Fair Building



Program InformationThe next Palouse Patchers meeting is Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Latah County Fairgrounds in Moscow.   The program is by Julene Ewert, local artist and entrepreneur, who is speaking on her art. Plus she is bringing paintings and prints for sale.  Bring a friend!

Meeting Reminders:

*Thanks to Diana Flint for volunteering as meeting host.  We could one more person to volunteer to help her with set up.  See instructions below for signing up.

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

Upcoming Dates:

*April Palouse Patchers Meeting, April 2, Elizabeth Davis with a program on Dolls.  Learn about the process of building and designing dolls.

*May Palouse Patchers Meeting, May 7, Parole Board aka Can This Quilt Be Saved? We will have some problem quilts to talk about, but people will be encouraged to bring their own quilts that have stalled out.  Celia is collecting a panel of experts to give suggestions and advice.

*Quilt Camp April 3-7 and October 9-13th

*Palouse Patchers Quilt Show, April 13 and 14th

Can you help?

*Anyone interested in creating a project for the Moscow Middle School, please contact Leslie Sprouse.  Help needed to work with students on a project.

*Volunteer at our quilt show at

*Celia is looking for panel members for the meeting on Can This Quilt Be Saved?

President’s Message – Leslie Sprouse

*Hello all Palouse Patchers.  I hope I am not the only one REALLY enjoying this snow:> Winter isn't winter without really good snow, and I am getting lots of sewing done! I hope everyone gets out to play a little in the snow.  We had a great program at our last meeting and good turnout in spite of the weather and look forward to another great meeting coming up March 5th so please join us!  I encourage everyone to go to our website and sign up for jobs at the quilt show and get your entries in early.   

2019 Quilt Show

*Quilt show volunteer signup sheet is live – sign up now!  Reminder that volunteering for slots at the quilt show and bringing homemade cookies are your “dues” for Palouse Patchers.  Sign up at email Mary at with the day, time and slot you want and she will sign you up.  You don’t have to be a Palouse Patchers to volunteer so recruit friends, family, coworkers, etc.!

*Raffle quilt is currently at Banner Bank and will be at the Winter Market on March 2.

*Registration is now live at  On the landing page, click on Quilt Entry registration form.

*Please share our Facebook event for the quilt show,

*The Janet Freitag Challenge is set up as a Facebook event,


*Quilt Show Challenge Music and Movement is set up as a Facebook event at

Quilt Camp – Anne Frey

8Ann will be taking money for Quilt Camp at the meeting.  Or mail it to her if you can’t attend.  209 N. Roosevelt, Moscow ID 83843.  All money due by March 20th.

*Palouse Patchers quilt camp is April 3-7, 2019 and October 9-13th.  Camp fees are $212 and due in March.  Partial attendance is possible.  Contact Ann Frey at 208-882-2617 or email her at  Make sure to print off the registration form to turn in with your camp money. Any questions you can call Ann at 208-882-6217

*For those attending the March meeting, remember to bring to Ann Frey, your 10 inch quilt block for Nicole, the cook at Camp N-Sid-Sen, who is leaving the camp to travel overseas for a year.  Palouse Patchers is putting together a quilt for her and will give it to her at the April camp.  Blocks due at our March meeting.

Quilts of Valor – Lana Tout & Debbie Goetz

*A huge thank you to all who showed up to sew on National Sew Day. Thanks to you we are on our way toward 300,000 service members and veterans being covered with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

We counted:

*Over 4100 volunteered to sew, quilt, cut, press and more.

*You represented the entire U.S. as well as Australia and Canada.

*Counts from 103 entries at the end of sew day:

*Tops 229

*Quilts 164

*QOVF floating star blocks 1799   (enough for 90 quilts)

*Other blocks 2282 (about 114 more quilts)

*Please note that the Foundation could only count those that turned in the info. I am quite sure it was a slightly larger number. And yes, we did turn in our totals.

Thank you everyone, Lana Tout

Meeting Host Schedule for the Year

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.

Community Share – Upcoming Quilt Shows

*Quilter's Anonymous March 15 - 17, 2019 Monroe, WA

*Tri Cities Quilt Show March 29,30,2019 Guest Artist Colleen Blackwood

*Everett Quilt Show April 26-27, 2019 Great classes and make and takes demos

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

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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