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Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month, September through December, and February through June.  We meet at the Latah Country Fairgrounds Exhibit Building at 1021 Harold Street, Moscow, ID.  Social hour begins at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7PM. 

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                      Palouse Patchers Newsletter

                Meeting Date: May 2, 2017

                 Meeting Time: 6pm

                Meeting place:  Latah County Fairgrounds



Program Information: The May Palouse Patchers meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2nd at the Latah County Fairgrounds. The May program will be given by Donna Slusser on "The Internet - An Amazing Resource for Quilters."  Donna will share her experiences of using the vast resources that are available on the internet to enhance your quiltmaking. Learn about the basics of how to search and find what information you are looking for. And then how to save what you discover so you can find it again! There will be tips on finding subjects that interest you--such as history, color, specific blocks or designs, machine quilting, applique, modern, etc.  Also at the May meeting will be a potluck so bring a dish to share, Tool Time and Show and Tell.  Don't forget about the Let It Go Summer UFO Challenge - bring your UFO project to participate.  All are welcome to Palouse Patchers meetings, including those just interested in learning to quilt. for more info and Like us on Facebook.    


 Upcoming Dates –

  • Palouse Patchers May meeting, Tuesday, May 2 @ 6:00 PM (early start date for potluck).
  • Palouse Patchers Fall Meeting, Tuesday, September 5th.  Palouse Patchers will resume meeting in September after the summer break.


President's Note - Joan Tozer

There is a lot happening at our upcoming meeting: Potluck, quilt show report, budget committee report, summer challenge and elections besides having a program by Donna Slusser.  Don’t miss it!  And remember - our potluck starts at 6:00 p.m.  Those who will help set up please come at 5:15.  Thanks, Joan


Nominees for 2017-18 officers are:

  • •     President: Joan Tozer
  • •     Vice-President:  Margaret Donelick
  • •     Secretary: Sue Scott
  • •     Treasurer: Jessica Swan

From the Treasurer: Jessica Swan

Please bring receipts for reimbursement to the May meeting. If you are not attending, you can mail receipts to PO Box 9795, Moscow, Idaho, 83843. All receipts need to be received and paid by May 31.

Summer UFO Challenge – Debbie Goetz

Bring a UFO with instruction and whatever you have to complete your UFO.  But you must be willing to LET IT GO!  Good quality projects.  Put it in a brown grocery bag and bring it to the May Potluck. We will exchange UFO’s sight unseen.  You have all summer to finish this project the way YOU want to.  You do not have to make what it was meant to be, but you must use the fabrics that are in the bag.  Bring your finished project back to the September Meeting.  You could also enter it into the Latah County Fair.  Any questions, please call or email Debbie Goetz at 509-878-1660 or


QOV – Lana Tout

From Lana, “Dear Patchers, I want to take time to thank all of you who have contributed quilts this year for our veterans. The quilts have been beautiful and are very treasured by those who received them. Please keep up the good work. So far I have requests for 7 more quilts by this Oct. I hope those of you who are members have renewed your membership and are encouraging others to join as well.  There is an Idaho State QOV retreat every year and I would like to see more members from this area attend. Please contact me if you have any questions.”

Quilt Show Winners – 2017 Quilt Show

Pictures of the Palouse

#1   Donna Baily- Crazy Palouse

#2   Debbie Goetz-Through the Eyes of my Friend

#3   Mary Silvernale Shook-Viewmaster Scenes of the Palouse


Janet Freitag Challenge

The Sultry Side of Sunbonnet Sue


Chairman’s Choice

Gail Nardone-Debbies Challenge

Sarah Morra-Log Cabin Jazz


Viewers Choice


#1  Debbie Goetz-That’s my Fish!

#2  Debbie Goetz-Through the Eyes of My Friend


#1  Karen Schoepflin Hagen-Linking Complements

#2  Debbie Goetz-That’s no Bull


#1  Linda Hill-Stars of the Night

#2  Suzie Davis and the Sanity Seekers-Psychedelic Savanna


#1  Mary Jean Craig-Mermaid Costume

#2  Julie Trail-Awake! Arise, ye flowers!


Children’s Winners

Jennings Shook-Don't Worry-Bee Happy

Elizabeth Craig-Nine Patch Doll Quilt

Elizabeth Craig-Row by Row Coloring Quilt

Katherine Craig-Row by Row Coloring Quilt

Rebecca Craig-Row by Row Coloring Quilt


Patchers Choice


Best Piecing

#1  Linda Hill-Stars of the Night

#2  Terry Engleman-Another Passacaglia


Best Applique

#1  Patrice Jacobsen-Downton Decadence

#2  Chris Shultz-Roseville


Best Hand quilting

#1   Elna Barton-Tulips in the Park

#2   Elna Barton-Magic Vine


Best Machine Quilting-Professional

#1  Polly Thompson Crowley-Tula Friendship quilted by Vickie Guthrie

#2  Patrice Jacobsen-Downton Decadence quilted by Jody Birk


Best Machine Quilting by the Quilt Maker

#1  Julie Huffman-Crown of Thorns

#2  Suzanna Trail-Night Stars


Best Use of Color

#1  Suzie Davis and the Sanity Seekers-Psychedelic Savanna

#2  Margaret Donelick-Rainbow Gems

Best Embellishment

#1  Karen Schoepflin Hagen-Waxwing Luncheon’

#2  Florence Coffey-Fancy Flight

Upcoming Quilt Shows:

Call for Entry - The 4th Annual 2017 "Festival of the Thread" is calling for original fiber, fabric, thread, yarn, mixed media textile works executed by the artist to be entered for a juried exhibition to be held September 1, 2 & 3, 2017.   Artists must be from Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.  Entry deadline is July 1th.  
All art must be for sale. $25.00 entry fee for up to 5 works, 25% commission on works sold.  Visit for submission guidelines.  Sponsored by the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts in Livingston, Montana - Gateway to Yellowstone National Park.  This September Festival will include the Festival of the Thread Textile Exhibition Artist Opening Friday evening, fashion show, and live performance of “You Never Can Tell” by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Saturday evening.   Contact:

Newsletter Information:  Please send in Palouse Patchers newsletter items by the 4th Saturday 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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