From Your Chair-Joy Lamphere
“Trick or Treat,
Smell my feet, Give me something good to eat!”
I remember this chant from my childhood Octobers. I’m not sure I was ever brave enough to really say it when I was out trick-or-treating, but we shouted it out on the playground!
The childlike enjoyment of the season (any season) is still there when I enter the quilt zone. I get excited about the colors each season brings and the various motifs inspired by the holidays – they can make me just as giddy as a youngster.
This time of year the oranges, golds and reds come to the fore. Do I pair them up with midnight blue? Or black? Lighten them up with an off-white background? Should I focus on Halloween themes? Or Fall and Harvest themes? Or bypass the theme all together and just use the colors for inspiration?
Whatever direction my quilting takes this season, I hope to have a bowl of my preferred sweets sitting there to brighten my day!
PALS (Patchers at the Lakeshore) was formed in January 1991 to nurture and encourage friendships through the education and tradition of quilting. We are all quilters – novice, expert and everything in between! We have a large and resourceful membership of about 250.
PALS meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 Apple Avenue in Muskegon. A special program, guest speaker or activity follows a short business meeting. “Show and Tell” is a special time at the end of each meeting, where members bring their latest projects to share with the group.
2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Deb Tilton* & Sue Webb
Karen Benham & Lisa Schooley
Jan Alder & Sheila Baldwin
Quilt Show (2017)
PALS Meeting Minutes