From Your Chair-Joy Lamphere

Where is MY Christmas Elf?

Santa has an army of elves to make his toys and keep the North Pole operations working smoothly. He has Mrs. Claus running the household and he just delegates for most of the year. I’m sure that he even has IT elves running the North Pole Post Office, reading and inputting the data from all those letters.

I’d be content with just one elf to help me get my projects done. Or do my cooking and cleaning while “I” work on those projects. Think of it, a dedicated helper who would make sure my household runs smoothly while I do the fun and creative things – that sounds like a delightful arrangement.

If I had an elf, I might get all of my Christmas presents finished in a timely manner. My elf would remind me of what needed to be worked on next, keep me aware of my deadlines and make sure that I have all of my materials ready to go when I need them.

But, with my luck, I would probably get one of the elf-on-the-shelf kind of elf, an elf who practices mischief around the house while I am sleeping. I would find my materials all messed up, the shopping list populated with the wrong items and the elf would irritate my dog.

I guess this year I’ll have to do the same as I do every year … work on my own projects. I just can’t trust the help like Santa can!

May your Christmas be Merry!

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.


 Joy Lamphere*

LouAnn Mrotz*
Jami Harwood*

Nancy Boxer*

Mary Warden*

Asst. Treasurer
Suzette Mattson*

Deb Taylor*

Kathy Myers*

Deb Tilton* & Sue Webb

Karen Benham & Lisa Schooley

Kathy Preston

Baby Quilt
Jan Alder & Sheila Baldwin

Barb Reynolds

Bee Keeper
Su Palmer

Lighthouse Liaison
Kay Wilton

Quilt Show (2017)
Mary Warden
Cheryl Berggren
Darla Parks

*Denotes Director

PALS Meeting Minutes

PALS Board Meeting – June 26, 2017

PALS Board Meeting – May 22, 2017

PALS Board Meeting – April 24,2017

PALS Board Meeting – March 27, 2017

Pals General Meeting – January 4, 2016

Pals Board Meeting – January 25, 2016

Pals General Meeting – February 1, 2016

Pals Board Meeting – February 29, 2016

Pals General Meeting – March 7, 2016

PALS Board Meeting – Mar 26 2016

Pals General Meeting – April 4 2016

Pals Board Meeting – April 25, 2016




PALS General Meeting- September 12-2016

PALS Board Meeting-September 26 2016


PALS Board Meeting-Nov 28 2016

PALS General Meeting-Dec 5 2016

PALS Board Meeting-Dec 19 2016