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.


 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