From Your Chair-Joy Lamphere

Quilters and gardeners have a lot in common.  In fact, in the Venn Diagram of people, there is a bunch of overlap!

Quilters and gardeners are both optimists at the beginning of any project. We start with the seeds or ideas; give them some time and effort, weed out the bad, keep the good, be excited about the possibilities.

Both groups have parts they really would rather not do, procrastinating over various tasks (for me, trimming the quilt for binding and dealing with pests eating my plants). Even though we want the finished product, it is hard to get motivated to do certain things. This is when the pessimistic view comes to the fore and we want to throw in the towel. We need to remember our excitement to motivate ourselves over that hump.

Oh, but the end product is worth it all!  A beautiful cottage garden, fresh produce to grace the table, a beautiful throw for the back of the couch, or a lovely quilt to update the bed. In the end, the process is no longer a driving force, just the road to a destination.

Make something beautiful this June!

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