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.
2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Deb Tilton* & Sue Webb
Karen Benham & Lisa Schooley
Jan Alder & Sheila Baldwin
Quilt Show (2017)
PALS Meeting Minutes