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Welcome to the August newsletter. With kids back at school, the routine returning to normal, and a hint of cooler weather approaching, perhaps we can now get back into that sewing room and catch up on all that lost time over Summer!

I think I am correct in saying that all of us greatly enjoyed our visit by Nancy Barrett last month. I was very upset that I couldn't get to the Thursday night trunk show, and believe it was very enlightening. Those of us who took the Double Wedding Ring and Applique classes had a wonderful time, and I will never be 'afraid' of the Double Wedding Ring again! I came, I saw, I conquered............... well, something like that! A very big thankyou to Nancy Barrett for the workshops.

The August meeting will be held on Thursday August 31st at 7:00pm. Our hostess will be Leanne Chaffin, and the meeting will be held in her home at 721 NW 5th Street. The evening's program will be provided by Phyllis and Tamra.

As always, we'd love to see everyone attend the meeting, but if you are unable to attend, please inform the hostess a few days before the meeting.

Silent company is often more healing than words of advice

The interesting names given to quilt block patterns are rooted deep in the history of the United States. It is easy to see the influences upon quilters of the past by studying the names that they have given to their quilt patterns. The strong biblical influence is apparent from the large number of blocks with religious names such as Jacob's Ladder or Job's Trouble. The hardship of the pioneer can be seen from blocks with names such as the Rocky Road to California. The aspects of everyday life led to blocks with names like Churn Dash and Log Cabin.

Many quilt patterns have several different names. A pattern known by one name in New England may have had a different, more significant name to the quilter in the Midwest. Sometimes old names were changed for commercial purposes. Each generation of quilters adds its own variations to an old art form.

There were three ladies debating the most world's most significant achievements. The first lady said it was fire, it brought warmth, comfort and security to mankind. The second lady said it was the wheel, it gave us the foundation for the entire transportation industry. The third lady listened to these statements, them calmly announced that it wasn't fire, nor was it the wheel, it was the thermos. The other two looked at her, "the thermos?!" they asked incredulously. "Yes," she said, "the thermos. You put something cold in it, it stays cold. You put something hot in it, it stays hot. How does it KNOW?!"

This is the list of items that we will be donating each month for the Domestic Centre. I have left June and July's on the list in case someone was absent from our meeting and would still like to donate those items.

JUNE - toothpaste and toothbrush
JULY - deodorant
AUGUST - soap
SEPTEMBER - shampoo/conditioner
OCTOBER - comb or brush
NOV/DEC - christmas gift, toy etc, for the children

If you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up

The July meeting saw Tamra Clawson give out her block from a beautiful applique sampler she has chosen. I am looking forward to seeing all those blocks together!

Don't forget, anyone who is now ready to give out their blocks may do so, you don't have to wait your 'turn'!


Maternity Clothes Shop: We are open on labor day.

On a Maternity Room Door: "Push, Push, Push"

Optometrist's Office: If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place.

Scientist's Door: Gone Fission

Muffler Shop: No appointment necessary. We'll hear you coming.

Veterinarian's Waiting Room: Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!

Music Library: Bach in a minuet.

Funeral Home: Drive carefully, we'll wait.