The Zig Zag Sewing Club had its monthly luncheon meeting March 13 at the home of Betty Kaufman in Paola. Tables were decorated with St. Patrick’s Day accents. Thirteen members and three guests attended.

Guests were Evelyn Bell and Sara Gamblin, Paola, and Janet Dietrick, Garnett. Janet was later welcomed as a new member.

President Grace Donham chaired the meeting. She read historical information about the Zig Zag Club that Berneice Peterson found in an old book of Greeley history. It states that Zig Zag Club was formed in 1952, with a purpose of helping members learn to use their Zig Zag sewing machines. Early members numbered about 50, with an average attendance of 25. Members were from Paola, Lane, Richmond, Garnett, Ottawa, Pomona, Rantoul and Greeley.

Evelyn Gillogly distributed brown bags from the Round Robin project, which ended. There were smiles and surprises as participants opened their bags and displayed the contents. Members got back their quilt blocks sewn and submitted last fall, now complete with three consecutive borders added one at a time by another member following a monthly exchange.

During Show & Tell, members showed recent sewing projects. They included: a crocheted afghan and ruffled scarf, a stained glass window pillow, photo transfer pillow and several quilts.

Tootie Russell will hostess the next meeting. It will be 11:30 a.m. April 3 at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Osawatomie.

— Submitted by

Loretta Crozier, secretary