Painting for Patchwork

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In Patchwork Central’s Arts & Smarts Children’s Program, we’re always talking about Sparks. They are the things that someone loves to do, that bring joy, that make someone feel like their best self. They’re things like painting, taking care of cats, caring for other people, playing sports, playing guitar, or dancing. We spend time talking about […]

Visits with Friends

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Patchwork’s Neighborhood Hospitality is all about being here to chat. It’s about saying hello and having time to talk. It’s about being here to check on old friends. It’s about a good cup of coffee and time to vent. It’s about telling tall tales and laughing together. It’s even about meeting the neighborhood’s famous Amazon […]

The Bike Shop

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“You been riding your bike lately? It’s been nice outside. Riding bike is my therapy, man,” said one of our friends this week as a group sat in Patchwork’s front courtyard, drinking coffee and chatting. There’s a lot that riding a bike can do. It can bring freedom and peace of mind. It can provide […]

Snow Days

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It’s been quiet at Patchwork over the last two weeks. We’ve been closed for much of the time because of all the winter weather. We care about the safety of our staff and volunteers, and so our policy is to close whenever school is cancelled in Evansville.  It has been a brief sabbatical in the […]

Hospitality News from Shawn

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An update from Shawn in Patchwork’s main office: Hospitality has been in full swing even though we’ve had to resort to outdoor hospitality.  We still have our group of regulars who show up out front with their masks on and all bundled up to drink coffee, have snacks, and visit with one another.  Word gets […]

A New Year

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It’s a new year, and Patchwork Central’s programming is back in operation. Our food pantry, health ministry, and hospitality programs re-opened on Monday, January 4 after our short break. Immediately, we were busy chatting with everyone about their holidays, serving up a lot of hot coffee, taking some blood pressures, assembling many food orders, serving […]

Advent 2020

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This pandemic has proven how fragile our connections can be. Tiny, invisible particles of proteins and nucleic acids have radically up-ended our entire way of life. Talking across a table, hugging, going to a favorite spot with friends, singing together, even seeing the lower half of another person’s face—all of it seems like an echo-memory […]