Small Things with Great Joy

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“Do small things with great joy.” That was the quote that came to Gail’s mind when I asked her to summarize her past couple months of providing Shade Tree Hospitality on Patchwork’s front lawn. Indeed, it has been very much about the small things: a cup of lemonade, some fresh produce, a blood pressure check, […]

Alan Winslow, 1922-2020

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Alan Winslow died Monday, March 30. He was 97 years old. He never considered himself to be a Patchwork Central founder, but he was here from the beginning. There are many great Alan stories. Here’s one as told to me: In the 1980’s during the Cold War, a group of Patchworkers came up with a […]

Summertime

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Patchwork is a magical place, and during the Arts & Smarts Program’s Art Garden Weeks, that magic is condensed into a few short mornings. Last week was our first Art Garden Week of the summer. A wonderful group of children and adults gathered each morning. Each morning they were transported by Susan Fowler’s stories. They […]

Busy Mornings at Patchwork

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The weather is beautiful in Evansville and spring has arrived. With the warmer weather, we’ve seen increased numbers of visitors during Patchwork’s Neighborhood Hospitality time. Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am-noon, you will find our building busy. On some recent mornings, our Meetinghouse has held nearly 40 people! Our increased morning traffic can also be measured […]

The Look of Integrity

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Ted is a man who “looks” homeless. His hair is a little stringy and he looks like he hasn’t showered for a couple days. He talks wildly to himself. You would probably move away from him if he passed you on the street. I probably would, too, if I didn’t know him. Ted is also a man […]