A New School Year Begins

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

Patchwork Central’s after school Arts & Smarts program kicked off on Tuesday, and we’re anticipating a great year. Already students in grades K-5 have gotten started in tutoring, working one-on-one with adult and high school tutors to keep caught up in school this year. The tutors do not only help the students with homework, they […]

A Feast of Joy

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

“I’m a weaver. I take the different threads of things and pull them together.” That’s how Susan Fowler describes her storytelling, and it’s a great way to describe the Garden Feast that Patchwork held yesterday to celebrate our Summer Arts & Smarts Program. An entire energetic summer of fun came together in a frenetic swirl […]

We Go Biking and Dancing Along

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

Patchwork Central’s summer Arts & Smarts Children’s Programming has been active and animated throughout the month of June. Art Garden Week I was followed by two Bike Weeks for teens. First, participants practiced their bike repair basics in Patchwork’s studio under the supervision of Pete and Paul, our regular Bike Shop volunteers, and Charles from […]


Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

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 […]

Food Pantry Guests

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Food Pantry

For many people, a trip to Patchwork’s food pantry begins in our main office. That’s where we’ll make a phone call to check their eligibility (each family can get a food order every 30 days) and issue a referral. While a few families receive their referrals through another organization, on average every month our main […]

Busy Mornings at Patchwork

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Hospitality

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 […]

Celebrating the School Year

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Arts & Smarts

Last Thursday evening, our Arts & Smarts program celebrated the many successes of the past school year during our End of the School Year Celebration. We celebrated the kids who improved their reading, who improved their math, who made great art, and who faithfully attended our programming. We celebrated the volunteers who, as part of […]