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This appliqu├ęd poppy quilt once destined to be filler in a dog bed will be sold to benefit the ACSPCA once restoration work is complete.

In October Born Again Quilts not only celebrates Halloween we celebrate Adopt-a- Shelter Dog Month too. Once again the members of the Appleseed Quilter’s Guild repurposed discarded fabrics into dog beds. You can take a bed home by giving a free-will donation to the Allen County SPCA.

The ACSPA has really upped their game with their creative fundraising (Catwalk), partnerships (PetSmart) and innovative programs (Barn Cats). It is a pleasure to lend them support. This year “super-size” beds for...

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Jed wasn’t fond of cats. So when his wife approached him about getting a kitten he adamantly refused. “Why do you think we need a cat around here?” he asked.

“Because I counted two mice in our house today,” she replied. “And where there is one or two, you know there are more.”

“We’ll just set some traps,” Jed replied. “Traps don’t make messes or rip up the furniture.”

But then Jed’s little girls got into the act and begged and pleaded and looked at him with their big eyes, and soon Jed, in...

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In honor of his entirely fictional pet squirrel, Doc is calling the annual golf tournament the Chipper Invitational this year. He’s thinking of making that a permanent name for his invention, the most unusual golf tournament in history.

Oh, you remember how it began, when Doc decided to raise money each fall to buy winter coats for some of the local kids who can’t afford them? And one of the things this valley has never had is a golf course. But that didn’t slow Doc down. With the laughing...

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If you enjoyed my August article about homeschooling (parents pick their child’s curriculum) and Hoosier Academy (parents do not pick their child’s curriculum) and thought WOW that packs a journalist punch, thank Shawn Ambrose, a homeschooling father and member of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).

I actually compiled a plethora of information about private homeschooling and the public schools online offering, Hoosier Academy, and thought that I had emailed this masterpiece to...

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By Frank S. M. Samples
We are held in wonder as our years have left us old,
Of the friendships we have known and the ones we’re blessed to hold.
Though the web of years may dim the eye and gray the aging head,
We rest well in this precious thought of where our journey lead.
For through the years those special ones this fellowship have shared,
We know that somewhere there are some who know us and who’ve cared.
So life is rich in small rewards more valuable than...

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Bonnie Pilditch, Marty Smith, Barb Greer, and Deb Neuenschwander and the Greer Family quilt made by Mary Wilkes Bass circa 1870-1890.

At the Born Again Quilts studio it is always delightful to have groups stop by. Homemaker Clubs, church groups, quilt guilds and sewing circles have all passed through the doors to see the restoration work in progress, to learn how to fold, store and hang quilts and often to learn something about a family quilt they have brought with them.

This past June a group of ladies from Christ Community Church met at the studio. They are members of the church’s sewing group that makes baby quilts, lap...

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