Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Linda and David Huston and their wall of stencils have left their mark on hundreds of quilts.

The 26th Annual Gathering of Quilters held at Wayne High School on March 19 was a resounding success. Over 600 quilt enthusiasts mainly from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio pre-registered and others dropped in to enjoy the day’s activities. Attendees found Pat Sloan’s lecture to be funny and informative. The beautiful quilts drew admiration for their artistry and techniques. At the philanthropy table visitors learned about the Alzheimer touch quilts, ACSPCA dog bed project, Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do...

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The sun is shining brightly on this spring day, with a restless March wind blowing through the budding maple tree. Spring peepers announce loudly and persistently that spring has arrived. From pond and puddle, their shrill piping resounds in a jubilant chorus. At daybreak, the songbirds greet the new day with their cheerful melody, and we also greet each portent of coming spring with thankfulness.

It is a privilege to live here in the hills when spring awakens the land from the sleep of...

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Darlene Gerster and Joellen Child with the appliqué floral comforter created by  Darlene’s Great-aunt Cordelia Caroline Stohlman.

A couple of weeks ago I got a call out of the blue from Darlene Gerster from Indianapolis. Darlene had some quilts she had collected, used and loved over the years that were now in need of new homes. As Darlene put it, “I hoped to find someone who would know something about them and provide some TLC before finding new caretakers. I also wanted to learn how to store two family quilts. I knew as soon as I read what you wrote on your website, that I would call you: ‘every quilt is unique. It...

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February has left the hills, and no one seems sorry to see her go. She has always been a hard month to endure, leaving behind dirty piles of leftover snow and muddy soil everywhere. Son-in-law Bob calls it a “tweeny” month, stretching between winter and spring, sort of like the month of August, which is a bridge between summer and autumn. I’ve always thought of it as a “grubby” month, with remnants of winter festooning the landscape.

We have hope, though. The winds of March will soon be...

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The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis will present their annual spring performance on March 12 at 6 p.m. and March 13 at 3 p.m. at the North Campus auditorium, 2702 Spring Street. Tickets are $10 and are available now. Call the School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001 for information.

The theme of this year’s show, “Believe You Me,” is about the evolution of ideas. Performers use music, dance, theatre, visual art and puppets to follow the adventure of an idea from...

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Joe Salem and his son Eli were delighted when they picked up their newly restored Jordanian quilt.

As we bask in our record-breaking winter temperatures, it’s easy to wax nostalgic over the previous two winters. As a small business owner, it is important to learn how people find you, whether through your website, Facebook page, word-of-mouth, etc. Two winters ago former Bishop Dwenger theology teacher Joe Salem discovered Born Again Quilts on a snow day. While at home watching TV Joe kept watching “Born Again Quilts Restoration Studio – Closed” scroll across the bottom of WANE – TV...

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