Rushville Republican

March 19, 2013

Friends Too Homemakers Club

Extension Homemakers celebrate 100 years


Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Extension Homemakers around the Hoosier state are celebrating 100 years of service. Each publication between now and the anniversary, April 7, 2013, we are featuring memories, stories and tributes to the many accomplishments and members involved throughout the years. Have you been a member or was a mother or grandmother a member in the past. Become involved again in making new memories by calling Gracie Marlatt at the Extension office at: 932-5974. The local celebration will begin at 2 p.m. April 7 at the Root Building at the Rush County Fairgrounds. Everyone is welcome.

Today, we’re pleased to shine the spotlight on the Friends Too Homemakers Club of Rush County.

The organizational meeting was held July 15, 1982, at the home of Louise Spurling, who was instrumental in starting the club.

Because several members of Friendly Neighbors had to miss afternoon meetings due to their work schedules, a new club was formed.

Through the years, they have enjoyed many special lessons such as making baskets and folded fabric potholders.

In 2000, they exhibited a “friendship quilt” at the Rush County Fair and received first prize. Each member sewed their pieces together, quilted their block and signed their name. Blocks were joined together by Gladys and Linda Kuhn. The outer edge binding to finish the quilt was added by Mary Louise Miller.

A quilt made by Linda Kuhn was chosen to be shown at Purdue Conference.

They enjoy trying new restaurants and broadening cooking skills. They have had themed pitch-in-dinners and special dessert nights. These gals really enjoy each others’ friendship.