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Torchbearer Zeta

Quilts, wall hangings, and the Community Food Pantry were on the list for Torchbearer Zeta. The Chapter was hosted by Rowien Kumm for the annual Service Project, organized by Rowien and Zita Lomax, followed by an informative program.

Members met at St. John Lutheran Church to label bags for the "Give From The Heart" Community Pantry food drive. Afterward, everyone gathered at the home of Marilyn Keilig for the quilt program. Keilig is known for her quilts and knows embroidery, appliques and sewing.

First on display was the "Celtic Wave". The design of spirals in hues of blue on a light background earned Keilig "Best In County" at the Gage County Fair. Also on display were her "Quilts of Valor."These patriotic quilts were created to include her "signature" stitching of stars, eagles and liberty bells along the edging.

A Scrappy Quilt, Jewel Quilt, Iris Applique wall hanging, Christmas stockings, Spaceship quilt for Bags of Love, pot holders and tote bags are among her creations. A favorite was her first quilt, the Picture Quilt, made on the occasion of her parents' 60th wedding anniversary.

Following the program, members met at Rowien's home to create their own personalized quilt block under Keilig's direction, which she will assemble to create a Torchbearer Zeta wall hanging.

The business meeting included the Sorority Scrapbook created by Chari Stanley for past-president Cheryl Sargent. Bev Weishahn received the Chapter Roster from International, which shows degree eligibility.

The Couples Christmas Party will be held at The Kensington. Date to be announced later by Rowien. Nancy Baker will host the Girl's Chapter Christmas Brunch Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.

Cheryl and Bob Sargent will host members and husbands for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at their home on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. The business meeting will follow.

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