Following our “Quilt of Friendship” theme, Xi Iota Phi, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi continued our monthly programs on quilt patterns.

Karen Blau spoke on the Crazy Quilt and how spiders are sewn into them for good luck. Debbie Reardon told us about the Irish Chain quilt which gets its name from an Irish Tool used for measuring. Cathy Talley gave a program on the Ohio Star Quilt, and Sharon Simpson gave an inspirational program on doing acts of kindness.

October found us busy attending “Ghoul’s Night Out” in Greenwood, celebrating Pref Tea at Henry’s Tea room and electing Karen Sutton our Valentine Queen.

Cathy Talley, Chris Smith, Debbie Reardon, Karen Sutton and Linda Ebert attended the Beta Sigma Phi Missouri State Convention in Blue Springs.

In November we visited The Steamboat Arabia Museum with lunch following at Cascone’s.

We welcomed Diana Boyce, Karen LaJaunie and Christy Donner to our Christmas social where we enjoyed a variety of foods and exchanged gifts.

Xi Iota Phi gives back to the community by donating treat bags to Children’s Mercy Hospital East, food to the Community Services League and snack bags to Ronald McDonald House.

– Submitted by Debbie Reardon and Linda Ebert