SVP - April 2019 Meeting
Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild Minutes
Welcome: The meeting was called to order at ~6:40 PM. ~24 Members signed in.
Program (held 1st, due to presenter schedule):
Robbie Sutton presented an overview and samples of Happy Villages wall quilts. A workshop will be held in St. Mark’s hall on June 1 from 10-2. Robbie provided a list of materials and an optional book of the same name by Karen Eckmeier which may be purchased (on-line). A show of hands indicated a good level of interest in participation. Sign-up sheet will be circulated at the May meeting. Those interested should be thinking about what kind of village they wish to construct, and to be gathering small bits of colorful cloth for their houses, roofs, and accessories. Robbie will provide batting and tulle.
Proceeded to regular general meeting:
Checking: $ 234.02
Motion to accept: Joan Youmans; Seconded: Ron Lower
Approved by membership
Secretary’s Minutes of Last Meeting:
Motion to accept: Emily Davis; Seconded: Joan Youmans
Approved by membership
Susan B. Anthony 2020 Project: The 3 blocks that we sent have been received and are now incorporated into their website Gallery. Thanks to Sharon V., Betsy M., and Kathy L. for their participation.
Website: www.schoharievalleypiecemakers.com. Minutes from last meeting posted in draft form. Stephanie has been adding pictures from the meetings, and Kathy L. added pics from Betsy’s One Block Wonder workshop
‘One Block Wonder’ Workshop by Betsy Macomber was held on March 23rd.
A fun and creative time was had by all participants. See website for pics (under Misc. Events tab)
New Slate of SVP Officers: Still asking for more volunteers to take an officer position. So far, have the following as tentative:
Pres.- Sharon V.
VP- Emily Davis
Treasurer- Sharon N.
Historian- Stef L.
Sunshine- Diane W.
Still need Secretary, Program Cmte (at least 4), and Name Tag, or anyone else who would like to run for the above listed positions.
Hall of Fame:
Forms and nominations are available for this biannual honor. Sharon Vrooman urged the group to nominate a number of individuals and stressed that the criteria and process for judging and acceptance have been updated to be more reflective of current quilting practices and techniques. Living members of the CMHoF are unfortunately shrinking, so new honorees are welcome and needed. Nominations are due by May 15.
Empire Quilt Fest (EQF):
Tentative working dates of April 4-5, 2020. Tentative theme: Daffodils and Diamonds. Kathy Livingston and Betsy Macomber are in the process of transitioning the role of Vendor rep from Colleen Demuth.
Schoharie Library Quilt & Floral Show- Set-up June 3rd- Take down June 15th. Smaller pieces preferred….does not necessarily have to be a floral quilt.
Wings Falls (Glens Falls) Quilt Show: May 4-5
Virginia Quilt Museum Challenge Block shown by Sharon Vrooman. Handed out info if anyone wants to make and donate a block.
Easter Egg Exhibit – open on select days during April. Old Stone Fort will be open with events on the 13th. Plus Bagley Museum with local vendors.
Name Tag Drawing:
Nanette (Material, organizer, tweezers, thread, pins, hvy-duty needles)
BOM: Block for this month- Dutch Rose w/ alternate Diamond Star
Show & Tell:
Colleen: Showed ‘SewEmma Stash-n-Store' (handy storage device); available at some booths at quilt shows
25 Charity Quilts were shown and donated, along with ‘regular’ show and tell: See website for pics. Including, but not limited to:
Gloria- Sun Bonnet Sue in pink
Sandi- Several scrappy strip quilts
Cheryl- Multi-color blocks on point, with fancy border
Ida- Alphabet panel w/ piano-key border in colors
Colleen- Teddy bear blocks w/ pink border
Joan- Purple & pink blocks
Ruth- Scrappy blocks
Ginny – fairy blocks with yellow bkgrd & border
Annette – houses panel quilt
Marlene – I-spy quilt
Betsy - red/white/black fence rail
Sue H – flannel puppy quilt
Emily – pinwheel quilt
Mike – diamond block quilt
Ron – I-spy quilt
Edna – green twister(??) quilt w/red & blk borders
Sharon N – sq in sq block quilt w/orange & blk borders
Sharlene – multi-sqs large quilt (blocks were her mom’s)
Sharon V – sq in sq green blocks & red, white, black quilt & colored tulip block quilt
Kathy– diag blocks quilt
Steff – Care bear strip quilt & Flower print white star quilt
Diane (absent) – 2 scrappy quilt (gave to Sharon today at Arlene’s)
Show & Tell
Marlene – one block wonder blocks made at wkshop
Betsy – star-burst block AND her star & 9-patch quilt
Emily – Bat Hawaiian quilt & Bat star quilt & Bat tulip quilt & Bat one wonder block quilt & LARGE block quilt
Gloria – disappearing pinwheel basket quilt
Sharon V – Hawaiian block pillowcase
Kathy– Large Grandmother’s flower garden quilt
Adjourned: Meeting adjourned at ~8 pm.
Schoharie Valley Piecemakers
Program: Happy Villages
Speaker: Robbie Sutton
Some Show & Tell and Charity Quilts
Susan B. Anthony Blocks
Submitted by SVP Members:
Sharon Vrooman, Betsy Macomber & Kathy Livingston
Note: See Pictures Below Minutes