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SVP - April 2019 Meeting

Note: See Pictures Below Minutes

Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild Minutes

DATE: 4/9/19


Welcome:  The meeting was called to order at ~6:40 PM. ~24 Members signed in.


Guests/New Members:

Martha’s daughter


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:

 Treasurer’s Report:  

Savings:  $1562.42

Checking: $ 234.02

Balance: $1796.44


Motion to accept:  Joan Youmans; Seconded:  Ron Lower

Approved by membership


Secretary’s Minutes of Last Meeting:  

Additions: None

Deletions: None

Motion to accept: Emily Davis; Seconded: Joan Youmans

Approved by membership


Old Business: 

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: 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. 


Quilt Shows:


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


New Business:

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.




Kathy Livingston

Substitute Sec.

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

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