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SVP - January 14, 2020 Meeting

Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild Minutes

January 14, 2020

Meeting was called to order at 1:10 by Sharon Vrooman, president

Guests: 1    Members: 16

Treasurer’s report: no updated report as Sharon Nesbitt was injured in a fall.

Minutes from December meeting were emailed to members and a copy was placed on each table. No corrections or additions requested. Motion to accept by Joan Youmans and seconded by Ida Polymgalski. Approved by membership.


Old Business:

EQF brochures were handed out to members and there are extra if needed. The quilt registration form is in the brochure and you can download the form online if more are needed. The registration with a picture of quilt and payment is due by February 15th. The quilt doesn’t have to be finished to submit the registration; there should be the expectation it will completed it by the time it needs to be dropped off.

Volunteer forms are also in the brochure and should be mailed in soon to get the time and position you would like. Our guild will also have a table and will need members to volunteer for that also.

The fabric daffodil for our vendor ribbons was shown. Marlene Laraway thinks her daughter-in-law did the lettering on a previous ribbon that she and Chris Polak worked on. Marlene and Colleen DeMuth will go see Melanie Laraway to see if she is available to do the letters again for this year’s ribbons.

Sharon Vrooman showed the Catskill Mountain Hall of Fame quilt. The tickets are to be ordered soon.We will sell them at our guild table at EQF. The ticket cost will be $1 apiece or 6 for $5.

What to do about meeting times:

A lengthy discussion was held regarding the pros and cons of days versus evening meetings. Many of the members are retired and do not like to drive at night. However, anyone who works wouldn’t be able to attend a day meeting. A suggestion was made to meet during winter during the day and at night rest of time. Others thought this would be confusing. It was discussed how we might get more people to attend our meetings whether through educational events, inviting a friend, or reaching out to previous members who have stopped coming and may be more inclined to attend a daytime meeting. Kathy Livingston made a motion that the next five meetings be held on the second Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00. We will review if this was helpful in June. Seconded by Edna Lower. Motion approved by members.

New Business:

 Sharon reported that the Schoharie Library would like to hold another flower and quilt show in June.

Sharon showed a quilt she made from a Rickie Timms pattern that she will teach to other guilds. She asked if there was interest in a Saturday workshop for this quilt at the church in May. Since there was, the calendar will be checked for available dates.

Name tag drawing:  won by Sue Hess



Show and Tell/ This month’s program of sharing special decorations you display at the holidays:

Marlene Laraway: several framed X-stitched Christmas pieces, star wallhanging, paper pieced Christmas quilt

Sandi Johnson: Christmas angel pin

Joan Youmans: Santa applique, red and black vest with a star on the back, Christmas card holder wall hanging

Betsy Macomber: X-stitch Christmas stocking, red and white quilt (flying geese Deb Tucker pattern), purple and teal quilt from block challenge from last year’s program committee

Sue Hess: embroidered ornaments and tree wall hanging made by her mother-in-law, stocking ornament made by Gloria

Ginny Schaum: The twelve days of Christmas quilt, a square in a square pattern

Edna Lower: cut out wood ornaments of painted angels that she made

Ron Lower: paper pieced tree wall hanging and a small wall hanging with curved pieces

Martha Crockett: cow wall hanging

Stephanie Liddle: Christmas star table runner, snowman wall hanging

Kathy Livingston: paper pieced Christmas tree wall hanging, (baby bat pillow with wrap and a joey bag for orphaned animals in Australia from the fires that she made from patterns she found online) She said Emily Davis will be going to Australia and would be willing to take these with her.

Sharon Vrooman: advent tree with buttons for ornaments, Harry Potter quilt for her grandson, placemats made with printed fabric squares (an idea for our placemats for Meals on Wheels)


Next meeting: February 11th placemat/s for Meals on Wheels senior citizens. Applique workshop

Meeting ended at 2:55.


****Reach out and bring a friend to our meeting*******

Scroll Down for Pictures from this Meeting !

Show & Tell....AND Some of Your Items You Displayed at Christmastime


               Catskill Mt. Home Town Quilt

(put together by Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame Members)

       be raffled off this year....

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