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April 13, 2021

St. Mark's Lutheran Church 

Middleburgh, NY


Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild Minutes

April 13, 2021

Meeting called to order by president, Sharon Vrooman at 1:03.

Members present: 19       Guests: 2

Treasurer’s report:       

 Checking: $ 152.05             Savings: $962.51      Total: $1114.72 (includes .16 added interest from 2019 per Sharon Nesbitt)     Motion made by Joan Youmans to accept the treasurer’s report. Seconded by Ruey Schell

Minutes from last meeting posted on guild web site. Motion made by Emily Davis to accept minutes with corrections. Seconded by Betsy Macomber.

Old Business:                                  

   Sharon Vrooman is willing to take quilts to the Stone Arabia show if anyone is planning on entering a quilt. Entry forms are due by April 15th.

A volunteer is still needed for president of the guild for next year. Please let Emily Davis know if you are interested. Joan Youmans volunteered to be on the program committee.

Spreading Creativity Program: Ginny Schaum is involved in this program with local schools to promote handwork and crafts for children in the local backpack program. She brought a board with a small quilt block project that she designed for instruction for the students.

New Business:        

Schoharie Library Quilt and Flower Show is going to be virtual this year. No date has been selected yet.

Sharon Vrooman has offered to teach a Convergence workshop for members in May. The small wallhanging can be sewn with two or four colors. A signup sheet was circulated for either May 15th or May 22nd as possible dates here at the church. Sharon will notify guild members by email which date was more popular and give a supply list.

Sharon Vrooman said that she has an opening in a beginning quilt class at her home. If anyone is interested, please see Sharon.

The Vermont Quilt Festival will be held virtually in June from the 17th-27th. There are online classes scheduled for ten days. See their web site, for details.

Name Tag Drawing: won by Stefanie Liddle

Hand 2 Help is a blog site that Sharon Vrooman is involved in and they are looking for pictures of donated quilt items from organizations. A picture was taken of guild members with items they made for Catholic Charities (Maternity Services) and Meals on Wheels.

This year’s donations included from this month: 67 placemats, 20 quilts and        12 pillowcases. Additional pillowcases were donated at the December meeting.

Show and Tell:

Sharon Nesbitt: quilt block- Flock of Birds 

Barb Haverly: 20 assorted placemats, brought a book called Panel Play, she is looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild

Dolores Canna: quilt block- Butterfly, 5 pillowcases and 2 placemats

Debra Steup: child’s quilt, Dolores made her a scissor’s holder and she showed a star covered with small yo yo’s, a yo yo quilt made for her dad when he was a baby and several yo yo wallhangings

Betsy Macomber: quilt block- Crocus (paper pieced)  charity quilts one in purples and a log cabin quilt in green and pink

Ginny Schaum: a children’s panel framed by a pieced square border

Kathy Livingston: quilt block- Wild Goose Chase, quilt pattern was Wolf in the Woods and Kathy said she is calling her quilt In the Birches

Alyssa Coons: quilt block- Picket Fence

Ron Lower: quilt block- Water Wheel, 2 charity quilts a multicolored braid and the other an I Spy in rows

Emily Davis: quilt block-Maple Leaf, charity quilt made with leftover orphan blocks

Ruth Veley: placemats

Stephanie Liddle: charity quilt made with wonky stars that had a kid’s print in the center square

Colleen DeMuth: charity quilt made from pastel bear and bunny panel

Sharon Vrooman: quilt block-Round of Oaks and 6 mini blocks of same patterns used last month by members, 3 charity quilts, Square in a Square in reds, Puss in the Corner in yellows and a Star in scraps

Diane Warner: quilt block-cardinal, 4 placemats and 3 charity quilts- Twin Sister block quilt, a Teddy Bear quilt and one made with her blocks from Kathy Livingston’s challenge last year


Next month’s President’s Challenge block is a state or city. Sharon said Carol Doak has some paper piecing blocks in this theme.

Program: Demonstrations of 3 dimensional flowers and yo yo’s with some handwork at each station.

Meeting closed by Sharon Vrooman at 3:15 after program.


Submitted by Colleen DeMuth, Secretary


Show & Tell


Program:  Dimensional Flowers


Yo-Yo Flowers


5-Minute Flowers

Ruching Flowers

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