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SVP Meeting

December 14, 2021

St. Mark's Lutheran Church Hall 

Middleburgh, NY


Meeting Minutes


Meeting opened by Sharon Vrooman, president at 1:07

Members present: 22                  Guests: 1

We celebrated the upcoming holidays with a potluck lunch before the business meeting. We enjoyed desserts afterward.

Treasurer’s report:       Checking: $616.79                           Savings: $762.78                                                                                                                     Total: $1,379.57

Motion was made by Joan Youmans to accept the treasurer’s report. Seconded by Barb Haverly. The motion was passed by the members.

Minutes of the November meeting were posted on the website and Sharon Vrooman emailed them to the members. A motion was made by Emily Davis to accept the minutes. Seconded by Ron Lower. The motion was passed by the members.

Old Business:

 Forty pillowcases were collected at the meeting for Catholic Charities in Schoharie County. Sharon Vrooman emailed to say she delivered a total of 45 pillowcases.

Quilt Barn Trail calendars were available at the meeting. Ginny Schaum said that 2022 is the 10th year anniversary of the Quilt Trail in Schoharie County.

New Business:

The Northern Star Quilters are holding a quilt show on April 30th and May 1st at SUNY Purchase.

Fenimore Quilt Club Show will be held from February 12th -26th in the Cooperstown Library per an SVP guild member.

Bonnie Hunter’s website, Quiltville has instructions available online for a new mystery quilt challenge. Several guild members are participating.

The next round on the president’s At Home Round Robin challenge is diamonds.

Our next meeting program will be sashings and borders. Please bring any quilts you have with interesting borders or a special technique border.

Name Tag Drawing: Joan Youmans


Show and Tell: our program was to discuss how your quilting journey began and show an early quilt we made and any current projects

Colleen DeMuth: her first sampler quilt from a class taught by Ruth Norray in Berne

Emilie Wright: stenciled thread spool wall hanging and a Double Irish Chain quilt taught by Ruth Norray

Barb Haverly: stenciled thread spool wall hanging taught by Ruth Norray

Sharon Nesbitt: a quilted jacket

Diane Warner: showed her round robin quilt with the house border-birdhouses

Betsy Macomber: first quilt- rocking horse baby quilt with satin stitch

Marlene Laraway: a wedding ring table runner that she made in an Adult Ed class taught by Arlene Vrooman in the 60’s, showed double oven mitts she made for Christmas gifts this year

Deb Steup: her first quilt was sewn on a treadle machine for her brother, she showed a star in a star quilt and her fall fairy quilt

Dolores Canna: has sewn since the age of 12, her first quilt was made with boxer shorts, showed Chain Links made in batiks, stockings for family members and a  Christmas Tree wall hanging

Julia Angevine: her first and second quilts were Four Patch, she recently made  Sharon Vrooman’s Convergence Quilt in a class, a felt penny wool, Christmas angel wall hanging

Kathy Livingston: showed the completed snowman wall hanging she and another quilter made for her church raffle, folded trees that open to become a napkin, folded bag with pockets, folded star, she said she started quilting in the early 80’s but has learned more about quilting at Arlene Vrooman’s home with other guild members

Ruth Veley: started quilting in Adult Ed classes with Arlene Vrooman, showed a Cathedral Window wall hanging

Joan Youmans: started quilting in the 50’s with a Sun Bonnet Sue block, showed a recent project, Carol Doak paper piecing wall hanging

Arlene Vrooman: showed a 1996 quilt made for her when she was in the hospital, applique quilt made by SVP members for her, showed a family tree wall hanging with her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren’s names

Ron Lower: his first quilt was a hand pieced and quilted Double Wedding Ring quilt for his son, Ron and Edna have made quilts for their grandkids, showed a quilt made with a tractor panel that he machine quilted farm animals on

Mike Warner: has been “Emily’s design consultant”

Emily Davis: her first project was a quilt design on a jacket, showed last year’s president’s challenge quilt and this year’s challenge house border is barns, large log cabin quilt with star center, a wall hanging she made with the leftover blocks

Sharon Vrooman: she initially did counted cross stitch pieces and then began quilting later, loves scraps especially small pieces, showed her current Round Robin project with borders

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