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November 9, 2021

St. Mark's Lutheran Church Hall 

Middleburgh, NY


Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild Minutes

November 9, 2021

Meeting opened by Sharon Vrooman, president at 1:04.

Members present: 15                          Guests: 0

Treasurer’s report:          

                   Checking: $496.79             Savings: 762.78                                                                                                                                Total: $1259.57                                                                                                                     

 Motion made by Joan Youmans to accept the treasurer’s report. Seconded by Betsy Macomber. Motion was passed by members.

Minutes of the October meeting were posted on the website and Sharon Vrooman emailed them to the members. A motion was made by Betsy Macomber to accept the minutes. Seconded by Joan Youmans. The motion was passed by the members.

Historian: Stephanie Liddle is working on the guild album.


Old Business:

The next round of the round robin is a house theme. The log cabin block is an example of a block that might be use.


New Business:

Pillowcases are due at the December meeting. They don’t need to be washed or bagged this year.

Our program for our holiday meeting is to tell your story of “How I started to quilt, then vs now”. Please bring an early piece to show and something more recent or that you’re currently working on.

We will be having an ornament exchange, may be purchased or made. If you made the ornament, please sign the back if possible and wrap the ornament.

We will also have a potluck lunch so bring a favorite food and a serving utensil if needed. Bring your place setting and a drink.

Kathy Livingston showed an applique snowman quilt that she is making with another church member who quilts. It will be raffled off at a church event the Saturday before Thanksgiving. She had raffle tickets to sell at the meeting.



Betsy Macomber showed us a computer program “Block Base”. It allows you to pick a size block you would like to make in a paper piece pattern or by template or with the cutting directions. She said it was helpful last year when we made the theme blocks.


Show and Tell:

Kathy Livingston: showed the round robin quilt using a center made by Helene Langan and she added her first border.

Marlene Laraway: showed her Halloween X stitch piece with a flying geese border and said it is completed. She also showed a bright colored and black quilt with a pieced back.

Ruth Veley: showed a Christmas tree skirt and the applique leaf border on her fall round robin.

Betsy Macomber: showed her round robin with a paper pieced center (pattern from the Hall of Fame page) with the applique border.

Joan Youmans: showed the heart applique on her round robin.

Dolores Canna: showed a 2” square quilt she is making for her expected granddaughter and a felt applique pumpkin.

Sharon Vrooman: showed a cow quilt she made with plaids and some quilt tops made by Ginny Hull (crazy quilt, hand pieced utility quilt of squares and a square in a square quilt). She plans the repair them and quilt them.

Martha Crockett: showed and applique snowman with an alternating pinwheel block wall hanging and a Thanksgiving table runner.

Stephanie Liddle: showed a snowman doorknob hanger and her large applique quilt that she recently finished and had machine quilted.


Business meeting concluded.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 14th from 1:00-3:00 for our holiday party. See above information in new business for details.

Our New Snow-Baby

to join Ma & Pa

(thank you Ginny!)


Show & Tell

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Program:  Design Basics & Ideas for Quick Quilts using

Block Base Software

by Betsy Macomber

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