January 10, 2023
St. Mark's Lutheran Church Hall
Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Minutes for January 10, 2023
Meeting opened by Sharon Vrooman, president at 1:01 Members present: 20 Guests: 0
Treasurer’s report: Checking: $200.01 Savings: $563.15 Total: $763.16
Sharon Nesbitt reported that there had been an overdraft charge that she had covered. A discussion was held about transferring the savings to checking and having one account to avoid issues in the future. She and Sharon Vrooman will take care of it with the bank. Sharon will be given a check for the overdraft she covered. The executive board voted on the above change. A motion was made by Betsy Macomber to accept the treasurer’s report and was seconded by Emily Davis.
The motion was passed.
Secretary’s report: The minutes were emailed to the members and will be posted on the website. A motion was made by Joan Youmans to accept the minutes and was seconded by Barb Haverly. The motion was passed with one abstention.
Historian: Stefanie Liddle reported that the pictures from the December luncheon and meeting are on the website.
*There will be an EQF meeting at the end of January.
*A thank you letter was received from Community Maternity Services of Schoharie County for the pillowcases and socks the guild members donated.
*A quilt show will be held at the Major Inn in Gillburtsville on October 7,8 and 9th. The group hosting the show has their own quilt racks.
*The Schoharie Library contacted Sharon Vrooman about the Flower and Quilt show. More information will be available closer to spring.
*A discussion was held about ways to increase our guild treasury and it included raising the yearly dues to $25, having a quilt raffle, and a raffle basket drawing. A motion was made by Betsy Macomber for the guild members to make a raffle quilt, donate items for raffle basket and have a table with craft items for sale at the July Lily Parkfest in Schoharie. The motion was seconded by Ruey Schell. The motion was passed. A committee was formed; Betsy Macomber, Kathy Livingston, Ruey Schell and Barb Haverly volunteered to select a quilt pattern for members to make for the event.
*The SVP color challenge for February is to use pink in your quilt block.
*Name Tag drawing: Betty Pillsbury
*Program for February 14th will be the use of the color wheel.
Show and Tell; Kathy Gorczyca: barn quilt made from a panel kit
Stephanie Liddle: color challenge green chicken block
Emily Davis: color challenge bat blocks
Ron Lower: quilt he made from a pattern on the give away table
Marlene Laraway: color challenge, one in wool and the other batik
Barb Elder: showed a quilt she bought at a barn sale
Betsy Macomber: quilt top in greens
Julie Angevine: table topper with holly leaves
Betty Pillsbury: color challenge, embroidered green block
Kathy Livingston: blocks she made in warm and cool colors
Sharon Vrooman: color challenge green dog block, sampler quilt and embroidered house block
Show & Tell
Program: Playing with Color Project
(Game with 2 1/2" strips)
February 14, 2023
St. Mark's Lutheran Church Hall
Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild Minutes for February 14, 2023
Meeting opened by Sharon Vrooman, president at 1:09. Members present: 21 Guests: 0
Treasurer’s report: from Sharon Nesbitt Checking: $718.63 Savings account was closed. A motion was made by Betsy Macomber to accept the treasurer’s report and was seconded by Joan Youmans. The motion was passed by the members.
Secretary report: was submitted by Colleen DeMuth via email to the members. A motion was made by Ron Lower to accept the minutes and was seconded by Barb Haverly. The motion was passed by the members.
Historian: Stephanie Liddle had the photo albums at the meeting.
Hall of Fame representative: Kathy Livingston said HOF nominations will now be accepted from each guild. Nominations may be made for quilters who live in any of the following counties: Schoharie, Greene, Delaware, Ulster or Sullivan. There is a limit of 6 nominations from a guild and individuals can nominate themselves or another guild member. If you want to be considered for the Hall of Fame you must submit 3 quilts that you have totally completed yourself and provide information of your involvement in quilting (such as being a guild officer, teaching or promoting quilting). Betsy Macomber has been a judge and is available to help you pick out your quilts to submit. There are normally three meetings a year and a picnic (which guild members can attend). A pattern is selected for a block to make and bring to the picnic.
*EQF: The participating committee guilds are supportive of the April 2024 show being held at the Fulton Montgomery Community College. There will not be a charge to the guilds for the use of the building.
*Schoharie Library Quilt and Flower show: Sharon Vrooman reported a date hasn’t been selected for the show yet. She suggested that the library may be a good location to sell quilt items and raffle basket tickets during the show which will attract those who may be interested.
*Lily Park Festival will be held on July 8th from 10-3, our application was accepted, and the guild will have a vendor spot on the covered bridge to sell raffle tickets for a lily quilt. There will be free activities for children. Ginny Schaum suggested that the quilt be walked around the park to display it. Raffle block kits were distributed to those who want to make two blocks for the quilt. Please use shades of pink, yellow or orange, the kit includes a white background fabric and a green for the leaves as well as the directions. Please bring the completed blocks to the March meeting. Do not trim the blocks please.
Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. Quilt Show will be held at St. Matthew’s Church located at 25 Mountain View St, Voorheesville on April 29th 9-4 and the 30th from 11-4. There will be vendors, a raffle quilt drawing and raffle baskets.
*Adult learning: See Kathy Livingston for information about classes to promote lifelong learning opportunities and where to go online to register for classes. Ginny Schaum’s lecture will be on April 20.
Next meeting: Color challenge color is red. The remaining colors are dark blue and light green.
Name Tag Drawing: Barb Haverly
Program: Color Wheel theory and application to fabric combinations in quilts presented by Betty Pillsbury.
Show and Tell: Kathy Livingston: Fire and Ice strip Marlene Laraway: pink flower wool block and pink batik star for challenge Ruth Veley: pink spool block for challenge Barb Haverly: a bright primary color kid’s quilt Julie Angevine: showed multiple color challenge blocks Dolores Canna: churn dash challenge block and a multicolored pink heart quilt Deb Steup: showed a quilted mat to use as a frame for a picture Ron Lower: two challenge blocks in green and pink and a strip quilt Betsy Macomber: pink challenge block and a batik quilt that was a Bonnie Hunter mystery challenge Kathy Gorczyca: Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt done in brights Martha Crockett: Easter basket table runner and a daffodil wall hanging Diane Warner: heart wall hanging in reds Ginny Schaum: reusable quilted flannel squares that she wrapped around a paper towel holder to use instead of paper ones Sharon Vrooman: challenge block dog in a pink sweater, small wall hanging with cross stitched cats, completed house block wall hanging and an antique Battenburg lace tablecloth and an antique applique quilt
Next meeting: March 14, 2023 CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW STORM
Program: Starting at the border Sharon requested others to bring border fabric and a pattern you would use. Kathy L, Betsy, Barb, Betty and Sharon volunteered.
Submitted by Colleen DeMuth, secretary.Minutes here...
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