March 14, 2023
Was Canceled - Bad Weather/Snow
April 11, 2023
St. Mark's Lutheran Church Hall
Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Minutes for April 11, 2023
Meeting opened by Sharon Vrooman, President, at 1:05 (Members present: 23 Guests: 2)
Treasurers report: Sharon Nesbitt gave the information to Sharon Vrooman. A $1,000 donation was made to the guild. Checking account: $1,718.63 A motion was made by Joan Youmans to accept the treasurer’s report and it was seconded by Emilie Wright. The motion was passed by the members.
Secretary’s report: Minutes were emailed to all members by Colleen DeMuth and Sharon put a copy of the minutes on each table. A motion was made by Joan Youmans to accept the minutes from the February meeting, and it was seconded by Emily Davis. The motion was passed by the members with 1 abstention.
HOF Rep Report: Kathy Livingston reported that there were no nominations from our guild for the HOF induction this year and they are
due on April 12th. The next HOF meeting will be held on May 8th, their spring business meeting. The picnic will be held July 10th and all guild members are welcome to attend the meetings and the picnic. Our guild usually helps to hang quilts and ladders will be needed if you are able to help. This year’s block is a 12” double star (12 ½” unfinished). The pattern is on the HOF website and Facebook page if you would like to make a block in Civil War Reproduction fabric for the HOF.
EQF: The next show will be held April 27th and 28th, 2024 at the Fulton Montgomery Community College in Johnstown. Our guild’s responsibilities include recruiting vendors, the vendor ribbons and decorations for the show.
Schoharie Library Quilt and Flower Show: Set up for the show will be June 6th and our guild will have a sale table on June 10th. Sharon Vrooman is taking donations for the table and has patterns, books, quilting magazines and fat quarters that have been collected. Raffle tickets for the Lily quilt will also be sold. She will accept further donations up until the June 6th set up.
Lily Park Festival will be held Saturday, July 8th. The Lily quilt will be displayed, and raffle tickets will be sold. Betty Pillsbury donated a Lily wall hanging.
New Business: Slate of officers and committees were selected.
President: Barb Haverly
Vice President: Emilie Wright
Treasurer: Ron Lower
Secretary: Sharon Vrooman (amended to Colleen DeMuth)
Historian: Stephanie Liddle
Sunshine: Diane Warner
Name Tag Bags: Ruth Veley, Betsy Macomber, Colleen DeMuth
EQF: Kathy Livingston, Betsy Macomber, Colleen DeMuth
Program Committee: Betsy Macomber, Kathy Livingston, Ann Bartholomew, Betty Pillsbury
SVP website: Mike Warner (administrator), Kathy Livingston (owner of site and can make additions), Stefanie Liddle (can make additions & adds pictures)
Facebook page: Sharon Vrooman (owner of the site and makes
Audit the books after June meeting: Diane Warner and Martha Crockett
June minutes will be needed to change the names on the checking account with the change of officers.
Sit and Sew Day: May 20th at St Marks Church from 10-3. Bring your own lunch. Work on your own project or bring ideas for things to sell.
Old Stone Fort Day: October 14th, will show life in colonial times. Lily raffle quilt tickets will be for sale at the event.
Name Tag Drawing: winners for March, Dolores Canna and for April, Joan Youmans
Program: Start with the borders
**Barb Haverly picked a rainbow fabric she used for her border and then used complementary colors for blocks to make a baby quilt.
**Kathy Livingston showed a one block wonder quilt she had previouslycompleted. She brought a butterfly fabric in gold and bronze that she would like to use to make it again.
** Betsy Macomber showed a bright floral print she would like to use as a border. She will make blocks with colors that coordinate with the floral fabric border from her stash that she pulled to show us.
**Sharon Vrooman also chose a floral print and made friendship star blocks that coordinate with her border fabric.
Show and Tell:
Kathy Gorzya: 3 charity quilts (2 in blues and a Bonnie Hunter quilt) a table runner
Martha Crockett: charity quilt, made with her color challenge blocks
Ruey Schell: charity quilts, a pastel rail fence and strip quilt with animal prints
Diane Warner: 5 charity quilts, used donation fabrics for some
Julie Angevine: charity quilt with a ABC panel
Dolores Canna: gave away flannel receiving blankets, 2 sundresses 3 cat beds and finished her color challenge blocks
Arlene Vrooman: showed a log cabin quilt with browns given her by quilting friends
Emily Davis: charity quilt made with “strip poker program strips” and a small top, quilt with curved pieces, quilt with her color challenge bat blocks and a quilt made with bright colors
Joan Youmans: charity scrappy quilt made with collected squares
Ruth Veley: charity quilt, white with embroidered center, heavily quilted
Marlene Laraway: charity quilt, bright multicolored stars on black
Betsy Macomber: charity quilt in Winnie the Pooh fabric, completed long term project on her bucket list, a quilt with many embroidered baby animal blocks
Ginny Schaum: charity quilt with a panel and worked diamonds in blue into her borders
Ron Lower: charity quilt made with “poker strips” and large batik star quilt top, made a large contemporary quilt with his color challenge blocks
Barb Haverly: two kid’s fabric charity quilts
Emilie Wright: charity quilt, kaleidoscope pattern in reds and green
Sharon Nesbitt: made an I spy panel charity quilt in brights
Sharon Vrooman: charity quilts, striped triangle pinwheel quilt, pastel log cabin, one with leftover binding strips and another with ! ½ squares
Stephanie Liddle: charity quilt, patchwork in pinks
Next meeting: May 9, 2023 - Program: Snippets of Violets Please bring small sharp snips scissors.
Meeting adjourned at 3:06
Show & Tell
along with Charity Quilts
Lily Quilt - In Progress!
Thank you All that made a Block; came out Beautiful!!
Program: Border Fabric Beginnings - Then Build Your Quilt