The turkey is gone and I survived Black Friday shopping. My Santa collection is out and I’m planning my cookie baking. I’m betting many of you are deep into your Christmas preparations too.
As a mostly traditional quilter I was very interested in expanding my appreciation of other types of quilting. Our November program on Modern Quilting did not disappoint. The quilts were beautiful and Beth Reese did a great job of informing us about what places a quilt in the Modern category.
I’m looking forward to our Holiday Gathering at the December meeting. Hopefully all of you will take a break in your holiday preparations and join in our Christmas party.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
November Meeting Minutes
The November 17, 2016 meeting of the York Quilt Guild was called to order at 7 PM by President, Nancy Spiese. We had two visitors. Nancy reminded us to pick up our membership booklets at the back table, if we have not done so. If our meeting is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, members are asked to go to WGAL’s web site ( WGAL.com) to find out details. If unable to get on the web site, please call a YQG officer, as Nancy will notify them by phone. We elected Judy Deveney, Cindy Lean, and Evelyn Hunt as 1st Year Chair People.
Joy Rusonis reported that our guild will have a Facebook page coming very soon.
Darla Landis, our show chair for 2018, again asked for help from members for the next quilt show in 2018. A kick off meeting was held on 11/02/16. If you are willing to help, let Darla know. Our show date will be May 18,19, and 20.
Evelyn Hunt would like to know if anyone would like to eat dinner with future speakers. Also, she’d like to know if anyone would be willing to host a speaker overnight, if the need arises. The house should have a private bath and bedroom and be pet and smoke free. Speak to Evelyn if you could do this.
We had many beautiful quilts shown by members during Show and Tell.
Our November program was presented by Beth Reese, who spoke about Modern Quilting. Besides a lecture, she used slides to show elements of modern quilts.
Next month is our Holiday Party. Please bring a snack or dessert to share with members. Also, each member is asked to bring a fat quarter to give to Evelyn. These will be sold at the Gathering of the Guilds.
In December 1996 former member Mellane Blevins had a craft night.
We did a “No Hassle, No Sewing Christmas Ornament”.
We used a large covered button, covered it and fused a piece of Christmas
fabric on it. I thought about it as I put mine on my tree this year.
Sunshine and Shadows
If a fellow quilter is ill, has surgery, a birth or death in the family, or could just use a note of cheer, please let me know. You can reach me at LSWri@comcast.net or 717-428-2893.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Annual Holiday Gathering
This is the Guild’s annual holiday gathering where members bring potluck dishes and wonderful light snack and desserts to share.
What motivates you to choose a quilt design? Have you ever been inspired by a ceiling, wall tiles or even flooring. Many fiber artist have been. This year we will have a special guest Paul Prodonovich, he is not a quilter. However, he will be sharing a fiber art form which has been a sources of many specular other art forms including quilting.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Four (4) of the guild’s member will demonstrate quilt related activities.
Thursday February 16, 2017
This month guild members and guests will have the opportunity of experience one of our own members’ twenty (20) journey. This will be a meeting you won’t want to miss.
2016 Judges choice selection at the York Quilter’s Guild Celebration of Quilt Show
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The 2016/17 Program Year’s
Scrap Basket Challenge
Since there is not much time in between last years’ challenges this years’ challenge, we are going easy.
In the Scrap Basket Challenge there are only three (3) rules:
- The majority of the fabric used must be scraps
- There must be at least one (or many more) basket(s) featured in the quilt
- The quilt must measure at least a 16 inch square.
Thursday, April 20, 2016
Dan started quilting over 16 years ago with simply a needle, some thread, and scraps from his mother’s collection. He wanted to create something from nothing. It turned out that his style of quilting would be unplanned, unconventional, and unapologetic. While his skills have improved over the years, his quilting philosophy remains the same. Recently, Dan has added embroidery to his growing list of creative sewing ventures. Check out his new business, Rusticly Ever After (rusticlyeverafter.com). When he’s not quilting, you can find him on the sports field as an athletic trainer or serving in the Army Reserves as a combat medic.
The following information was inadvertently edited from our member booklet, please add it to your booklets.
Member since 2013
970 Hill Street
York, PA 17403
The Hummelstown Area Historical Society is partnering with the PieceMakers Quilt Guild of Middletown to present a special Quilt Show. Seventy five vintage and contemporary quilts will be displayed at the Society’s historic 1815 Parish House at North Rosanna Street and North Alley in Hummelstown.
The Show is open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on five consecutive Sundays between January 29 and February 26, 2017. There is no charge for admission.
The Show, entitled Quilt 2, is a follow-up to one that the Society organized as part of Hummelstown’s 250th Anniversary in 2012.
Quilt 2 will feature new displays including:
O A Then and Now display of quilts sewn in different time periods but with the
O Four Star of Bethlehem Quilts are featured, dating from 1880 to 1950.
O Crib and Cradle Quilts displayed on doll and children’s furniture.
O A Quilter’s Showcase features a series of 5 quilts sewn by a single quilter.
O A WOW display of quilts which are breathtaking in design,
craftsmanship, or color.
O Vintage quilts from the Society’s collection.
This Show is not to be missed by those who enjoy sewing quilts, admiring quilts, or appreciating the history and artistry associated with quilts. If you have questions or wish to schedule a special time for your group to visit the Show, please contact Wade Seibert at 717-919-0509 or me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Historical Society, please visit our website at hummelstownhistoricalsociety.org.
We hope to see you at the Show.