July can be an awkward time of year to quilt. Long sunny days allow evenings to be spent outside, travel disrupts our routines, and it’s too darn hot to sit under a heavy quilt sewing on binding. But it’s time for Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, MAQ in Emmitsburg, MD, and the Row by Row Experience shop hop at quilt shops throughout the U.S. and Canada! So even if the sewing machine has been gathering a little dust lately, we’ve all got lots of opportunities for quilty activities.
Summer is full of plenty of learning opportunities, as well. We had an amazing program and workshop with Jane Frenke last month; several members will have Dancing Log Cabins to display at show and tell over the next few meetings, I’m sure! And continuing to find new ways to put quilting at our fingertips and in our pockets, Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company has released a free app displaying all of her video quilt tutorials.
I’m hoping to get a good start on my book challenge quilt this month so I’m not burning the midnight oil come October. So I wish you all delightful, languid, fun-filled summers — with a little side of quilting next to the sweet corn.
See you at the WEDNESDAY NIGHT meeting,
Minutes from June Meeting
Our June 2016 meeting of the York Quilt Guild was called to order by President, Sarah O’Sullivan at 7PM. Cheryl Dawson, welcomed 8 new members and 9 guests.
The Board Meeting will be held on the first Thursday in July (July 7th).
Sarah told the guild about a new service project she received information about. The Orlando Modern Quilt is asking for “heart” blocks, or complete quilts to give to families and responders of the recent tragedy in Orlando. If interested in participating, look up the quilt guild online.
Lisa Blythe thanked everyone for making our recent Quilt Show such a success. 302 registered quilts were displayed. A donation will be made to Olivia’s House. Members gave Lisa a huge round of applause for the outstanding job SHE did! The chairwoman for the next show will be Darla Landis.
Raffle baskets were won by Darla Landis and Cindy Hodge.
All outstanding bills for the quilt show must be turned into Judy Stoltz
Evelyn Hunt wants a replacement for her job as Program Chair by Sept. 2017. She has done a great job for many years. She will help train her successor or successors. Two members could share this job. Please step up by contacting Evelyn or Sarah O’Sullivan.
We need volunteers for our January demos. We have so much talent in our group. Share with others YOUR strong points.
Show and Tell preceded the speaker.
Evelyn Hunt introduced tonight’s speaker, Jane Frenke. Her topic, “What if….!”, talked about quilting outside the box.
If you are in the membership booklet, but not on the website, let Cheryl Dawson know.
Our next meeting will be on July 20, 2016, which is a WEDNESDAY!! Don’t come on Thursday. You will have missed the meeting!!
Wednesday July 20, 2016
This evening we will travel through Indonsia with Judy Gula. Her presentation includes computer side show which will includes photos of Indonesia culture and the many batik processes. We will learn how Indonesia fabric are created, including beautiful hand-drawn batik panels, batik fabric yeardage, and sarongs. At the conclusion of the sideshow we will have a variety of batik fabrics and other Indonesida textiles to see and handle. A mini trunk show af art quilts that have been created with wonderful bakik and panels will also be included.
Thursday August 18, 2016
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Nancy will be sharing some of her quilts and things she has learned along the way. In this presentation, she will talk about her quilting interests and how they have evolved. The trunk show will consists of more than 35 quilts, both antique and her own full size, and some miniature. In addition to talking about her quilts, she will include tips for construction, quilt assembly, and design.
September 15, 2016
Make Mine with Scraps!
Gyleen’s lecture focus on traditional utility quilts. Use up, cut up or recycle what you have on hand to make stunning quilts. You will learn to harmonize exchange and friendship blocks or clear your clutter.
There will be a workshop on Saturday, September 24th. Gyleen will be releasing one or two new books and no telling what else prior to her visit; therefore, the title of the workshop will be determine at a later date.
Programs from Evelyn Hunt
I am please to announce that Paula Shamoian and Lisa Blyth will be co-chairing the 2016-17 programs.
To date the following are the tentive programs for 2016/17
Modern Quilts with Beth Reese
Something old will Jill Coleman
2016/17 Guild Challenge with Ann Clinton
Ann Holtz with workshop
Short Lady Quilting Tips with workshop
Guild fund raising activity/picnic
York Quilt Guild Trivia
In June 2005, the guild had a workshop led by Patsy Hartnett entitled “Chip Off the Old Block”
This was a workshop for an adult and a child. Along the way the child would learn a bit about
cutting arranging, quilting, and a love of creating. 16 adults and 16 kids participated.
I took this class with my granddaughter Marie. We made a small valance for her room.
Her theme was horses and it was mostly fusible. Although she no longer lives at home,
that valance is still hanging in what is now her mother’s office.
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.
There were no cards sent in June.
Vermont Quilt Show by Cheryl Dawson
I just returned from the Vermont Quilt Festival. The trip was an anniversary gift to me because my husband knows how much I admire the work of Ruth McDowell and the festival was putting on a special exhibit honoring her work, the largest single display of her quilts ever mounted. Ruth was there giving a gallery talk as well as a very entertaining evening lecture. Before the gallery talk, we were looking at other displays when Peg Gregory from our guild hailed me, surprising both of us. During the gallery talk, I was tapped on the shoulder by Sue Kappes, who was accompanied by (if I heard her correctly) one of our new members, Gay Weigand?? (She can correct me if I’m wrong. Since it was during the gallery talk, I couldn’t really visit.) Across the empty space around Ruth, also listening to her gallery talk, was Dawn Gerber. Quite a showing for our guild, especially considering the difficulties Sue’s group had encountered in getting to the show (flight delays due to weather so long they decided to drive instead!).
I was also pleased to discover among the contest quilts two small quilts I thought I recognized even before reading the labels, namely “Hoo’s Tree” by Emily Eckard and “Sam’s First Wallhanging” by Samantha Wolgamuth. Both girls are from Dallastown and their quilts were among those from a group encouraged to enter quilts in our show by Lila Metzel. It was a real surprise and pleasure to see them in the Vermont show. We need to get these girls involved with the guild!
The show was very enjoyable and I encourage anyone who has the time and means to travel to Vermont to check this show out.
Quilts for "Pulse"
Quilts for Pulse:
As announced at the June meeting, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is organizing a drive for quilts for the victims of the June 12 shootings at Pulse nightclub. Rainbow hearts are the design theme, and patterns, guidelines, and complete information are available on the Modern Quilt Guild blog:
#QuiltsforPulse Charity Drive with the Orlando MQG
Blocks are due August 15; completed quilts are due September 15.
The YQG board will next meet Thursday, August 4, at 6:30 pm at JoAnn Fabrics on South Queen Street in York. All members are welcome to attend.
Kaffe Fassett Update
WHAT: Kaffe Fassett Lecture
WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
WHERE: Shady Maple Banquet Center, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519
TIME: 5:00 pm,
SPONSER: The Old Country Store, Intercourse, Pa
MORE INFO: http://theoldcountrystore.com/events
It was sold out however, apparently there is now more seating available. Message from The Old Country Store: “Good news! Old Country Store just negotiated with the staff at Shady Maple Banquet Center to add additional seats, so if you have friends who wanted to attend the sold-out Lecture, let them know to email and asked to be added to the Wait List—more seats available soon!
The Old Country Store is taking pre-orders for Kaffe’s two new books: Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Italy (regular price $28, discounted pre-order price $23) and Bold Blooms (regular price $35, discounted pre-order price $28).
PLEASE NOTE: The discounted price applies only to pre-orders. All books sold at the Lecture will be full price. If you haven’t yet pre-ordered the books, it’s not too late. OCS accepting pre-orders until September 15, 2016.
To pre-order books, call the Store at 800-828-8218, with payment information ready.
Don’t wait too long to secure your seat before they are sold out a second time.
The Crazy Quilter’s Quilt Guild based in Emmaus, Pa.
They will are marking a quarter century of artistry
WHAT: A Members’ Exhibition
WHERE: The Allentown Art Museum’s Community Gallery
31 North 5th Street, Allentown, PA, 18101,
WHEN: July 10th through August 6th
MORE INFO: On Sunday, July 10th, from 1 to 3 pm, there will be an opening reception, you can meet the quilters, see quilting demonstrations, vote for your Viewer’s Choice, enter a raffle to win one of the quilts on display, and enjoy refreshments. Exhibition includes twenty-seven quilts. The exhibition and reception are free to the public.
Hours & Admission: www.allentownartmuseum.org 610-432-4333
Crazy Quilter’s Quilt Guild – www.crazyquilters.org & on Facebook
July 21-24: Quilt Odyssey
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
Thurs, – Sat, 10am to 6pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm. www.quiltodyssey.com
July 21-30: Delaware State Fair Quilt Exhibit
18500So. DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE 19952
August 6: Heartland Quilters Shop Hop & Quilt Exhibit
Denton Fire House, Denton Maryland
Shop Hop Hours: 2:00 – 8:00 pm. (Admission $3.00)
Antique Quilt display at Caroline County’s Rural Life Museum from July 29 to August 31. http://www.carolinehistory.org/heartland-quilters-shop- hop-quilt-exhibits/
September 15-18: National Quilt Extravaganza
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
GPS Address: 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19456
Thursday, September 15
Friday, September 16
Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18
Admission: $15.00 http://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and- events/pennsylvania-national-quilt-extravaganza/
10:00 am to 6:00 pm 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Photos from recent Jane Frenke Workshop
Kiztom Kreations & Timber Villa Quilts
Invite you to a
Spa Day for your Singer Featherweight
Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:00 AM—12:00 Noon
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 398 North Locust Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Pamper your Featherweight with an invigorating day of cleaning, oiling, lubricating, and polishing.
Learn techniques to keep her happy, healthy, and relaxed when sewing.
A registration form will be forwarded by mail or email if you are interested in attending.
Cost of the workshop is $30 with payment by Check or Paypal.
A supply list will be forwarded with a completed registration.
Seating is limited and registrations will be honored in the order received.
For additional information and to register, please contact:
Janel Tomalis, Owner 717-979-4133 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Kiztom Kreations
Timber Villa Quilts
Donna Hoover, Owner 717-471-4207 email@example.com Facebook: Timber Villa Quilts