Programs & Services

Monthly Programs & Workshops

April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017,

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Daniel Kardos

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 ( 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.

March 2017

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 20-inch square. Due at March 2017 meeting.

Thursday February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017,

Paul Hallinger
This month guild members and guests will have the opportunity to experience one of our own members’ twenty (20) year journey in the quilting world. Paul is a prolific quilter who loves colors and is not afraid to work outside the box. This will be a meeting you won’t want to miss.

January 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017,

Jill Coleman has arranged a visit of the traveling vintage linen trunk show and four (4) of the guild’s members will demonstrate quilt related activities
In addition to demos this month there will be a special viewing of 19 vintage linens quilted as part of challenge. We are lucky enough to be the first to have this traveling trunk show that will visit guilds and be displayed at shows throughout 2017. As a member of a Facebook group, Quilt Vintage, I was fortunate to be a part of this challenge. Nineteen linens were given at random to 19 quilters of the group (out of 400 who wanted to participate) to “quilt as desired” and return to the moderator who initiated this challenge and organized the trunk show, Kelly Cline. At the end of the tour all of the linens will be returned to the quilter. Please check out the Facebook group Quilting Vintage, a group devoted to finishing vintage quilt tops and quilting vintage linens in a variety of innovative ways.

MaY 2017

Thursday, January 01, 1970,

Remembering Marge Gearhart

Thursday, November 16, 2017,

Linda Kurzik a quilter and member of Red Rose Quilt Guild for over 37 years will be our guest speaker. Linda had the privilege of learning to quilt from Marge Gearhart, a founding charter member. Marge was a charter member of Red Rose Quilt Guild that began in 1985. For over 20 years Marge held many positions in Red Rose Quilters. She helped build RRQG to what it is today through her hard work and dedication. She was also a teacher of quilting and taught her famous jacket class for many years in Lancaster.

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Service Projects

Community Education

The Community Education Chairperson, Connie Holland, acts as a liaison between the Guild and the public for the promotion of the art of quilt making.  Upon request, she arranges  to show quilts and related items to community groups (nursing homes, etc) that are interested in seeing them. Donations from the community group are gladly accepted.

For more information, please contact Connie Holland at