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 (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.


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,


Annual Mini-demo night

Thursday, January 18, 2018,

Guild members share their skills in our annual demo night. Anne King will demonstrate Interweave Table Mats and Dianne Garrett will show us how to transform a TV tray into an ironing board.

 


Feb. 15: Couples Night–His and Hers Quilters

Thursday, February 15, 2018,

Dianne and Jack Garnett, members of the York Quilters’ Guild, will be our speakers.  They will be sharing their  journey as a quilting couple via a trunk shop and an informal lecture. Both Jack and Dianne are also active members in other central Pennsylvania quilt guilds and members of the Hershey Quilt Odyssey Show staff.  Both of their children also are actively involved in quilting.


2018 Challenge: Ugly Fabric Makeover

Thursday, March 15, 2018,

It’s time to see what our members have created from their “ugly” fabric. The challenge was to transform someone else’s ugly fabric into a beautiful–or at least interesting–quilt, measuring 18 by 24 inches.


Jeanne Riley “Confessions of a Serial Quilter”

Thursday, April 19, 2018,

In the early 70’s Jeanne inadvertently discovered quilting and immediately ditched all of her interest in other crafts such as sewing, macramé, decoupage, and has been quilting continuously since then.  In the 80’s she had a dream job working part-time in in a quilt shop and teaching classes and she has continue to teach quilting to anyone who shows the least bit of inclination toward it.  After retiring from her day job as an administrator at Syracuse University, she and her husband relocated to Lancaster in2008 to be closer to family and in record time she became and has remains very involved with the Red Rose Quilters Guild in Lancaster.

 


2018 Celebration of Quilts “Quilting Outside the Lines

Friday, May 18, 2018,

“Quilting Outside the Lines” is the theme of the 2018 York Quilters’ Guild quilt show. It will be held from 9 am to 7 pm Friday, May 18 and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 19 at the Grumbacher Center, York College of Pennsylvania, 899 South Richland Avenue York. The show features more than 200 quilts, free demonstrations, a merchant’s mall, appraisals by appointment, guild boutique, and quilt and basket raffles. Featured artist for the event is guild member Jill Coleman, whose work ranges from hand-quilted vintage quilts to contemporary quilts. Guest exhibitor Mary Kerr will bring her collection “Quilt as Desired”, which features vintage quilt tops quilted with contemporary long-arm quilting. Floral accents for the event will be provided by the Garden Club of York. Admission is $10.


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  yorkquiltersguild@gmail.com.