May 2018

President's letter

Hello Fellow Quilters,

It seems that May – and our Big Quilt Show  – is upon us.  It is a lot of hard work and time to put on a show like this, and I understand that there is still a need for more volunteers.  Please help if you can.

I hope that everyone has gotten their quilts entered, and are planning to attend.  I can’t wait to see all of our talent on display.  We do have a lot of talent in our group. It is just awesome.

Ms Joanne Hammen has let us know that she will be our VP, hooray…and thank you Joanne.   See you all at the show,   Peg

Quilt Show Demos

Free demos: Friday May 18, 2018

10AM- Flannel Chenille Scarves Judy Stoltz
11AM- Deb Tucker’s Rulers Jackie Mowday
12PM- Free Motion Quilting Joanne Hammen
1PM- Quilted Bowl Protectors Rochelle Nyman
2PM Cathedral Window Quilted Tree Ornament Tena Wolfe
3PM- Chicken Pin Cushion Tena Wolfe


Free demos Saturday May 19, 2018

10AM- Deb Tucker’s Rulers Jackie Mowday
11AM- Fabric Post Cards Deb Bender
12PM- Choosing Needles and Thread For Hand Work Deb Bender
1PM- Free Motion Quilting Joanne Hammen
2PM- English Paper Piecing Patsy Harnett

April York Quilters’ Guild Minutes

The York Quilt Guild meeting was called to order on April 19, 2018 at 7 PM by President Peg Gregory.  We had two visitors present.


The membership approved a motion to change our fiscal year to begin in January and end in December.  Also, membership approved  combining our November and December meeting to the beginning of December because of the holiday  “busy-ness.”


Darla Landis asked members registering quilts for the show to do so using forms on the back table and sending them to Cheryl Dawson.  The website has been difficult to use and they are trying to correct the difficulties.


We need many more people to attend workshops offered by nationally recognized quilters at our May show.  If more people do not sign up, we will be forced to cancel these workshops.

Also, we need more help with the quilt show.  Call Paula Shamoan to sign up for a job.


We have a new Vice President!!  Congratulations to Joanne Hammen for volunteering to fill this very important position.


Mary Moul held tonight’s drawing for our “goodies basket.”  The winner was Kathy Perry.


Evelyn Hunt reported that the quilt appraiser for our upcoming show called and said no one pre-registered to have their quilts appraised.


Ginny Lehr has numbers for people who are putting consignment items in the Boutique at the Quilt Show.  If you are donating only, you do not need a number.


The Business Meeting was followed by Show and Tell.


Our speaker was Jeanne Riley who presented a program “Confessions of a Serial Quilter.”  She brought many lovely quilts to show us, also.


In additiion, ALS is sponsering a “Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge.”  If you wish to donate a quilt to this worthwhile cause, it must be postmarked before July 31, 2018.  All entries must be mailed to Virginia Beach, VA.  Entry forms can be downloaded at

If you have questions, call Linda Kenee at 717-764-8294

Quilt size is a minimum of 35 x 44.


Respectfully Submitted,

Linda Kenee

Recording Sec’y

YQG Trivia

From November 2014 to October 2015 our president, Rita VanWyk-Due treated us to wonderful quotes and poems both in her President’s message in the newsletter and at our meetings. I looked up the poem for May 2015 thinking I would put it in here but it was too long. Thank you, Rita for all your inspiration


As Sunshine Lady for the guild, it is my duty to correspond to members of the guild who are in need of condolences, encouragement, and/or congratulations. In order to do this, I rely on each of you to inform me when a member is in need. I will then mail them a card on behave of the guild expressing support , encouragement, and best wishes. If you know someone who could benefit from such a correspondence, please feel free to contact me at , (717)676-5649  or, in person.

Thank you for your support. Have a great day!


Sunshine Lady, Cindy Hodge

New Members

Patricia Gobrecht
1659 Westminster Road
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 717-632-0538 Cell: 717-870-9019
Birthday: 02/15

Layla Montagne
331 Allegheny Drive
York, PA 17402
Phone:          Cell: 717-817-1179
Birthday: 11/11


Quilt Show Volunteers.

It’s not too late to volunteer to help at the Quit Show: contact PAULA SHAMOIAN at  (with quilt show in subject line) or 717-885-0410


If you want to help with the following, just come as indicated below and join the fun.

Hand & Decorate:

Wed., May 16 between noon and 5 pm

Thurs., May 17 between 9 am and 5 pm

Quilt Takedown:  Saturday, May 19 4-5:30 pm

Quilt Returns:  Saturday, May 19 5:30-7

Show Boutique

The Quilt Show Boutique is a big fund raiser for the Guild. You can donate items or place items on consignment.

It’s a great way to clear out your space of items you no   longer want or use.

The consignment form and guidelines can be found on the Celebration of Quilts website ( Call 717-764-2616  or 717-676-9248                                         for your vendor number.

Donation items do not need a form

Thanks to everyone for your help in making this a success!

Ginny Lehr

June program

Robert DeCarli is the AQS author of the new book, Hill & Valley Log Cabins.  Bob’s first life was as a math professor at a Catholic girls’ college in Buffalo. He moved on to function as an engineer at Lockheed Martin in Valley Forge, all the while continuing to teach math at local colleges.

In 1992 his wife asked for help in making a quilt for their daughter’s wedding. She showed him how to make a four-patch and he was hooked.  As a mathematician, the seemingly endless number of patterns fascinated him. He has designed blocks and quilts since 1993, receiving a ribbon at the Vermont Quilt Festival and a blue ribbon at the Pennsylvania Quilt Extravaganza for “Butterfly” (designed in EQ5).

He discovered EQ in 2005 and has since designed more than one thousand quilts and blocks, including block and quilt settings for his wife’s appliqué projects.  His primary interest, besides teaching, is designing various size, interlocking log cabins and converting weaving patterns to quilts. In each area, the number of possibilities is seemingly endless, but he pursues them one at a time.

DeCarli workshop

Workshop – Saturday, June 30, 2018

Robert DeCarli’ s Tribal Campfire


Cost $55.00

Zion Methodist Church 1030 Carlisle

Avenue York PA

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

If you would like to enroll in this class please contract Evelyn L. Hunt


Ways and Means

Thank you everyone for your contributions to the Quilt Show.  Please stop by and say hello while you check out the offerings on the Raffle Baskets Table, the Consignment Table, and the Boutique Table.

Social Media

If you are a Facebook user, consider following the York Quilters’ Guild for news about meetings, special events and other quilt-related fun.

  • Meeting Date/Time
  • 3rd Thursday, 7pm
  • Zion United Methodist Church
  • 1030 Carlisle Ave, York, PA

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Guild Officers

  • President
    • Joanne Hammen
  • Vice President
    • Donna Sheffer
  • President Ex Officio
    • Margaret "Peg" Gregory
  • Recording Secretary
    • Dawn Gerber
  • Board Secretary
    • Sandra Yingling
  • Guild Treasurer
    • Mary F Moul
  • Programs (second year)
    • Judith Stoltz
    • Betsy Hoffer
  • Programs (first year)
    • Judith Stoltz
    • Joanne Hammen
  • Publicity/Public Relations
    • Joy Rusonis
  • Historian/Photographer
  • Hospitality
    • Deb Wilhide
  • Ways and Means
    • Ginny Lehr
  • Service Projects
    • Susan Kappes
  • Website/Newsletter Editor
    • Joy Rusonis
  • Quilt Show
    • Darlene Schardt
  • Membership
    • Cheryl Dawson
  • Guild Challenge
    • Susan Kappes
  • Community Education
  • Retreat Coordinator
    • Patsy Hartnett
  • Sunshine Lady
    • Cindy Hodge
  • Parliamentarian
    • Patsy Hartnett
  • Show Treasurer

Treasurer's Reports

Main Checking: $ 3,917.26
Show Checking $ 10,120.81
Total: $ 14038.07

June birthday

Sarah O'Sullivan 4
Mary Ellen Wical 26
Marie Bachman 29
Barbara Bahn 30