April 2017

President's letter

Dear Members,

I think Spring seems to be here for good. Even though some of the Spring flowers bloomed way too early, others are blooming right on time. As I write this message I can hear lawn mowers being used for the first time this year.

There was a good turnout for the March meeting in spite of the snow storm earlier that week. There were about 18 Challenge quilts and they were wonderful. There were traditional baskets as well as some very innovative baskets. Thanks to everyone who participated. If you didn’t make it to the meeting bring your Challenge quilt in for Show and Tell.

I am looking forward to April’s meeting and our program featuring Daniel Kardos, another talented male quilter.
Happy Easter and I hope to see you at the meeting.

Nancy Spiese

March Minutes

The York Quilt Guild met at Zion Methodist Church on March 16, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7PM by President, Nancy Spiese.

Cheryl Dawson reported we had 2 visitors and 2 new members. Our new members are Peggy Kohler and Sandy Yingling.

There is a woman in Red Lion who wants to have a quilt assessed. If you could help her please contact Nancy Spiese.

Darla Landis reminded everyone that the Show Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of April. They are currently looking for a person to be chair for the NEXT Quilt Show.

Patsy Hartnett PLEADED for someone to step up and become our Guild Vice President. We desparately need to fill this position. Now is the time to agree to do this, as you can “shadow” Nancy Spiese and learn all about the job.

This was Challenge Night. This year’s challenge was “basket quilts.” Ann Clinton explained how the voting would work. Then while the votes were tabulated, we had Show and Tell.
The winners of this year’s challenge were:
Dawn Gerber and Sue Kappes
Viewers’ Choice
Best Use of Color
Best Use of Fabric
Best Workmanship
Pat Matthews
Viewers Choice Runner-Up
Barb Wilke
Best Non-Traditional Quilt

Thank you to everyone who participated. The quilts were magnificient!

Next Year’s Challenge will be “Ugly Fabric Contest.” Bring your ugliest fabric to our April and May meeting. At least 18 x 24 inches. We will exchange fabrics and see what beautiful quilts can be created by a fellow quilter!

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Linda Kenee
Recording Sec’y

New Facebook Page

Now there’s a way to follow Guild news on Facebook. The new page is York Quilters’ Guild (don’t forget the apostrophe—there’s another inactive guild page on Facebook). This page joins Celebration of Quilts, which is for quilt show information. If you aren’t a member of Facebook, you can see the Guild page at https://www.facebook.com/yorkquiltersguild

Due to the problems associated with having an open page, at this time posting on the timeline will be restricted. If there is anything you would like have posted, please send it to jrusonis@hotmail.com. If you can use the subject “Guild Facebook” in your email, it will help me to spot the emails.
I would also be happy to hear about what types of posts you’d like to see on the Facebook page.

YQG Trivia

March 2000 we had a Community quilt day for Access York. 14 members came to assemble and quilt crib size quilts. We completed 12 quilts and 11 were taken home to finish. 23 in all. It was great fun to work together and feel the sense of doing for others.

Thank you to all who participated in the Scrap Basket Quilt Challenge in March

Sarah O’Sulllivan

Ann Clinton

Pat Matthews

Hazel Wood

Jill Coleman

Barb Wilke

Barb Wilke

Eileen Shrey

Deb Wilhide

Cindy Leen

Donna Sheffer

Anne King

Nancy Spiece

Paul Harbinger

Rita Van Wyk-due

Dawn Gerber and Sue Kappas

Jack Garrett

Patsy Harnett

Ugly Fat Quarter Challenge


This is a three part challenge. Step 1: Fabric Selection.

Find a fat quarter size piece of ugly quilting fabric. You might find this fabric in your stash or you purchase it for the challenge.

Step 2: Fabric Exchange.

Bring this ugly fabric to the April or May guild meeting. We will collect fabric and have you pick a different ugly fat quarter from a basket prior to leaving the guild meeting. We will only hold the fat quarter swaps during the April and May meetings.

Step 3: Quilt.

Transform this ugly fat quarter into a beautiful quilt. The quilt must be 18 x 24 inches. Your quilt can either be hung portrait or landscape. You may use any technique, pattern and add any other fabric to your design as long as that ugly fabric makes it into the quilt.

This challenge is due for the March 2018 meeting.

*We wanted to make them uniform size so they could be hung as a grouping at the quilt show or possibly loan it out to other quilt shows for display.*

Any questions please email Ann Clinton, Candy Shively or Paul Hallinger.


programs continued...

Thursday May 18, 2017

Patty Prodonovich

Patty will present a trunk show and discuss her quilts and what she has learned making them with a special focus on how each quilt she created affected the following quilt. A workshop will be held in June 2017.

Thursday July 2017

Note: This meeting is on the 2nd Thursday in the month.

Debra G Henninger Author of the book Hobo Quilts

Debra will discuss the 55+ original blocks based on the secret language of riding the rails. The blocks recreating symbols are

shown as they were drawn and then as interpreted. In addition to the Debbie made 21 projects using the blocks.

On the Road Again

Flying Solo: Art Quilts

March 30 – June 25, 2017
Misty Cole of “Pick Your Brain Designs” The College Park Aviation Museum

Milltown Quilters

Apr 27-29, 2017
Milltown Quilters 2017 Quilt Show Columbia MD

Friendship Star Quilt Show April 28-30, 2017 Sunshine and Moon Glow

Penn Oaks Quilt Guild
May 5-6, 2017
For the Love of Quilting IX
Griffith Hall- Ludwig’s Corner Fire House 1325 Pottstown Pike (Rte.100) Glenmoore, PA

Quilters Unlimited 44th Annual Show

June 2-4, 2017 “Wing It” Chantilly, VA

Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore Quilt Show

June 2-5, 2017
Location: Oxford Community Center 200 Oxford Rd,
Oxford, MD 21654

Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore has again chosen the historic, seaport town of Oxford, Maryland for its bi-annual quilt show, “A Garden of Quilts”.

Schoolhouse Quilters Guild June 16-18
Allegany County Fairground Cumberland MD 21502

Kutztown Folk Festival Celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch Culture

July 1-9, 2017
Location: Kutztown Fairgrounds

225 N. Whiteoak St., Kutztown, 19530
Hours: Weekends and July 4th until 8:00, Weekdays until 6:00.
Over 2,000 locally handmade quilts displayed for sale with an auction of prize-winning quilts.

Chambersburg Quilt Guild Show
July 14-15,2017
Location: Family Life Center, Falling Spring Presbyterian Church 221 N. Main St., Chambersburg,
Hours: Fri 9 – 6, Sat 8 – 4

The show is held in conjunction with Chambersfest. 200 member’s quilts displayed, beautiful queen sized, hand quilted raffle quilt on display and tickets are available.

Mid-Appalachian Quilters Symposium
July 14-16, 2017
Location: Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD

Quilt Odyssey – July 20-23, 2017
Location: Hershey Lodge & Convention Center,

W. Chocolate Ave. & University Dr., Hershey 17033 Hours: Thurs – Sat 10 – 6, Sun 10 – 4

QO is a national show with classes and lectures by an all-star faculty; annual contest finalists on exhibit, plus special exhibits including an antique quilt exhibit; large diverse merchant’s mall.

Diamond State Quilt Show

Ladybug Quilt Guild
Location: Singerly Fire Hall
300 Newark Avenue
Elkton MD 21921
Hours Thursday – Saturday 10-5

Four County Quilters Guild’s 30th Anniversary Quilt Show
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick Maryland
Friday, August 11, 2017 – 10:00 AM – Sunday, 13 – 4:00 PM

Schuylkill County Quilters Guild
Quilt Spectacular Walk In Art Center
110 West Columbia Street
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
Saturday Sept 9th 10-5 and Sunday September 10th 12-5

Mancuso Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

Thursday – Saturday September 14th-16th 10-6 Sunday September 17 10-4

The FWRC hosted it 2017 A FibreWorks Gathering on Saturday February 25, 2017 to brings together fiber and needlework guilds/groups from the Central PA Region…and beyond…for a day of education and outreach to fiber enthusiasts, crafts persons, and artists.

The guilds displayed the work of their members and demonstrate various technique in the gym area. Throughout the day, guilds offered Schoolhouses and Blackboards. The Schoolhouses were 2-hour mini-workshops designed to introduce a technique. Blackboards were 30-minute lectures, demonstrations, and/or trunk shows.

This year we thank the following members for representing our guild:

Lisa Blyth
Evelyn Hunt Mary-Ellen Wical

Darla Landis
Rhonda Newton
Tena Wolfe – gave a cathedral window tree ornament demo

The guild made a gross profit of $300.00 which resulted in a net profit of $245 after paying the booth rental fee of $55. These funds were placed in the guild’s education fund.

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

  • Web Page Member Password
  • Members can send email to yorkquiltersguild@gmail.com

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

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