April 2018

President's report

I was pleasantly surprised with the results of the ugly fabric challenge last month. They were really great. Thanks to all that participated.

Were they really ugly fabrics or just fabrics that didn’t appeal to their owners?

The world is a better place because we all like different things. Just think, if we all liked the same things, we’d all have the same husband ( or wife) scary thought

Please, please consider being a vice president for our organization. I’ll double the salary! LOL Thanks, Peg

Quilt Show Volunteers Needed

Please come to the April Meeting with your calendar in hand, so that you can sign up to volunteer at the quilt show, Celebration of Quilts: Quilting Outside the Lines. Volunteers are needed from set-up on May 15 through take-down on May 19.

You can volunteer for a few hours or for a few days—it’s lots of fun and a great way to get to know other guild members.

Look for the sign-up sheet at the April meeting or contact PAULA SHAMOIAN at pjsham374@msn.com (put Quilt Show in your subject line) or

Call 717-885-0410.

Important Guild News

At a meeting of the Guild Board, two items for Guild approval were proposed.

1. To change the membership year from Sept thru Oct to Jan thru Dec.

2. To combine the Nov and Dec meeting in to one, to be held in early Dec.

Action to approve these proposals will be requested at the April Guild meeting.

In addition, due to emergency circumstances, the board agreed to temporarily handle the scheduling of programs.

YQG Trivia

March 2016 our guest speaker was Laurene Bowers. She showed us pictorial quilts that used cross stitch designs as a pattern. Wow, all those tiny squares made beautiful quilts. Then she showed us her current oppression, Interleave quilts. The rest is history! We were fascinated. One member, Ann King went home and tried it out. Now she will teach it to us this month in a workshop.

Raffle Basket Donations

Donations to the Quilt Show raffle table have started to come in. Thank you to anyone who has already donated or committed to donating items.

Here is a reminder of our wish list for anyone who wishes to donate. Remember that we need newer and/or recently made items for this table.

Other items will be welcomed at the “Boutique” table which will be offered for sale either on consignment or as adonation to the guild. See Ginny Lehr or Darlene Schardt for details on the Boutique table.

Please bring raffle items to the April guild meeting or drop them off at the show venue during set-up times.

Quilting and Sewing Items:

Fabric such as fat quarters, 1/2 yard cuts, jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc.

Rulers of all sizes

Rotary cutters and scissors

Cutting mats of any size

Templates and stencils

Patterns, magazines

Needles, thread

Coupons for quilting services



Handmade Items:

Lap quilts, baby quilts

Cosmetic bags

Purses, totes, market bags, gift bags

Place mats and mug rugs

Table runners



Also, we could use a few baskets or decorative boxes (and bubble wrap) to display groupings of items so if anyone can donate some, we would appreciate it.


Anne King and Mary Moul


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 longarmlady1@gmail.com , (717)676-5649 or, in person.

Thank you for your support. Have a great day!

Sunshine Lady

Cindy Hodge

In February, cards were sent to Diane Koons who was supposed to have surgery. Her surgery has since been postponed. Another card was sent to Jutta Creager who was recovering from blood clots in her lungs.

In March, a card was sent to Jan Swarthout who moved to Florida with her husband

who is suffering with Alzheimer’s.

A sympathy card was sent to Nancy Spiese and family for the tragic loss of her son, Jay Spiese, in an

automobile accident April 4, 2018. Please keep Nancy and her family in your thoughts and prayers

during this most difficult time.

Please keep all of these people in your thoughts and prayers.

March Guild Minutes

March Guild Minutes

The March 3, 2018 meeting of the York Quilters Guild was called to order at 7 pm by Nancy Spiese.

There will be an online action of quilts to benefit Breast and Gynecological Cancers. If you would be willing to donate a quilt look for more information in this newsletter. Joy Rusonis has the details.

We had 4 visitors tonight.

Committee Reports:

Patsy Hartnett has a few openings for our Spring Retreat, which will be held April 27,28, and 29, 2018. She will close registrations by the first week of April. Call her if interested.

Paul Hallinger is entering all the Challenge Quilts in our upcoming show. There will be no fee charged to have these quilts in the show.

Paula Shamoian needs people to help with the upcoming show. If you can help, even for a short time, please call her to sign up.

Evelyn Hunt presented the York Guild with a check for $400 for items sold at The Gathering of the Guilds. Thank you Evelyn for helping with this endeavor.

Anne King’s class will be held April 14th. Money is due now.

Darla Landis, show chairperson, asked anyone who made a scrap basket quilt ( last year’s challenge), to submit it or display at our upcoming show.

Ginny Lehr needs stuff from your sewing room for the Botique she runs at our upcoming show. Check out your sewing area and donate what you are not using. Thanks!!

Anne King and Mary Moul also need items for the Silent Auction.

Challege: Tonight we displayed the quilts we made with our “ugly” fabric. They didn’t look ugly when they were creatively used in new designs. We voted and then had show and tell. This enabled the committee to count the votes. The results were:

Best Overall Use of Fabric: Cheryl Dawson

Best Use of Color: Kristin Gabel

Best Overall Design: Barbara Wilke

Congratulations to everyone who entered a quilt!

APRIL 28-29 IS THE FINAL DATE TO ENTER QUILTS FOR OUR MAY QUILT SHOW. Registration can be done online or with printed forms on the back table.

Respectfully Submitted,

Linda Kenee

Quilt Show Classes

Our Quilt Show is offering a nice variety of inexpensive quilting classes. Visit www.celebrationofquilts.com for full description of instructors and classes. Invite a friend to join you and add to the fun.

Full day classes include:

Barbara Dann teaching “Tumbling Triangles” which is a modern quilt using Debbie Tucker techniques

Cheryl Lynch’s “Mini Mosaic” is a no-sew class featuring adorable mini-quilts using her unique technique

Half-day classes by our own talented guild members:

Sue Kappes is teaching a class using the quick curve ruler which makes curved piecing easy,

Patsy Hartnett’s English Paper Piecing class is an excellent on-the-go hand sewing project,

Dianna Garrett will teach a class the makes cute cuddly hedgehogs,

Sarah O’Sullivan’s class shows you what to do with the panels you have been collecting.

We are pleased to announce that Danner’s will be providing top-of-the-line sewing machines in some of our classes for your enjoyment, at no extra charge. Think of the advantage of not having to lug your heavy machines to the show!

Class size is limited to 20 participants, so sign up early to reserve your space. We hope you will find it to be a fun-filled and rewarding experience.

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 (http://www.celebrationofquilts.com/consignment-boutique.html) 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

Ways and Means

The Bazaar Table closed out at the March meeting. We netted $34. This brings this fundraising effort to an end, at least for now, and the Guild thanks everyone who contributed by way of time,

in kind donations, or money. Keep in mind that one of the Guild meetings planned for next year is to be a yard sale, which will be a good opportunity for you both to purge your sewing room and to find that item you didn’t know you needed.

The more important news is that the Guild will have a space at the annual Leg Up Farm Fall Fest, which will be held October 13, 2018, at the Leg Up Farm, 4880 North Sherman Street,Mount Wolf, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Leg Up Farm states that it is a nonprofit therapy center that enriches the lives of individuals with special needs and their families through support and customized programs. Leg Up Farm’s pediatric therapy center is the only facility in the country to provide children impacted by special needs with physical, occupational, aquatic and speech therapy, in addition to therapeutic horseback riding, counseling services, and educational and recreational programming under one roof. It also has an Able-Services program, through which it offers a continuum of care to individuals up to 59 years of age.

More than 3,000 people attended the Fall Fest in 2017, so I think this will be a good venue for us to show and sell our work and to promote the art of quilting. We are asking all our members to contribute at least one item to sell. This Fall Fest takes a back burner to the May Quilt Show, but we ask that you keep the event in mind. Ideally, we would attend this Fall Fest or similar craft fair in a non-quilt show year so that we could concentrate efforts toward a large showing, but we decided to start this year to test the waters. Our space is 15’x10’ and is outdoors—the fee is $35. We will be back to you with reminders at the end of summer and early fall.

Thank you everyone for all your help.

Mary Moul

Newsletter News

It has come to my attention that many of you were not on our email mailing list. I am sorry that you’ve missed our information. If anyone is aware of anyone who is still not receiving Guild emails, please let me know.

Thanks, Joy Rusonis

  • 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

Main Checking $6206.84
Show Checking $10936.86
Total $17143.70

May birthdays

Linda Kenee 5/2
Rhonda Newton 5/3
Mary E Jones 5/10
Fay Spangler 5/17
Erma Raver 5/20
Ann Hoffman 5/21
Bonnie Lenkner 5/22
Joanne Hammen 5/27
Patsy Hartnett 5/29
Rachael Tracey 5/31