April Newsletter

April Meeting Cancelled!!!!


The April 17th Guild  Meeting has been cancelled.  The church is having Maundy Thursday service and there will be very limited parking.  The next  meeting will be on May 15, 2014.  See you then!


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President's Message

C Welcome Spring ! Or so the calendar says.  As flowers bloom  they will give us inspiration for colorful, cheery quilts.  This is a good time to go through all the magazines we saved all winter and pick out patterns for new table runners or placemats. Thimbleberries has a nice pattern book on picnic quilts that are fast and easy. I love the Quick Quilts magazine. I have found several patterns that have worked well for baby quilts. It’s fascinating to see how different a pattern looks just by changing color schemes. I haven’t been on any Shop Hops for about 2 years. Unfortunately some of the shops I visited then have closed. If anyone has been on a fun Shop Hop, please share your story at Guild meetings. It’s fun to hear what members are doing.


Secretary's Report

York Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes

March 20, 2014

7:00 pm

Cheryl Tassinari called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

One returning member and 1 guest were introduced.

Committee Announcements –

Challenge:  Ann Clinton will run the Challenge this year.  She will bring the directions to the next meeting.

2014 Quilt Show (June 20 & 21): Linda Carroll reported that postcards advertising the show are available and asked members to place them in area shops.  May 14th is the last day to register. The registration form for the show is on the website (Celebration of Quilts.com). Ginny Lehr is in charge of the boutique.  She noted that donations of any sewing related items will be accepted.  Consignment sheets are on the website for those who are interested.  All items consigned must have prices on them. The Guild takes 15% of the sales.  People who will be entering items on consignment must see Ginny for a vendor number.  Carol Blevins noted that this is the 14th Show and there are many changes this year.  Quilts should be taken to the Old Main on Tuesday.  Wednesday they will be hung.  Decorating with the loaned accessories will occur on Thursday.  Thursday evening will be a reception from 7-9 for the show helpers and their spouses.  Quilts will be allowed to be sold.

Documentation:  Joan Hamme thanked everyone who volunteered to help with the quilt documentation, however it is being postponed.

Programs:  Evelyn Hunt asked if anyone is interested in attending a one-day retreat in York.  This would give you an idea of what is done on the 3-day retreats.  If interested, see Evelyn.

Show and Tell:  The following items were shown:  2 crib quilts, 3 tote bags, 4 quilts, 1 block, 1 small landscape quilt, picture of a christening gown made out of a wedding gown, picture of a pillow for a baby shower

Ways and Means:  Lisa Blyth will bring notecards for sale at the next meeting.  She conducted the basket raffle.

Program:  Evelyn Hunt introduced Patty Prodonovich, who provided a trunk show.  Patty teaches a lot of classes and has been the speaker at many guilds.


Respectfully submitted,

Carol Plitt

Recording Secretary

YQG Trivia

We all know  about the guild retreat that Patsy organizes, but did you know that the guild  had a “Quilt Camp”?

On November  20, 1997 the guild had a day camp. Everyone was welcome. You could bring  anything you wanted to  work on and also bring a dish to share. It was held at Lutheran Memorial Church,  our regular meeting place.


Barbara Colvin

Ways and Means

A Note from your

Ways and Means Committee:


The Guild may not be meeting in APRIL, but a beautiful basket of goodies is being prepared and

is waiting for you at our next Guild meeting in MAY!!

Please continue to support our fund-raising through your wonderful donations.

Keep cleaning out your unused stash so someone else can enjoy your items

and you can continue to buy more!!birds

The theme for MAY’s Raffle Basket is

“Gardens & birds & batik fabrics of all colors” 


June’s theme will be “Reds, Whites, and Blues along with any 1940-50’s prints.


2014 Challenge!!!

thimble                    2014 York Quilters Guild Challenge

“Quilt Like Your Ancestors”



When looking at antique quilts I often wonder, “How did they do it?”  How did they make such beautiful quilts lacking modern conveniences, limited access to designer fabrics, poor lighting and limited tools?  Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers produced some amazing works of art with their quilting!  In homage to those who came before us and some of the tools we take for granted (like a rotary cutter!) I challenge you to produce a quilt using some of the techniques, patterns, or fabric styles of your ancestors.


Here are the Rules of the Challenge:

  1. Quilt entry must be a 20 inch square or larger (if larger it does not need to be a square)
  2. You must use three or more of the following requirements in the making of your quilt….you can use all of them if you want more of a challenge!
    1. Hand piece the entire quilt
    2. Hand quilt the entire quilt
    3. Hand applique
    4. Hand embroidery
    5. Use templates and scissor as oppose to a rotary cutter when cutting out your quilt
    6. Use a historical/traditional pattern and/or quilting design
    7. Use vintage (ex. feed sack) or reproduction fabrics
    8. Work by candlelight….only kidding!
    9. Quilts will be revealed at the January 2015 guild meeting.  When you bring your challenge quilt to the January meeting also include an index card pinned to the quilt identifying which requirements you challenged yourself to use when making your quilt (Ex. Hand quilted, historical pattern- log cabin, reproduction fabrics).  Do not put your name on the index card.  Index cards will be available at meetings.

If you have a question about the challenge please email Ann Clinton at clintonann@aol.com



Sunshine and Shadows

sunraysIf a fellow quilter is ill, has surgery, a birth or death in the family, or could just use a note of cheer, please let me know.  You can reach me at LSWri@aol.com  or 717-428-2893  Thank you.
In March a congratulations card was sent to Ginny Kormondy for the birth of her grandson, get well cards were sent to Ann Clinton and Judy Deveny, and sympathy cards were sent to Wanda Elicker on the death of her father, Julie Hull on the death of her grandfather, and Judy Deveny on the death of her brother.
Linda Wright


The program schedule is being updated due to the meeting cancellation.

Classified Ads

I have a large size Gracc II frame and Janome machine for sale.  It is only two years and has only been lightly used.
It comes with the books, needles, bobbins.Everthing you need to start immediatey. Please call If you if there is anyone  interested in your quild., I can show it to anyone interested at any time.

Susan Holst
610-383-5855  sholst1@verizon.net

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No longer quilting, fabric and books for sale.  Fabric is $1/yd.  Call for an appointment.

Peggy Schuley

Longstown Village

3120 Lakefield Road


Quilt Show News

Celebration of Quilts 2014

Friday, June 20 & Saturday, June 21 

We are losing some valuable time with our April guild meeting canceled. So if you have any questions or concerns about the show, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.

There are plenty of time slots open to help with during the show. We will need members to help run the Lobby, Raffle Tickets, Auction, Boutique, and White Glove.


Next Show Meeting – Thursday, May 15

We will meet in the kitchen of the church at 6:00 before our regular guild meeting.

Everyone is invited to attend. Committee members, please let me know if you can’t attend.


HELP!   Set Up & Tear Down

We desperately need one big truck or two smaller ones to ferry the pipe & drape to the Expo from Jacobus on the morning of Tuesday, June 17, and then back again Saturday after the show. A couple of strong manly mans wouldn’t hurt either. This is a quick and dirty job. We load up the truck, drive to the Expo, and unload the truck. Total time is 1 hour….1 ½ hour tops.

Saturday, immediately after the show, we go into Tear-Down mode. This process goes jaw dropping quick. We load up the trucks and take the pipe & drape back to Jacobus.


Reminder!!   May 15, May 15, May 15!!

Please have your show registration mailed to Jill Volz by May 15 or brought to our May guild meeting. Registration forms can be found on our website www.celebrationofquilts.com

Jill’s address is 2685 Trinity Road, Felton, PA 17322



Preview Party

We have a party Thursday night at 7:00 before the show to partake a bit of light but totally yummy refreshment and enjoy all our lovely work. Cindy Hodge (755-9330) has graciously volunteered to organize this gathering. So, if you can’t help in any other capacity but can bake delicious cookies, please give her a call.


Luck of the Draw Auction

Please give your quilt related auction donations to Lisa Blyth (817-2488) ele1080@comcast.net


Guild Boutique

Contact Ginny Lehr (764-2616) syncnsew@comcast.net or Carol Paull (755-07030)

If you wish to sell items in the boutique there is a form you need to fill out and all your items MUST be pre-priced. If you wish to donate items to the guild you need not pre-price them or fill out the form.



We especially need workers for set up on Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19 during the day. This is a big job and many hands make light work. You don’t have to stay the whole time, just as long as you can. We particularly need members that feel comfortable on a step ladder. We really need your help on this one. Also, it would be great to have some help from guild members that aren’t card carrying members of AARP and aren’t in need of a hip replacement.  Hint, hint, all you Young & Strong, Young & Beautiful and Young & Smart guild members out there.


If you have any questions, please call or email me.

Thanks, Linda Carroll   235-2661    lindalimecarroll@gmail.com

Quilt Show Preview Party News

Since there is no meeting in April and I won’t be in attendance at the May meeting, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the quilt show preview party of which I am in charge. Please plan to attend! It will be a great chance to admire and appreciate all of the wonderful quilts on display prior to admission of the general public. I would also request that you bring a plate of finger food to share.  It should prove to be a fun evening and I’m looking forward to seeing you there!  I will submit another reminder with more details in the May newsletter but mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss this event! Thank you in advance for your contribution of snacks. It will be a great time of food, fellowship, and quilts! What could be better?

Happy Spring!

Cindy Hodge


Luck of the Draw Auction 2014

Our York Quilters’ Guild “CELEBRATION OF QUILTS 2014” show will be held on Friday, June 20 & 21 at the Old Main Building of the York Expo Center/Fairgrounds.

As in years past, we are holding a Luck of the Draw Auction during those two days.  We need volunteer ticket sellers and items donated for this raffle so we can sell tickets to our visitors to win these items which will be chosen on Saturday afternoon.  All proceeds will go to supporting our Guild and its many activities.

So, how can YOU help??

1.  Please Sign UP to be at the show for 1-2 hours on Friday or Saturday selling our raffle tickets to the public.  Your volunteer time can coincide with your own visit to our Quilt Show!



2.  Please DONATE items that we may use for the raffle.

Ideas include but are not limited to the following:


-Wallhangings – check out your stash of finished items you aren’t using

-Quilts or quilt projects with pattern and fabric included

-Fabric bundles

-Books on quilting

-Sewing notions

-Tote bags/Pocketbooks/Wallets homemade

-Jewelry items

-Artwork related to quilting, etc.

-Baskets to fill with items

-Re-gift something you are not intending to use!

-Donation of your time & skills certificate – I can print this up for you!

-Request donations from a fabric store where you frequently shop!!


Let’s see if we can get these things donated through the guild so we are able to raise more funds for our programming, youth program, and general expenses.  Your time and donations are much appreciated – thanks for your help!!

Please see Lisa Blyth (at the Ways & Means table!) to sign up to sell tickets.  You may bring any donations for the Show Auction tablee to our next Guild meeting in MAY.  Also, feel free to contact me with any questions at elbe1080@comcast.net or by phone at 717.817.2488

Celebration of Quilts Display!

We have been lucky enough to acquire a display case in the Dover Library to advertise for our Quilt Show to the community!

NEEDED:  Loans of any small quilted items that could be displayed to highlight the work of our guild. Some miniature quilts would be fantastic! They would have to be items that would not be entered in this year’s show. The library case is locked so everything will be secure.  If anyone has any items they wish to display please contact Kim Shoemaker at pineacresfarm.1@juno.com.  Items can be returned at the show, or at the July meeting after the show.

Words of Wisdom

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

Youth Committee

Register NOW for the 1st Guild Youth Workshop!


At the February meeting it was decided Youth may join the Guild to attend meetings and participate in the Guild Quilt Show and special youth workshops Youth membership will be ½ the member rate or $12.50 for the year Oct-Oct.

The first Youth workshop will be May 15th.  Youth members may attend with a Guild member.  The May workshop will be making a pillowcase from 5:30-6:40pm in the Guild meeting room.


UPDATE * * *

With the cancellation of the April Guild meeting, there will be no in person opportunity to register for this youth workshop.  You must email N. Mott at nfmott@earthlink.net to register so we can custom cut a kit for the Youth.  There is no charge but they must bring a Sewing machine and scissors. 

On the Road Again!

You are cordially invited to the 41st Annual Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show – May 30, 31 and June 1.  This is the largest all-volunteer quilt show in the mid-Atlantic.  Please share the news about this show with your members and ask them to go to the website for details:
Why not charter a bus and come as a group?  What a fun road trip!   Please use the attached registration form to ensure you receive special group discounts and other benefits.

Don’t miss a great show in an easy-to-find location.  Hope to see you there!

Carole Marti, Publicity Committee

Quilt Show Forms

Form1A Form2A

  • 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 Account 3,792.64
Show Account 9,108.35
Total 12,900.99

May Birthdays

Linda Kenee 2
Rhonda R. Newton 3
Cheryl Tassinari 12
Julie Hull 16
Karyn M. Sloat 16
Jane Mansfield Martin 19
Erma Raver 20
Ann Hoffman 21
Debbie Perry 21
Bonnie Hoch Lenkner 22
Gwen Lightfoot 24
Joanne Hamme 27
Katrina Liek 27
Patsy Hartnett 29
Rachael Tracey 31