August 2017

President's Letter

Dear Members
Last month’s program “Hobo Quilts” by Debra Henninger was enjoyable and informative.  She not only had quilt knowledge, she also had historical knowledge about a time period we may have only heard about from parents and grandparents.  Most of us  probably knew very little about the hobo culture and their symbols.
So now we are in August and while we are trying to get in as many summer activities as possible we may be preparing for the start of school.  With fall just around the corner we will be  kicking into high gear for our 2018 Show.  Darla has openings for volunteers to help with the show.  Please consider helping with the show.  If the Show is not where your volunteer leanings are , please think seriously about joining the Board.  Our incoming President needs a Vice President.  We need an ‘understudy’ for Darla Landis for the Quilt Show, and a first year Program chair.  The Guild can not continue without members willing to take up some leadership roles.
This month is our Guild picnic.  Last month’s newsletter includes information about the picnic and suggestions for food items to bring.  I hope you have a great picnic and I will see you in September.
Nancy Spiese

July minutes

The meeting of the York Quilt Guild was called to order on July 13, 2017 at 7p.m. by President, Nancy Spiese. We opened our meeting with our speaker first. Debra Henninger presented a program on “Hobo Quilts.” She explained what the symbols meant that were used by Hobo’s who “rode the rails.” She also showed many quilts using this theme.

We had one visitor. Committee Reports:

Darla Landis needs many volunteers to help sell raffle tickets at the Hershey Quilt Show. Please help! We also need many volunteers for our own Quilt Show next May!

There are still seats available for the bus trip to Oakes, PA for the quilt show. See Faye Spangler, if interested in going.

Aug. 5, 2017 will be the Patty Prodonovich workshop at the Church of the Open Door.

Aug. 17 will be the Guild Picnic. Please bring a dish to share. The Guild will provide plates, napkins, cups, and flatware. In addition to our picnic, Susan Kappes will demonstrate “How to Block a Quilt.”

Mary Moul will no longer be able to offer a raffle item, but she will have a “Bazaar Table” to raise money for Ways and Means. Please donate to this endeavor.

Show and Tell followed our Committee Reports. The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Linda Kenee Recording Sec’y

YQG Trivia


I enjoyed late month’s meeting about the Hobo’s life. It reminded me of a movie.

American Girl produced a depression era move called “Kit Kittredge”. Several of the characters are hobos.

And they show some of that lifestyle with the signs and camp. It is a good movie and is available at the library

Charity Project

Thank you to those of you that have taken the time to contribute to our charity project.  The pillow dolls are so cute and the kids will benefit.
I would like to see many more.  I still have more patterns for those who need them. Peg Gregory

Sad News: Mary Jane Glagola, Red Lion PA Age 69

Mary Jane’s s obit is in York Daily Record. Information in the paper says she was a member of  the “York Quilting Assn”.   I cannot verify that she was part of our group as I don’t remember her.  At one time we had about 150+ menbers and I  don’t know all of them so she could have been a member.  I am assuming that our group is the one referred as York Quiting Assn.  Hazel Wood

Celebration of Quilts Facebook page

If you are a Facebook fan, there are two Quilters’ Guild Facebook pages for you! See Guild news and pictures from our meetings at York Quilters’ Guild.  As the 2018 show approaches, look for information at Celebration of Quilts.

Please feel free to share posts from both sites to your Facebook page, especially for items and programs that are open to the public. If you have anything you’d like shared on the pages, please email me at

Help Wanted

Help Wanted
YQG 2020 Raffle Quilt

Yes, 2020, it not that far away, A Raffle Quilt Chair and committee is need to design and organize a raffle quilt(s) which will be need by April 2019. A small committee is needed to select a design, fabrics, write instructions, and package fabrics with instructions for distribution to YQG members who want to participate in the making of the quilt. The committee will collect completed blocks from members and ovesee the assembly of the blocks into a completed quilt top, arrange for the quilting of the top by machine quilter, arrange for binding and labeling of the quilt. Interesting persons should e-mail Darla Landis or Evelyn Hunt; please indicate 2020 raffle quilt in the subject line.

2018 Show Raffle Ticket Chair and Co-Chair

Two or three members are needed to co-chair the selling of the 2018 raffle show quilt tickets. The chairs will coordinate the printing and distribution of raffle tickets to membership; secure all unsold tickets, Secure all raffle ticket stubs of sold tickets. Oversee the sale of additional tickets during monthly general meeting and at the quilt show. Collect money for raffle tickets and turn funds over the show treasurer monthly. Maintain detailed records of tickets sold/money collected and report this to the QS chair. Coordinate volunteers to sell ticket as necessary; arrange for raffle to be on display and tickets sold at local quilt show, other guilds, quilt shops and other venues. Interested persons should contact Darla Lanis or Evelyn Hunt; please indicate 2018 show raffle tickets.

Aug. 17 will be the Guild Picnic. Please bring a dish to share. The Guild will provide plates, napkins, cups, and flatware. In addition to our picnic, Susan Kappes will demonstrate “How to Block a Quilt.”

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  • 3rd Thursday, 7pm
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  • 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 3469.40
show 7490.74
total 10960.14