December 2013 Newsletter

President's Message


Hello Ladies

The holidays are approaching and I know those sewing machines are humming ! The best gifts are from the heart which makes us quilters special. We love to give.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

I was happy to see such a good attendance at the November meeting.  Welcome to our new members and guests. Please get involved with our committees and our show coming up this spring. Don’t be shy ! If you have any suggestions for the guild email me, Rita  or our program chairman Cheryl Dawson. We’re open.

Looking forward to December’s meeting “Getting to Know You”. This will be an opportunity for every member to get to know other members .

See you there !


Meeting Minutes

York Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes

November 21, 2013

7:00 pm

  Cheryl Tassinari, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. One guest and four new members were in attendance. Committee Announcements – Hazel Wood reported that the owner of the Stitch & Craft shop in Manheim  is getting a bus trip together to Paducah April 21-26, 2014.  The price is $550 for a double occupancy hotel room.  A $100 deposit is required at registration, and the balance is due by March 15, 2014.  The price includes five dinners, the bus, quilt show tickets and a continental breakfast.  The only meals that are not included are lunches.  A visit to Hancock Fabrics is included.  To make reservations for the trip, call 717-664-4244. The Program Committee needs help.  One of the members has a health problem and can no longer help.  It would be appreciated if anyone can stay after the meetings to help clean up and help the speakers to pack their quilts. Lin Bangs, a Jr. Quilt Guild member was introduced. Show and Tell – The following items were shown:  1 knitting needle holder; 1 tote bag, 6 quilts, 1 coffee table quilt, 2 wall hangings, 1 diaper bag and a beach bag.   Other Announcements – Ginny Lehr said that several years ago chances were sold and the proceeds were used to replace a corner of an old one room school house located at Church Road and Sinking Springs Lane in Manchester Township.  The building is on the Township’s list of historic buildings.  Now the roof needs repaired.  Ginny has been making one of a kind pocketbooks, tote bags and other craft items, and she is having an open house Saturday, Dec. 7th from 10:00 – 1:00 and on Sunday, Dec. 8th from 1:00 – 4:00 to sell the items.  The proceeds will go to the roof repair.  Please stop by Ginny’s home @ 2680 Stillmeadow Lane, York, to shop or just to have tea/coffee and cookies.   The Basket Raffle was won by Judy Sorenson.  Lisa Blyth thanked everyone for donating items for the baskets.   Program – Evelyn Hunt introduced Becky Enney, a member of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Middletown.  Becky showed and talked about the numerous quilts she made.   Respectfully submitted, Carol Plitt Recording Secretary


New Members


Carlyn Dentler                 Member since 2013

2690 Whispering Pines

York, PA  17403

(717) 741-2943)  cell (717) 487-0695

Birthday 4/18


Ginny Kormondy  (Kelly) Member since 2013

131 Poplar Lane

Mount Wolf, PA  17347

(717) 384-8315

Birthday 7/29


Marilyn Neuburger           Member since 2013

2358 Ranch Road

Seven Valleys, PA 17360


Joy Rusonis    (Joseph)     Member since 2013

2525 Sunset Lane

York, PA  17408

(717) 767-5697

Birthday 8/6


Renewing Members


Janet Shank   (Jeffrey)     Member since 2003

700 Weldon Drive

York, PA  17404-4828

(717) 792-1761

Birthday 9/10


Donna Sheffer  (Keith)   Member since 1999

2370 Brandywine Lane

York, PA  17404-1300

(717) 767-4912

Birthday  1/15

YQG Trivia

More interesting facts from the “Guess Who” Articles

Member Sylvia Crone has been getting show quilt raffle tickets for everyone in her family. Wonder if any won a quilt?

Deceased member Irish Hinkle drove a hearse.

Faye Decker has a collection of over 400 cookbooks. ( in 1998)

Barbara Colvin

Ways & Means

A Note from your Ways and Means Committee:

We are so appreciative of all the fantastic donations we continue to receive.  The sewing supplies, books, and fabrics are perfect for our future raffle baskets.  Thanks again!

ways & means

               The theme for December’s Raffle Basket is

“Snow, Black/White fabrics, and Contemporary” fabrics

Next month’s theme: “Red with white fabric, hearts, and lace.” 

Please check out our fantastic raffle baskets when you sign in.

The price of one chance to win is $5.00 and three chances  will cost you $10.00. 

Each basket is full of tools, fabrics, books, and patterns EVERY month!! Plus you get to keep the basket.  A nice gift for yourself or someone you care for!




Other suggested items to donate may include, but are not limited to:

sewing notions, books, patterns, baskets, candles, candies, gift cards, etc.



christmas quiltAnnual Holiday Treat Feast

Thursday, December 19, 2013,

The years’ theme will be Getting to Know You.” Guild members are encouraged to bring treats i.e. finger foods, cookies, finger foods, pretzels, chips, cakes, nuts, fruit, etc.

March Program and Workshop

PattyPatty Prodonovich will being presenting a trunk show at the Thursday meeting and she will also be conducting a workshop on the following Saturday.

 The following two quilts are being considered.  In you are interested in taking the class please let Evelyn know which one of the two you would like Patty to teach.  In both classes you will be using one or two of Deb Tucker’s rulers.  Evelyn will be able to get the rulers at a discount cost in January at Sew n Places’ Super Bowl Sunday sale. FYI at this sale, fabric is 30% off with an additional 3% if you buy what is left on the bolt.

 The cost of the class will be $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members.  Payment for the class will be accepted starting at the December meeting.


Workshop Cancellation Policy

Workshop Cancellation Policy

   Workshop enrollment fees are not reimbursable or transferable within four weeks prior to the workshop, when the class enrollment is not at its break even point.  Enrollment fees will be reimbursed  when and if there are individuals on the workshop coordinator established waiting list.  Individual(s) on the waiting list will be given the first opportunity to fill any vacant spots.   Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Executive Board.  


Greetings and Merry Christmas from QSI,

your quilt history corner.


 Our luncheon with Lancaster quilt collector and author Trish Herr was beyond our wildest expectations.  Her collection rivals any museum and the real plus was being up close & personal.  We saw PA textiles mostly, quilts, pillowcases and samplers.
Our holiday celebration will be at Connie Holland’s lovely home on the Gettysburg Battlefield.  Her collections are also a treat for the eyes!
The 2014 year will continue with our monthly meeting being held at the York County Heritage Trust.  We meet the second Thursday of each month.  Our meetings are from 10 a.m. To 2:00.
We welcome you to join us.  Membership is free in January-actually February also, and then March.  We will extend it through April & May with a free coupon in join in June.  What a deal!
Have a blessed holiday.
Joan Hamme
Quilt Study Investigation

Announcement from Cheryl

York Hospital Pediatrics Donations

I want to give a big Thank You for the adorable baby quilts that were placed in our donation basket. The basket will be at the end of the sign up table again this month. We need burp pads, pillow cases and small quilts for children. Just think if every member made 1 item we would have over 100 to give to the pediatric department.


Nancy Mott Shared Block Challenge

You are invited to participate in a block challenge…

with NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg!

While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that will be returning to earth with her. Her block will be combined with other blocks submitted by International Quilt 

Festival attendees to create a quilt that will be displayed at our 40th-anniversary show next fall 2014 in Houston.

What an out-of-this-world way to celebrate!
How can you be a part of this exciting project? Submit your own
star-themed block!
We can’t wait to see your stellar creations!

The Details:

• Create a star-themed 9.5″-square unfinished block (so that when quilted, it will be a 9″ inch block).
• The theme should be any variation on a star. We welcome all types—traditional, modern, and artsy variations.
Limit one block per person.
• Use any color scheme and techniques you would like, but please do not use any embellishments.
• Sign your unfinished block on the front with a permanent marker. Please include your name and your location.
Mail your block to us by August 1, 2014.
Star Block Challenge
An: Rhianna Grin
7660 Woodway, Ste. 550
Houston, TX 77063

For Sale

The Grace A-34 Quilting Frame

Size 5′ X 2 1/2 ‘

For more information or to make an offer,

Contact Sally Kursar at (717) 767-6362




Puducah Quilt Show Trip

Hazel Wood has gotten this information on a trip to Puducah:

Puducah Quilt Show

April 21-26, 2014

$550 Double Occupancy, $100 Deposit on signup,

 Balance by March 15,2014

Sponsored by: Stitch & Craft

2957 Lebanon Road

Manheim, PA  17545

(717) 664-4244

Includes: 5 Dinners, Continental Breakfasts, Lodging, Bus,

and Quilt Show Tickets

Rte. 30 East & North on Rt. 72 @ Turnpike entrance – 1 hr drive.

A Little Quilting Humor from Joan Hamme


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

  • Web Page Member Password
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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 Account $ 5,419.22
Show Account $ 8,281.35
Total $13,700.57

Happy January Birthdays!

Kathleen Keller 1
Nancy Hopper 6
Gloria Moyer 10
Faye Elicker 11
Ruth Anne Hallman 11
Darla Landis 11
Holly Swenn 12
Donna Sheffer 15
Katie Anthony 16
Mary Jane Starner 17
Ezraella Brody 18
Janet Chinault 19
Cindy Leen 24
Debra Moreland 24
Cynthia Martin 27
Karen Stollenwerk 29
Jane Fialcowitz 30