December 2016

President's Letter

Dear Members,

The turkey is gone and I survived Black Friday shopping. My Santa collection is out and I’m planning my cookie baking. I’m betting many of you are deep into your Christmas preparations too.

As a mostly traditional quilter I was very interested in expanding my appreciation of other types of quilting. Our November program on Modern Quilting did not disappoint. The quilts were beautiful and Beth Reese did a great job of informing us about what places a quilt in the Modern category.

I’m looking forward to our Holiday Gathering at the December meeting. Hopefully all of you will take a break in your holiday preparations and join in our Christmas party.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Nancy Spiese

November Meeting Minutes

The November 17, 2016 meeting of the York Quilt Guild was called to order at 7 PM by President, Nancy Spiese.  We had two visitors.  Nancy reminded us to pick up our membership booklets at the back table, if we have not done so. If our meeting is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, members are asked to go to WGAL’s web site ( to find out details.  If unable to get on the web site, please call a YQG officer, as Nancy will notify them by phone.  We elected Judy Deveney, Cindy Lean, and Evelyn Hunt as 1st Year Chair People.  

Committee Reports:

Joy Rusonis reported that our guild will have a Facebook page coming very soon.

Darla Landis, our show chair for 2018, again asked for help from members for the next quilt show in 2018.  A kick off meeting was held on 11/02/16.  If you are willing to help, let Darla know.  Our show date will be May 18,19, and 20.

Evelyn Hunt would like to know if anyone would like to eat dinner with future speakers.  Also, she’d like to know if anyone would be willing to host a speaker overnight, if the need arises.  The house should have a private bath and bedroom and be pet and smoke free.  Speak to Evelyn if you could do this.  

We had many beautiful quilts shown by members during Show and Tell.  

Our November program was presented by Beth Reese, who spoke about Modern Quilting.  Besides a lecture, she used slides to show elements of modern quilts.  

Next month is our Holiday Party.  Please bring a snack or dessert to share with members.  Also, each member is asked to bring a fat quarter to give to Evelyn.  These will be sold at the Gathering of the Guilds.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Kenee

Recording Sec’y

YQG Trivia

In December 1996 former member Mellane Blevins had a craft night.
We did a “No Hassle, No Sewing Christmas Ornament”.
We used a large covered button, covered it and fused a piece of Christmas
fabric on it. I thought about it as I put mine on my tree this year.

Barbara Colvin

Sunshine and Shadows

If 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 or 717-428-2893.

Linda Wright

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Annual Holiday Gathering

This is the Guild’s annual holiday gathering where members bring potluck dishes and wonderful light snack and desserts to share.

What motivates you to choose a quilt design?  Have you ever been inspired by a ceiling, wall tiles or even flooring.  Many fiber artist have been.  This year we will have a special guest Paul Prodonovich, he is not a quilter.  However, he will be sharing a fiber art form which has been a sources of many specular other art forms including quilting.  

Thursday, January  19, 2017

Member Demos

Four (4) of the guild’s member will demonstrate quilt related activities.



Thursday February 16, 2017

Paul Hallinger

This month guild members and guests will have the opportunity of experience one of our own members’ twenty (20) journey.  This will be a meeting you won’t want to miss.

2016 Judges choice selection at the York Quilter’s Guild Celebration of Quilt Show

Thursday, March  16, 2017

The 2016/17 Program Year’s

Scrap Basket Challenge

Since there is not much time in between last years’ challenges this years’ challenge, we are going easy.

In the Scrap Basket Challenge there are only three (3) rules:

  1. The majority of the fabric used must be scraps
  2. There must be at least one (or many more) basket(s) featured in the quilt
  3. The quilt must measure at least a 16 inch square.

Thursday, April 20, 2016

Daniel Kardos

Dan started quilting over 16 years ago with simply a needle, some thread, and scraps from his mother’s collection. He wanted to create something from nothing. It turned out that his style of quilting would be unplanned, unconventional, and unapologetic. While his skills have improved over the years, his quilting philosophy remains the same. Recently, Dan has added embroidery to his growing list of creative sewing ventures. Check out his new business, Rusticly Ever After ( When he’s not quilting, you can find him on the sports field as an athletic trainer or serving in the Army Reserves as a combat medic. 

The following information was inadvertently edited from our member booklet, please add it to your booklets.

Kathryn Patterson

Member since 2013

970 Hill Street
York, PA 17403
Cell: 717-818-4949
Birthday 9/5

Retreat Queen!

Area Happenings

Dear Friends,

The Hummelstown Area Historical Society is partnering with the PieceMakers Quilt Guild of Middletown to present a special Quilt Show. Seventy five vintage and contemporary quilts will be displayed at the Society’s historic 1815 Parish House at North Rosanna Street and North Alley in Hummelstown.

The Show is open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on five consecutive Sundays between January 29 and February 26, 2017. There is no charge for admission.

The Show, entitled Quilt 2, is a follow-up to one that the Society organized as part of Hummelstown’s 250th Anniversary in 2012.

Quilt 2 will feature new displays including:

O A Then and Now display of quilts sewn in different time periods but with the
same pattern.

O Four Star of Bethlehem Quilts are featured, dating from 1880 to 1950.

O Crib and Cradle Quilts displayed on doll and children’s furniture.

O A Quilter’s Showcase features a series of 5 quilts sewn by a single quilter.

O A WOW display of quilts which are breathtaking in design,
craftsmanship, or color.

O Vintage quilts from the Society’s collection.

This Show is not to be missed by those who enjoy sewing quilts, admiring quilts, or appreciating the history and artistry associated with quilts. If you have questions or wish to schedule a special time for your group to visit the Show, please contact Wade Seibert at 717-919-0509 or me at

To learn more about the Historical Society, please visit our website at

We hope to see you at the Show.


  • Meeting Date/Time
  • 3rd Thursday, 7pm
  • Zion United Methodist Church
  • 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

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