Feb 2019

President's letter

This month celebrates Valentines Day. I want to thank three individuals that introduced me to to my love of Quilting.

The first individual is my mother in law, Daisy Wilt. She invited me to start attending Guild meetings in 2002.  I was working and sometimes had difficulty staying awake but I always enjoyed sitting with her.  Little did I know that quilting  would become a huge part of my life after retirement.

The next individual is Paige Allen. She recognized me at a Guild meeting. We both went to the same Church. She invited me to join a group at our Church. This group made 16 inch square miniature Prayer Quilts. Paige taught me how to make binding and that special fold at the corners.

The third individual is Carol Paull. Carol was involved in our Guild and our Church Prayer Quilt group. Carol helped me with half square triangles. She gave a lot of advice on a quilt with a large horse appliqué.  This project was for my granddaughter. With Carol’s help it was a huge success.

May fond memories and a beautiful quilt keep you warm this month.

Joanne Hammen


YQG Trivia

In September 2008, Sarah O’Sullivan conducted a workshop to make a pink and white quilt to be donated to York Cancer Center’s Angel Axillary silent auction.

Member made and donated Log Cabin blocks which were assembled into a quilt.

The quilt raised $800. I thought about this because I am cutting up two boxes of scraps and came across some of that pink fabric. (Why do we keep all those scraps, some too small for sourdough)?


Barbara Colvin


Ways and Means

What do we never have enough of???

Fabric, of course!

The Guild has received a very generous donation of fabric. The fabric was donated by the daughter of our late Guild member Ann Powell, and was from Ann’s fabric collection. At future meetings, there will be a display of the fabric for sale. This  is intended as a fund raiser for the Guild as well as a way to get the fabric in the hands of those who can use it.

We all know how expensive fabric can be, so this is an excellent way to build your stash or to find fabric to use for charity projects.

Please bring cash or checks. Thanks

Also: Ann’s daughter, Becky Zelenski, is looking for someone to quilt some of the tops that Ann pieced. Please text (or call) her at 717-578-9184.


Quilt Show 2020

    If you are interested in helping plan the next quilt show, please contact:

Darlene Schardt

dlschardt@yahoo.com                 Ph  717-741-3078


We meet Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehab Home., 970 Colonial Ave in York (off Richland Ave)


Next Meeting:  6 p.m Wed. Feb 13


March Challenge

March will be here soon, and I hope everyone is working on their challenge quilt.  I did mine in January and it did not turn out like I envisioned, however, I am happy with the final product.  I found it fun to do, and I hope that you did as well.  I am looking forward to the March meeting and seeing everyone’s quilt inspiration.  There will be a show and tell showing your quilt and page and how you were inspired.  I put my page in a plastic sleeves.  If you do not have one, call me and I will bring some extra for you to use.  Remember your label and hanging sleeve as I think these will be great to hang at the quilt show in 20/20.  There will also be prizes for the various categories, which you will vote on.


I also will be sharing the next challenge for 2019-20 at the March meeting.


Thank you


Spring Retreat


The spring retreat is just around the corner so it is time to sign up for 3 days of quilting friendship.  This spring the dates are April 26, 27 and 28.  We can arrive any time after 9:30 on Friday the 26th and may stay until the afternoon of Sunday the 28th.

There are 3 options for the weekend.  Each option has 5 meals, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.  The price of the package has gone up just 5 dollars and is our first increase in 2 years.  A single room is $210, a double is $170 and a triple is $150.

The last few times I have been able to pair up those who want to share rooms and I will try that again this time.  If you want to come but want to share let me know and I can group people together.

So to sign up just drop me a line at cuppateafor2@gmail.com and let me know you want to come.  Then send a check to me at Patsy Hartnett, 2330 Low Dutch Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or give it to me at guild.  The check needs to be made out to The York Quilt Guild for the full amount.


The retreat is held at Bongiorno Conference Center 430 Union Hall Road, Carlisle, PA.  The rooms are motel style with your own heat and cooling control, and bathroom.  Linens are provided.  The dining room provides 5 meals and often will include salad bar and several choices of main course.  Special diets are provided and I can make arrangements for you to have that.

In our main work area you will have access to a small kitchenette with microwave, fridge, and sink and coffee pot.    Each person has their own 8 foot work table.  You will need to bring everything that makes you comfortable, a special pillow, small fan, coffee mug, sweater, etc.  The temperature will be set at 70 degrees so plan accordingly.  If you have any questions  just ask.


Patsy Hartnett


2019 Meeting dates

Please note correction of May meeting from January newsletter

Dates for 2019 meetings (* are not third Thursdays)

Feb.21 March 21, April 25*, May 16, June 20, July 25*, August 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Dec. 5*


March Birthdays

Lillian Morgan                       3/1

Laine Beachley Knaub           3/10

Pat Matthews                         3/11

Rita Van Wyk-Due                 3/17

Kristin Gabel                          3/22

Sally Kursar                            3/24

Rochelle Nyman                     3/27

Sonja Houser                         3/29

Nancy S. Morris                     3/30


Treasurers Report

Main       $   3,878.04

Show      $    7,384.66

Total       $   11,262.70


  • 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