February 2014 Newsletter

President's Message

Hello Ladies,C

I hope everyone is enjoying this winter weather we’re having. I’ve pieced together a small quilt top on my “shut in” days and made some burp pads for our charity basket. This is a chance for all of us to get into our “stash” and get creative. By March we’ll all be ready for a road trip to one of the several quilt shows. Hampton, VA and Lancaster Quilt Shows are both in March. I will be traveling south to Charleston, SC for the Cobblestone Quilters Show at the end of this month. They have one similar to our show every other year.

Think spring !


Secretary's Report

York Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes

January 16, 2014

7:00 pm

Cheryl Tassinari, President, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. There is a quilt show on RFDTV by Eleanor Burns called “A Quilt in a Day”. You can also watch it on line at RFDTV.com Committee Announcements –

Membership: 3 visitors were present at the meeting. We have 2 new members.

Quilt Show: Janet Fitch noted that the quilt show will be held June 20th tickets are 8 for $5.00 or 1 for $1.00. Programs: Cheryl Dawson passed out a questionnaire regarding what types of programs members want for next year. The questionnaires should be returned by the February meeting. Evelyn Hunt noted that Patty Prodonovich will provide a trunk show at the March meeting. She will hold a workshop here at the church a week after the meeting.

Ways and Means: 1) Note cards are still available. Proceeds to date from note card sales are over $325. 2) Basket raffle tickets are $5 each. 3) The charge for not wearing a name tag is 50 cents. 4) Lisa Blyth is looking into having Guild tote bags made.

Show and Tell – The following items were shown: 1 table runner, 1 small pack, 10 quilts, 2 wall hangings and 1 tote bag.

Program – Evelyn Hunt reviewed the quilt challenges by Jill Coleman. This year’s challenge, Jill’s last, was using only solids. Three people tied: Barb Wilke, Jill Coleman and Barb Colvin. Evelyn presented Jill with an IOU for a gift certificate to her favorite quilt shop. Ann Clinton is taking over the challenge for next year.

Respectfully submitted,

Carol Plitt

Recording Secretary

YQG Trivia

The last of the interesting facts  from the “Guess Who” articles 1999

Former member Linda Smith had her  picture in Life and Newsweek.

Past president Eileen Shrey owns  her owe rail car and rides the rails on weekends.

Eileen also made a quilt that  went to France as a wedding gift.

Member Jutta Creager’s quick  pieced scrap quilts have enabled various organizations to raise nearly $20,000

Former member Phyllis Nelson had  15 minutes of fame when her name appeared on the AP news wire service.

She had testified opposing the  reopening of TMI.

Barbara Colvin

Ways and 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!

green quilt


The theme for February’s Raffle Basket is:

“Green and Asian fabrics”

Be sure to check out the beautiful partial bolt of lace in our raffle basket this month!

Next month’s theme is “Pastel and Solid fabrics”

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!

Also, remember to check out our NEW guild Note Card Sets which are now on SALE!!

PRICE for the NOTE CARDS is $5.00 per set of 5 cards.


AND Note Card Sales earned a total of $325.00 FOR OUR GUILD!**


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

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


Challenge Quilts!!

Once again I am amazed at the talent within this Guild, the entries for the Simply Solid were Simply Wonderful.  This is the first year there was a three way tie for Viewer’s Choice, Barb Wilke, Barb Colvin and myself all received the same number of votes.  I thank all of you that participated this year and year’s past.  I hope you all had as much fun as I did coming up with ideas and working “out of your boxes” at times.  I look forward to seeing what Ann Clinton has to offer us as she takes on this task.  Thanks again, I thoroughly enjoyed my time as Challenge Co-ordinator the last six years.  And Evelyn – thanks for the favor!!!!! Jill Coleman   Three Voted Favorites: tulip quilt

by Barb Colvin


by Barb Wilke

3D Blocks

by Jill Coleman

Greetings From QSI

There’s a Beatle on my Pfaff!

John Lennon

Thanks Joan Hamme!

Sunshine and Shadows

If a fellow quilter is ill, has surgery, a birth or death in the family, or couldsunrays 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 January a sympathy card was sent to Rachael Tracy on the death of her sister.
Linda Wright


Donations For Hospital Pediatrics

The basket will be on the sign in table near Lisa with her raffle basket. It has a big patchwork heart on the front. Again they need small quilts, pillowcases and burp pads. These are for infants and toddlers. No specific sizes were given to me. I would like some volunteers to take these articles to the hospital in the beginning of March. Please contact me if you would like to participate. Thanks to all who contribute.

Cheryl Tassinari


February Programs

In February the following guild members will be doing demonstrations: Cheryl Dawson  – Preparing fabric for transferring photos

Evelyn Hunt  – Celtic Knots

Cheryl Tassinari  – Making a pillow case – hot dog method

Rita Van Wyk-Due – Binding quilts


Coming in March 2014

Patty Prodonovich


Patty Prodonovich will being presenting a trunk show at the York Quilt Guild’s Thursday, March 20th meeting and she will also be conducting a workshop on Saturday, March 29th.   There will be a $5.00 guest fee at the meeting.

 The cost of the class will be $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members.  Payments are now  being accepted by Evelyn Hunt.  Both the trunk show and workshop will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at 1030 Carlisle Rd. in York, PA.

 You will need Deb Tucker’s original wing clipper ruler and the tri-rec rulers

On the Road Again!!

Below is a listing of quilt shows  in the region.    Please feel free to visit our neighboring guilds and show our support of all quilters and their wonderful works!

Gathering of the Guilds

February 22, 2014 – Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Swatara Church of God

4860 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg

 This is an educational and outreach opportunity for all types of guilds; it provides an opportunity to connect with fiber and needlework guilds who meet throughout the Central PA area.  Guilds will offer projects to make, lectures and/or demos regarding their guild.


Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

March 6-8, 2014

Thursday & Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-5

Hunt Valley Inn

245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley MD


Tickets:10 – Parking is Free

Admission – one canned food item for the Central PA food bank.

MCC Quilt Review

March 6-8

Thursday & Friday 9-8

Saturday 9-3

Material Resources Center

517 W. Trout Run Road

Ephrata, PA 17522

This is an opportunity to view approximately 100 of the quilts to be sold at the Pennsylvania Relief Sale in April.  Used, unused or unfinished quilt projects, orphan blocks, vintage items , books, patterns, magazines, linens quilting tools, fabrics and supplies will be available for purchase it the Shop Quilters’ Corner.

Admission is free

The Quilt Fest of Next Jersey X

March 6-9, 2014 Thursday-Saturday l0:00 – 6 Sunday l0 – 5 Garden State Exhibit Center 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ. (Just off Exit #10 of I-287) $$12 includes multi-day $10 Sunday only Parking is Free


AQS Quilt Week 2014 – Lancaster

March 12-15, 2014 Wednesday-Friday 9 – 6 Saturday 9 – 5 Lancaster County Convention Center 3 East  Vine Street Lancaster, PA 17602 There is an admission and parking cost.


Southern Comforters Quilt Guild Show

March 22-23, 2014 C. Elizabeth Rieg Special Center 15542 Peach Walker Dr. Bowie MD 20720 WWW.southerncomforters.org


Pennsylvania Relief Sale

April 4-5 2014 Friday 4 – 9 Saturday 7 – closing Harrisburg Farm Show Complex   Used, unused or unfinished quilt projects, orphan blocks, vintage items, books, patterns, magazines, linens quilting tools, fabrics and supplies will be available for purchase at the Quilter’s Attic. Admission is free; however, parking is not! Mason Dixon Quilt Show Hagerstown Community College ARCC on Robinwood Rd, Hagerstown MD www.fqgmd.org

Other 2014 Guild’s shows in Pennsylvania and Maryland and Surrounding Areas



Faithful Circle Quilters First Presbyterian Church 9325 Presbyterian Cir Columbia, MD 21045


Letort Quilt Guild

June 7, 2014 Iron Forge Education Center Forge Road, Boiling Spring, PA Saturday 9-4


Annapolis Quilt Guild Show

Annapolis Senior High School 2700 Riva Road. Annapolis 21401



The PieceMakers Quilt Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the Vermont Quilt Festival.  I am opening up the trip to neighboring guilds.  Please share this with your members in an email or in your newsletters.

 Vermont Quilt Festival

June 26 to June 29, 2014
We will be staying in a Holiday Inn in South Burlington.  Wolf Bus Lines is providing all of our transportation needs during the entire trip.  The rates are as follows.   Single   $784.00, Double $507.00, Triple $425.00 and Quad $386.00.  This includes breakfast for three days, admission to the quilt show, admission to the Shelburne Museum and the hotel charge.  We will have our evening meals at local restaurants.  The show is held in Essex Junction and the museum is in Shelburne, Vt.   This trip is not limited to guild members. Your husbands or significant others may join us.
Meeting guild members from the area would simply add to the fun of the trip.
If you have any questions you may email me at hipchick52@comcast.net or call 717-343-8315
Nancy King of the Road


August – September

African American Quilter of Baltimore Show James Lewis Museum of Art-Morgan State 1700 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore 21251



Flying Geese Quilt Guild Show Harford Technical High School 200 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD



Locust Quilt and Craft Hilton Columbia 5485 Twin Knolis Rd, Columbia 21044

Weather Watch for Cancellations

In case of inclement weather our cancellation will be listed on WGAL.com.  It will not be shown on tv due to the large number of organizations using WGAL’s service.  Or call me (Cheryl Tassinari).

Farm Show Quilt Block Contest

Anyone interested in entering the Farm Show Quilt Block Contest, the information is as follows:

Class 451:   Quilt Block Contest – Pieced Adult – 19 and over

Class 452:   Quilt Block Contest – Pieced Youth – 18 and under

Class 453:   Quilt Block Contest – Appliqued Adult – 19 and over

Class 454:   Quilt Block Contest – Appliqued Youth – 18 and under

The theme for the quilt block contest will be “Farm Show Through the Years.” We ask that you create a block using new fabrics in fall colors. Each block must be 100% cotton, prewashed, and treated to prevent bleeding, with no buttons, charms, or paint. One entry per exhibit per category. Each entry will become the property of the Family Living Section of the Farm Show. Items will be constructed with proceeds benefiting the Farm Show Scholarship Foundation. Entries must be submitted in person or by mail to the Family Living Department,PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA  17110 after 10/1/14 and by 1/2/15.

Quilter's Anonymous!


Program Planning

York Quilters’ Guild

Program Planning for 2014–2015

Please help your program committee for next year to find and plan programs of most interest to most members by filling out the following questionnaire and returning it to Cheryl Dawson either at the next meeting or by mailing to her at 393 Waters Road, York, PA 17403 by the next meeting. If you need extra room to answer a question, use the back of the sheet.


1. What topics are you most interested in for programs? (What type of quilts – traditional, art, applique, pieced? What kinds of programs – trunk shows, methods, techniques, antique quilts?) Give us your ideas and interests.


2. Are there particular speakers you’d like us to try to book (keeping in mind that we have a budget for honoraria and housing/meals). If you have contact information for your suggestion, please include it.


3. What kinds of workshops and classes would you like to see the guild provide? (Piecing? Applique? Art quilts? Working with wool? Hand quilting?) If you have a particular person in mind to do a workshop, please mention him/her and any contact information you might have.


We have had an offer from one of our founders to do a beginner’s class. Would you be interested in that?


4. As a quilt guild member, are you willing/able to do a workshop or program that you think might be of interest? If so, what would it be? If not, is there a member you’d like us to recruit to share their knowledge on some topic?


5. What is the best time for you to attend a workshop? (Saturdays? Day of meeting with an invited speaker? Would a Friday after a meeting work?)


6. One mid-winter meeting is always devoted to mini-demonstrations given by members of the guild. What would you like to see at that meeting? Are you interested in doing one of the demonstrations? If so, what would the topic be?


7. It has been suggested that we try to schedule some work sessions on the day of a monthly meeting, especially as an aid to less experienced members who want to improve their skills. The idea would be to open the meeting room early, say 5:30 or 6 p.m., and have it open until later, say 9 or 9:30 p.m. for members to bring projects in and have time to work and consult with other guild members. This would be interrupted at the usual time for the formal meeting. Would you be interested in such an arrangement?


If so, would you like to have some structure to such a session? For example, perhaps we could recruit a member with expertise in a certain area to hold an informal help session before and/or after the meeting.


Could this substitute for a program at a meeting, by actually devoting the meeting to improving a specific skill such as binding, hand quilting, machine quilting, applique skills, etc. If so, what would you like to see treated at such a meeting?


Would you like/prefer to have a social time before the meeting, say from 6:30 to 7?


8. Do you use a computer quilt design program? If so, what do you use? Would you like to see a program, a mini-demonstration or a workshop on designing quilts with a computer? Could you teach or assist with such an event?


9. The responsibilities of the program committee include setting up before the meeting and cleaning up after the meeting. Are you able to help with either of those at least once in a while?

Yes, I could help with setup. _______

Yes, I could help with clean-up. _______

10. Finally, the program committee would like to have other guild members share in the provision of hospitality to program presenters from out of town. This would be an opportunity to get to know a program speaker better and more personally. We provide overnight accommodations for speakers who request it, either at a local motel or at a member’s home and we take the speaker out to dinner before the meeting if he/she arrives in time to do that.

If a speaker would like to be provided with overnight accommodations at a member’s home rather than staying at a motel (and some would, some wouldn’t), could you provide that once during the year?


A member of the program committee will be available to take the speaker out to dinner, but we would like to have more members join us to increase the welcome. Would you be interested in doing that (at your expense for your own meal)?


If you answered yes to any of the questions that require us to contact you to take advantage of your willingness to do something (program, mini-demo, workshop, house a speaker, go to dinner with a speaker, etc.), please provide your name, phone number and, if you use email, your email address.


Name: ______________________________________

Phone number(s): ____________________________________

Email address: ______________________________________

Fun & Games

fun & games

Name That Quilt!

1. She needs her hat___________________

2. White Caps_______________________

3. Light in the Woods__________________

4. Oh no, Toto_______________________

5. Fireman’s need_____________________

6. Slow as molasses____________________

Answers to January’s Word Scramble:

1. Squares
2. Needle
3. Thread
4. Stippling
5. Blocks
6. Basting
7. Muslin
8. Guild
9. Thimble
10. Ruler


Lost and Found

    Found item – Croakie?
Hello fellow quilters, one of you dropped something at the January Guild meeting.
It is an elastic strap to hold your glasses so they can hang from your neck.  We  used to call them Nerd Straps, but I believe Croakies is a kinder term!
      I have it, so if you lost it, see me at the February meeting.
                                                Rita VanWyk-Due
  • 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 $3,535.42
Show Account $8,760.35
Total $12,295.77

March Birthdays!

Wendy Buchart 3
Deb Donan 30
Sally Eshelman 10
Kristin Gabel 22
Sally Kursar 24
Gloria Linburg 9
Pat Matthews 11
Mary Jane Miller 5
Lillian Morgan 1
Nancy Morris 30
Rochelle Nyman 27
Jan Sorensen 1
Rita Van Wyk-Due 17
Debbie Weaver 9