February 2016 Newsletter

President's Message

Greetings all! I hope the recent snow days have enabled some sew days for you.

Within the last few weeks, I’ve started listening to American Patchwork & Quilting’s podcast, hosted by Pat Sloan. It’s very well done, featuring interviews from quilters throughout the quilting world discussing different topics. It’s very entertaining to have quilt talk as the soundtrack of my daily commute.

There aren’t too many places where “quilt” is spoken fluently and openly. Quilting classes, retreats, local quilt shops, and quilt shows:  it’s nice to be where we’re all united by our common interest and don’t have to explain that batting has nothing to do with baseball and that fat quarters aren’t problem body parts.

And certainly, York Quilters’ Guild provides one of those spaces. If the weather permits, please come join us at the meeting. Whether you’ve been quilting daily, not at all, or are somewhere in between; experts and beginners, piecers and applique-ers, those who quilt by hand, machine, or check, all are welcome and necessary.

We speak quilt.

See you at the meeting,
Sarah O’Sullivan

Secretary's Minutes

secretaryYork Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2016


The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm by President Sarah O’Sullivan.

Sarah mentioned that as of yet, no one has claimed the June Taylor E-Z cut ruler that was left behind after one of the work sessions last year. Please see her if you are missing it.

The guild has an official mailing address: York Quilter’s Guild; 2159 White Street Ste 3; Box #126; York, PA 17404.


We had one new member this evening – Helen Johnston, and one guest


Ann Clinton announced the challenge quilt contest for 2016. The title is “Book to Quilt”. Members are to interpret a book in a quilt.  The quilt size should be at least 20” on each side and will be due at the October 2016 meeting.


Show Committee announcements: Cindy Hodge announced the workshops that will be available at the quilt show.  If you are interested in any workshop, please make sure you sign up as soon as possible.  The committee needs the help of all members (experienced and new) to make the show a success.  Sign-up boards will be available at the next meeting. (An email was sent on Jan 23, 2016 with lots of details on how members can help which summarizes what Cindy announced at the meeting.)


Patsy Hartnett announced the retreats for spring and fall. Spring dates are April 29, 30, and May 1. Fall dates are November 18, 19, and 20.  Please see her for more information.


Evelyn Hunt announced that 10 people were signed up for the John Kubiniec workshop and she will start offering it to other guilds in order to fill the class. See her if you want to sign up.

Evelyn is also still looking for a 3rd key to the church.  If you have one, please let her know.


Show and Tell: Many items were displayed by our talented members.


The program was presented by four members who each demonstrated a quilting technique.

Patsy Hartnett demonstrated how to set in curves to make drunkard path blocks more easily, Barbara Colvin demonstrated various types of rulers and templates, Donna Sheffer demonstrated how to easily finish bindings, and Pat Matthews showed us how to make “crumb” blocks from scraps.


The meeting was adjourned after the demo’s were finished.


Respectfully submitted,

Anne King

YQG Trivia

Thinking about our upcoming movie night, we have done that before.

In January 1999 we were treated to a video of the 1998 AQS show.

Martin’s Potato Chip Company donated several cases of snacks for our eating pleasure.

I believe we had one or two other movie nights but I didn’t research any further back.


Barbara Colvin


movie-nightMovie and Popcorn night! Cindy Hodge

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Get ready for a relaxing and informative evening with popcorn and a movie! Come in comfy clothes, PJ’s and slippers,  if you wish. We will be watching a portion of a Thread Therapy video. It will enlighten all of us and will dispel theories that the only thread we should use on our quilts is cotton. Bob Purcell, President of Superior Threads, will share his knowledge of different types of thread, what types of needles work best, and will help to eliminate frustrations with tension. You’ll be amazed to discover how much there is to know about thread! Hope to see you at the meeting!

Upcoming Quilt Events

Relief Sale


Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild March 4-6 (Fri-Sun) Hughesville, PA (near Williamsport)

Southern Comforters Quilt Guild of Bowie, MD March 12-13 (Sat-Sun)

AQS Quilt Week Lancaster downtown at the convention center March 16-19

Quilt Show at the Continental Inn March 16-19

Pittsburgh Creative Arts and Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival









quiltThanks Ann Burrows and the Lebanon Quilt Guild for passing  this along

Interesting Websites


  • 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