From the President
As of the first of February we haven’t had much in the the way of snow. I know most of us quilters like to be able to stay indoors and quilt on a cold, snowy day. There’s something very warm and comforting about creating a quilt while watching the snow.
I always enjoy our demo meetings and January’s demos did not disappoint. We had time to learn new skills and be able to socialize with fellow Guild members. This month the meeting will highlight yet another talented Guild member when Paul Hallinger will be our guest speaker. After seeing some of his quilts at Show and Tell I am very much looking forward to his presentation.
Here’s hoping for a snow-free February meeting in spite of the Groundhog’s prediction.
If inclement weather makes it necessary to cancel a meeting, members should check the closings list on WGAL.com or call a board member.
Continuing with my mini-demo article from last month, we also had two mini demo in February.
One in 91 and the other in 96. Some of the demo were: Layering the quilt, using the light box,
Sewing machine care, using Wonder Under and making a folded star. I enjoyed all the demos last month
and found a free pattern for the thread catcher demoed by Lisa on Craftsy.
The January 19th, 2017 meeting of the YQG was called to order at 7PM by President Nancy Spiese. She thanked everyone for cards and well wishes due to her shoulder injury. he also mentioned that someone from the Friendship Quilters of Linthicum, MD is selling raffle tickets at the meeting. The beautiful quilt they will raffle was on display. Nancy will take our future raffle quilt to one of their guild meetings when it is complete.
Cheryl Dawson announced we had 9 guests at our meeting. And please pick up your new Membership Books, if you have not done so already!
Nancy Spiese and Judy Stoltz went to Olivia’s House to present a check from proceeds of our past Quilt Show.
Darla Landis, chairperson of the 2018 show, said that the Meetings for the Quilt Show will by the 2nd Wednesday of each month. All members are invited to these meetings! The Guild has finalized a contract with York College for our next show.
Patsy Hartnett appealed for a Vice President, who will step up to President after Nancy Spiese. This would be an excellent opportunity to learn the job by observation before you take over. Please consider this important request!
The Raffle Basket was won by a guest, Bessie Kreidler, who is Mary Moul’s sister.
Show and Tell featured many lovely quilts and projects.
The Program followed. It was our annual mini-demo night. The presenters were:
Judy Deveney showed us how to make “mug rugs” by using selvages from fabrics.
Dianna and Jack Garrett introduced a “Fold and Stitch” Wreath.
Jean Mirizio demonstrated how to use a “Quick Curve Ruler.” She also had cards available for her new quilt shop on Carlisle Rd. It is next to Sarah’s Ice Cream.
All demos were excellently presented and we thank these ladies for their time and effort.
And as an added bonus, Jill Coleman displayed tables of vintage linens that were by women all over the country. This will be a traveling display, and we were fortunate that Jill could display it for YQG first!
Fibre Works Gathering
The York Quilter’s Guild will be participating at the FibreWorks Gathering (formerly known as the Gathering of the Guilds) which will be held Saturday February 25, 2017.
The event helps to showcase our guild to other guilds, crafters, and the public. A member of our guild will be doing a quilt related demo. We will also be selling fat quarters, magazines, and quilt books. If you have any magazines, quilts books or quilt pattern please bring them to the January and/or February meeting. The monies earned will be used for the quilt’s educational programs.
The Gathering will be held from 9-4 at the Swatara Church of God located at 4l860 Lindle Road in Harrisburg, PA 17111. Extra parking is available at the WITF parking lot, where a shuttle will be available.
The entrance fee is a donation of money or a canned good that will go to the food bank. They are hoping to collect at least 1000 cans and 300 dollars.
We need volunteers to help at our booth and give a quilt related demo. Please help. A sign-up sheet will be available at the January meeting. To showcase our guild’s many talents, we will need samples of projects made by guild members. If you have something you would allow us to use, please contact Evelyn Hunt.
Spring Retreat by Patsy Hartnett
Spring is coming and time to think about Retreat. We are a week earlier this year with the spring retreat landing on April 21-23.
For those of you who are new to retreats or want to give it a try we have a wonderful time in a really pretty setting. The meeting room is spacious and we each have our own table to spread out. Friday arrival is anytime after 9:30 am and we are on our own for meals Friday. You can bring food along or go out for a nice meal. Saturday and Sunday we are well fed with 3 meals on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. The rooms are motel style and complete with linens. A single room has one bed, double and triples have a large queen and a double set of bunk beds. No one needs to sleep on a top bunk. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I will begin taking signups when you are ready, and as usual the space is saved when I get your check. Private rooms are 195, double rooms are 165. and triples are 140. Let me know the name of your roommate or let me know if you are looking for one – I may be able to match you up.
Would anybody be interested in doing a needlepoint project for a customer at Needle and Thread? It is approximately 15×24, not sure of the subject matter other than birds and flowers. If interested please contact Needle and Thread at 334-4011.
scrap batting request from Marie Bachman
My mission is to gather a piece of fabric (can be a small scrap) from each country in the world and put together a quilt or series of connected wall hangings that will show that all cultures can live in harmony. If you have any ideas to share or can assist me in some way in accomplishing that goal, please contact me, Marie Bachman, by e-mail, email@example.com or phone (717) 650-1017.
On the Road Again!
Invitational Artist - 2018
We would like your help in deciding who you would like to have as our Invitational Artist for our show in 2018. We have two very interesting candidates for you to consider.
Our first candidate is Mary Wilson Kerr, her website is marywkerr.com. Her exhibits, lectures and workshops center around unfinished throw away vintage finds completed in contemporary innovative ways. Some of her books include Twisted and Quilt as Desired.
Our second candidate is Jane Frenke, her website is fiestafibers.com. Jane custom hand dyes fabrics and produces some fabulous modern quilts with them. She offers quilting and hand dyeing classes.
Please take time to visit both websites as there will be a voters sheet at Guild for you to voice your preference.
Thank you. Jill Coleman
Free Quilt Rack
Do any members need a free quilter’s rack? Contact Brad Smith at Amcjsmith@comcast.net
Look who's open!
York Quitler’s Guild member Jean Mirizio , recently opened
“The Finishing Stitch”, a brick and mortar shop in Dover, PA.