January 2017

President's Letter

Dear Members

Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions? I made several quilt resolutions. I accomplished the first: annual maintenance for my sewing machine. The others have hit a snag. Finishing my UFO from the UFO Challenge a couple of years ago, the Scrap Basket Challenge and a quilt for an expected grandchild will have to wait for my broken right shoulder to heal.

I had started cutting up my scraps for the March Challenge, but we’ll see if I can complete it. I had been slowly but steadily quilting my UFO. The baby quilt is just in idea stage, so I can spend several weeks looking through quilt magazines and books to finalize my idea. So it looks like most of the winter will be spent making a quilt ‘t do’ list and enjoying my other hobby – reading.

I’m looking forward to this month’s demos. Happy Quilting! I’ll see you at this month’s meeting.

Nancy Spiese

January Board Meeting Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the January Board meeting has been cancelled and will hopefully be rescheduled at a later date.

Quilt Show Meeting

York Quilters Guild
2018 Celebration of Quilts
Meeting #2
Where: Home of Darla Landis
2875 Loman Ave.
York, PA 17408

When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 6:00p.m.
Agenda: General Discussion

Anyone interested in helping with our 2018 Quilt Show is welcome to attend!
Please RSVP: 717-578-8697

January's Program

In addition to demos this month there will be a special viewing of 19 vintage linens quilted as part of challenge. We are lucky enough to be the first to have this traveling trunk show that will visit guilds and be displayed at shows throughout 2017. As a member of a Facebook group, Quilt Vintage, I was fortunate to be a part of this challenge. Nineteen linens were given at random to 19 quilters of the group (out of 400 who wanted to participate) to “quilt as desired” and return to the moderator who initiated this challenge and organized the trunk show, Kelly Cline. At the end of the tour all of the linens will be returned to the quilter. Please check out the Facebook group Quilting Vintage, a group devoted to finishing vintage quilt tops and quilting vintage linens in a variety of innovative ways.

Jill Coleman

YQG Trivia

January meetings make us think of “Mini Demos”, but how many Januarys have we had them?
I decided to check it out. After searching the old newsletters I found only 10 years that we did
the demos in January. 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.
This year will make 11.

Barbara Colvin

January Program by Evelyn Hunt

YQG 2017/2018 Raffle Quilt

February Program by Evelyn Hunt

March Program by Evelyn Hunt

April Program by Evelyn Hunt

Challenge Quilt Due March 2017


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:
The majority of the fabric used must be scraps
There must be at least one (or many more) basket(s) featured in the quilt
The quilt must measure at least a 20-inch square.  Due at  March 2017 meeting.



Area Happenings



2017 FiberWorks Gathering


Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild 2017 Expo by Evelyn Hunt


AQS QuiltWeek by Evelyn Hunt

Mennonite Relief show and Sale by Evelyn Hunt


  • 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

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