July 2014 Newsletter

President's Message

CHappy summer ! The weather is beautiful and perfect for some shop hopping. Some of our favorite shops have closed but new ones have emerged. I spoke to the new owner of Simply Stashing, Deb Curtis, at our show. She’s excited about her shop and has some great ideas.  I’m heading to Charleston and will do my own little shop hop from Charleston to Myrtle Beach.

Our quilt show was so very nice. It’s amazing that people come from far distances because they like our show. Having it on Friday and Saturday was a success as far as I could tell. Friday morning there was a steady stream of visitors coming through the door. I just wish I would have won a skinny quilt !

Enjoy the rest of summer



YQG Trivia

March 2006,  we had Kim Jalette as a guest speaker and she also did a workshop.

The “Square in a Square” technique was a lot of fun. While this was a clever way to make a variety of traditional blocks, the downside was the bias edges. I did manage to make my blocks into a wall hanging, I wonder if spray starching the blocks  before the final cut would have made the wonky blocks behave better? I just know there are horror stories out there about these blocks. LOL

Barbara Colvin

Ways and Means

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Sunshine and Shadows

sunraysIf a fellow quilter is ill, has surgery, a birth or death in the family, or could just use a note of cheer, please let me know.  You can reach me at LSWri@aol.com  or 717-428-2893  Thank you.

I did not send out any cards in June.

Linda Wright

Quilt Show News

From the 2014 Show Committee,

We wish to thank one and all who worked so tirelessly to make our 14th quilt show such a success. There are a million steps and details to take care of when putting on a quilt show. Without the help and support of guild members it would be impossible to pull it off.

A very big THANK YOU goes to all the husbands and other folks we dragged in to help. They use their muscle so willingly and put up with us during show week. Hugs to you all.

Cindy Hodge organized a wonderful Pre-view Party. And thanks to all the members who shared their wonderful yummies with us. WOW!!!

In order to ‘simplify’ we rearranged the ‘flow’ of the show. What fun to see the Raffle Quilts displayed at the beginning of the show. Here’s a cute story. When one of the quilts was delivered to the winner at her home, she took it right in and hung it on the wall….she was ready for it. Now that’s positive thinking!

The winners of the Skinny Raffle Quilts:

1. Flowers and Fronds won by Cori De Monstoy, Camp Hill, New York

2. Rhubarb Crisp won by Colleen Potts, Pottsville, PA

3. The Dahlia is a Diva won by Patricia Pena, York, PA

4. Four O’clock Folk Art won by Raeann Waltersdorf, York, PA

5. Chunky Monkey won by Kristy Derk, York, PA

6. Flower Pops won by Janet Rugh, Greensburg, PA


Many, many thanks to the creators of these beautiful quilts and to all who helped by selling (or purchasing!)raffle tickets.


A popular feature in the show was the 24 beautiful antique quilts. How nice it was to start at the beginning of quilting (a 1790 Palmapore) and follow through to the present day. Joan Hamme, Bobbie Benvin, Lisa Blyth & Janet Chinault brought in an amazing collection of quilts for us to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

We received a lot of positive feedback about how we hung the show. We sorted the quilts by themes and then hung quilts from all three categories within that theme area. This gave a new look with marvelous results. Many remarked on how open and relaxing the show looked.

How about that beautiful display of previous blue ribbon winners? Seeing them reminded us of the previous wonderful quilt Celebrations we have had over the past thirteen years.

The demonstrations were well attended and very informative. Presenters: you did good!!!! Thank you to Cheryl Dawson for organizing such wonderful demos for us all to enjoy.

Visitors and guild members alike had a difficult time choosing which amazing items to try to win in the “Luck of the Draw Auction”. Lisa Blyth did a fantastic job organizing and displaying all the donated quilt items. Then, she had to find a way to get over 40 baskets, bags and quilts to their very happy winners. A big thank you to all who helped the auction be such a success.

Did you have any idea that so many of our quilters are so busy doing great things for others folks? The items that were shared are given to folks just around the corner and others go around the world. We enjoyed seeing all the things that we sew, quilt, knit, crochet, etc. Need something? Ask a quilter….

Viewer’s Choice Ribbons were awarded to Carol Blevins (miscellaneous category), Janet Chinault (bed quilt category), and Judy Stoltz (wallhanging category) for their wonderful work. And Janet, Judy, and Carol have expressed their delight and humility at this honor. Many thanks to all. The competition was tough!!!

As always our shoppers had a great time at the Consignment area. Ginny Lehr and Carol Paull and their team worked tirelessly arranging, selling, rearranging, etc.

Thank you to Sara O’Sullivan, our White Glove Angel, for standing on her feet for two days along with her volunteers to answer visitor questions about our beautiful quilts.

At this point we still have not received a bill from the Expo, so we can’t say how we made out financially. We’ll keep you posted…….

It’s time to put Celebration of Quilts, 2014, to ‘bed’. It’s hard to think about it but it is also time to get started on the next show. New leaders are needed. Please give this serious thought. If you are able to serve in some ‘Show’ capacity, tell Rita, our 2014-2015 president.

May you simplify your life so you can make more quilts……………


Celebration of Quilts 2014 Show Committee

Linda Carroll, Carol Blevins, Janet Fitch & Sue Cunningham

Classified Ads

 I just wanted to let you know about our brand new Cocalico Quilter’s Inn. We are located in Denver, PA and are now taking reservations to book your stay for quilting retreats. It is a spacious house that accommodates 16 people with a large quilting area, full kitchen, etc. The cost is $50.00/ night per person. You can check us out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cocalicoquiltersinn . Our website will be up and running soon. If you would like more information or would like to book your stay, please call me at 717-940-9725.  Thanks, Jessica Martin
This is a picture of the retreat center with the work in progress. It will be completed and ready to host by August 1, 2014


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September Workshop

Help Wanted!!!

Our Guild desparately needs your help and support. The following positions are still open for 2015.

Vice Pres., Treasurer, Program Chairman, and Quilt Show Chairman for 2016.

If you have any questions about what these positions involve, please ask.  Even if you are fairly new to the Guild you can still get involved.  We need you.

News From Red Rose Quilt Guild

Some of the RRQG have known Mr. Takeshi Tazaki for many years. He was killed in an accident Thursday, April 17th. While felling a tree in his yard, it fell on him and killed him.

For many years he brought Japanese ladies to Lancaster to shop for fabric and we would meet with them for Tea and a Show and Tell. They would take turns teaching us something from Japan and the next time we would teach them something from Lancaster County.

The family would like us to notify the members. I’m not sure who in our Guild today would know him, but I think it would be nice to send a notice to the guild and a card to the family.

The service will be Wednesday Evening, April 23, 2014 at 6:00PM at Groff Funeral Home on W. Orange Street, Lancaster.

Patty Hauber

Takeshi Tazaki

Takeshi Tazaki

Many of us remember shopping from Joe at the shows.  He had the specialty cut items, many panels and repros.   He was on the 2nd floor at the AQS Lancaster Show.  He was a very sweet man.


On the Road Again!

Heartland Quilt Guild’s

6th Annual

One Stop Shop Hop

25+ Vendors from the Delmarva Peninsula and surrounding area

Thursday, August 7th,   2014

Denton Fire Hall

400 S. Fifth Ave., Denton, MD

2:00 pm – 8 pm

Door Prizes, Raffle Baskets, Raffle Quilts, Lots of Food

$3.00 at the door


Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore’s

3rd Annual            FiberFest: A Three-Day Celebration of Fiber Arts

August 7th  10:30-2:00               Lunch and Learn Speaker Alden O’Brien of the DAR Museum discusses three quilters from the 1800’s Speaker Heather Kojan, author, blogger, discusses her journey to modern quilting

This event includes lunch – pre registration is encouraged –

 Visit www.fiberartscenter.com/ fiberfest

August 8th

Classes  Yarn Night with Janet Healey of Frivolous fibers

August 9th

Rug Hooking, demos,  “Stitched” a documentary of the International Quilt Festival,

Reception for artists of the Doll Family Exhibit

For more information on the above events or to register for classes visit www.fiberartscenter.com/fiberfest

Words of Wisdom

Drive carefully; it is not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.

  • 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 $3,196.38
Show Account $11,062.19
Total Funds $14,258.57

August Birthdays

Connie Bentzel 8
Anne King 8
Joy Rusonis 8
Joanne Smoker 8
Judy Deveney 8
Karen Hagarman 8
Deb Wilhide 8
Connie Holland 8
Rose Huth 8
Cheryl Bahn 8
Lucie Pentz 8
Carol Blevins 8