July 2017

President's Letter

Dear Members,
We are finally into summer weather.  There are still some cool days in between the hot ones so many of us are enjoying vacations by the beach or in the mountains.  By the time the newsletter comes out the second big summer holiday will be over.  Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July holiday.  The summer seems to be moving too fast.  I hope the rest of summer goes nice and slow so we can enjoy the sun, the warmth and the longer daylight hours.
MAQ Seminar at Mt. St. Mary’s is fast approaching.  For those attending have an enjoyable experience and share with us your new skills and accomplishments.  The Row By  Row quilt experience has just started.  The Finishing Stitch in Dover is a participating Row By Row shop.  Check it out.
Make sure to add a little quilting to your summertime activities. I look forward to seeing you at the July meeting.
Nancy Spiese

Board meeting on Monday July 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM at JoAnn’s Fabrics on Queen St. York, PA.

Ways and Means

We are pleased to report that the Ways & Means Table earned $101.75 at the June Guild Yard Sale.  We thank all of you for your support.  We especially want to thank Nancy Morris for her generous donation of fabric and books as well as her time helping to man the table at the Yard Sale.As we previously announced, we are no longer permitted to have a Raffle Basket at the monthly meetings.  However, we will have a Bazaar Table and will sell donated items at low prices.  So please continue to bring in any items you no longer need or want and which you think another member may find useful.

Thank you again for your support.

YQG Trivia

July 2009 our guest speaker was Seiglinde Smith. She brought her award winning quilt, “Mother Earth and her Children”.

This quilt is beyond fabulous! The embroidery work is unforgettable. Seiglinde is also an author and brought her books to sell.

It was so nice to be able to look at this quilt up close.


Barbara Colvin

Quilt Show Bus Trip

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The York Quilters’ Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the Mancuso National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA. Join us to see over 600 quilts and garments, visit countless vendors, enjoy free demonstrations which are given every 30 minutes, and enjoy a reasonably priced hot buffet lunch.
The cost of $50.00 per person will cover your transportation and show ticket. A $25.00 deposit is required to hold your seat. The balance is due by July 31, 2017. If you need to cancel your trip, the deposit will be only be refunded if we are able to resell your seat to someone from a waiting list.
Please make your check out the York Quilters’ Guild and give/mail your check to Fay Spangler, 1524 Scotch Drive, York, PA 17404. Please, mark the envelope with the words “bus trip”.
The bus will be leaving from Zion United Methodist Church, 1030 Carlisle Road in York, promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please plan to be at the church at 7:30 a.m. The bus will be leaving Oaks at 4:00 p.m. to return to York.
If you have any questions please contact Faye at 717-880-9956.

July's Program -we are meeting one week early!

Thursday July 13, 2017
Note: This meeting is on the 2nd Thursday in the month.
Debra G Henninger
Author of the book Hobo Quilts

Debra will discuss the 55+ original blocks based on the secret language of riding the rails. The blocks recreating symbols are shown as they were drawn and then as interpreted. In addition, Debbie made 21 projects using the blocks.

Help Wanted
YQG 2020 Raffle Quilt

Yes, 2020, it not that far away, A Raffle Quilt Chair and committee is need to design and organize a raffle quilt(s) which will be need by April 2019. A small committee is needed to select a design, fabrics, write instructions, and package fabrics with instructions for distribution to YQG members who want to participate in the making of the quilt. The committee will collect completed blocks from members and ovesee the assembly of the blocks into a completed quilt top, arrange for the quilting of the top by machine quilter, arrange for binding and labeling of the quilt. Interesting persons should e-mail Darla Landis or Evelyn Hunt; please indicate 2020 raffle quilt in the subject line.

2018 Show Raffle Ticket Chair and Co-Chair

Two or three members are needed to co-chair the selling of the 2018 raffle show quilt tickets. The chairs will coordinate the printing and distribution of raffle tickets to membership; secure all unsold tickets, Secure all raffle ticket stubs of sold tickets. Oversee the sale of additional tickets during monthly general meeting and at the quilt show. Collect money for raffle tickets and turn funds over the show treasurer monthly. Maintain detailed records of tickets sold/money collected and report this to the QS chair. Coordinate volunteers to sell ticket as necessary; arrange for raffle to be on display and tickets sold at local quilt show, other guilds, quilt shops and other venues. Interested persons should contact Darla Lanis or Evelyn Hunt; please indicate 2018 show raffle tickets.

On the Road again.....

Chambersburg Quilt Guild Show
July 14-15, 2017
Location: Family Life Center, Falling Spring Presbyterian Church
221 N. Main St., Chambersburg, 
Hours: Fri 9 – 6, Sat 8 – 4       Admission: Free
Mid-Appalachian Quilters Symposium
July 14-16, 2017
Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD

Quilt Odyssey – July 20-23, 2017
Location: Hershey Lodge & Convention Center,
W. Chocolate Ave. & University Dr., Hershey 17033
Hours: Thurs – Sat 10 – 6, Sun 10 – 4
Admission: $10 or $14 for entire event
Four County Quilters Guild’s 30th Anniversary Quilt Show
Friday, August 11, 2017 – 10:00 AM – Sunday, 13 – 4:00 PM
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick Maryland

Diamond State Quilt Show
August 10-12, 2017
Ladybug Quilt Guild
Location: Singerly Fire Hall
300 Newark Avenue
Elkton MD 21921
Hours Thursday – Saturday 10-5

Schuylkill County Quilters Guild
Saturday Sept 9th 10-5 and Sunday September 10th 12-5
Quilt Spectacular Walk In Art Center
110 West Columbia Street
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Mancuso Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
September 14-15, 2017
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue 
Oaks, PA 19456
Thursday – Saturday September 14th-16th 10-6
Sunday September 17 10-4

  • 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

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