July 2018

President's letter

Fellow quilters, One of my many interests is working with gourds.  I recently attended a very informal meeting of our ‘gourd gang’ .(in Maryland)    In talking to two ladies sitting next to me I discovered that they also were quilters, one from Maryland and the other from Loganville.  Who knew?  I’m thinking that a lot of us have a variety of creative interests.  It may be the way our brains work??

I am thankful for many things in my life, everyday.  Right now I am especially thankful that I was lucky enough to have been born in the USA.  Let’s count our blessings.      Peg

July 12 Meeting: Arlan and Pat Christ Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts: Love of Color

The late 1800’s and early 1900’s explosion of bold colors and designs were captured by the Pennsylvania Dutch in their quilts.  Their folk art and love of color, including cheddar, will be presented in this lecture.  During this period the Pennsylvania Dutch developed their own unique style with the use of bright color combinations to create some of the most colorful quilts

**Note: This is the second Thursday of the July**

YQG Board

The YQG Board will hold their next meeting at 6:30 PM on Monday, July 9 at JoAnn Fabric, 2136 S Queen St, York, PA 17403 .

Anyone is welcome to attend.

YQG Trivia

I was looking back to see what programs we have had in July. In 2012 our guest speaker was Cheryl Lynch.

Her talk was entitled “South on the Border” She was inspired by Mexican folk art and tiles that covered some of the houses. Cheryl has been on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson talking about this subject. Recently she has been working on an technique about Mosaic themed quilts.


Barbara Colvin

Ways and Means


We are happy to report that the  Donation/Raffle Basket Table at the Quilt Show was again a success.  Thank you everyone for your generosity in contributing items for the baskets and for your help in preparing for the show and during the show.  Anne King did a marvelous job arranging a large variety of donated items into 28 coordinated, beautiful baskets.  We had ticket sales of $914 with minimal expenses of $50, netting $864 for the show.

In addition to the much-appreciated donations from Guild members, we received  contributions from various national companies.  We sent 32 letters asking for support and received ten donations in response.  These companies were listed in the show program booklet.  We note that the American Quilters Society did not respond to our request for support of the Show.

Thank you again all Guild members for your donations and for your help for the Quilt Show and most especially for your continuing support of the Guild.

Mary and Anne


As Sunshine Lady for the guild, it is my duty to correspond to members of the guild who are in need of condolences, encouragement, and/or congratulations. In order to do this, I rely on each of you to inform me when a member is in need. I will then mail them a card on behave of the guild expressing support , encouragement, and best wishes. If you know someone who could benefit from such a correspondence, please feel free to contact me at longarmlady1@gmail.com , (717)676-5649  or, in person.

In June,  sympathy cards were sent to Deb Wilhide , Alora Claytor, and Karen Stollenwerk for the death of their husbands.  Please keep these ladies in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this very difficult time.


Thank you for your support. Have a great day!


Sunshine Lady, Cindy Hodge


August Guild Picnic

August 16 7-9 p.m.

At this meeting members will have the opportunity to enjoy good food and fellowship. The York Quilters Guild’s picnic will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Zion United Methodist Church.

The door will be opened at 6:15 p.m. Guests are welcome; please bring a dish to share. The guild will provide plates, napkins, cups, and flatware. As always members are encouraged to bring a project for Show and Tell

Jill Coleman’s Quilting Featured in American Patchwork and Quilting

Jill’s longarm quilting skill of a spectacular hexagon quilt was on view in the article “Fancy Floral” in the August edition of American Patchwork and Quilting. The quilt was conceived by Pippin Williams when she heard that fabric designer Jacob Philips didn’t have a quilt made with his fabric.  More than 400 hexagons were made by quilters around the world, primarily using patterns from  “The New Hexagon” by Katja Marek. The hexagons were arranged and assembled by Pippin and quilted by Jill.


Upcoming Guild News/Meetings

July 12, 2018

Arlan and Pat Christ

Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts-The Love of Color

(Part 2 of Trilogy)


August 16, 2018


Let’s Do It Again

YQG’s 2nd Annual Indoor Picnic


September 20, 2018


Danner’s Bernina Shoppe


The Danner family will be presenting a three-part program

consisting of the following:

History of Bernina

Danner’s do’s and don’ts in caring for your sewing machine

What is new in the quilting supplies and equipment.


October 18, 2018


Robert DeCarli

Robert DeCarli is the AQS author of the, Hill & Valley Log Cabins and Remarkable Rectangles. Bob’s first life was as a math professor at a Catholic girls’ college in Buffalo. He moved on to function as an engineer at Lockheed Martin in Valley Forge, all the while continuing to teach math at local colleges.


In 1992 his wife asked for help in making a quilt for their daughter’s wedding. She showed him how to make a four-patch and he was hooked. As a mathematician, the seemingly endless number of patterns fascinated him. He has designed blocks and quilts since 1993, He discovered EQ in 205 and has since designed more than one thousand quilts and blocks, including block and quilt setting for his wife’s appliqué projects. He received a ribbon at the Vermont Quilt Festival and a blue ribbon at the Pennsylvania Quilt Extravaganza for “Butterfly” (designed in EQ5).


A copy of his books will be available for your review at the York Quilters Guild’s July, August, and September meetings.


No November meeting

Holiday Party on Thursday, December 6


The November and December meetings were combined to avoid meeting on or shortly

before Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Guild Quilt retreat will also be held in November

  • 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 Checking: $ 3,599.74
Show Checking $ 9,063.12
Total: $ 12,662.86

August Birthdays

Connie Bentzel 3
Anne King 5
Joy Rusonis 6
Joanne Smoker 8
Judy Deveney 9
Karen Hagarman 9
Deb Wilhide 11
Connie Holland 13
Janice Skinner 20
Cheryl Bahn 26
v 31