June 2017

President's Letter

Dear Members,
As I write this it is Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer.  Somehow Mother Nature is ignoring that fact.  May was cool and rainy.  Hopefully when you see this message we will be enjoying summer warmth and sunshine.
I am recovering from my surgery in April and have resumed many of my daily activities including my walking program.  I am also getting back to my quilting and working on UFOs from Quilt Retreat and previous projects.
I will be on vacation the week of our Guild meeting.  VP Peg Gregory will be stepping up to the podium for me.  I’ll be sorry to miss the yard sale fundraiser, but I will visit a quilt shop in the town where we vacation.
Wishing all of you a great summer and success at the June Fundraiser.
Nancy Spiese

Board meeting

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

May Minutes

The May meeting of the York Quilt Guild was held on May 18, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7pm President, Nancy Spiese. We took a few moments to remember Wendy Buchart, a long time member who passed away.

Deb Wilhide reported we had one visitor and one new member, Peggy Kuster.

Evelyn Hunt reminded us that it costs only $10 to purchase a table for the Guild fundraiser in June.

If you are interested in the bus trip to the Mancuso Quilt Show in Oaks, PA in September, it would be a good idea to sign up as soon as possible. After tonight’s meeting it will be open to outsiders.

We need volunteers for selling tickets for our raffle quilt at the Hershey Show. We will sell Thursday and Sunday, only. 4,000 raffle tickets will be ordered for our quilt.

We need committee members for the 2020 raffle quilt for our show in that year. Speak to Evelyn, if interested.

Evelyn also spoke about several ideas for Community Service Projects.

There is a sign up sheet on the back table for items you’ll provide for our August picnic.

The Raffle Basket was won by Peggy Kohler.

Show and Tell followed the business meeting.

Patty Prodonovich presented the program, “Continued Journey in Quilting…or One Thing Leads to Another.”

The meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Linda Kenee
Recording Sec’y

In Memory

Dawn Grove of Red Lion  passed on March 22,2017.  She was guild librarian for many years.

Hazel Wood

YQG Trivia

March 2011 the guild held an auction. Members donated quilt related items.

It was headed up by Pat Matthews and Debbie Weaver.

It was a great success giving the guild

a total of $643.50. I remember it as a lot of fun!

Antique Quilt Soak

from Patty Provonowich (May Presenter)
Quilt Soak

1 gallon of water
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Quart of Buttermilk
Let stain soak overnight.   Rinse with clear water.  May need to be repeated.

Candy Shively's Quilt

Are you traveling to New England this summer? See a thought-provoking exhibit of Art Quilts at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA (outside Boston), including one from one of our members, Candy Shively. The Threads of Resistance exhibit will be at  New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA 01852 from July 15 through September 9 with an Opening reception on July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m.  Read more about this somewhat controversial traveling show at http://threadsofresistance.org/. No matter what your political leanings, the quilts are exquisite. As the organizers of this show state:
Art is about communication, and the makers of these works are eager to share their viewpoints. Agree? Disagree? We invite you to join us as we examine these issues and consider differing opinions with civilized, constructive conversation. We hope to ultimately gain a better understanding of one another’s perspectives and to foster continued change in a positive direction.
If you are not passing through Massachusetts, you can see this traveling exhibit throughout 2017 and 2018 at multiple venues around the U.S., including PNQE (The Oaks) in fall, 2018. See the full schedule at http://threadsofresistance.org/schedule.html.
Here is a picture of Candy’s quilt, Learn to Question — Learn to Lead.

Quilt Show Committee

Hello Everyone!
I will be starting back up with our quilt show committee meetings.  I have decided to change  the meetings to the first Wednesday of the month, therefore we will be meeting at 6:30 pm this coming Wednesday, 6/7, at my house, 2875 Loman Ave., York, PA  17408, 717-792-5536 (home), 717-578-8697 (cell).   Please email or call to let me know if you can make it.  We need all the help we can get!!  Everyone is welcome!!  This is a wonderful way to take an active role in your guild!
Thanks so much,
Darla Landis
Show Chair

Quilt show Bus Trip

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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
York Quilters Guild’s fund raiser

Do you have too much fabrics, not enough storage space, duplicate books and patterns and/or other wonderful items you want or need?
If so, our June yard sale can assist you and be beneficial to your fellow members and the guild. Tables will be available for a small donation of $10.00 or 10% of your sale. The proceeds will be used to fund the cost of programs. Please feel free to invite visitors.


Thursday July 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.

Volunteers Needed!

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.

Volunteers needed for Hershey show

Volunteers are needed to help sale tickets for our 2018 raffle at the Hershey Quilt Show in July 2017 and the Lancaster Quilt Show in March 2018.
There will be a sign up sheet at the meeting in May and June for the Hershey Quilt Show. Please help. In addition to the quilt shows, if you know of other venues where tickets may be sold please contact Evelyn Hunt.

On the Road again...

Kutztown Folk Festival Celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch Culture
July 1-9, 2017
Location: Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. Whiteoak St., Kutztown, 19530 
Hours: Weekends and July 4th until 8:00, Weekdays until 6:00
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

Request from Judy Stoltz

Does anyone have either of these 2 Deb Tucker rulers:  Square Squared and V-Block. I would like to borrow them for a class I’m taking at MAQ (July 14-16) and if you will not be using them at that time I’d appreciate it.  If you can loan them to me please let me know.  Phone: 845-5137  Email: jstoltz@comcast.net or see me at the meeting this month.  Thanks.

  • 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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