March 2017

President's Letter

Dear Members,

So far we have managed to dodge any significant snow. And now that it is March we can expect the signs of Spring to appear.
Thank you Paul for sharing your quilts and your quilting journey with us at the February meeting. It is gratifying to know that our Guild continues to be able to showcase all the talented quilters among our membership.

I am looking forward to the presentation of our challenge at our March meeting. All those baskets will remind me of the coming of Spring and Easter. Let’s make this the best challenge ever. Use up those scraps and let’s cover the whole room with beautiful baskets.

Nancy Spiese

Board Meeting

the next Board meeting for March 20, 2017 at Joann’s Fabrics on Queen St. at 6:30 – 8:30. This meeting will be for the canceled January meeting as well as the April meeting. I am trying to go for the first or last Monday of the Board meeting nights to avoid more than one meeting in a week. Show meetings are on the second Tuesday and Guild meeting is the third Thursday. Sometimes it is difficult to set a date with JoAnn’s so I have to take what is available.


Hi I’m Deb Donan.


for the month of February. there were no cards sent out.

If you know of a Guild member in need of some Sunshine . please let me know.

You can reach me at or you can reach me at 717-147-4088

please leave a message. I will send SUNSHINE to the member in need .

Thank You for your help.

Challenge Quilt March meeting

A table will be set up off to the side to turn in challenge quilts at the March meeting. To get better records of participants we will have you sign a roster. Please wait to turn in challenge quilt until someone is at the table to receive them. Thank you.

February Minutes

The February meeting of the York Quilt Guild was called to order at 7pm by President, Nancy Spiese. Cheryl Dawson introduced 6 visitors. Janet Shank thanked members for batting they brought in and has bags of pads to be sewn for her church. See her if you can help with this project.

Nancy Spiese gave a report on behalf of Darla Landis, who was out of town. We now have a tag line for our 2018 Quilt Show..”Celebration of Quilts 2018: Outside the Lines.”
Mary Kerr will be our Invitational Artist. She may offer a lecture, but the cost will be $40-50. Look at her website and give Darla feedback if you would be willing to attend.
Our featured artist will be Jill Coleman. The Show Committee meat the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm at Darla’s house. Anyone who is willing to help with the show is urged to attend.

Ann Clinton spoke about our “Basket Challenge.” They must be 20 inches on all sides, at a minumum. Scrap fabrics, too! Due at the March meeting.

Peg Gregory spoke about our Service Project. Many worthy charities were considered. One idea is to make soft dolls using our scrap stash. These dolls were passed around.

Evelyn Hunt is looking for someone to write an artlcle sbout out Quilt Show for “Showcase Magazine.” She also spoke about future programs for our meetings.

The raffle basket was given away by Mary Moul to one lucky member.

Show and Tell followed next.

Our program, presented by member, Paul Hallinger, was “A 20 Year Journey in Quilting”
Concluded our evening program.

Respectfully Submitted,
Linda Kenee
Recording Sec’y

P.S. A person in our community has contacted me about giving away two older quilt frames she has. If interested, please call Linda Kenee. 717-764-8294

YQG Trivia

March 1993:Marion Sachs, former member and quilter extraordinaire, taught us the lovey technique of Brazilian embroidery. We had a list of supplies to bring and Marion supplied the pearl cotton.
These days Marion is a rug hooker and I hear she does beautiful work. Not surprised!

Lancaster AQS needs volunteers!

If any of your members would like to volunteer as white glovers in exchange for free admission to the show, please have them contact me with name, email and day/time they would like to volunteer.
Thank you, Vicki Bowman Red Rose Quilters Guild

The dates for the show are March 29-April 1, 2017

Salvation Army is Seeking donations for June Fabric Sale

Bonnie Hunter Lecture and Workshop

The Antietam Quilt Guild invites you to join them for a Bonnie Hunter event.

The lecture is on May 9th, 6:30 at The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742. If you are not a member of Antietam Quilt Guild there is a fee of $10 and this is open to all.

The workshop is on May 10th and will begin at 9:00 the same location. We are limited to 36 to 40 people and currently have about 10 open slots. There is a fee of $60 for workshop plus all requirements for the workshop from Bonnie such as book, ruler etc…. Which she will have for sale at the lecture. Our guild has chosen “Scrap Crystals” as the project at the workshop.
Please contact me as soon as possible to secure a slot for the workshop.

With Kind Regards,
Lori Hudlow



Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild 2017 EXPO
March 18-19, 2017 10 am to 5 pm

The Park School– Athletic Center
2425 Old Court Rd – Baltimore, MD 21204
This EXPO showcases quilts made by guild members, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, as well as art quilts. The EXPO also features quilts and quilted items for sale, a silent auction, Buy It or Bid Auction, an expanded vendor’ mall, and many handmade items

Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore Quilt Show
June 2-5, 2017
Oxford Community Center
200 Oxford Rd,
Oxford, MD 21654

Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore has again chosen the historic, seaport town of Oxford, Maryland for its bi-annual quilt show, “A Garden of Quilts”. The quilt show will be a three-day event running from: Friday, June 2 (opening day of the show) through Sunday, June 4. The main event of the quilt show will be held in Oxford Community Center, Oxford, MD. New this year will be a Vendors Mall in the Oxford Fire Hall


Kutztown Folk Festival Celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch Culture
July 1-9, 2017
Kutztown Fairgrounds
225 N. Whiteoak St.
Kutztown, 19530 
Hours: Weekends and July 4th until 8:00, Weekdays until 6:00. 
Over 2,000 locally handmade quilts displayed for sale with an auction of prize-winning quilts.

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       
The show is held in conjunction with Chambersfest. 200 member’s quilts displayed, beautiful queen sized, hand quilted raffle quilt on display and tickets are available.

Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc. (MAQ)
2017 Annual Retreat – 30th Anniversary

Join us for a Weekend of “Fun & Flirty” quilting at
Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD.
July 14-16, 2017
Classes will be offered Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Please visit for a full list of classes that will be available and additional information, including information on room and board and meal options.

Those attending are also invited to the following events:
Thursday, July 13 – Meet & Greet and Show & Tell from Previous Years
Friday, July 14 – “Forty Years of Quilting” by Donna Lynn Thomas
Saturday, July 15 – Election of New Board Members, Show & Tell and Fellowship

Registration will begin on Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 9 a.m.
Registration will close on June 15; however, early registration is encouraged as classes fill up quickly!
Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Inc. (MAQ) has been hosting an annual quilting seminar every July since 1987. We offer a variety of classes presented by some of the best teachers in the Mid-Atlantic areas.
Visit to register and for additional information.
Please contact with any additional questions

Quilt Odyssey – July 2017

Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
W. Chocolate Ave. & Universitsity Dr.
Hershey PA 17033

Thurs – Sat 10 – 6, Sun 10 – 4
Admission: $10 or $14 for entire event

QO is a national show with classes and lectures by an all-star faculty; annual contest finalists on exhibit, plus special exhibits including an antique quilt exhibit; large diverse merchant’s mall. Free parking, air conditioned comfort, group rates, accredited quilt appraiser on site. Plus. Hugs & Kisses Quilts for Kids: a nonprofit venture to make quilts for children who are patients at Hershey Medical Center

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


Batting Donations Request

Thanks to all of you who brought in your batting scraps. I still need more for my 4th grade class to stuff pillows they are making. If you have more, I would love to have them. Please bring them to the guild meeting. Thanks. Janet Shank

Service Projects

Re Service projects for our guild for 2017 –from Peg Gregory, service project coordinator.

I have checked out several local charities that might benefit from donations by our guild. However, it seems that for the most part their needs are being filled when it comes to quilts, big & small.
It has been suggested that we might make pillowcases for the VA, or placemats using orphan blocks for Meals on Wheels.
My suggestion is to make a small soft pillow doll using a gender and age friendly doll pattern designed by Cyndy Sieving. Cyndy designed this pattern as a charity project in the hopes that other groups would also take on this project. The pattern is free for clubs and good-deed doers. It is a quick, easy and fun toy to create. (and uses leftover fabrics) The doll/pillows would be donated to local ambulance clubs and/or the pediatric units at our hospitals.


I am a former member of the York Quilters Guild. I have a Bernina 802 Sport Sewing machine for sale and wonder if anyone in the guild was looking for a machine. This is a great workhorse of a machine and it is portable so it would be great for taking to class. It has a carrying case with it. I would like to sell it to someone that would appreciate it and take care of it. I live in Gettysburg if anyone has any interest they can contact me at 717-253-3184. Thank you, Deb Conrad

The Finishing Stitch
Spring Open House
Please join us March 31 and April 1, 2017
Store Specials, Refreshments,
Demos starting at 10a.m. both days
The Finishing Stitch
4103 Carlisle Rd
Dover, Pa. 17315
Hours: Wed. – Fri. 9:30 – 5:00
Saturday 9:30 – 4:00

  • Meeting Date/Time
  • 3rd Thursday, 7pm
  • Zion United Methodist Church
  • 1030 Carlisle Ave, York, PA

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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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