March 2019

President's letter

During our annual trip to Las Vegas last month we experienced temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal. We even saw snow on the ground at the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign!


On days too cool to sit out in the sun, I searched for local quilt shops. What fun! Quilting is popular everywhere.


My favorite shop was a quilters heaven named “Sew Yeah Quilting”. They have repairmen on site, weekly classes, and very helpful staff. I got well over an hour with their instructor one on one. She met with me privately and answered questions about my machine. She made recommendations on several new attachments. My fee for this was $40. After an hour and 45 minutes I ordered several supplies and attachments. The store gives 20% off all machine attachments. I have not received my shipment but I can’t wait to try a new product called Gold Finch paper for transferring designs onto fabric. Hopefully I can share whatever is useful in next month’s newsletter.


Our April speakers will be Running With Scissors.  They are three really fun ladies. They will have a sales table and Ginny will have a fresh batch of fabric to sell.


Joanne Hammen

April Birthdays

April Birthdays

Sheila Arnold            April 12

Kathleen Lockhart    April 14

Leslie Robinson        April 15

Cheryl Dawson         April 16

Harriet Hunter           April 22


February 2019 York Quilters’ Guild Minutes

The York Quilters’ Guild meeting was called to order on February 21, 2019, at 7:00 PM by Vice President Donna Sheffer.
Outgoing President Peg Gregory was presented with a gift basket.
Members may pick up the 2019 Membership Directory and Information book at the back table.
Patsy Hartnett introduced the nominated executive board members.  All present members voted yes.
The raffle quilt is finished and needs volunteers to hand sew the binding and label.
A six month mystery quilt organized by Donna Sheffer and Cheryl Dawson starts this month.   The directions are available in two sizes.  They will be emailed to members or you may pick up a paper copy from Donna.
Contact Darlene Schardt, 2020 Quilt Show Chair, if you can assist with the planning for the Celebration of Quilts, May 29 and 30, 2020.  Darlene also passed around a paper for members to choose from a list of charities to benefit from our current raffle quilt.
If you not receiving the newsletter by email, contact Joy Rusonis.
If you want to attend the Spring Quilt Retreat, April 26, 27, and 28, contact Patsy Hartnett.
The quilt challenge is due in March. The directions are on the guild website, or you can contact Sue Kappes.
The business meeting was followed by Show and Tell.
The program was a demonstration of English paper piecing by Patsy Hartnett.

Respectfully submitted,
Dawn Gerber
Recording Secretary


Treasurer’s Report

March Beginning Balance
Main Fund – $ 3,662.87
Show Fund     7,362.98
Total            $11,025.85


Thank you

I’d like to thank everyone for the wonderful basket of goodies that was given to me at the last meeting.  An abundance of fabric, and not a one was a duplicate of fabric I already have in my stash. Thank you so much.    Peg Gregory


Next 2020 Quilt Show Committee Meeting:

Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm.

Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehab Home

970 Colonial Ave in York


Any questions or concerns, please contact:

Darlene Schardt

Ph:  717-741-3078


February 2016  “Popcorn and a Movie” night. We had a video of Bob Purcell, President of Superior Threads presenting Thread Therapy.  He talked about different theories about threads. Bob also shared his knowledge about needles and different threads.

He has a good sense of humor. Great information


Member guide additions/corrections

Sarah O’Sullivan                Member since 2002

823 McKenzie St

York, PA 17403

Cell: 717-773-0408

Birthday 6/4


Paula Shamoian                   Member since 2011

1014 Stream View Lane

York, PA  17403

717-885-0410     Cell: 914-629-6609

Birthday 11/25



Gay Weigand                        Member since 2016

459 Hoover School Rd

East Berlin, PA 17316

717-259-7198     Cell: 717-476-8290

Birthday 7/8


Patsy Hartnett’s email address, which should be


Future meetings

March 21, 2019 Annual Challenge Finishes

April 25, 2019 “Rapid Fire Stars” Running with Scissors Quilters

May 16, 2019 Yard Sale

June 20, 2019 Charity Work Session

July 25, 2019 “Color Exploration” Julia Graves, Special Occasion Quilts

August 15, 2019 Annual Guild (indoor) picnic

September 19, 2019 “Information Overload” Penny Domakis

October 17, 2019 Mystery Quilts on Display

December 5, 2019 Annual Guild Holiday Party

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

  • Web Page Member Password
  • Members can send email to

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