May 2017

President's Report

Hello All!

Our beloved president, Nancy has been under the weather, please drop her a line or a card and let her know how much she is missed and cared for.


April meeting minutes

The April 20th meeting of the York Quilt Guild was called to order at 7PM by President Nancy Spiese. Nancy read a thank you note from Olivia’s House fort the $500 check that we raised from our quilt raffle.

Cheryl Dawson announced we had one visitor and two new members: Brenda Landis and Cheryl Indast.

Under Committee Reports:

Ann Clinton is collecting UGLY fat quarters for our next guild challenge.

Peg Gregory has patterns and fabrics on the back table for anyone interested in
Helping with a service project.
The Guild would like to have a bus available for anyone interested in going to the
Mancuso Nat’l Quilt Shows in Oaks, PA on Sept. 16, 2017. The bus would
Leave at 7:30am and return about 4pm. The cost would be $50, which
Includes your admission ticket.

Hazel Wood has embroidery attachments for a Bernina machine. If interested
See Hazel. Not sure of the model number.

Nancy Spiese nominated Peg Gregory for the position of Vice President. She was given 100% of the votes. Thank you, and congratulations to Peg.

The next Board Meeting will be on July 17 at 6:30pm at JoAnn Fabrics.

We had lots of variety in our Show and Tell.

Mary Moul drew names for our Raffle Basket winners.

Evelyn Hunt introduced our speaker, Daniel Kardos. The title of his program was “My Way.”

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Kenee
Recording Sec’y

YQG Trivia

In the December 1998 newsletter there was article entitled “Did you know?”

Some of the information included the following.

Pioneer women often used paper as batting for their quilts as it increased their warmth.

Quilts were often used as payment for debts, especially midwife fees.

Pioneer girls were expected to have approximately twelve quilts in their hope chests at the time of their marriage.


Barbara Colvin



Thursday May 18, 2017
Patty Prodonovich

Patty will present a trunk show and discuss her quilts and what she has learned to make them with a special focus on how each quilt she created affected the following quilt. A workshop will be held in June 2017.
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.

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.

Help Wanted

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

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....

Flying Solo:  Art Quilts
March 30 –  June 25, 2017
Misty Cole of “Pick Your Brain Designs”
The College Park Aviation Museum

Quilters Unlimited 44th Annual Show
June 2-4, 2017
“Wing It”
Chantilly, VA

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

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


“I have an embroidery module for a Bernina Artista 170  free to anyone who can use it”.  Hazel Wood  717-741-2508.


Deanna Graham is cleaning out her mother’s home(a former York Quilters Guild member) and would like to sell her sewing machine .  The machine is a PFAFF 7530 Quilt & Craft Pro I’m asking $650 or best offer The best way to reach Deanna is by phone @ 717-900-1618.  The machine also comes with a lovely flowered case.



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  • 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

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