October, 2013 Newsletter

President's Message

From the Outgoing President:

Dear Quilters,

Thank you for allowing me to be your president this past year.  We have had great programs and good fellowship. I have enjoyed getting to know many of you and watching the creativity that is generated from this guild.  Keep up the good work.


Judy Sorensen


 From the Incoming President:

As I sit here pecking at my computer I feel a little bit nervous about this job, much like another President who came out of nowhere and went straight to the top ! We have an exciting year ahead with the Celebration of Quilts 2014, plus the Program committee has an awesome lineup of speakers  for meetings along with some great workshops.

Speaking of meetings, some faces are missing from our group. If you know current or former members not able to attend please reach out. It may be that they can’t drive after dark and need a ride.

We are all looking forward to our Quilt Show this summer. To make it a success we need lots of help so step up and volunteer. The show committee will be grateful.  Let’s show our communities what we’re all about !

See you at the next meeting ! It’s going to be a good year!

Happy Halloween.


Sunshine & Shadows

If a fellow quilter is ill, has surgery, a birth or death in the family, or could just use a note of cheer, please let me know.  You can reach me at: janet1181@comcast.net or 717-792-2930.  Thank you.

In September sympathy cards were sent to Barbara Dombrowsky on the death of her brother and to Doris Heigl on the death of her husband.

Janet Chinault

YQG Trivia

More interesting facts from the Guess Who Articles

Former member, Bobbe Benvin, auditioned for the Ted Mack Amateur Hour singing the theme from Exodus”.

Members, Janet Chinault and her sister, Ginny Lehr’s Great-Great Grandfather was appointed Medical Advisor to Queen Victoria and was knighted by her in her Jubilee Year.

Member, Sara Jane Liek has a quilt signed by two movie stars. Wonder who are they?
Barbara Colvin

Ways & Means

A Note from your Ways and Means Committee:

We are so appreciative of all the fantastic donations we continue to receive.  The sewing supplies, books, and fabrics are perfect for our future  raffle baskets.  Thanks again!

ways & Means pic

 The theme for October’s Raffle Basket is

 “THANKSGIVING & BROWN & 1930’s” fabrics.

Next month’s theme:  “Reds & Greens and Holiday themed” fabrics.

 Our Guild has increased our projected budget for the year; we need to entice more of you to generously donate. Please check out our fantastic raffle baskets when you sign in.

**The prices for the raffle tickets has changed to reflect the high quality of items offered each month.  From now on, the price of one chance to win is $5.00 and three chances  will cost you $10.00. 

Each basket is full of tools, fabrics, books, and patterns EVERY month!! Plus you get to keep the basket.  A nice gift for yourself or someone you care for!


Other suggested items to donate may include, but are not limited to:

sewing notions, books, patterns, baskets, candles, candies, gift cards, etc.


October 17th Program


The York Quilt Guild (YQG) will be opening its 2013/14 program year on Thursday, October 17, 2013, with the award winning quilter B. J. Titus.  She will be giving her lecture entitled:  Transition:  How to make the Leap from Traditional to Contemporary Quilts.  The program will include a trunk show with many of B.J.’s early traditional quilts to her present day art quilts.  Tips and techniques will also be discussed.   There is a guest fee of $5.00 for non-guild members.  No RSVP required for lecture attendance.

To see details and pictures of B.J.’s award-winning quilts, visit B.J.’s website, www.bjtitus.com, to see more of her wonderful quilts and to read her blog.

October 19th Workshop

flower_pictureB.J. will be conduct a full-day, fused appliqué workshop.
Students will learn an easy strip-pieced border technique, as well as stitching and quilting tips and tricks.
Lecture Fee: $35.00 for YQG members and $40.00 for non-YQG members.











qsiQSI is the history corner of York County quilts. The group consists of members interested in antique fabrics, quilts, patterns. The shared enthusiasm for learning unites both the novice and those who have more research experience. Presently, we have been practicing on quilts from the Trust archives.
Each meeting has “Show & Tell”, whether it’s a member’s new addition, a welcome visitor, or something borrowed for the meeting.
October will bring one guest with a scrappy, unusual design, hand quilted quilt from Indiana. I won’t include it’s date or pattern. Let the group figure it out! We plan on pulling 6 quilts from the basement to investigate.
November is a special field trip to Lancaster to visit Author and Quilt Collector Trish Herr.
We will turn it into a party with a covered dish luncheon. Yum!
This is my first article for the guild newsletter. I will continue to let you know what’s happening at QSI, a very happening group!

Joan Hamme


Please remember that if you want included in the newest directory membership payment must be received by the October meeting. I will happily take it at the meeting or mail to my address on the form. Barb Wilke

Ace photographer, Annette Ehly, will be available before the October meeting to take your picture for the directory.  If you are a new member, a member who does not have a picture in our directory, or you just want a new picture, please take advantage of this opportunity.  This will be the last chance before the directory goes to press.


Winter Retreat

Ok ladies, it is time for retreat again.  Yes again!  Our Winter Retreat is booked for November 22, 23, 24, the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Cost for a single room is 170.00 and for a double is 150.00 I have 15 rooms.

I did mail in reservations for the last retreat and that worked well.  I will be taking walk- in reservations at the guild meeting in Oct. or you can email me to save your space, I will hold it for one week so you have time to send the check.  I do needed the check, made out to York Quilt Guild, and the name of your roommate (if you are in a double) when you sign up.

The retreat is open to everyone in the guild.  You are responsible for all of your meals on Friday.  You can pack your meals or go out to nearby Carlisle for food.  Three meals are provided Saturday and two on Sunday.  Arrival time is up to you but the door is open at 9:30 am on Friday and we need to be out of there at 5:00 on Sunday.

Private rooms are “motel” style with a private bath and control of the heat and air.

We do not have a class or a project for the weekend, your time is your own.  We will have a large meeting room and an 8 ft. table for each person so you have plenty of room.

If you cannot make it to the Winter Retreat the date for the Spring Retreat is April 25 – 27.  Unfortunately at that time the rates change.  Singles will be $177,  Doubles  $155, And triple will be $140.

If you have any questions feel free to call at 717 334-0795 or email me at cuppateafor2@gmail.com

Patsy Hartnett



If you receive the newsletter in the mail, please remember to bring in 12 self addressed stamped envelopes and leave at the front desk with the Membership Chair.  Thanks.

Quilt Show News

2013 Quilt Show “Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt”

Quilting on the Line will celebrate our 2013 Quilt Show on Saturday  November 2, 2013 from 10 A.M. til 5 P.M

Sunday  November 3, 2013 from 10 A.M. til 4 P.M.

The Eureka Volunteer Fire Company, 82 N. Main Street, Stewartstown, PA

Admission $5.00

This year’s raffle quilt is a Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt that is king size and is machine pieced and quilted.

The pattern for this lovely quilt is by Laurie Aaron Hird.

This sampler quilt features 111 traditional quilt block designs that  have been pieced by members of Quilting on the Line.

Raffle tickets are available at the show

$2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 or by contacting Ruth Cheslock 717-456-5101

Drawing will be on November 3rd at 4 P.M.

10% of proceeds will be donated to H.O.P.E.

For Sale

Bernette 12 Sewing Machine by Bernina for sale.  Excellent condition. Asking $150.

717-292-4709 or jjsmoker@verizon.net

Joanne Smoker

  • 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

As of 10-5-13
Main Account $4,216.10
Show Account $8,281.35
Total $12,497.45

November Birthdays

Linda Wright 7
Marilyn Owens 17
Barbara Dombrowsky 19
Dawn Gerber 19
Deborah Eisenacher 20
Janet Fitch 21
Paula Shamoian 25
Annette Ehly 28