October 2017


I’ve been a quilter for a long, long time. Beginning with bed quilts and more recently art quilts. And, I’ve been pleased with what I’ve done…then I saw our Show & Tell displays. It’s been awesome and humbling; we have an amazing amount of talent in our group. Way to go !! Keep on quilting – and enjoy the process.

– Peg Gregory


In February 2000, Charter member, Carol Blevins was our speaker for the meeting. Her topic, “Who has Time To Quilt?” She spoke to our need to get everything done and putting ourselves last. While Carol could not give us more time in our days, she did offer ideas and
practical solutions to make better use of the time we do have.  These days we have some members who despite having a job, family, and house seem to get a lot done. Maybe it is time for another lecture on finding time to quilt!

Barbara Colvin


This is a friendly reminder to members that 2017-18 dues need to be paid by the end of the October meeting so that (1) you get your information in the membership information booklet and (2) you avoid paying $30 instead of $25 to renew. Dues are $25 until the end of the October meeting and may be paid at the meeting (find Cheryl Dawson) or send a check made to York Quilters’ Guild to Cheryl’s address. The membership form to be completed will be attached to the email with the newsletter and contain further information.


From the September meeting:

The Ways and Means bazaar table was in full force at the September meeting and took in $69. Please stop by in October to browse. Who knows, that perfect little piece of fabric, or that notion you’ve been wanting, or even a book to inspire you might just be waiting for you.
Thanks again for your continuing support in donations and in shopping.


The show is beginning to come together! Vendor spaces are filled. Two exciting workshops have been booked. Tumbling Triangles will be a full day class taught by Barbara Dann, and Mini Mosaics will also be a full day class taught by Cheryl Lynch. We still have many open positions on the Show Committee. If you have time to spare we would love for you to join our committee! Please remember to pick up your raffle tickets to sell chances to our beautiful raffle quilt. The tickets will be available for pick-up at the Guild Meeting.

Ways and Means - Celebration of Quilts 2018

Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2018,
Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, York College of Pennsylvania

Although we no longer have raffle baskets at our monthly membership meetings, the Quilt Show Ways and Means Committee plans to prepare Raffle Baskets for Celebration of Quilts 2018 . The proceeds will go into the Guild’s general fund to offset operating expenses and speaker fees.

We will prepare the baskets the week of the Show, which will be on display and tickets available upon opening Friday morning. Winners will be drawn on Saturday, May 19, at 3:00 p.m. Winners need not be present to win.

We will make these baskets creative and attractive and hopefully irresistible, so of course, we need your help and are asking for donations. During your shopping or travels over the next several months, could you be on the lookout? Think of us when you have a coupon or when there is a 2-for-1 sale, etc. Think of something that you would take a chance on.

We will accept items any time from now until the week of the show. In fact, Nancy Spiese has started us off by donating several very nice quilting notions. Consider joining with a fellow member to donate any of the more expensive items or a themed basket as noted

And of course, we will need help during the show to oversee the Ways and Means table and sell tickets. Hopefully, you can give us an hour or two of your time.

Here is our wish list, which we will update from time to time:

Quilting and Sewing Items:
Fabric such as fat quarters, 1/2 yard cuts, jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc.
Rulers of all sizes
Rotary cutters and scissors
Cutting mats of any size
Templates and stencils
Patterns, magazines
Needles, thread
Handmade Items:
Lap quilts, baby quilts
Cosmetic bags
Purses, totes, market bags, gift bags
Place mats and mug rugs
Table runners, napkins
Themed Items:
Food and cooking —
Bed and bath
Beginner quilter
Hand quilter
Applique quilter
Modern quilter
If anyone has suggestions, questions or concerns, please feel to contact either of us.
Thanks very much.
Anne King and Mary Moul


There’s another way to get news about the Guild and the upcoming quilt show. On Facebook, follow “York Quilters’ Guild” and “Celebration of Quilts” pages. If you are showing a quilt, win an award, or are mentioned in a publication, we’d love to feature you.
Just send a photo and/or write up to jrusonis@hotmail.com.


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Lebanon Quilt Guild Show

November 10 & 11, 2017
WHERE: Lebanon Expo Center
HOURS: Friday & Saturday 10am to 6pm
COST: $8.00, 10 and under: free, $1.00 off admission price with flyer

Learn More


  • 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

Main Account $6,795.31
Show Account $7,717.74
Total Funds $14,513.05

November Birthdays

Peggy Kohler 7
Linda Wright 7
Brenda Landis 8
Alora J. Claytor 14
Barbara Dombrowsky 19
Dawn Gerber 19
Margaret Sultner 20
Janet M. Fitch 21
Nancy Brusby 25
Paula Shamoian 25
Annette Ehly 28