September 2014 Newsletter

President's Message

CWell, my “reign” is almost at an end. Next month I will be handing the gavel to Rita. I had a great year; wonderful committees, great programs and friendly Guild members. I just returned from Charleston where I learned to fish. I can now cast my own rod into the ocean, but the only thing I caught was a sunburn. What fun I had sitting there looking at my rod, waiting for it to bend ! LOL. I sincerely hope everyone of you enjoyed our meetings and our show this year and will continue to support us next year.

Thanks. Cheryl

YQG Trivia

October 1997, the guild hosted a party for a group of ladies from Denmark.

They were on a quilt tour in Lancaster County. One of the ladies was a pen pal of past guild president Eileen Shrey (1998-1999).

Discussion between the tour guide and the guild resulted in a quickly arranged party. It had a Mexican theme, chili, cornbread etc.

There was an “International show and tell” and bow tie block exchange.

Lots of fun!  We certainly have had some interesting events at our guild!

Barbara Colvin

Ways & Means

Please continue to support our fund-raising through your wonderful donations.

Keep cleaning out your unused stash so someone else can enjoy your items

and you can continue to buy more!!

The theme for September is “Fall and Pumpkin Fabrics”

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October’s theme will be “Thanksgiving, Browns and ’30’s Reproductions”


As always, thank you for your support.

Lisa Blyth

Ways and Means

New Members

Ann Ulrich

234 West Beaver Street

Hellam, PA 17406

717- 755­-4229

717-881-­6292 cell


Jeanne Weicht

1471 Windemere Place

Dover, PA 17315

717 870-­7569 cell

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  or 717-428-2893

Thank you.

In August a get well card was sent to Darla Landis.

Linda Wright

September Program

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Pat Matthews from the York Quilters’ Guild will be presenting her lecture and trunk show entitled

“What’s Left of 47 Years of Quilting.” 

She will be showing quilts from every era of her 47 years of quilting that she has not given away.  She will also be sharing what she has learned from her successes and failures.

October Program

Sandy Lord will be presenting her Lecture and trunk show entitled a

Different Method of Stack – n- Whack

at the York Quilt Guild’s October 16, 2014, meeting.

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Sandy will be bring different fabrics to the lecture the night before her Friday, October 17, 2014, Venetian Tiles class for anyone who chose to wait until the evening of the lecture to select their fabrics.

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The lecture will be held at the Zion Methodist Church. The workshop will be held at the Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, York, PA 17404. The workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Cost $35.00 members and $40.00 non-members.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Evelyn Hunt at you have any questions or need additional information.

Cheryl Dawson, the new 2014/15 program chairperson will be registering names with payments at the September meeting. When your payment is received you will received your supply list.

If 25 or more members and/or non-members register for this class a second workshop will be held on Saturday.

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In order to continue to have workshops, your support as a member is needed.

Stash Reduction Yard Sale

On Saturday, September 13th, there will be a huge stash reduction yard sale, hosted by the “Gettysburg Peeps.” Included in the line up will be fabric, yarn, books, patterns, kits, notions and other assorted items.  There also is a Featherweight for sale.

One day only, 8 am to 3 pm

470 Herrs Ridge Road, Gettysburg.

From Our Mailbox

1. A friend of a friend was asking me if there would be anyone interested in making a lap size quilt out of ties.  That is all the info I have at this time, but if anyone is interested, I will get more info for you. Please e-mail me at if interested.  Thanks.

2. From: janet smeltzer <>

Subject: storing a quilt
What is the proper way of storing a quilt?

Editors note:  If you have a suggestion, Janet’s email is attached.

Thought For The Day

“You can always tell a quilter by the threads she wears.”


  • 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

Main Account $2,389.90
Show Account $12,726.26
Total $15,116.16

October Happy Birthdays

Lisa Blyth 1
Kim Shoemaker 6
Judy Stoltz 9
Barbara Edsall 14
Carol Paull 16
Jean Rosser 16
Patricia Pena 21
Nancy Spiese 24
Eileen Shrey 25
Betsy Hoffer 26
Sylvia Crone 28