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The York Quilters’ Guild welcomes new members.  Annual dues are $30 if paid by January, and $35 if paid later and renewable each year in December. Dues for new members joining after July 1 are $15.  A $5 guest fee is charged for special speakers to be advertised in advance.

A typical Guild meeting starts with a short business program that includes announcements of events and projects of interest to quilters. Next comes the ever-popular Show & Tell, where members display their finished quilts or quilted projects and then the featured program of the month, which may be a guest speaker, a demonstration or a service project.

An annual quilting challenge is open to members on a voluntary basis. The project, usually a small quilt, must conform to a specific set of rules and will compete with those of fellow members. An eagerly anticipated and fun event!

If you would like more information about membership, please email us at  A membership form can be found at: 2024-YQG-membershipp

The seeds for the York Quilters’ Guild were sown when Carol Blevins lamented to a  few of her students that she seldom got to see projects begun in her classes as finished quilts. Someone suggested waiting a few months and then getting together for a show-and-tell session.

A few weeks later, in June 1985, eight quilters met to plan a show-and-tell meeting and to see if there was  any interest in forming a quilters’ guild in the York area.

Newspaper articles and posters placed in supermarkets and fabric shops produced nearly 75 quilters with armloads of quilts to share on a Sunday afternoon. There certainly was interest!  Another meeting was planned for the third Thursday in October.

From eight members — Carol Blevins, Deanna Evans, Mary Ellen Galloway, Helen Gockley, Marti Leader, Mickey Manifold, Cindy Martin and Sheila Arnold —  the York Quilters’ Guild has grown and continues as an active, vibrant group.