Programs & Services

Monthly Programs & Workshops

April 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017,

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Daniel Kardos

Dan started quilting over 16 years ago, with simply a needle, some thread, and scraps from his mother’s collection. He wanted to create something from nothing. It turned out that his style of quilting would be unplanned, unconventional, and unapologetic. While his skills have improved over the years, his quilting philosophy remains the same. Recently, Dan has added embroidery to his growing list of creative sewing ventures. Check out his new business, Rusticly Ever After ( When he’s not quilting, you can find him on the sports field as an athletic trainer or serving in the Army Reserves as a combat medic.

March 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017,

The 2016/17 Program Year’s
Scrap Basket Challenge


Since there is not much time in between last years’ challenges this years’ challenge, we are going easy.
In the Scrap Basket Challenge, there are only three (3) rules:
The majority of the fabric used must be scraps
There must be at least one (or many more) basket(s) featured in the quilt
The quilt must measure at least a 20-inch square. Due at March 2017 meeting.

Thursday February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017,

Paul Hallinger
This month guild members and guests will have the opportunity to experience one of our own members’ twenty (20) year journey in the quilting world. Paul is a prolific quilter who loves colors and is not afraid to work outside the box. This will be a meeting you won’t want to miss.

January 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017,

Jill Coleman has arranged a visit of the traveling vintage linen trunk show and four (4) of the guild’s members will demonstrate quilt related activities
In addition to demos this month there will be a special viewing of 19 vintage linens quilted as part of challenge. We are lucky enough to be the first to have this traveling trunk show that will visit guilds and be displayed at shows throughout 2017. As a member of a Facebook group, Quilt Vintage, I was fortunate to be a part of this challenge. Nineteen linens were given at random to 19 quilters of the group (out of 400 who wanted to participate) to “quilt as desired” and return to the moderator who initiated this challenge and organized the trunk show, Kelly Cline. At the end of the tour all of the linens will be returned to the quilter. Please check out the Facebook group Quilting Vintage, a group devoted to finishing vintage quilt tops and quilting vintage linens in a variety of innovative ways.

MaY 2017

Thursday, January 01, 1970,

Annual Mini-demo night

Thursday, January 18, 2018,

Guild members share their skills in our annual demo night. Anne King will demonstrate Interweave Table Mats and Dianne Garrett will show us how to transform a TV tray into an ironing board.


Feb. 15: Couples Night–His and Hers Quilters

Thursday, February 15, 2018,

Dianne and Jack Garnett, members of the York Quilters’ Guild, will be our speakers.  They will be sharing their  journey as a quilting couple via a trunk shop and an informal lecture. Both Jack and Dianne are also active members in other central Pennsylvania quilt guilds and members of the Hershey Quilt Odyssey Show staff.  Both of their children also are actively involved in quilting.

2018 Challenge: Ugly Fabric Makeover

Thursday, March 15, 2018,

It’s time to see what our members have created from their “ugly” fabric. The challenge was to transform someone else’s ugly fabric into a beautiful–or at least interesting–quilt, measuring 18 by 24 inches.

Jeanne Riley “Confessions of a Serial Quilter”

Thursday, April 19, 2018,

In the early 70’s Jeanne inadvertently discovered quilting and immediately ditched all of her interest in other crafts such as sewing, macramé, decoupage, and has been quilting continuously since then.  In the 80’s she had a dream job working part-time in in a quilt shop and teaching classes and she has continue to teach quilting to anyone who shows the least bit of inclination toward it.  After retiring from her day job as an administrator at Syracuse University, she and her husband relocated to Lancaster in2008 to be closer to family and in record time she became and has remains very involved with the Red Rose Quilters Guild in Lancaster.


2018 Celebration of Quilts “Quilting Outside the Lines

Friday, May 18, 2018,

“Quilting Outside the Lines” is the theme of the 2018 York Quilters’ Guild quilt show. It will be held from 9 am to 7 pm Friday, May 18 and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 19 at the Grumbacher Center, York College of Pennsylvania, 899 South Richland Avenue York. The show features more than 200 quilts, free demonstrations, a merchant’s mall, appraisals by appointment, guild boutique, and quilt and basket raffles. Featured artist for the event is guild member Jill Coleman, whose work ranges from hand-quilted vintage quilts to contemporary quilts. Guest exhibitor Mary Kerr will bring her collection “Quilt as Desired”, which features vintage quilt tops quilted with contemporary long-arm quilting. Floral accents for the event will be provided by the Garden Club of York. Admission is $10.

June 21 meeting cancelled

Thursday, June 21, 2018,

Due to an event at the Zion United Methodist Church, our June 21 meeting has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule Robert DiCarli for later this year. Join us on July 12 (note: second Thursday in July) for Arlan and Pat Christ, presenting “Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts–the Love of Color”

Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts “Love of Color” with Arlan and Pat Christ

Thursday, July 12, 2018,

Arlan and Pat Christ The late 1800’s and early 1900’s explosion of bold colors and designs were captured by the Pennsylvania Dutch in their quilts.  Their folk art and love of color, including cheddar, will be presented in this lecture.  During this period the Pennsylvania Dutch developed their own unique style with the use of bright color combinations to create some of the most colorful quilts.  (Sunglasses are optional)

Second Annual Guild Picnic

Thursday, August 16, 2018,

Join us for fun and food at the second annual Guild Picnic at 7 pm August 16 at Zion United Methodist Church. Bring a covered dish to share–the Guild will provide plates, napkins, etc. Take this opportunity to chat with old friends and meet new ones. Please take this opportunity to say hello to some of our new members. Bring an item for Show and Tell; there will be no other program. Guests are welcome. Doors open at 6:15.

Sept. 20 meeting: Applique with Jo Garvin A Trunk Show and Some Words of Wisdom: UPDATED

Thursday, September 20, 2018,

Applique began when covering or applying a piece of cloth to a hole in clothing with needle and thread a long time ago. Since then, applique has become an art and a way of expressing one’s self. During the program in September you’ll see vintage and modern applique quilts and Jo will talk about different applique processes.


Jo has been quilting for 18 years. In the year 2000 while working a full-time job and empty nester, she started looking for something to take interest in after retirement. She took a couple of classes at Stitch & Craft and was hooked on both piecing and applique as you will see in her first quilt. Jo joined the Lancaster Red Rose Guild in 2005 and with the help of many guild members has learned to needle turn and machine applique.


She is a member of Winters Heritage House Museum Quilt Group and Middletown PieceMakers Quilt Guild, where she recently became the QOV Group Leader and awards quilts to veterans. Jo is a member of the Masonic Village Quilt Group, and provides volunteer teaching to residents of Rheems Nursing and Rehabilitation in Elizabethtown.


Robert DeCarli

Thursday, October 18, 2018,

Robert DeCarli, a former math professor, loves making seemingly complex designs easy to make. In 1992 his wife asked for help in making a quilt for their daughter’s wedding. She showed him how to make a four-patch and he was hooked. As a mathematician, the seemingly endless number of patterns fascinated him. He has designed numerous blocks and quilts since 1993, once he discovered EQ in 2005 he has designed more than one thousand quilts and blocks, including block and quilt settings for his wife’s appliqué projects.

Guild at Northeastern Craft Show: Nov 2, 3

Friday, November 02, 2018,

The York Quilters’s Guild will have a table at the Northeastern Craft Show, to be held at Northeastern High School from 6 pm to 9 pm on Friday, Nov. 2 and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, Nov. 3. The school is located at 300 High Street in Manchester, Pa.

Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, December 06, 2018,

Please bring a covered dish and join us for the annual Holiday Party at 7 pm, Thursday, December 6. The meeting will include Show and Tell and installation of new officers.

January 17 meeting cancelled

Thursday, January 17, 2019,

Due to the forecast of snow and concern for the safety of the Guild members, the Jan. 17, 2019 has been cancelled.

Catch the Hexie Craze! Learn English Paper Piecing

Thursday, February 21, 2019,

Have you caught the hexie craze? Learn to do English paper piecing with Patsy Hartnett at our Feb. 21 Guild meeting. To participate you will need to bring basic hand sewing supplies, needle, neutral color thread, scissors, paper scissors, and two different fabrics.


People Reached


Jelly Roll Rugs

Saturday, May 18, 2019,

By the Way….

When you’re tidying up, If you come across an old jelly roll that you bought but never used, you need to sign up for the May Workshop: Jelly Roll Rug Making.

You can also buy a new jelly roll if you want to join in the fun.  The class will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2018.  The cost will be $30.  If you are interested contact Judy Stoltz at or 717 845-5137.



Saturday, May 18, 2019,






March Sit ‘n Sew

Monday, March 27, time 10:00 am-2:00

Aldersgate Church, 397 Tyler Run Road

Sign up at Guild Meeting or contact:

Joanne Hammen )



“Rapid Fire Stars”

Thursday, April 25, 2019,

Running With Scissors Quilters present “Rapid Fire Stars.” Join Kathy, Heidi, and Ellen on
April 25th To Explore Design and Technique Possibilities of Hunter And Lemoyne Star Quilts. They’ll Be Sharing Both Quilts From Their Collection and Several Deb Tucker Originals As They Explain the Fast and Easy Method For Making Stars Using Studio180’s Strip Pieced, Trim-Down Method. Please note  that this is the fourth Thursday, the meeting was rescheduled due to the Easter holiday.

Yard Sale

Thursday, May 16, 2019,

The May 16th meeting is our yard sale starting at 6:15 PM at Zion United Methodist Church, 1030 Carlisle Rd, York, PA 17404.  We are welcoming non-members to come and shop. The sale includes a donation of high quality quilt fabric from a former Guild member.

Charity Quilt Party

Thursday, June 20, 2019,

Have fun for a good cause during our Charity Quilt Work Session. Bring a quilt to work on or help others with their project. The room will be available from 1 pm. to 9 pm, but come when you can.

Color Explorations

Thursday, July 25, 2019,

Julia Graves is our guest artist in July. Her lecture will discuss how to select beautiful color combinations for your quilts and provide tips on how to fix color combinations that just don’t seem to be working. Includes a slide show and trunk show illustrating classic color combinations.

Annual indoor picnic and demos

Thursday, August 15, 2019,

Our August 15 meeting will be our annual indoor picnic.

Please bring a dish to share!
The meeting will also include our annual mini-demonstrations (cancelled in Jan. due to snow).
Learn more about: Free motion quilting (Joanne Hammen, Making greeting cards from fabric (Sonja Houser), and Flanged binding (Donna Sheffer).

Information Overload (Navigating the endless tips, tricks, books, blogs, patterns and products of the quilting world)

Thursday, September 19, 2019,

Join Penni Domikis for this fun program
“You can’t strike up a conversation with a quilter, read an article or blog or attend a class without learning a new tip or trick to make your quilting life easy. You can’t pop into a quilt shop or attend a quilt show without seeing another product or demo that can “revolutionize” your quilting. If you’ve been quilting for some time you are probably tripping over books, patterns and templates that you hardly use and missing out on some of the the products that will make your life easier. If you are new to the quilting world what exactly do you really need to buy? Everyone is a designer, blogger and lecturer. How do I know who to listen to?

Over the years I’ve been teaching I have been asked my opinion on lots of sewing topics including the best tips for getting the job done, little tricks that make life easier and your quilts just a little bit better, the best books for beginners and beyond, blogs that are useful for design, tips and techniques, the best pattern designers and some of the best (and worst) of the products on the market.

I have made a living designing quilts and other projects around other quilters scraps, rulers, and products and have made a hobby out of learning from as many quilters and sources as I can. I would love to share some of my favorite do’s and don’ts from my quilting journey and don’t mind sharing some of my best mishaps either. Let me take you on a humorous journey navigating all the quilting world has to offer.”

Mystery Quilt Unveiled

Thursday, January 01, 1970,

Mystery Quilts Unveiled

Thursday, October 17, 2019,

If you’ve participated in the Mystery Quilt Challenge, now is the time for the big reveal.
Bring your finished top (or quilt) and share with the guild. Let’s see how many different ways those blocks could be put together!

Holiday Party (Combined Nov/Dec meetings)

Thursday, December 05, 2019,

We will have a combined November and December meeting at 7 pm on December 5.
Please bring a covered dish to share, a fabric bingo card (and buttons or coins) and a fat quarter or small quilting gift to use for prizes.
Directions for the card and game: Dec 5 Holiday Party

Mini-Demo Night

Thursday, January 16, 2020,

Join us for mini-demo night and learn some new skills. The demos are: Quick Curves, Fabric Bins, and Intro to AccuCut. Also on the schedule is the installation of the 2020 Officers, and as always, Show and Tell.

Working with Rulers on Domestic Machines

Thursday, February 20, 2020,

February Meeting
Working with Rulers on Domestic Machines

Longarm quilters have been using rulers to control their quilting for quite awhile. Now the equipment is available for a reasonable price for domestic machine quilters to help improve their craft. Our own Sarah O’Sullivan will share her exploration of this technique with a lecture and demo at this months meeting. She will share her knowledge on equipment, technique and her secrets on being successful with this aid. After, we will have several machines ready for you to sit down and try your hand with this latest tool. Sarah is also willing to teach a class at a later date if enough members are interested

March Meeting Cancelled

Thursday, March 19, 2020,

Due to the concerns about the health of our Guild Members, the March meeting has been cancelled. We will reschedule this fun activity when things are back to normal.
Hexies are sweeping the quilting world. Also known as English Paper Piecing, the technique is a great “take along” project, allows precise piecing, and is a great stress reducer.
Join your fellow Guild members for a productive social meeting on March 19 to further explore the technique as you get an opportunity to work on a project, get help with techniques, and learn about Millefiori quilts– all while having a time to socialize and get to know your fellow Guild members.
What to expect:
— A take along handout with techniques, tips and resources, including tips for getting started and an introduction to the beautiful Millefiori quilts.
–An opportunity to work on an existing project or get input from other quilters about starting EPP.
–If you’re new to the craze, there will be kits for you to make a border or motif for a tea towel or place mat
–Not your thing? Bring your knitting, other hand work, or just use the opportunity to join your friends for an evening of witty repartee and good cheer.
What to bring:
Your own project if you have one
Needles, neutral threat, scissors and (if you choose) your own fabric. (We will have some fabric available). Note: needle choice is a personal thing, but you may want a sturdy needle if you want to thread baste, and a finer needle (such as a fine quilting needle or a milliner needle) for sewing the pieces together.

Further meetings to be determined

Thursday, April 23, 2020,

We hope everyone is doing well. While we are missing our meetings, we will not meet again until we can be sure that it is safe. At that time, the program schedule will be adjusted. Take care everyone!

July Meeting

Thursday, July 23, 2020,

Our July meeting will be held July 23 at Sunset Lane Park, 2458 Sunset Lane in West Manchester Township (about 3 miles from the location of our regular meetings). Our program will be the presentation of our challenge quilts. This is a open air pavilion with a roof. More detail in our July newsletter.
Challenge Quilt 2020

Show and Tell in the Park

Thursday, August 20, 2020,

Join us at Sunset Lane Park at 6:30 August 20 for Show and Tell and social time. Let’s see what you’ve been creating!
Location: 2458 Sunset Ln, York, PA 17408
See your newsletter for directions.


Thursday, September 17, 2020,

Our September 17 meeting will be held virtually through Zoom and will include a business meeting and virtual Show and Tell. See your newsletter for details and look for a Zoom invitation in your email. Please contact with any questions.

Zoom and Share

Thursday, October 15, 2020,

This Zoom meeting will feature Guild member’s quilting tips as well as “Show and Tell”

Zoom Holiday Party!

Thursday, December 03, 2020,

Put on your holiday sweater, pour your favorite beverage, and join us for a Zoom Holiday Party.
Share you holiday project or any other Show-and-Tell. Join us for Bingo game with prizes.
Dec. 3 at 7 pm–Zoom link will arrive in email.

January 21 meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2021,

Learn how to make a English Paper Pieced Moravian Star at this month’s meeting. We will also be doing installation of officer and Show and Tell.
Keep an eye on your email for the Zoom link

UFO Challenge and Zippered Pouch

Thursday, February 18, 2021,

Who finished their UFO Challenges? The results will be presented, as well as a demonstration of construction of a zippered pouch, at the February 18 meeting of the York Quilters Guild at 7 pm via Zoom.

Bosom Buddy Demonstration

Thursday, March 18, 2021,

At our March 18 meeting, Eva Weber will demonstrate the construction of “Bosom Buddies.” These fit over the seat belt to improve the comfort of those who have had breast cancer surgery. The meeting will be held at 7 pm via Zoom.

Barb Wilke Trunk Show and More

Thursday, April 15, 2021,

Guild member Barbara Wilke will be our presenter at our April 15 Zoom meeting at 7 p.m.

“You go to show (when we still did that) and you see a quilt you like but you rarely get to see how it came to be. I thought instead of just flashing my quilts on you screen I would give you a peak into their background. Some have come into being from a photo that I or others have taken, some from a class and even one from a doodle when I had to sit through faculty meetings. I hope you will enjoy seeing a glimpse behind the quilt. I certainly had fun going back and revisiting my past work.”

Barbara Wilke
Wilke Fibre Arts

Sue Kappes presents Quilt Porch Show

Thursday, May 20, 2021,

Join us for our May Zoom Meeting, as member Sue Kappes presents her quilts in a unique Porch Quilt Show.

Quilting with Panels — Sarah O’Sullivan

Thursday, June 17, 2021,

Join us at 6:30 pm June 17 for a presentation about using fabric panels with Guild member Sarah O’Sullivan. The meeting is at Sunset Lane Park
“Fabric panels are everywhere! They draw quilters in with vivid seasonal imagery, compelling color combinations, and licensed characters that are the favorites of our loved ones. But once we bring those panels home, we sometimes get stuck: the sizes are awkward, the math doesn’t work, they’re printed off-grain or we just don’t know where to start. Hopefully, I can help! By sharing my approach to different types of panels, discussing common obstacles quilters face in working with panels, and displaying several of my own quilts that started as panels, I will attempt to inspire participants to move some of those precious panels out of your cabinets and onto your beds.” — Sarah

Holiday Party

Thursday, December 02, 2021,

Our December 2 meeting will be our Holiday Party (no meeting in November)
Join us for Quilt Fabric bingo and share your 12 inch challenge block
More details coming in our newsletter.

Tentative Meeting Schedule 2022

Thursday, January 01, 1970,

Tentative Meeting Schedule 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022,

January 20, 7pm: Zoom Meeting with Installation of Officers, Show and Tell and Time to Chat
February 17 7pm: Zoom Meeting Cheryl Dawson and Printing on Fabric, Show and Tell
March 17 7pm (in person if possible) Bag making workshop
April 21 7pm (in person if possible) Make and Take Fabric Flowers with Audrey Glickson

2022 Meetings

Thursday, July 21, 2022,

July 21: Charity sit and sew

August 18: Picnic and games

July 2022 newsletter2

August Picnic Fundraiser and Games

Thursday, August 18, 2022,

Join us August 18 for fellowship and fun–and raise a little money for the Guild. (7 pm at Zion UMC)

Buy your dinner at Panera Bread  (1221 Carlisle Rd, York, PA 17404) and the Guild will get 20 %.

Then bring your dinner to join with fellow Guild members to enjoy a “picnic” and games!

Friends and family can eat at Panera too, and help raise funds for the Guild.

Dessert and drinks will be provided. If you don’t wish to purchase dinner at Panera, just bring your own food and enjoy the fun.

panera flyer

Longarm Roundtable

Thursday, September 15, 2022,

Have your quilt all pieced and want to have it longarm quilted? Find out how to prepare your quilt, what to ask, and just what all those quilting terms mean.  Join us for a Longarm Roundtable with fellow guild members at 7 pm on September  15 at Zion United Methodist Church. Cindy Hodge, Jill Coleman and Lindsay Ladwig will share their expertise and answer your questions about having your quilts finished on a longarm machine

ByAnnie Bags

Thursday, October 20, 2022,

Join Eva Weber as she demonstrates using your favorite fabric to construct great handbags and totes. Eva will display bags that are in stages of construction and give tips on sewing bags using ByAnnie patterns. Don’t miss this fun program at 7 pm October 20 at Zion United Methodist Church.

Panera Fund Raiser and Yard Sale

Thursday, June 20, 2024,

June 20, Panera Fund Raiser and Yard Sale

Grab your  dinner at Panera and join us for a time of fellowship and bargains. More details in our next newsletter. By using the Panera hand out (Panera june 20 2024.jpg) at the restaurant at 1221 Carlisle Road, York, the Guild will get a donation for each item sold (share with your friends and family)!

Also add to your stash at our Guild Yard Sale.

Free to public

Panera june 20 2024.jpg

Meeting begins at 6:30 pm at Zion United Methodist Church,  1030 Carlisle Rd, York, PA 17404





Service Projects

Community Education

The Community Education Chairperson, Connie Holland, acts as a liaison between the Guild and the public for the promotion of the art of quilt making.  Upon request, she arranges  to show quilts and related items to community groups (nursing homes, etc) that are interested in seeing them. Donations from the community group are gladly accepted.

For more information, please contact Connie Holland at