The President's Message

Meegan Veeder-Shave

Have you ever wanted to learn how to quilt?
Do you want to learn new quilting ideas and techniques?
Do you want to meet people who have fiber art interests and make new friends?

Join us for motivation, encouragement and camaraderie. All levels of quilters are welcome. We have workshops and speakers and special events to provide opportunities to learn and practice quilting in its many different forms. We would love to see you come and learn about this truly expressive art.
Meegan Veeder-Shave- President

Happy December!
Now I feel like I am announcing the best picture at the Oscars. For every month but May, we will be meeting at the Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church on Route 55 in Lagrangeville.

The voting was VERY close for the top 3 locations and I have made note of any comments or suggestions that you offered. I understand that there are many concerns about the cost of the locations and that this is a solution for this year only. We can revisit any other suggestion for locations and re-evaluate if we need to. We are not going to raise the dues because we now have to pay for a location. I hope this puts your concerns to rest and if not, please reach out
and touch base with me. I can’t promise anything but an ear that can listen.

Now a personal note- I know that the holidays are not joyous for everyone. One of my great grandfathers, that I never knew, was killed at work on Christmas eve, and that put a damper on the Christmas season every year for some of the family members. My Aunt Tillie, his sister, had a slightly different philosophy. She tried to lift others up during this season so that their happiness could spread to her. She claimed that this was her cure for the Christmas blues. I’m
not saying that that is everyone’s answer, but I do know that sometimes we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to find the perfect present or even just find comraderie with a friendly face. You are not alone with these thoughts and you are always welcome to contact me if you need an ear to listen or an animal to pet (I have lots to choose from).

To celebrate this month’s meeting if you would like to bring a plate of baked goods to sharethere will be a table for food -- nothing that requires silverware. Please plan on providing your own beverages if you would like one.

Have a great month,

Coming In December

Wed. 19                   FDQ Meeting Freedom Plains United Presbyterian                                     Church on Route 55 in Lagrangeville.

                                 Renee Pasquale trunk show Living a Soulful Life

                                 Elly Levie: Nine Patch Gone Wild!  Projects reveal

Fri. 28                     Newsletter Submissions due (distribution 1/5)

                                Paula Nadelstern workshop in May - sign ups


Coming in January

Wed. 16          FDQ Meeting Freedom Plains United Presbyterian                                     Church on Route 55 in Lagrangeville.  

                         Long Arm Quilting Presentation by members

F–Sun 18-20          FDQ Annual Retreat, Interlaken Inn in Lakeville,                                          Connecticut