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The President's Message

Carol Weber

Welcome to the First Dutchess Quilters' Guild.  Whether you are new to the guild or a long time member, we hope you feel welcome at our meetings and other events.  The best way to feel more a part of the group is to get involved, come to meetings, participate in workshops, community quilting, Super Saturday, bus trips, volunteer for a guild position or at the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show.  

President, Carol Weber

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it."              -   Salvador Dali


The above quote is not to discourage you, but rather to give you the freedom to try new techniques without the fear that your result may not be perfect.  Some ideas work and some do not, but you never know which unless you try.

 We are coming to the end of another successful guild year. I hope that through my quotes and theme (Maintaining Creativity) you have been encouraged to try something different, whether it was a new technique, colors, threads, or a new way of thinking about a project.  We certainly have had many great speakers, workshops, and challenges to spark interest and creativity.

 The “Year at a Glance” document was used again this year and contains, in an easy-to -read format, all of the activities and meetings for the year. It is also given to new members, who appreciate having all of the dates and information. The guild website (set up and maintained by Fay Dubois) also contains this material, plus up-to-date pictures of guild activities.

 Our membership continues to grow. Currently, we have 125 paid members! Unfortunately, two of our meetings were canceled due to weather conditions, but the meetings we had averaged 73 in attendance.

 There is not enough room to name all of the hard-working officers, committee chairs, and general membership who went “above and beyond” to ensure a wonderful guild experience this year.  I can only say thank you, it has been a privilege to serve as your president for the past two years.


Be Inspired,

Carol Weber

Coming in September

Wed. 19               FDQ Meeting:                

                              Summer Challenge Reveal (See activities page)

Thurs. 20            Community Quilt Bee/ Barn

                                   More to Come

Coming In October

More to come

Summer Vacation

FDQ does not meet during the summer but we do have activities to keep us quilting.

See Summer Birthstone Challenge 

(on "Activities" page)