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

Coming In February

Wed. 20                   FDQ Meeting Freedom Plains United Presbyterian                                     Church on Route 55 in Lagrangeville.

                                   Quilt Show Challenge and demos or Sewcial

                                   Retreat Reveal

                                   Paula Nadelstern workshop in May - sign ups

I'd first like to thank our longarm quilting panel for their presentation last month. Sometimes we overlook all of the wisdom we have in our own guild and that program was proof. Katrina Thomas, Janet Jozwiak and Pat Clark also deserve thanks for the parts they played as well.

This month we are having our latest challenge kick-off, but we will also have extended time for Share and Inspire. Bring your latest creation, your finished new year resolution, your "I have to get this done" project, the what you finished at the quilt retreat/snow day or it's too cold to go out day... We would love to see what you are up to! We can also use this meeting if you have a tip that you have found that you want to pass along. This is your meeting to pass along your
words of wisdom. Are you stuck and need suggestions? Bring that along as well because I'm sure you will get some advice

The other thing that this meeting should do for us is to get our creative juices flowing - We have 8 months to get that project done for the quilt show. It's that time to look at those UFO's to pick one out and finish it. I have found that every time I have entered a quilt for judging, I have learned how to improve on my techniques. But you can also enter a quilt for display only.  Remember we all started somewhere – you should see the one I entered the first time. The
best was when my mom (not always known for her tact) walked by a quilt I entered and commented that the colors were an unfortunate choice. I had to tell her it was my quilt, Thank you, and my daughter wanted the orange, purple and teal colors. (which reminds me – remember at quilt shows you don't know who is listening to your comments, so try to keep them positive.)

Lastly, as a public service announcement brought to you by events of last week, be careful during this winter weather. Freezing and thawing and snow over ice are a bad combination.  We learned this when my dad fell and dislocated his shoulder and then my mom trying to help him fell and hurt her wrist. Two parents in different rooms, and at one point different hospitals, was no fun. Both are on the mend and it's better than it could have been but keep this in mind when you are walking outside until mud season comes.

Stay warm and enjoy the quilting season – Meegan


Coming in March

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

               Mary Cannizzaro (Not Your Standard T-Shirt Quilts)                     



Weather Cancellation Policy

If Arlington schools are closed because of winter weather, the FDQ meeting will be canceled.  School cancellations are at . In addition, a meeting could be canceled due to nasty weather late in the day, after school hours.

If a meeting is canceled, it will be posted on the first page of the website,  under the President's Message and on the  “Activities” page.  Also, we will try to send out an email, and/or an old-fashioned telephone tree.