Connecting You
with the Art of Quilting

The President's Message

Carol Weber

Thurs. 15 Community Quilt Bee

First Presbyterian Church,

Rt. 44 in Pleasant Valley
Wed. 21 FDQ Meeting:

Challenge Announced
Embellishment member demos and Show and Tell

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.  Be aware that the library can close for weather independent of the school districts. So, also check the library website (

If a meeting is canceled, it will be posted on the website on the Home and Current Events pages . Look for the heading “About FDQ” and the current events.

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


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” - Scott Adams

Well, it certainly has been a while since we have been together!

This is a great guild! I continue to be amazed as members step up when help is needed. It takes MANY volunteers to keep the guild running smoothly and able to offer all that we do. The
Nominating Committee is currently making calls to fill the slate for the 2018-19 year. Please consider saying ‘yes’ when asked to serve as an officer. It’s a rewarding experience. If you cannot be an officer, there is always a need for committee chairs, committee members, and extra positions such as hospitality, and greeters, etc. If members volunteer, our guild will continue to be an active and vibrant group.

Hopefully, we will not have any more weather issues to deal with this year, but just in case:  We have our Weather Cancellation Policy in place, but also be aware that the library can close for weather independent of the school districts.  So, also check the library website ( when the weather is “iffy”.  We will always try to notify everyone if there is a cancellation.

Maintain your Creativity!