Welcome to First Dutchess Quilter's 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.
The Guild meets regularly on the third Wednesday of every month from September through June. The meetings are held at the Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Rd., Poughkeepsie. Doors open at 6:15 PM and the meeting begins at 7 PM. Guests are always welcome.
Programs and Workshops
"The Purpose of the First Dutchess Quilters is to promote interest in and encourage participation in the art of quilting to stimulate and coordinate the efforts and talents of individual interested in quilting and to maintain a club for the social enjoyment of it's members ." Article II of the bylaws.
In keeping with the ByLaws of First Dutchess Quilters, the programs offered each year aim to provide education, inspiration and enjoyment in the quilting arts. Speakers from the quilting world are invited to present lectures, trunk shows and workshops several times each year. There are also member driven activities offered at meetings when there is no speaker. The speakers for the 2016/17 year are listed in the FDQ calendar. The workshops are as follows:
Nov. 17 Chesapeake workshop, Karen Dever, 9:00-3:00 Using a documented quilt block from WW2, create a dazzling quilt using paper piecing techniques. Pattern required. Workshop $40 members, $45 non-members, plus $25.00 to speaker for pattern foundations.
April 20 ImprovLeMoyne Star Workshop, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, 9:00-3:00 Learn her clever, quick, and VERY EASY way to piece a very difficult "looking" Lemoyne star by just using 6.5" squares! Learn those Y seams, build your decision-making skills and have FUN. Workshop $60 members, $65 non-members. Special Templates will be available to purchase for this class, $15.
The workshops will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2715 Rt. 44, Millbrook NY. The center is 1.64 miles east of the Taconic State Parkway, on the north side of the highway.