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

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New Years - a time for new starts, new beginnings and new resolutions for most. I am surrounding myself in old right now and making new things. I have cleaned out about 35 boxes of all types of fabric I could never see myself using. I found fabrics that I needed in what I already had to finish several of the UFOS and I'm making 2020 the year of make-do. Stay tuned. I figure I have enough projects already started to keep me busy for all of this year (maybe even this decade) Every time I have looked through a project I have started, I'm surprised how little effort I need to finish it up. And as a bonus I usually have another tote bag, a pair of scissors and some thread now available to use. As my sewing room has less unfinished projects sitting around, I feel better.

So my 5 -2020 "make do" quilting resolutions are:

1. I will not buy any fabric, trim, buttons or patterns this year but will find an appropriate substitute somewhere in my vast stash in the attic.                               
2. Any or all presents given this year will be something that will "lighten the load" of items that I have tucked aside or will finish that I will probably not use or need but will make someone else happy because I finished it and thought of them.                                                                                                                                                         
3. I will stay away from any deep discount end of holiday sales because I cannot possibly use anymore decorations than I already have (especially for Christmas for which I made my husband carry 38 boxes to the attic, but who's counting)                                                                                                                                    
4. I will pass along at least 2 different sewing or quilting techniques to my daughters so they know what to do with the fabric they are going to inherit because no one person can use all of what I have.                                                        
5. The first quilt I ever started with the help of my grandmother around 1983 will be done and off the list and there will be much rejoicing.                                                                                                                                                                                     If it helps, please share your quilting resolutions with someone because to make things happen, you have to be public with your intentions.,                            Also, I apologize but I will be missing January's meeting because it is my daughters final Prisms concert. These are only every other year, but I will hopefully see you all in February- take care
and stay warm.

Happy Quilting - Meegan


  Wed. 15 Guild Meeting: presentation by Fred DiBernardo, from                                                         LaGrange Physical Therapy

      Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church on Route 55                                           in Lagrangeville.                     

Fri – Sun 17 – 19 FDQ Annual Retreat, Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, CT.           


Coming in February

          Wed. 19 FDQ's Meeting                                        

          Wed. 19 TBD


                        Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church

                         1168 Route 55 in Lagrangeville

    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 website on the  Home and Activities pages .  

Also, we will try to send out an email, and/or an old-fashioned telephone tree.