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

Welcome back to a new year for First Dutchess Quilters! I hope you found the Summer inspiring and relaxing. I’m looking forward to a creative and fun filled year. I have several positions that need a chairman – if you’re interested, we’d love to have you on board. Please drop me a note if you are interested.

We also have a quandary that just came up. The room that we are using at the library, while free, is becoming crowded and will be unavailable for several of our meeting dates this year. In an effort to have a consistent meeting site, we are working on trying to find a new, slightly larger location that is convenient for the most members. I have a list of places that have been checked out in the past. We would really like to not spend more than $100 a meeting to rent a space. If you have an idea for a meeting place or suggestion of where we should look, please let me know. It would help if everybody could keep their eyes out and thinking. If you know of anywhere, please let me know. As always, if you have concerns, feel free to contact me at 

I look forward to working with you this year.
See you in September,


Coming In October

Wed. 17                   FDQ Meeting at Dutchess Farm and Ho;me Center

                                 Elly Levie  (click on "Speakers" above)

Thurs. 18                 Elly Levie workshop: 9 Patch Gone Wild 



Coming in September

Wed. 19               FDQ Meeting:                

                              Summer Challenge Reveal (See activities page)

Thurs. 20            Community Quilt Bee/ Barn