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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Okay this is the message I never thought I would write and really have been putting it off. Based on several factors, we will not be having any quilt guild meetings until September. This decision is based on several factors. We are a very susceptible group for illness from this virus and our insurance sent me a message that said until schools and social groups are open, we are not
covered for Covid-19 related claims. Unfortunately, this also includes the Community Quilts bees at the barn.

With this development, I am asking the guild to let the executive board continue until September when we will have a special election. If you have a serious issue with this, please let me know and we will figure out how to go from here.

A suggestion has also been made that we try to do virtual meetings, As someone who has attended her fair share of these recently, they can connect us during these times but they are also intimidating if you aren't sure of what you are doing. I am asking for the guild's input as to whether this is something you'd be interested in trying. Please send me an email if you are and
we will see if we can set something up for June. I know we tried it early on in March for a virtual super Saturday and it was not a great success, but I'm willing to try it again.

On a positive note, remember back in the beginning of the year I said that I wanted to finish a UFO a month and was going to get my first quilt top I ever made quilted. Well, I've stayed true to my word but I never realized how many UFOS I had but hopefully the pile will be WAY lower by the time we can go out again. I hope yours is as well. 

Stay safe, Stay strong Stay well. Until we see each other again in person
Happy Quilting

Personal Face Masks: If you want to make masks and have any questions, contact Meegan Veeder-Shave.  She has the answers to many of your questions, and knows where the donations can go to be used and not sold. Meegan Veeder-Shave at


Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show 

Raffle Quilt update

Remember those packets we were going to hand out at the March meeting? If you would like something to work on during the "Pause", please let me know, and we'll try to get one to you. 

Take care!

Linda Dearing 845 471-9286

    Weather Cancellation Policy
If Arlington schools are closed because of winter weather, etc. 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 for any reason, 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.

From Our President – Meegaen Veeder-Shave


May and June Meetings are Cancelled

Watch for Information on the September Meeting 


See Share and Inspire (under Activities)

for members' projects done while sheltering.