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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Coming in June

Wed. 19      Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church on Route 55                         in Lagrangeville.                     

                     FDQ Meeting:  Carole Peterson – What happens at quilt                            judging. 

Thurs. 20   Community Quilt Bee/ Liz's Barn

The only certainty in life is its uncertainty.

Well that is definitely true - with this year's late graduation day and an early departure for college. Cosette is trying to take on an ambitious quilting project for the fall. She is doing a display in the 4H building about her 4H life experience and wants a quilt as a backdrop. She is also learning some of the lessons that we as quilters should embrace - that sometimes in the
uncertainty, you need the repetition of easy tasks that you can do and that in the repetition you can find comfort.

Every so often I see my composed daughter looking wild eyed because she can't "adult". I tell her to take a minute and relax. Do something mindless and you will come out the better for it. Many times, that mindlessness is chain piecing and she's amazed at how much you can get done in 5- or 10-minute intervals. I have been taking my own advice and have been working
about 15 minutes a day to try and get some of the UFO's finished. Guess what! It has worked - I'm also impressed at how little some of these projects needed to have done to finish them. With the beautiful weather starting, we may not feel like being in our sewing rooms all day but maybe 15 minutes can still give us the comfort that we need or want without keeping us away from the beauty that is outside as well. 

Remember the quilt show entries are coming up and we'd all love to see your work at the show - judged or not- Happy stitching.



Coming in May


Wed. 15          FDQ Meeting: Farm & Home center in Millbrook

                            Paula Nadelstern Lecture    

Thurs. 16        Workshop Paula Nadelstern - Farm & Home center in                                Millbrook

                        Community Quilts - 10 am at Liz's Barn