DH Quilt Show Committee

Meegan Veeder-Shave,   Chairman

October 9 and 10 2021

In the fall of 1981, two quilters admiring a display of quilts at a church fair said, “let's put on a quilt show!” They recognized that there were numerous talented and creative people in the Hudson Valley and a show would give them the opportunity to share the creativity. Dutchess Community college was approached and Dr. F. Kennon Moody, Dean of the Office of Community Services encouraged the quilters to form a partnership with the college and the first show took place June 4 and 5 1983. It was decided that the show should be a biennial event with proceeds from the first show starting the Dutchess
Heritage quilt show account after each show, a small amount is kept to convert the beginning expenses for the next show and the balance of the proceeds from the raffle quilt and the show is given to Dutchess community college to be added to the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is given to a student in the art department and thanks to our efforts and DCC support the amount of the scholarship has increased to the point that we can give 2 scholarships for a full semester's tuition.