DH Quilt Show Committee

Submitted by Karen Abramson


Wow! It has been just four months since we packed up the 2017 quilt show, but a great deal of progress has been made toward the 2019 show. The show dates are October 12 & 13, 2019. October 11, 2019 with be the 135th anniversary of the birth of Eleanor Roosevelt. To mark this anniversary, the show committee has received permission from the Roosevelt Foundation to use Eleanor’s work in our show. Mr. Paul Sparrow, Director of the Archives at the FDR Presidential Library, sponsored our request, earning our gratitude.

To start things off we have chosen one of her quotes as the show theme. The Theme for the 2019 Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show will be “The Way to Begin, Is to Begin”. I hope you find inspiration in this as you consider your entries for the show. Linda Dearing and Shelley Greener have begun work on the raffle quilt design and are off to an amazing start. They began with the design of the 1932 World Fair quilt competition winning quilt. This quilt was presented to Eleanor in 1933 and has never been seen since! Linda and Shelley are combining influences from this work with a second quilt from the same competition. More to come – Keep an eye on this space!


Introduction to Quilt Judging Seminar with Sandra Dorrbecker

Sandra Dorrbecker is one of only twelve people in the US who are Qualified Certified Instructors by the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ). The Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Committee is pleased to sponsor an Introduction to Quilt Judging Two Day Seminar lead by Sandra. The seminar covers all aspects of quilt judging. It is open to anyone who is interested in developing a better understanding of the judging process. This is not a judging certification program, but it will prove of benefit to anyone who enters judged quilt shows or is interested in pursuing certification as a quilt judge or appraiser.

The Seminar will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 16 & 17, 2018. This two-day event will be held on the campus of Dutchess Community College, Bowne Hall Room 105, Poughkeepsie, NY. The seminar schedule is tentatively 9 AM to 6 PM each day. Participation is limited to 12 students. Cost for the two days is $225. The fee includes a student kit.

For more information or to register, please contact Karen Abramson (Karen.abramson@att.net) or Mobile: (845) 559-7428. A $100 deposit is required to hold your seat, with the balance due by September 20, 2018. Please make checks payable to: Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Committee. They can be sent to Karen at 240 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1218

2019 DHQ Raffle quilt

The design for the raffle quilt for the 2019 Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show is complete and we are including a photo of the mock up to inspire you!

As you know, all the work is done by hand and “many hands make light work!”. We have divided the top into packets for appliquéing or piecing and were planning to hand them out to volunteers at the March meeting. Hopefully some picked up packets at Super Saturday on April 7. If you were not there, and/or want to get a head start, let us know and we will get a packet to you. Our goal is to have the finished blocks back by the June meeting, so we have the summer to complete the top and baste it for hand-quilting.

We are excited about this new project and hope you will join us!
Linda Dearing 845-471-9286 lfdearing@verizon.net
Shelley Greener 845-255-5616 sjgreenerquilts@hvc.rr.com