DH Quilt Show Committee

Karen Abramson,   Chairman

2019 DHQ Raffle Quilt  Update

Thank you to everyone for your hard work and completing the raffle quilt top, and for
contri
buting stitches to the quilting as it moves from quilter to quilter. In December we will be
distributing packets of raffle tickets for each member, we appreciate your taking the time to offer
chances on this beautiful quote to your friends and family.

A small change this year is that the price on the raffle tickets will be two dollars each, or a book
of three for five dollars. Since most people usually purchased a book, this just makes for a little
less handwriting on the tickets.

The show theme is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, “the way to begin is to begin“.
We hope this will inspire you to perhaps try something new, a technique or the results a
workshop.

Linda Dearing 845-471-9286 lfdearing@verizon.net

Shelley Greener 845-255-5616 sjgreenerquilts@hvc.rr.com





The show dates are October 12 & 13, 2019, with setup on Friday, October 11. 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 is “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 report great progress on the raffle quilt, titled Eleanor’s Lost Treasure. The quilt is in the hand quilting stages. Please contact Linda if you can schedule some time to work on this legacy. The design began with 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 have combined influences from this work with a second quilt from the same competition to create the lovely design so many of you have contributed to


Raffle tickets for the quilt were available at the December guild meeting, if you missed them, we will have them on hand in January. We appreciate your taking the time to offer chances on this beautiful quilt to your friends and family. A small change this year is that the price on the raffle tickets will be two dollars each, or a book of three for five dollars. Since most people usually purchased a book, this just makes for a little less handwriting on the tickets.

All the show proceeds support the scholarship fund at Dutchess Community College. Kathleen Basso has been hard at work lining up a tempting and varied selection of vendors, including a new caterer. In keeping with our concept of honoring internationally recognized local talent, we are delighted to announce that our very own Debby Brown has agreed to be the featured speaker and teacher for the 2019 show. It is sometimes easy to forget the treasures we have in our own backyard, and Debby is certainly a sparkling gem in our quilting community.