DH Quilt Show Committee

Submitted by Karen Abramson

2019 DHQ Raffle quilt


Remember that your blocks are due back by the June meeting.  We have already received about half of them. The quilt show committee will be sewing the top together in July,

Thank you all so much for the wonderful work.  Enjoy your summer, and be ready to start hand quilting in September!


Linda Dearing 845-471-9286 lfdearing@verizon.net
Shelley Greener 845-255-5616 sjgreenerquilts@hvc.rr.com

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 $210. 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.


At the Dutchess community college honors luncheon held on May 15, we presented two scholarships valued at $1400 each to students from the department of visual arts, performing arts and communications.  The recipients are selected by a committee of professors in the department, with final approval by the director of the Dutchess community college foundation.


We also reconnected with one of our recipients from last year.  As you may recall he was a Syrian refugee. He has earned his associates degree and is transferring to SUNY Binghamton where what he will major in mathematics.  He is doing very well academically, but it will be three more years before he is able to see his family in person.


Your support of the quilt show is deeply appreciated; we truly change people’s lives.