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