The President's Message

Meegan Veeder-Shave

Have you ever wanted to learn how to quilt?
Do you want to learn new quilting ideas and techniques?
Do you want to meet people who have fiber art interests and make new friends?

Join us for motivation, encouragement and camaraderie. All levels of quilters are welcome. We have workshops and speakers and special events to provide opportunities to learn and practice quilting in its many different forms. We would love to see you come and learn about this truly expressive art.
Meegan Veeder-Shave- President

Happy Fall! Hopefully soon we will have a crisp autumn snap to the air to match the apples that are so wonderful this time of year. I find this time of year very inspirational. If you have never been - I’m putting in a shameless plug for the sheep and wool festival in Rhinebeck on October 20 and 21. Even if you don’t knit and crochet, it has such a range of fiber arts that almost anyone can find something to inspire them.

For those that didn’t get to join us for the first meeting of the year, we have a couple of developments. Due to scheduling conflicts at the library, we are looking at different venues to have our monthly meetings at. For the next two months - October and November we are at the Farm and Home center on Route 44 in Millbrook. We are looking for a permanent new meeting site for the rest of the year, but we are trying to remind you so that we can all
remember where to go.

Also, at the last meeting a straw poll was taken, and the majority of the membership thought that we could do without the hospitality table. We are trying it for at least the next couple of meetings. This is a reminder that if you want a beverage for the next couple meetings, stop on the way or bring it from home. I would like to extend my thanks to all the women who have headed up the hospitality position in the past - we really appreciated your efforts.

Lastly, our Webmistress, Fay DuBois, is looking for a backup person to learn the ropes and eventually step in to take over updating the FDQ website. If you think this is something you can help with, please let me know. Time is of the essence here so please don’t hesitate. We’d like to make sure you have the time to learn how to do this if you have never done it before. It’s a great new skill to learn.

We will see you soon- Enjoy the new season and be inspired.



Coming in November

Wed. 14               FDQ Meeting:  at Dutchess Farm and Home Center

                              Bobbie Bergquist       

Thurs. 15              Combined workshop stained glass plus quilt as you go    


Thurs. 20            Community Quilt Bee/ Barn


Coming In October

Tues. 16                   Community Quilts Bee/Barn

Wed. 17                   FDQ Meeting at Dutchess Farm and Home Center

                                 Eleanor Levie lecture/trunk show;                                                                     Bergquist workshop registration due

Thurs. 18                 Elly Levie workshop: Nine Patch Gone Wild! 

Mon. 29                  Newsletter input due for November 14 meeting