Vice President - Janice Peterson

Our guest lecturer for the September guild meeting will be Karen Devers, an award-winning quilter, teacher, designer, and AQS Certified quilt appraiser. Karen will be giving a talk and trunk show titled My Garden of Quilts - Botanical Textiles. Karen will show her love of quilting and gardening in this presentation of antique, vintage and contemporary botanical quilts made over the past 200 years. She will highlight various patterns and their history in gardening and quilting. Audience members are invited to bring their own botanical textiles to share.  We still have some availability for members (or their friends) to have a quilt appraisal done when Karen Dever is here on September 18th. Please contact Janice Peterson at 845-546-3178, or The location for the appraisals will be at the Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church, where our meetings are held! A written appraisal is $55 to be paid to Karen at the time of the appraisal and will be mailed to the client within two weeks. (Consultations only can also be booked for $30.)

As a heads up, our October lecturer will be Barb Vedder, who will be presenting Quilts - The Story of My Life. This will be a presentation and trunk show representing her 25-year journey in quilt making and design. She will present her quilts chronologically to show her evolution from commercial patterns to adaptation to original work. She will share her sources for inspiration and how she has interpreted them in her work in hopes that it will inspire our members to tell their own story.

From Outgoing VP: Janet Jozwiak
I want to thank all the members who generously donated fat quarters, yardage and fabric packs for me at the June meeting and the heartfelt cards and personal thanks you shared with me. I look forward to many projects to come from that big bag of possibilities. And thanks to Janice Peterson who stepped up to take over as VP/Program Chair! – Janet Jozwiak