First Dutchess Quilters www.firstdutchessquilters.org The 2019-20 Year at a Glance Welcome to First Dutchess Quilters Guild. Whether you are new to the guild or a long-time member we hope you feel welcome at our meetings and other events. The best way to feel more a part of the group is to get involved, come to meetings, participate in workshops, community quilting, Super Saturday, bus trips, volunteer for a guild position or at the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show. The Guild meets regularly on the third Wednesday** of every month from September through June at: Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church 1168 Route 55 in Lagrangeville, NY 12540 Doors open at 6:15 PM and the meeting begins at 6:45PM. Guests are always welcome. President Meegan Veeder-Shave Calendar for 2019 - 2020 Month Guild Meeting Date – Speaker Community Quilts Newsletter Submissions Due Special Events / Workshops Sept. 2019 09/18/19 – Dever 9/19/19 9/4/19 9/18, 9/19 Quilt Appraisals Oct. 10/23/19 ** - Vedder 10/17/19 10/9/19 10/12 – 10/13 DHQS Nov. 11/20/19 – Persing 11/21/19 11/6/19 11/21 Persing Workshop Dec. 12/18/19 – Cifaldi-Morrill - 12/4/19 Jan. 2020 1/15/20 - 1/2/20 1/17 – 1/19 Retreat Feb 2/19/20 - 2/5/20 Mar. 3/18/20 – Tarr - 3/3/20 Super Saturday (3/14 or 3/21) Apr. 4/15/20 – Coombs 4/16/20 4/1/20 4/15 Coombs Workshop May 5/20/20 5/21/20 5/6/20 Jun. 6/17/20 6/18/20 6/3/20 Jul. - 7/16/20 - Aug. - 8/20/20 8/1/20 **10/23/19 NEW DATE Programs and Workshops Janice Peterson "The Purpose of the First Dutchess Quilters is to promote interest in and encourage participation in the art of quilting to stimulate and coordinate the efforts and artistic talents of individuals interested in quilting in a social setting." – Source Article II of the by-laws. In keeping with the By-laws of First Dutchess Quilters, the programs offered each year aim to provide education, inspiration and enjoyment in the quilting arts. Speakers from the quilting world are invited to present lectures, trunk shows and workshops several times each year. There are also member driven activities offered at meetings when there is no speaker. The speakers and workshops currently scheduled for the 2019/20-year are listed in the FDQ calendar above. The guild workshops are often held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2715 Rt. 44, Millbrook NY. The center is 1.64 miles east of the Taconic State Parkway, on the north side of the highway. Page 2 of 7 FDQ Calendar Program and Workshop / Events information September 2019 Wed. 18 Quilt Appraisals with Karen Dever – Contact Janice Peterson Guild meeting – Karen Dever – My Garden of Quilts – Botanical Textiles showing her love of quilting and gardening in this presentation of antique, vintage and contemporary botanical quilts made over the past 200 years. October 2019 Wed. 23 Guild meeting – Barb Vedder – Quilts - The Story of My Life. This will be a presentation and trunk show representing her 25-year journey in quilt making and design. Her site: https://funwithbarbandmary.blogspot.com/ Sat – Sun 10/12 – 10/13 DHQS November 2019 Wed. 20 Guild Meeting: Barbara Persing . Her site: https://barbarapersing.com/ Wed. 21 Workshop: Barbara Persing – Edge Coloring Appliqué. December 2018 Wed. 18 Guild Meeting: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Her site: http://www.wholecirclestudio.com/ January 2020 Wed. 15 Guild Meeting: Topic to be determined. Fri – Sun 17 – 19 FDQ Annual Retreat, Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, CT. February 2020 Wed. 19 Guild Meeting: Topic to be determined. March 2020 Wed. 18 Guild Meeting: Timna Tarr Trunk show. Her site: http://www.timnatarr.com/ Date-TBD Super Saturday: April 2020 Wed. 15 Guild Meeting: Karen Coombs. Her website: https://www.karencombs.com/ Thurs. 16 Workshop: Karen Coombs May 2020 Wed. 20 Guild Meeting: Topic to be determined June 2020 Wed. 17 Guild Meeting: Topic to be determined. Page 3 of 7 Facebook Open Position Be sure and “like” our Facebook page, First Dutchess Quilters. If you have any pictures or news that would be of interest to our group, please contact (TBD). https://www.facebook.com/First-Dutchess-Quilters-321517238035782/?ref=page_internal Membership Jennifer Basile Welcome to a new year at First Dutchess Quilters Guild! Come with a friend, bring a guest, or meet new friends who share common interests in the art and craft of quilting. Membership is $45 per year due at the September meeting. Members who join or renew early (this year’s deadline is Aug 31, 2019) will be entered in a drawing for a free one-year membership. A reduced membership fee of $30, for part year membership, is for new members joining after December 31, 2019. Guests are always welcome at FDQ meetings, we do appreciate a guest donation particularly when we have a paid speaker or materials provided at the meeting. Dues finance the activities of the Guild (except those that are covered by special fees such as trips and workshops). All members are welcomed and signed in by volunteer greeters seated near the entrance door. If you remember to wear your name tag you will be given a ticket for the merchandise raffle drawings. Guests and new members will be given a nametag. If you would like to be a greeter at any of the meetings, contact Jennifer. Sunshine Raymonda Crowe Sunshine sends cards to our members who are hospitalized or have a death in their immediate family. This works only if members let Raymonda or Meegan Veeder-Shave know if they know someone in our guild who is in need of a little sunshine in their life. Share and Inspire By Members At the end of each FDQ Meeting, members show their completed projects. These projects can be from Super Saturday Classes, speaker workshops, or personal projects. It's a treasured time for all and very inspiring for the viewers. Retreat Elaine Watkins Each winter we get an opportunity for a break by getting away for a weekend of nonstop sewing. Our annual retreat weekend will be January 17 - 19, 2020. We will be going back to the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville CT on the NY/CT border. Driving time from the Poughkeepsie side of Mid Hudson Bridge is about 1 hour straight out Rt 44E. This is a fun long weekend to get away and sew till you drop! Bring your own projects to work on and whatever equipment you need (sewing machine, iron and board, extra light, etc.). Non-members of FDQ are welcome and may register starting Oct.12. Details and registration forms will be in the September - November newsletters. Page 4 of 7 Community Quilts Holly Harvey Community Quilts meets approximately once a month, typically on the third Thursday of the month. Traditionally during the warmer months we meet at Liz Kraayenbrink's barn (953 Netherwood Rd., Hyde Park). Our meetings run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and include a brown bag lunch break. We work on quilts that are donated to charity. Some of the organizations that we have donated to include the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, Carenet, Astor Home for Children, the Veteran's Administration at Castle Point, and Center for Prevention of Child Abuse. All are welcome to come to the bees to either help for the day, or on a more long-term basis. If you cannot make a bee, please consider working on a quilt kit that are prepared for you and available at the regular guild meetings. Please note when you take a kit home there is no obligation to return it immediately. Also, if you are learning free motion quilting, quilting one of the quilts is a great way to practice your new skills! If you would like to piece tops or make a quilt on your own, please speak to a committee member. There is fabric and patterns available to make quilt tops including batting and backing fabric if you would like to complete the quilt. The dates for the Bee’s are listed in the FDQ Calendar. Merchandise Raffle Holly Harvey The Merchandise Raffle is a fun way to win one of several great prizes each month. There are usually 4-5 “regular” prizes on the table, and one special Grab Bag prize. You may buy a strip of 3 tickets for $1.00, or a strip of 10 tickets for $3.00. When you purchase the strip of 10, one will automatically be placed in the cup for the Grab Bag prize. No other tickets can be placed in the Grab Bag cup. You may place as many of your remaining tickets in any of the cups for the regular prizes as you like. When you wear your name tag to the meeting, the ladies at the membership table will give you one free ticket. You may use this ticket for any of the regular prizes. The prizes on the table may be books, patterns, kits, thread, tools and of course, FABRIC!!! I shop both locally and when I travel to try to have an interesting array of prizes. I had a blast shopping the vendor floor at Quilt Odyssey this summer. The raffle is self-supporting. The more tickets that are purchased each month, the nicer the prizes can be the following month. Come join in the fun! Remember, you have to be in it to win it! Stitchers’ Exchange April Hubbard RECYCLE! Bring any relevant item related to quilting and stitching that you no longer have a use for - it may be exactly what someone else needs for their next project! In the back of the meeting room, there are two tables for the exchange. Please place fabric on one table and use the second table for quilting magazines, patterns, and tools. Please remember to take home anything you bring that is still on the "Stitchers’ Exchange" table at the end of the meeting. (Please do this before the end of the break time!) Page 5 of 7 Super Saturday Shelley Greener Spring Super Saturday is usually held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie. The date is To Be Determined. Spring Super Saturday is a ‘members teaching members’ day with project and technique classes. In order to offer a nice variety of classes, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO TEACH! If you have any ideas, techniques, or have a specific class you would like to teach, please contact us. Trips Kathy Vanacoro Normally the guild attends via a bus a show in the Spring, but this year’s trip is not yet decided. Please provide your suggestions to Kathy Vanacoro on alternative trips you would like. Nominating Committee Nominating Committee Openings – Please Volunteer for one of these three positions Following the rules in the by-laws, the nominating committee presents a slate of officers every year for the June election. The job is easiest when members take the initiative to volunteer for positions because they wish to help define, manage and grow the guild. If approached for an open position, please consider accepting it knowing that you are viewed as someone who can make a positive contribution to the guild. Being a member of the committee also influences the 'personality' of the guild. Getting involved and contributing in any role can bring you personal satisfaction. Webpage Fay DuBois and Lynn Molsen Stop often at the guild’s webpage http://firstdutchessquilters.org/ that our webmistress, Fay, maintains. There is information there on almost every aspect of the guild’s activities, its history, activities, projects like Community Quilts and Challenges, inspiration, etc. including snapshots! Most of the newsletter can be found here. Late breaking news can be posted there also. If you have any information that you would like to add, or as you complete your projects, from speaker classes, Super Saturday and challenges, please feel free to email either one of us, or both, a photo of your project and we'll get it on the website in the proper place. Be sure to tell us exactly what inspired it (class, challenge, super sat., etc. Share and Inspire is welcome too.) There is so much wonderful work being done, we'd like to display it so members and potential members can ooh and aah, as we do. Newsletter Pat Clark and Judy Beahan Pat is the newsletter editor. She compiles and edits input from each committee chair, and emails the newsletter to all members and friends ten days in advance of the meeting. Judy Beahan makes copies and mails the newsletter to those members who receive a paper copy. Please NOTE: The email ID that sends the newsletter is firstname.lastname@example.org . Please make sure it is in your contacts list so your newsletter will not be tagged as spam. If you would like to submit entries to be included in future newsletters, please email/send them to Pat (email@example.com). Please notify Jennifer Basile, membership, if your email or mailing address changes. Pat maintains a friends and interested parties distribution list. If you know of anyone who would like to receive an email copy of our newsletter, just let Pat know. The dates for Newsletter submissions are listed on the FDQ calendar. Page 6 of 7 Member Notices in Newsletter Pat Clark, newsletter editor We welcome your information on quilt related activities in the community. Space allowing, we also will post notices for quilting/stitchery related items you’d like to sell, give away or are searching for. Sale items will appear only in one issue of the newsletter. If you have something that you want to share with the members, something quilt/sewing related for sale, events of interest, etc., please send them to the newsletter email ID of firstname.lastname@example.org. If room, they will be included in the newsletter. Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Karen Abramson October 12 & 13, 2019 – Falcon Hall, Dutchess Community College In the fall of 1981, two quilters admiring a display of quilts at a church fair said, “Let’s put on a quilt show!” They recognized that there were numerous talented and creative people in the Hudson Valley, and a show would give them the opportunity to share their creativity. The idea did not gain momentum until early 1982 when the two enthusiastic quilters and friends met to form plans for a show to celebrate Dutchess County’s 300th Anniversary. The First Dutchess Quilters Guild was approached about hosting the first quilt show, but they decided such a venture was beyond their capabilities at that time. The organizing group, which became known as the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Committee, persevered in their quest to find a sponsor and a place to hold the show. Dutchess Community College was approached. Dr. F. Kennon Moody, Dean of the Office of Community Services, encouraged the quilters to continue their plans with the full and enthusiastic cooperation of the college. The first show, a partnership between the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Committee and Dutchess Community College, took place at the college June 4 and 5, 1983, to the delight of all concerned. The show was an unbelievable success for a first venture. Frames used for display of the quilts at the first show were borrowed from Northern Star Quilter’s Guild in Somers, NY. DCC was kind enough to provide a truck and driver at their expense to transport the frames to and from Somers. When it was decided to make the show a biennial event, DCC provided the funds for the supplies to build our own frames. Albert (Pete) Waltz designed and built those frames which we continue to use today. Proceeds from the first show were used to start the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show account. After each show, a small amount of money is kept in that account to cover beginning expenses for the next show. The balance of the proceeds from the raffle quilt and the show is given to the Dutchess Community College Foundation to be added to the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Scholarship fund. This scholarship is given each year to a student in the Art Department. Thanks to our efforts, and the continuing support of Dutchess Community College, the amount of our yearly scholarship award has continued to increase. Today, we present two scholarships valued at a full semester’s tuition. Page 7 of 7 Executive Committee and Committee Chairs 2019-2020 Executive Board: President Meegan Veeder-Shave Vice-President Janice Peterson Secretary Kathleen Basso Treasurer Raymonda Crowe Immediate Past President Carol Weber Committees: Audit Open as of Sept 2019 Nominating Committee Open as of Sept 2019 – three positions Standing Committees: Bylaws Open as of Sept 2019 Community Quilts Holly Harvey, Chair Membership Jennifer Basile Newsletter Pat Clark – Editor Judy Beahan – Publisher Program Janice Peterson, Chair Special Interest Committees: Challenges Sue Hardy Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Chairman Karen Abramson DHQS Raffle Quilt Linda Dearing, Shelley Greener Merchandise Raffle Holly Harvey Retreat Elaine Watkins Sunshine Raymonda Crowe Super Saturday Shelley Greener Stitchers' Exchange April Hubbard Trips Kathy Vanacoro Web Mistress Fay DuBois
Annual Winter Retreat
Annual Quilt Retreat – Elaine Watkins – “Quilt Retreat Definition: A weekend long sweatshop with wine and chocolate.”
I don't see the wine or chocolate. I bet I know what happened to it.