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with the Art of Quilting

The President's Message

Carol Weber

Welcome to the 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.  

President, Carol Weber

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt” – Sylvia Plath

I hope that all of you have been maintaining your creativity even though our meetings this winter have been sporadic. Whether you have been in a winter slump or not, April at FDQ may be just what you need to get your creative juices flowing. What with Super Saturday, NJ quilt show bus trip, and a great speaker with a workshop, you are bound to become inspired!

See you in April,
Carol Weber

Weather Cancellation Policy


If Arlington schools are closed because of winter weather, the FDQ meeting will be canceled. School cancellations are at http://cancellations.com/ . In addition, a meeting could be canceled due to nasty weather late in the day, after school hours.  Be aware that the library can close for weather independent of the school districts. So, also check the library website (poklib.org


If a meeting is canceled, it will be posted on the website on the Home and Current Events pages http://firstdutchessquilters.org . Look for the heading “About FDQ” and the current events.

Coming in May

Wed. 16               FDQ Meeting: Laura Little - "Talking Threads": What                                   threads to use for creative quilting                       

Thurs. 17              Workshop: Threads Quilting Workshop

Thurs. 17              Community Quilt Bee/ Barn

Coming In April

Sat. 7          Super Saturday, St. John’s Lutheran Church 

Wed. 18      FDQ Meeting:  Sue Pritt                                                             http:/sweetseasonquilts.com   

Thurs. 19    Workshop:  Sue Pritt Applique Workshop

Thurs. 19     Community Quilt Bee/ Barn

Thurs. 26    New Jersey Quilt Festival