Annual Winter Retreat 

Elaine Watkins

Our annual retreat weekend will be March 9 - 11, 2018 (new date) at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson. This is a fun weekend to get away and spend all your time quilting. Your only interruptions will be to eat great food (that you don't have to prepare and clean up from!) and just a little sleep. Bring your own projects to work on and whatever equipment you need (sewing machine, iron and board, extension cords, etc.). Please note that ‘daytime-only’ attendance can be arranged (no overnight). Interested people can contact Elaine for details.

Double and single rooms are available at cost of $333.00 PP for a double and $395.00 for a single. Triple rooms consisting of 2 beds and a roll away are available are $287.00 PP. This includes 2 nights, 6 meals starting with lunch on Friday through breakfast on Sunday, tax, and gratuities for the dining serving staff.

If you are only able to come for a day and not stay overnight, there is a workroom use fee of $20. You may purchase meal tickets at the front registration desk if you are staying for lunch and dinner.

Please consider joining us. Reservations with a deposit of $50 must be in by January 9, 2018. You may also pay in full at this time if you prefer. Balance is due by February 9, 2018.
Non-members of FDQ are welcome to register now.
Questions, further info (including cancellation policies) and reservations may be made by contacting Elaine Watkins at 485-5398, email is

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First Dutchess Guild Member  yes______ no_____



DOUBLE ROOM  ( $333 PP  ) ________ Name of Roommate ________________________________


SINGLE ROOM  ( $395.00 ) ________


TRIPLE ROOM  ( $287 PP ) __________ Name of Roommates________________________________



Special Needs ( Dietary, mobility, etc.) _____________________________________________________________________________________


 I would be interested in rooming with someone if available ____________


Cost includes 2 nights, 6 meals (Friday lunch through Sunday breakfast), use of workroom, all resort facilities (extra for some, such as spa services), tax, tips for dining servers staff..


Reservations and deposit of $50 is due by January 9, 2018 and remainder payment by February 9, 2018.  You may also pay in full by the reservation deadline of January 9, 2018.   Please make checks payable to First Dutchess Quilters. Please mail this completed form and your check to: Elaine Watkins, 274 Hooker Ave. C4, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 or give it to Elaine at a meeting.  Elaine can be contacted at 485-5398 or email:


Cancellation Policy:  We contract with Hudson Valley Resort to use a minimum number of rooms.  If a person cancels and causes us to be below that number the resort can charge us, in which case a refund would not be possible.  Our guild's policy is that once FDQ incurs expenses for an event, a participant who cancels would be held responsible for her amount unless she finds a substitute person to go.