This is the weekend quilters all over the Hudson Valley have been planning for. The weekend of the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show. Every odd numbered year it takes place in the gym of Dutchess Community College. I have it on good authority that the over one hundred quilts on display are a particularly good bunch and that the Best in Show will take your breath away. I will also tell you that Debbie Brown, the featured guest will be doing lectures and workshops that you should definitely check out. She is a wonderful speaker and teacher, who often teaches at the Big Show in Houston for a much higher fee. This is a great opportunity to learn from her without needing a plane ticket.
I wanted to share with you the runner that Beverly Allyn made from our Jack O’lantern pattern. The kids in her life designed the faces, don’t you love the puppy and the unicorn?? Kids are just so free in what they design, it’s wonderful and its a lesson we could all benefit from.
We will be closed tomorrow, the 13th, and will be opening late Wednesday the 16th, at 2 pm. Having said that, you should also mark your calendars for the Weekend of Halloween. Red Hook is having its annual Chocolate Festival, the Saturday after Halloween, so we will be running a workshop on our Chocolate Kisses and Hugs workshop. It will be Friday November First, at 11 am. and will teach you how to make the Kiss and the Hug blocks, and discuss ways to use them together or separately. Class fee includes a copy of our printed pattern, and materials for 2 kisses and 2 hugs while supplies last. ( makes a 12 inch block ) Cost is $30.00 Bring your sewing machine, with cream or light brown thread, and a pencil. Call ahead to reserve your materials.
Have a wonderful and creative weekend.