A Message from the Show Chair...

Education bridges the gap between despair and hope.” Pamela Edington, January 2017

Those are powerful words, offering someone hope, a path to a better life, that is a gift beyond measure. This is the gift of the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show.

We wish to express deep gratitude and offer a special thanks to all our friends at Dutchess Community College, the Dutchess Community College Foundation and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library for their support and assistance.  





We host a beautiful display of works of art by a population that traditionally finds their path one of service; service to family and to our community. The Quilt Show is a rare opportunity for quilters to display their work, and share their personal passion.

The amazing and unique part of the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show is that all show proceeds support the educational mission of Dutchess Community College. This biennial show funds two annual scholarships in the Department of Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Communications at Dutchess Community College. This scholarship has offered hope for a better tomorrow to more than thirty students since the show began in 1982.

The show is organized by an independent committee (The Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Committee) whose sole mission is to produce a biennial quilt show. While several members of the committee are not quilters, all are civic minded individuals willing to share their time and talents in support of scholarship. We seek to engage the campus community as well as the public at large. We derive enormous support from all of the departments on campus. Where possible we also engage the students, during the most recent show we enjoyed live music offered by students from the School of Performing Arts. Our volunteers are drawn from First Dutchess Quilters Guild as well as from the general public.

We work on each show for about 18 months, trying very hard to offer visual stimulation, vendors to tempt your talents, a fashion show for fun and inspiration, a speaker and workshops to illuminate our art and advance your skills. The show is held in odd numbered years, on Columbus Day (second Monday in October) weekend. Come celebrate art, scholarship and autumn in the Hudson Valley - It truly is a magical opportunity!

A beautiful collaboration between DCC Com 250 students and our Quilt Show Volunteers!  Thank you one and all!   


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See You In 2019!