NeedleChasers Recent Meetings and Workshops
At our March 2017 meeting, NeedleChasers was thrilled to welcome Barbara Korengold and her award-winning quilts--all hand-appliqued and hand-quilted. Would you believe she's never had a single lesson? What an inspiration to us all.
 
We also enjoyed a slew of gorgeous work at Show & Tell. Click on the thumbnails below to see them all.
Our annual Quiltathon was held in February. Such an industrious group of quilters! Finished quilts will be going go to Stepping Stones.
NeedleChasers kicked off the New Year with our annual demo day. Three guild members shared techniques that should prove useful in finishing the community service quilts we'll be making at the February 2017 meeting.
    Kim Kellman showed us a quick and easy way to join the  ends of bindings.
    Ruth Cohen demonstrated free-motion quilting on a home machine.
    Pam Zurer taught a method of attaching binding entirely by machine by inserting a decorative "Magic Strip."

                     
                         And we enjoyed seeing lots of great projects at Show-and-Tell. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger versions.

It's December, so NeedleChasers celebrated with our annual holiday luncheon.  Del Ray fabrics brought a tempting selection of fabrics and kits to their pop-up shop. We also got a peek at a sample of the quilts we will be making at our February Quiltathon.
   

There were fewer than usual quilts brought for show and tell, but what they lacked in number was made up for in beauty and creativity. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images.
At our November meeting, we welcomed Nancy Feve, who shared her fascination with kaleidoscope quilts that began in 2002, and her exploration of color studies. Her "QR" code quilt takes her directly to her website!


Show and Tell brought a wide variety of creative quilts. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images.
 


It's Spring, and NeedleChasers quilts bloom in our March and April meetings  In March Casey York (right) shares her approach to modern applique with both a trunk show and separate workshop.  In April Suzi Parron brings us stories of the Barn Quilt Trail, followed by a workshop in which NeedleChasers paint their own barn quilts.

Show and Tell features, first , several new "Going Green" challenge quilts for our  show at the Friendship |Height Village Center, to open on May 1, followed by a parade of spectacular quilts.