NeedleChasers Recent Meetings and Workshops
In March 2018, we explored working in a series with Takoma Park quilt artist Judy Kirpich. After visiting exhibits of works by Cezanne and Picasso, she decided "if a famous artist could work in a series, so can I." She's never bored, she said, and she is very much guided by emotion.
   

Members also brought their own creations for Show & Tell.
January, 2018, brought our annual Demonstration Day. This year's members learned how to use the guild's Accuquilt cutter, how to make Y seams, and multiple techniques for making flying geese.
     
NeedleChasers enjoyed a festive holiday potluck lunch in December. Our members' cooking and baking talents are only equaled by their quilting artistry!

 

After our delicious meal, we enjoyed a show of fashions made by or for our members. What great fun!

   

Maria Spetalnik
, quilt designer and professional organizer, shared her knowledge and experience at our November, 2017, meeting. "It doesn't make any sense to have all this quilting stuff if you can't find it," she said. Maria is shown at right with her "mascot quilt," which she calls "Order in Chaos."
   

We also enjoyed a wide variety of members' creations at Show & Tell. Click on the thumbnails below to view larger images.
Our September, 2017, speaker David Taylor wowed us all with his fabulous quilts and infectious humor. "I love fabric," he said. "There is nothing better than spending the whole day just fondling your fabric. You have to buy as much as you can as often as you can." He's shown at right with his latest creation.  



September also brought the reveal of our STEM challenge quilts. Members were asked to create a work centered on science, technology, engineering, or math. What an innovative group of quilts resulted!


We also enjoyed members' recent works during Show & Tell. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images.
In the heat of July 2017, we were refreshed by Heather Kojan's presentation of more than 50 of her quilts. Heather founded the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild and her enthusiasm was contagious.

Marty Fry brought the completed top of the 2018 raffle quilt. Members  sewed the blocks, while Marty pieced the center block and pieced it all together.
   
We also enjoyed lot of creative work at Show & Tell. Click on the thumbnails below to see them all.
At our May 2017 meeting,  innovative quilter Donna Clauer Stufft shared her life-long journey in sewing. "I'm making it up as I go along," she told us.
   

And we got to see a wide variety of our members' quilts at Show & Tell. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images