|We welcomed artist and teacher Becka Rahn in March 2019. She shared her work with Spoonflower, the custom fabric business. She's shown here with a 2019 tea towel calendar she designed and had printed at Spoonflower, and she's wearing a top made from a fabric she also had printed there. NeedleChasers members:
Click on the Resources tab in the Members-only section to find a discount code for Spoonflower, good through May 31, courtesy of Becka.
|January, 2019, brought our annual Demonstration Day. Members learned from Linda Fasules (left) a technique for easily sewing a block-based quilt top together. Jan Danis (center) discussed"sticks and sleeves" for hanging small quilts. And Coralyn Colladay showed a machine-stitched cathedral window technique. Members can find handouts for all three demonstrations under Patterns, Tips & Techniques in the Members-Only Resources section.
Members brought their own creations for Show & Tell. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images.
|Our November 2018 speaker Barbara Cline is a fifth-generation quilter! We loved hearing tales of her extended family and seeing her clever and versatile designs for diamond chain quilts, star quilts, and more.|
|October 2018 brought our fabulous quilt show! See photos of the show here. Then at our regular meeting we heard from Linda Colsh, an artist who has lived all over the world. She spoke of how her work examines presence and absence. We learned about her methods for printing on fabric, including the use of Spoonflower.|
|In June 2018, NeedleChasers set out on our annual field trip. Our expedition took us to WebFabrics in Purcellville, Virginia. Owner Carly Mul, third from left, is shown with NeedleChasers members and the scissors collages they made at the workshop Carly led at our April meeting. After a morning of shopping, we headed down the street to Magnolias at the Mill for a delicious lunch.|