Meetings 

We warmly invite members of the quilting community to attend our program meetings. All visitors will be required to pay a fee of $5 at the door.  The guest fee may be applied towards a membership fee that day.  We meet the 2nd Wednesday each month, coffee at 9:30, meeting from 10 AM - 12 noon, at the North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (click here for directions.) Workshops require registration in advance of the event.

Winter Weather Policy.  NeedleChasers follows the lead of the Montgomery County Public Schools: if school is cancelled, our NeedleChasers meeting for that day is also cancelled. If the schools have a delayed opening, our NeedleChasers meeting will take place at it's regular time.
Our Next Meetings.......
 



December 12, 2018: Holiday Luncheon - 11 AM to 1 PM in Harlow Hall

We will have our annual holiday potluck lunch at Harlow Hall starting at 11:00. Start thinking about what culinary creation you want to show off this year. We will be starting a sign-up at the October meeting. Members can bring any holiday quilts or wall hangings they have to the luncheon to decorate the room!

We are excited that DelRay Fabrics will have a pop up shop with us so you can do any last minute shopping!

Also, remember that we will continue our NCCC tradition of sharing donations of food items and collecting checks for the Capital Area Food Bank. $250 provides 625 meals for the needy and our guild makes a cumulative donation as a part of this luncheon. The 'Most Wanted' items on the Food Bank's wish list are: canned or dried beans, peanut butter, canned veggies (low sodium or no salt added), grains (brown and white rice, pasta, mac & cheese), hot and cold cereal, canned tuna, salmon or chicken, canned fruit (in light syrup or in it's own juices), 100% percent juice (all sizes including juice boxes), and healthy snacks (raisins and granola bars).



 
 

 

January 9, 2019: Demo Day - 10 AM to Noon in Harlow Hall

We have an exciting line-up of demos from our very own members. You will learn how to make the traditional hand pieced Cathedral Windows block by machine, taught by Coralyn Colladay. Jan Danis will give you tips for the  proper way to make a hanging sleeve for your quilt. And Linda Fasules will show you a very clever way to take your blocks off your design wall (or design floor) and head straight to the machine to strip piece the blocks together in a time saving manner. Three demos not to be missed!


 

 
 

February 13, 2019: Melinda Lowy - Spice Up Your Quilts with Unusual Fabrics, 10 AM to Noon in Harlow Hall


Our very own Melinda Lowy with be telling us about her evolution in quilting that brought her to thinking outside the box when it comes to fabric selection and about how to use fabrics other than cotton in our next quilting project. Fabrics with great possibilities include silk, upholstery, velvet, linen, and metallic fabrics. She will give us tips on how best to use them and we will find out how easy it is to incorporate these wonderful fabrics into a stunning quilt. She will be showing us many of her own stunning quilts.


 
 

 

March 13, 2019: Becka Rahn - The Power of Designing Your Own Fabric, 10 AM to Noon in Harlow Hall

 

 

Becka Rahn is a digital fabric and clothing designer, specializing in engineered fabric prints. She is the co-author of The Spoonflower Handbook, a how-to guide to designing your own fabric. What is Spoonflower? It is a company that will take your uploaded fine and print it onto fabric or paper one or more yard at a time. Becka lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two black labs. She spends a lot of time thinking about pixels.

 

 
LOOKING AHEAD.... NeedleChasers' meeting line-up for 2017-2018
April 10, 2019 Quilt-a-Thon
May 8, 2019 TBD
June 12, 2019 Day Trip
July 10, 2019 TBD
August 14, 2019 Summer Camp - Kim Kelly - Wool Embroidery
September 11, 2019 TBD
October 9, 2019 TBD
November 13, 2019 TBD
December 11, 2019 Holiday Luncheon

About Our Other Programs........

"Brown Bag Meetings"

  • Informal gatherings held directly after the scheduled meetings.
  • May tie into the subject of the program or can be an independent topic of interest. 
  • Past brown bag opportunities have been demonstrations of techniques, discussions of quilting questions, and sharing commentary on quilting DVDs. 
  • We are always open to new topics to explore.
  • Members are encouraged to bring a "brown bag" lunch if desired.

"Wee Bees"

  • 1st Wednesday of each month benefiting various not-for-profit organizations.
  • See Community Service page for further details

"Sit-and-Sew Bees"

  • Generally held the 4th Wednesday of each month 
  • Meet in the community room at NCCC Church from 9:30 am to 2 pm.
  • Sit and Sew - Members come to work on a project of their own or Community Service Projects or just join in for some caffeine and calories!
  • “Boutique Bees” specialty meetings where techniques or projects for the Artisan Boutique are constructed.  Members wanting to sit and sew on their own projects are ALWAYS welcome!