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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 normally meet the 2nd Wednesday each month, coffee at 9:30, meeting from 10 AM - 12:30, at the North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. (Click here for directions.) With the pandemic, however, we are currently meeting remotely. 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 its regular time.
LOOKING AHEAD.... NeedleChasers' meeting line-up for 2021

October 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM

An in-person presentation, Care and Feeding of Your Sewing Machine by Lew Geiger

 

After years spent working as a Bernina repairman, Lew has seen many of the reasons that sewing machines don't always work as well as expected, or even cease functioning altogether. Now serving as the Bernina repairman at G Street Fabrics, Lew will share his insights and recommendations for routine home maintenance of your machine and will discuss trade-offs in choosing equipment.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated and masked as we are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rules for meetings in their church spaces.

November 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM

 

An in-person presentationFabric Down Under: Aboriginal Dot Art in Quilts by Phyllis Hatcher 

 

Phyllis Hatcher visited the outback of Australia four times over a three-year period where she became acquainted with authentic Aboriginal art and the cotton fabrics being printed with those designs. Aboriginals in central Australia have created art designs in sand for thousands of years. See how current indigenous outback artists’ dot paintings are now being transformed into fabric used by quilters everywhere. Discover the true meaning of the fabric designs as they relate to Aboriginal culture and real life today in the desert outback. Phyllis is also a certified quilt appraiser with the American Quilters Society. She has been appraising quilts since 1999 in her home in Annapolis as well as at many local and national quilt shows. She currently serves on the Board of The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated and masked as we are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rules for meetings in their church spaces.

About Our Other Programs........

"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!