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LOOKING AHEAD.... NeedleChasers' meeting line-up for 2024
June 12, 2024 from 9:15 a.m. to roughly 4 p.m.

Smithsonian Bus Trip

We are very fortunate to have arranged for two docent-led textile tours.  The morning tour will be at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to see:  Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women.   The afternoon tour will be at the Renwick Gallery to see:  Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women.  (There will be time for lunch between the two exhibit tours.)

Details are included in the registration link in the Members Only section of this website. A paper version of this form will also be available at the May 8th meeting.
Subversive


Attendees must be fully vaccinated, but masks are optional. We are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rule for meetings in their church spaces.

June 26, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community Service Sit-and-Sew

We will be continuing to work on our incubator cover project for the U of Maryland Hospital NICU. We will be putting together intriguing traditional AND improv blocks for this wonderful project, as well as quilting individual panels. Please bring your own sewing machine OR fill out the Bernina 435 reservation form in the Members Only Section of the Website. Non-sewers/helpers also needed!

Sign-up is encouraged to ensure that you will have a kit prepped and ready for you to work on! Please let Debbie Lamb-Mechanick know you are coming. Lunch is provided. As always, feel free to bring you own project to work on at the Sit and Sew.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated, but masks are optional. We are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rule for meetings in their church spaces.

July 10, 2024 from 10 a.m. to noon

Lynda Tredway: —"Leaves of Redemption: A Memory Project"

Lynda Tredway describes her motivation for this project as follows: “As a white, Midwestern daughter, I experience racism’s pangs in my family raising a mixed race daughter. As a mother, I hear the all-too-regular stories of my daughter, her father, and her husband. As a teacher, I hear similar stories of racism from my students—Black men and boys whose gifts are a treasure in and for our society.

Because I want the unknown names of the victims of lynching to be memorialized, remembered, counted, as an artist and a history teacher and a memory keeper, I make quilts for each state—often several quilts for some states—to remember the thousands of men and women lynched in America.”

Attendees must be fully vaccinated, but masks are optional. We are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rule for meetings in their church spaces.

August 14, 2024 from 10 a.m. to noon

***Program Change*** Improv Piecing Techniques

Bring your sewing machine (or request a Bernina 435) so that you can experiment with 3 fun and easy improv piecing techniques. With the kits provided you will be able to create pieced fabric that will be used in designing boutique items for next year's quilt show.

We will also be hosting a "basting station" for guild members who need space to create their next "quilt sandwich".

Sign up details for both activities will be available at the July meeting.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated, but masks are optional. We are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rule for meetings in their church spaces.

Coming Attractions!

September 11: David Owen Hastings—Zoom Lecture "Exploring Nature with Paper & Stitch" and Mini Zoom Workshop "Scraptastic Quilted Miniatures"(https://davidowenhastings.com/)

October 9: Elizabeth Lee, "Playful Portraits" lecture and trunk show

October 10: Elizabeth Lee: "Playful Portraits" workshop

Sign up instructions for both workshops will be available in mid-June in the members only section of the website.

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 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 may meet remotely as conditions indicate. 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.

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 Harlow Hall at NCCC Church from 10:00 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 the camaraderie!
  • “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!