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, or a delayed opening, then a NeedleChasers meeting for that day is cancelled
Our Next Meetings.......


November 29, 2017: BONUS Sit & Sew: 10 AM - 1 PM, Community Room, Machine Needed       

“Need A Gift Fast!”

Business Card Holder, Fabric Magnets, Key Fobs, Tissue Cases

Four, count ‘em, 4 different simple gifts you will learn to make for all those last-minute and “little” gifts you want to give to thank someone or remember them for the Holidays.  Each one will take you less than 20 minutes to make – PROMISE!  Make them by the dozen.



December 13, 2017: Holiday Luncheon 11 AM until 1:00 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 and we will have sign-ups at the November meeting. Members can bring any small holiday quilts or wall hangings they have to the luncheon to decorate the room a bit! 

New this year for the Holiday Luncheon – A Fashion Show!

Wear your handcrafted fashion, quilted and/or otherwise handmade by you, to our holiday luncheon this year!  Step off from the NCCC red carpet while our trendsetting mistresses of ceremonies, Coralyn Colladay and Louise Davidson, describe your piece. Dresses, jackets, vests, coats, scarves, bags, hats, fiber jewelry, aprons, costumes and holiday wear are all welcome. 

Bring what you’ve made on a hanger if it no longer fits. We’d love it if you share your vintage handmade heirloom wear too.

Please print and fill out the form found here and bring it to the luncheon. If you have questions or need help, send Nancy Balz an email – Special thanks to Marty Fry and Pam Zurer for this suggestion to dress up our party this year!  

Del Ray Fabrics ( will again bring a beautiful selection of fab- rics for sale at a pop-up shop starting at 11. Members will be able to purchase something special to make last minute gifts or a piece of fabric as a gift itself for a quilting friend - without facing the holiday traffic rush! 

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).

LOOKING AHEAD.... NeedleChasers' meeting line-up for 2017-2018
January 10, 2018 Demo Day - Flying Geese, Y seams, and Accu-Cutter
February 14, 2018 Quilt-a-Thon
March 14, 2018 Judy Kirpich - Working in a Series
April 11, 2018 Carly Mul - Playing with Fabric and Color, followed by an afternoon workshop - Scissors Collage!
May 9, 2018 Donna Radner - Working in a Series
June 13, 2018 Field Trip - Web Fabrics and Lunch at Magnolia on the Mill, Purcellville, VA
July 11, 2018 Mary Kerr - Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist
August 8, 2018 Summer Camp - TBD
September 5, 2018 Gloria Loughman along with a 3 day workshop on the 4th, 6th and the 7th of September!
October 10, 2018 Linda Colsh - Presence and Absence
November 14, 2018 Barbara Cline- Amazing Diamond Chains
December 12, 2018 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 welcomed!