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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 normall 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 2020
July 8, 2020 Quilt-a-thon:  Under the tutelage of Debbie Lamb Mechanick, we will make quilts to donate to charity.  This year, the  Quilt-a-thon will be a virtual event.  Using Zoom we will meet in subgroups to chat and create.  We will come together as a large group for quizzes, prizes and fun.  For more information, see the community service page.  

If you want to participate, contact Debbie Lamb Mechanick as soon as possible.  
July 22, 2020 Zoom Show and Tell: Please see the July newsletter for information on participating and sharing your projects.
July 30, 2020 Julia Graves Shimmering Triangles Workshop, Rescheduled: Drawing on her expertise in color theory, our recent presenter Julia Graves will guide us in designing and starting to piece a shimmering quilt in this virtual workshop on Zoom. You will achieve the shimmer by applying color and value concepts that you can use to enhance all your future quilts. You will also learn a quick piecing method using a Jennie Bowker pattern. Registration is limited to 20 participants.
Registration form
August 12, 2020 Susanne Miller Jones. This timely lecture will be an opportunity for us to see quilts about Social Justice.  Susanne has curated a traveling exhibition of quilts, called OURstory, and each quilt is a reflection of the maker's struggles with the inequalities in our society.  Previously Susanne curated the HERstory exhibit about Women's Rights.  Susanne is a local art quilter who is known for her realistic depictions in her quilts.   
September 9, 2020  Maria Shell is an innovative quilter from Alaska.  She will join us over zoom to share her quilts and techniques.  She is the author of book called, "Improv Patchwork".  Maria has exhibited her quilts widely, and she had a special exhibition at the 2018 QuiltCon called, "Modern Inspirations."   She has made a series of quilts based on grids in which she manipulates the lines and colors to create dynamic quilts using improv methods.  
October 14, 2020 Stay tuned.  We are in the process of inviting a speaker,
November 11, 2020 Penni Domikis from Cabin in the Woods Quilter will present All Scraped Out. We will learn how to organize and efficiently use our leftover material. Penni is a quilt pattern designer and teacher from Virginia.  

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!