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.
|December 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM||A virtual presentation, Mary Fons - The Mary Fons Trunk Show: Extreme Home Edition!. Mary is an author, editor, quiltmaker and quilt history guru. She will show us her own quilts and other interesting quilts. Each quilt has a story and a cultural context. Mary is the editor-in-chief at Quiltfolk magazine and previous edited and was the creative director at Quilty magazine. She has hosted almost 250 episodes of quilt instruction on public television. For 14 years she has written a personal blog, PaperGirl. Click here to view her Website. NeedleChasers members can find the link to join the meeting on the Zoom Meeting Information page in the Members-Only section of our website.|
|January 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
||Happy New Year’s Celebration and Potlack, a virtual celebration of the New Year. It may be a long time until we can share delicious dishes (hence Potlack), but there’s no reason we can’t convene virtually to celebrate the New Year with camaraderie, conversation, fun, and sharing of beautiful quilts and projects made by our ever-creative guild members. This meeting will feature the presentation of the 2020 Vision Challenge guilts, a Show-and-Tell, and other surprise events.
|February 10, 2021
at 10:00 AM
|A virtual presentation, Sylvia Schaefer - Designing with Negative Space. Sylvia Schaefer from Flying Parrots Quilts will talk to us about quilt design using modern quilting aesthetics. In addition to being a quilt pattern designer and award winning quilter, she is the author of "The Quilter's Negative Space Handbook." Her background is as Ph.D marine scientist, and her science background often inspires her quilts. Click her to view her Website|
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