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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 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.
LOOKING AHEAD.... NeedleChasers' meeting line-up for 2022

May 25, 2022 at 10:00

Sit and Sew -- Bring Your Own Project
Please bring your own projects and enjoy sharing some time with your fellow NeedleChasers while sewing by hand or machine.

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

June 8, 2022 at 10:00

Annual Quilt-A-Thon
Please join us for our Annual Quilt-A-Thon! This year we will be creating beautiful quilt tops for not one but two worthwhile organizations.

This is an amazing, fun-filled day when we come together to create for others. We work in teams of 2 to piece simple, but fun quilt tops. One person sews and the other person is designated as their “helper.” We have a wonderful lunch provided by your Board members, prizes for answering quilting questions and a glorious day sewing! All kits are provided as well as thread – what a deal!!! You will receive an email confirming your registration for this event and detailing the supplies you need to bring at least 1 week prior to the event.

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

June 22, 2022 at 10:00

Artisan Boutique Kick-Off Sit and Sew

NCCC Tote Bag

The NeedleChasers Tote is an exclusive pattern available ONLY to NeedleChasers members! You will learn to construct a magnetic snap pocket; a recessed zippered pocket; an adjustable strap AND learn to handle a new interfacing that enables the bag to STAND ON ITS OWN, yet is easy to sew.

This sit and sew includes the instructions and a complete kit to make this bag (as well a complementary lunch). As always, you can choose to buy the bag you make for less than it will retail in the Artisan Boutique October 2023!

Contact Debbie Lamb-Mechanick at lambmechanick@verizon.net to register to participate. Space is limited to 19 participants.

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

July 13, 2022 at 10:00 NCCC Summer Camp

Unleash Your Creative Spirit: Innovative Fabric Designs Using a No Stress Method

This creative sewing experience will see you learning how to make “magic” intricate-looking patchwork blocks using simple basic designs – that you’ll never see the same again! Strips of fabric become complex multi-sized diamonds; a simple 4 patch becomes a complex pattern; blocks go together magically in designs you never imagined.

-- OR --

Improv Piecing
Learn to create elaborately pieced “rings” from simple straight cuts of fabric; new blocks with zingers interspersed; skinny curved strips joining pieced creations or simple cuts of fabric; wonky log cabins and much more.

All groups will receive curated bags of fabric scraps to get them started and then have access to the Boutique and Lamb-Mechanick stash of scraps! Everyone participating receives instructions for all the piecing techniques and you can choose to try both styles of piecing. The resulting fabric will be used for future Artisan Boutique items.

Lunch provided. A sewing machine is needed to participate in the sewing but all are welcomed – but please let us know you are planning to come so we will have plenty of instructions and food!

Click HERE to sign up electronically for this session OR sign up at the June meeting OR contact Debbie Lamb-Mechanick at lambmechanick@verizon.net.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated, but masks are optional. We are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rules for meetings in their church spaces.
August 10, 2022 at 10:00 Demo Day

At long last -- a chance to see the demos originally scheduled for January 2022! Come and learn tips and techniques from your fellow Needlechasers. The topics and presenters scheduled for this regular meeting include:

 ♦ English Paper Piecing -- Marty Fry
 ♦ Foundation Piecing -- June Bronfenbrenner
 ♦ Hand Piecing -- Diana Zurer and Anne Brill
 ♦ Piecing Computer-Designed Quilt Blocks --
Al Feldman

Attendees must be fully vaccinated, but masks are optional. We are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rules for meetings in their church spaces.
September 15, 2022
Needlechasers' Field Trip

Save the date for a visit to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center! Click HERE for a description of the show.

The guild will charter a bus for the trip; cost and sign-up details coming soon.

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!