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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.
LOOKING AHEAD.... NeedleChasers' meeting line-up for 2021

November 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM

An in-person presentationFabric Down Under: Aboriginal Dot Art in Quilts by Phyllis Hatcher 


Phyllis Hatcher visited the outback of Australia four times over a three-year period where she became acquainted with authentic Aboriginal art and the cotton fabrics being printed with those designs. Aboriginals in central Australia have created art designs in sand for thousands of years. See how current indigenous outback artists’ dot paintings are now being transformed into fabric used by quilters everywhere. Discover the true meaning of the fabric designs as they relate to Aboriginal culture and real life today in the desert outback. Phyllis is also a certified quilt appraiser with the American Quilters Society. She has been appraising quilts since 1999 in her home in Annapolis as well as at many local and national quilt shows. She currently serves on the Board of The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated and masked as we are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rules for meetings in their church spaces.
December 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM


An In-person Holiday Celebration in Harlow Hall!


Celebrate the holiday season with friends and quilts. Our show-and-tell theme is Quilts Inspired by NeedleChasers. Perhaps you made something with fabric you bought at the Calico Elephant or learned to make something wonderful at one of the Sit and Sew sessions or a Quiltathon. Maybe you learned a new technique at a NeedleChasers workshop or used ideas from a lecture or a show-and-tell. Please bring quilts and projects that have been inspired by your participation in our guild. We will have an emcee who will announce your items as you show them.


Del Ray fabrics will be here with a pop-up shop. We will also have a book sale (bargain basement prices) and cookie exchange. Bring the books you were hoping to sell at the quilt show, and be ready to go home with some great resources for more quilts and projects. (No magazines, please.)  Finally, although we can’t eat together, we will have a cookie exchange for enjoying at home after the meeting.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated and masked as we are following the North Chevy Chase Christian Church rules for meetings in their church spaces.

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!