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.......

October 25, 2017: Sit and Sew: 10 AM to 3 PM, Community Room - Lunch Provided    

Kimono Silk Scarves

Make, Buy & Take, Machines Needed

Create a beautiful, elegant and one-of-a kind treasure.  With our help you will successfully use improvisational piecing to construct an exquisite scarf.  Because we know you will be in love with the scarf you create you will have the opportunity to purchase the scarf you make that day and take it home!  You can pick the kit you want to create from among dozens of beautiful silk collections OR you can learn to make one for the Artisan Boutique. Please RSVP to Debbie Lamb-Mechanick at since lunch is provided.


November 8, 2017: Maria Spetainik - Organizing Your Sewing Space, 10 AM, Harlow Hall

Maria is a certified professional organizer and has been quilting for 25 years. She will show us tools and techniques ha has learned over the years that make it possible for her and her clients to spend more time sewing and less time looking for things. We will talk about fabric, retreat supplies, tools and all those little things that tend to get lost.






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 October meeting. Members can bring any small holiday quilts or wall hangings they have to the luncheon to decorate the room a bit! 

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
February 14, 2018 Quilt-a-Thon
March 14, 2018 TBD
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 - TBD
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 TBD
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!