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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
August 12, 2020
at 10:00 AM                   
A virtual presentation, Susanne Miller Jones - OURstory. This timely lecture will be an opportunity for us to see quilts about Social Justice.  Susanne has curated a traveling exhibition of quilts,  each one 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.

Her books are available for sale by emailing Susanne. Order autographed copies by email.  She will mail anywhere in the USA free. Each book is $34.99. Please specify book desired: Fly Me to the Moon: An Art Quilt Journey; HERstory Quilts: A Celebration of Strong Women; or OURstory Quilts: Human Rights Stories in Fabric. If you order all three, I'll give you $15 off the three of them plus free shipping.

The HERstory is available to view on line.  Click here.

September 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM

A virtual presentation, Maria Shell - Traditional, Art, Modern.  Maria is an innovative quilter from Alaska. She calls herself a “bit maker,” creating prints out of solids. She is the author of the book "Improv Patchwork." Maria started out as a traditional quilter, but soon found herself making abstract pieced art quilts that look surprisingly modern. She will share her personal journey in and about the traditional, art, and modern quilt movements. Can you be all three? Come to the lecture and find out. Click here to view her Website.  Please note: this meeting occurs at 1:00 PM (9:00 AM Anchorage time). 

October 14, 2020 at 10:00AM A virtual presentation, Deborah Boschert - Stitching,Symbols,Signature Style.  Deborah is a Dallas area quilt artist.  Her quilts were featured at last summer's Sacred Threads exhibit.  Many of her quilts contain personal symbols and she enhances them with layers of fabric, painting and stitching.  She is the author of "Art Quilts Collage:  A Creative Jouirney in Fabric, Paint and Stitch."  Her lecture will focus on ways to encourage creativity and how to develop a personal style. Click here to view her Website.
November 11, 2020
at 10:00 AM
A virtual presentation, Penni Domikis - All Scrapped Out.  Penni, from Cabin in the Woods Quilter, will present "All Scrapped Out." We will learn how to organize and efficiently use our leftover material. Penni is a quilt pattern designer and teacher from Virginia. She is the author of "All Scrapped Out!", "Civil War Sampler Block-of-the-Month", "Still All Scrapped Out", and "What a Load of Scraps." Click here to view her Website.
December 11, 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

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!