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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 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.) 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.

Our Next Meetings.......

  June 10, 2020: Julia Graves will be joining us via Zoom to present her program on color.  Julia Graves started her quilting business, Special Occasion Quilts LLC, in 2007 and teaches, lectures, designs patterns, makes commission quilts, longarms for others and sells & services APQS longarm machines. She won Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Wall Quilt Category at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, is a Gem Affiliate teaching the gorgeous gem patterns by MJ Kinman – Textile Artist, has had quilts published in books by Gloria Loughman and Katie Pasquini-Masupust, was an Artist in Residence at Empty Spools in 2019, and will be teaching at Empty Spools in 2021.

We'll let members know how to view her presentation closer to the time.

  July 8, 2020: Annual Quilt-a-Thon (postponed from April). 
Under the able tutelage of Debbie Lamb-Mechanick, we will again be teaming up to create donation quilts for local organizations.  Depending on Maryland COVID-19 restrictions, kits may be distributed before this date.  We will let you know as soon as we know.
  August 12, 2020 - TBD  
  September 9, 2020   

LOOKING AHEAD.... NeedleChasers' meeting line-up for 2020
June 10, 2020 Julia Graves, via Zoom will be presenting "Color"
July 8, 2020 Quilt-a-thon
August 12, 2020  Note that this date has been changed back to our regular meeting day.
September 9, 2020  Maria Shell - Riffing on Tradition 

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!