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LOOKING AHEAD.... NeedleChasers' meeting line-up for 2022-23

November 30, 2022 at 9:30

THE JULIE BAG

This is IT! The best little zipped bag we have ever sewn. It uses one size of a zipper, it comes in 3 sizes and it sews up in no time at all. Better yet, we’ll be making some with waterproof linings to use for your cosmetic travel needs. This will be THE bag you make for every gift need and for every possible use you can imagine.

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.

December 14, 2022 at 10:00

HOLIDAY PARTY!

Join fellow NeedleChasers for holiday festivities -- a pop-up shop (for last minute gifts), a food drive for the Capital Area Food Bank (to share the wealth), a quilt show-and-tell (to share inspirations from NeedleChasers), a guild survey (to share your opinions) and a potluck exchange of holiday treats. Check the December newsletter article for further details.

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.  

 

December 28, 2022 at 9:30

SIT AND SEW

REVERSIBLE TOTE
A perennial best-seller in our Artisan Boutique. This amazing reversible tote rolls up into a small package and is secured with a snap closure so you can keep one handy at all times in your: tote bag, car, luggage, gift closet, etc., etc. A simple but satisfying sew and a fun way to wrap up the year (pun intended!)

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT – BOSOM BUDDY
Join us to sew up this pattern made available at no change to customers of By Annie. A fabulous assistive device for anyone who has had breast or abdominal surgery – it adds extra padded protection to your cross-body seat belt, making it more comfortable to drive. If someone in your life needs one of these you are welcome to make and take it home with you!

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. 

January 11, 2023 at 10:00 

GUILD DEMO DAY

Hear your fellow guild members share their favorite tips and tricks! Planned topics include Y-seams, partial seams, and curved piecing.

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.

 

January 25, 2023 at 9:30

HOLLY HANDBAG and TOUGH ENOUGH TOTE

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions….Elegant Cross-Body Bag or a Roomy Tote with a recessed pocket that works for every shopping need.

Challenging: The Holly Handbag is an elegant but exceptionally well-designed cross-body bag that takes a little more effort and time to construct.

(Attention hand-sewers: spot the cute Velvet Pumpkins?  We’ll be making those soon!!!)

 

 






Simpler: The Tough Enough Tote is a fun and straightforward project that you may decide to use every day!












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.  

February 8, 2023 at 10:00 

DECORATIVE MACHINE STITCHES AND YOU!

In the morning, NeedleChaser Kathy Barden will present a small trunk show/talk on how she has used decorative stitches in both full quilts and smaller projects, as well as live demonstrations with her machine showing how you can do the same. In the afternoon, Kathy will conduct a free one-hour mini class that will allow you to experiment with your machine, learning how to make use of those unappreciated decorative stitches. You will go home with a sampler you’ve created for yourself. Click HERE for more details.

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.

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.

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!