Meeting/Program Information

2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – Business Meeting/Show & Tell (September through May)
4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – Program Meeting
Normally at Lake Braddock Secondary School, small cafeteria.  Enter through door #15 then straight down the hall, signs are normally posted showing direction.   Address: 9200 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015 (MAP)   (Except as noted in the calendar)

Burke Leadership/Volunteers 2019-2020

PresidentHeidi Osterhout
Vice President AdminChandra Cookson
Vice President ProgramsJessica Berman
SecretaryBonnie Prouty
TreasurerMarilyn Owendoff
Welcome CommitteeBarb Sherwood
NominationsSusan Fernandez
MembershipBonnie Ruetenik
DirectoryJean Taylor
E-BlastJim Watson
NewsletterJudy Grumbacher
Property ChairPat Price
Quilt ChallengesNicki Allen and Sue Bynum
Quilt CollectorDudley Shugart
Quilt ShowAnne Beebe
Ways and Means
Bee KeeperTeri Wilkie
Soldier Quilt
Education/DonationsMarsha White
Summer/June Social
Retreat, FallJean Taylor
Midnight MadnessKaren Brewster
 Retreat, SpringDebbie Bullock and  Karen Brewster
 Winter SocialSew and Sew Bee
Auction
 Sunshine/Birthdays Susan Novack
 Charity/Baby Quilts Debbie Bullock
 Outreach
 Web Master/Facebook Jim Watson

A copy of the Burke QU Chapter Bylaws is available HERE.

Special Notices

 

Upcoming Burke QU Speakers and Events

December 11 – HOLIDAY PARTY

Location – Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Parkway

Start Time – 6:30 PM

Cost – $5.00 (checks payable to BQU); register by November 13

Bring canned soups (or other canned goods) for the Lorton Community Action Center’s food pantry

Bring an appetizer or dessert to share

Block Exchange: cup of hot chocolate (as many as you wish)

Sponsored by The Sew “n Sews Bee

 

January 8, 2020 – Business meeting

Location: – Irving Middle School, cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM.

 

January 22, 2020 – Lecture Meeting

Location: – Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM.

 

Janurary 25, 2020 – Charity Sew-In

Location – Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Parkway

Start Time –

 

February 12, 2020 – Business Meeting

Location: – Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM.

 

February 26, 2020 – Lecture Meeting

Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM.  Our Presenter this evening will be Cindy Grisdela.  She will be presenting a talk on “Anatomy of an Improv Quilt.”

 

March 11, 2020 – Business Meeting

Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM. 

 

March 25, 2020 – Program Auction

Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time –

 

April 8, 2020 – Business Meeting

Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM.

 

April 22, 2020 – Lecture Meeting

Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM.  Our Presenter this evening will be Shannon Shirley.  She will be presenting a talk on “Creating Children’s Artwork Quilts.

 

May 13, 2020 – Business Meeting

Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM.

 

May 27, 2020 – Lecture Meeting

Location:  Lake Braddock Secondary School, Small cafeteria

Start Time – 7:00 PM with the meeting at 7:30 PM.  Our presenter will be Barbara Cline from Harrisonberg, VA.  Her lecture will be “Designing Inside of Block Lay-outs”.

 

June 10, 2020 – End of Year Social

Location:

Start Time –

 

Recent Burke QU Speakers and Events

23 Oct – Burke QU had a Great opportuntity to have Geraldine Wilkins of Fredricksburg, VA as our guest presenter.  Geraldine’s presentation, “From Back Stage to Main Stage – Drama and surface design with rulers”, was an awe inspiring presentation.  Her talents with free motion quilting and rulers amazed us all.  There was much interest after her presentation on how we could attend one of her classes.  Thank You Geraldine for a lovely presentation and a fun evening.  If you would like to take a look at her Web page click HERE.

16 – 20 Oct Burke QU had their annual Fall Retreat.  A great time was had by all and many great looking Quilts were designed on the design walls with lots of Oooh’s and Aaaw’s for the great designs and all of the hard work that went into them.  Thank you “Harvest Hoe Down” Committee for all of the hard work in setup and tear down.  The event was Loved by all and it was great to just get away for a little while and Focus on Fun things in our Lives.  Thank You.

14 Aug the Burke QU Chapter hosted Candace Hassen, of Atlanta, Georgia.  Candace presented her view of quilting and the various options you have when you go places where you would not want to bring all of your sewing supplies but want to do something sewing related like cutting, attaching quilt tags and other small jobs that complete your quilt.  She showed us her little traveling kit which contained various things like a rotary cutter, small ruler, marking pens, small cutting mat and others so you would have a small go kit that would provide you with what you might need for accomplishing small portable quilting efforts.  She also showed us how she organizes various strips on a card in a box so you have the material resources that you might need.  Candace then talked through the trunk show that she brought.  Her work was inspiring and her pattern and color selections had many of us very impressed with her talent for matching pattern and color into great works.  Thank you Candance for a Lovely presentation.  If you would like to look at her Web page click HERE

Burke QU is now on Facebook

We are now on Facebook. We have a public page for guild announcements and a members closed group for showing off our quilting talents and communicating about guild business with each other.

If you are a member and on Facebook, head on over to join our group.

Click Here to view some of our Show and Tell

For credits email BQU President

 

notes-on-soldier-quilts

For Veterians Day Charity Block Update Chick Here

For Notes on Soldier Quilts Click Here

 

Newsletters

All newsletters are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. For information about PDF files, click HERE.

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