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 Sangster Elementary School   7420 Reservation Drive, Springfield, VA 22153
(MAP)   (Except as noted in the calendar)

Burke Leadership/Volunteers 2018-2019

PresidentHeidi Osterhout
Vice President AdminBetsy Stone
Vice President ProgramsJessica Berman
SecretaryBonnie Prouty
TreasurerBecky Myers
NominationsSusan Fernandez
MembershipBonnie Ruetenik
 AuctionSusan Fernandez and Linda Cooper
 Bee KeeperNancy Vogel
 Education/DonationsMarsha White
 Summer/June SocialMarilyn Owendoff
 Retreat, FallSandy Kretzer
 Retreat, Spring Sharon Thompson
 Winter/Holiday Social Debbie Bullock
 Sunshine Susan Novack
 Outreach Sharon Thompson
 Web Master Jim Watson

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

Upcoming Burke QU Speakers and Events

10 Oct – Business meeting at Burke United Methodist Church  6200 Burke Centre Pkwy Burke VA.  

24 Oct – Our speaker will be Penni Domikis.  Her presentation will be on “All Scrapped Out“.  Penni is the owner and chief designer of Cabin in the Woods Quilters. CWQ is a quilt pattern design company established in 2003 and located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

She was introduced to quilting by a family friend and combined her love for this hobby as well as photography and graphic design into a thriving pattern design business. She is an award-winning quilter and has developed a reputation for breaking down quilting designs into manageable pieces for quilters of all skill levels, leading to her company motto, “Make it simple… but make it with style!”

At the beginning of 2011, she published her first book on the subject, All Scrapped Out!: A guide to making a masterpiece from your unruly collection of scraps (©2011). The book was designed to teach quilters how to sit and sew their scraps with no pre-cutting or pre-pressing of scrap fabrics.

To read more about Penni and her Quilting click Here.

14 Nov – is the date of our QUILTO

Recent Burke QU Speakers and Events

On 26 Sept  the Burke QU Hosted  Tamara Carter.  Her presentation was on “Drelspitz: Families and Immagration and the Great Depression”.  T’s talk was inspiring and had the entire group spell bound and excited about her Quilting and the posibilities of what we can do to tell our own family stories with quilts.  Listening to T describe where her family came from and describe joyful experiences that she collected over the years and how she put them into quilts was an amazing opportunity for all who were in attendance.  Thank you T for the coffee and the pens you passed out but truly the gift of speaking and sharing your quilting experience with us was the best gift.  Thank You.

On 8 August the Burke QU Hosted Kathy Lincoln.  Her presentation was on “Design Own – Pieced Blocks“.  Kathy’s talk on copyright designs was very interesting and it generated many questions which Kathy answered.  She had many reference books available to help illustrate her point.  She went on to describe the many thousands of designs that were in the public domain. She brought with her exquisite examples which she showed us and then told us the fun background story that went with each.  This was an informative and delightful presentation that made us think as well as enjoy all of Kathy’s great work.  She has more information on her Web Site which can be found HERE.  Thank you Kathy!

On the 11th of July the Burke QU Hosted Kelly Walker, owner and artist at Life at the Studio in Front Royal.  Her presentation was on “Ragtime Quilting“.  Kelly was a very engaging and happy person.  Her presentation on Ragtime Quilting held the members interest from the first to last word.  All attendees found great interest and excitement for this art form.  Some members liked the concept so much that they were anxiously looking forward to trying it on their own.  Great Presentation and Thank You Kelly.  Take a look at Kelly’s Web Page HERE.  We held a Show and Tell opportunity after the presentation which was enjoyed by all including Kelly.


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



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