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)



Our NEXT Business meeting will be on April 25, 2018 at Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Center Parkway, Burke, VA  (MAP). 


Upcoming Burke QU Speaker

On the 23rd of May the Burke QU is happy to announce that Barbara Wise will be presenting her plant and leaf hammering lecture, titled Using the Natural Beauty of Plants in Fiber Art—Hammering and Dyeing“.  Barbara is a self taught fiber artist, who for the last 2 years has been experimenting with natural dying techniques. She uses plants to provide the color for her work.  She uses leaf hammering to transfer the color. Barbara will be showing her work and talking about her transfer techniques

Please join us at Sangster Elementary School at the usual gathering time of 7:00 with lecture to follow at 7:30.


On the 11th of July the Burke QU will Host Kelly Walker, owner and artist at Life at the Studio in Front Royal.  Her presentation will be about “Ragtime Quilting


On the 8th of August the Burke QU will Host Kathy Lincoln.  Her presentation will be on “Design Own – Pieced Blocks“.



Recent Burke QU Speakers

The Burke QU recently hosted Gyleen Fitzgerald.  She gave a very engaging talk on Color Blending and Pathway to Modern.  If you would like to view her Web site it can be found here  Web Page.

 Burke QU is now on Facebook at the following locations

PAGE address:

GROUP address:

We are now on Facebook. We have a public page for guild announcements and a private group for showing off our quilty talents and communicating about guild business with each other. If you’re on Facebook, head on over to follow the page and join our group.
If you have announcements you would like to post to the page, just send a message to Joni Geels at QU Facebook Announcement.
She’ll get it up as soon as she can.


Note from the President

  1. It’s time to finalize our 2018-2019 executive board. We have a volunteer for Nominations chair (thank you, Susan Fernandez!), but still need either a VP/admin OR secretary. Our current secretary, Betsy Stone, has offered to be VP/Admin if someone will take over the position of secretary. April 13 is the very last day to volunteer. We need to publish the slate by April 14 to give our-selves the required 25 day notice that will allow us to vote at our last business meeting in May.
  2. Do we have 3 people who would like to represent Burke in QU’s Jelly Roll Race at the quilt show on Sunday (June 3)? Teams from each chapter will compete to finish a quilt top made of jelly rolls provided to them.  Teams will supply their own machine and thread. The chapter will be there cheering you on! The winning team will win $100 for their chapter to use in any way they choose. Please let me know asap – I need to notify big QU so that they can order enough tables.  First 3 to respond get the job!



Some recent Pictures

NICU Charity Quilt

Burke QU Charity Work

NICU Charity Quilt

Burke QU Charity Work

NICU Charity Quilt

Burke QU Charity Work

NICU Charity Quilt

Burke QU Charity Work

Volunteers 2017-2018

PresidentBarb Sherwood
Vice President AdminBarb Hall
Vice President ProgramsMarianne Hooker
SecretaryBetsy Stone
TreasurerBecky Myers
NominationsTo be determined
MembershipBonnie Reutenik
 AuctionSusan Fernandez and Linda Cooper
 Bee KeeperNancy Vogel
 Education/DonationsMarsha White
 Summer/June SocialMarilyn Owendoff
 Retreat, Fall Linda Snow
 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 Events


Burke QU Annual Action

The Burke QU Annual Auction is April 11, 2018 at Sangster Elementary School   7420 Reservation Drive, Springfield, VA 22153

The Burke QU Annual Auction is less than two weeks away on April 11 at Sangster Elementary School and as always, we have an incredible assortment of treasures for your bidding pleasure in the Oral, Silent and Bag Auctions. The great programs and events at Burke QU are only possible through the success of our annual fundraisers and your participation is very much appreciated!
Many thanks to Kathye Gillette, who graciously volunteered to lead our Oral Auction! Kathye keeps the bidding moving and always makes the event a lot of fun!!
The evening begins with the “Bag” and Silent Auctions, which feature over 120 lovely baskets and bundles of treasures.
When you arrive, please register for a bid card (no cost!) at the Welcome table. You will use your bid number for both the Silent and Oral Auctions. You will also be able to purchase tickets for the Bag Auction at this time. Don’t forget your address labels to speed adding your name to your “Bag” Auction tickets and your cash or checks.
The names of the lucky Bag auction winners are drawn during breaks in the Oral Auction.
The Silent Auction bid sheets will be picked up at 7:30 p.m. and winners announced by bid num-bers during the Oral Auction.
Check out for the Oral and Silent Auctions is with the Cashiers at the conclusion of the Oral Auction. Once you have paid for your winning purchases, volunteers will be available to help you pick up your items. To keep the festivities moving along, we ask that you pick up your Bag Auction items after the Oral Auction.

Auction Schedule:
6:30 p.m. Register for Bid Card & Purchase Bag Auction Tickets at Welcome Table
6:30 p.m. Bag Auction & Silent Auction Begin & Oral Auction Preview
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Silent Auction (The bid sheets will be picked up at 7:30 p.m.)
7:15 p.m. President’s Announcements
7:20 – 8: 40 p.m. Oral Auction
8:00 p.m. – Silent Auction Winners will be announced
8:45 – 9:15 p.m. Oral and Silent Auction Check Out , Bag Auction Pick up and Clean Up


Burke QU Spring Retreat

The Burke QU Spring Retreat is April 19 – 22, 2018 at the Hampton Inn 1204 Berryville Ave. Winchester, VA 22601  Tel: 540 678-4000

(We still have a few spots left for the Spring Retreat, Apr 19-22 at the Hampton Inn and Conference Center in Winchester.  Please register ASAP if you would like to go.  Cost for retreat is $25.  This includes your sewing space in the big room and great SWAG carefully chosen by your retreat committee.  We think you will love it.

IMPORTANT:  You are responsible for making your hotel room reservation.  The rooms with two queen beds are gone, but there are still rooms with a king bed and a sofabed.  You must make your reservation by March 29th to get the retreat rate.  The link for making the reservation is:

There are also only THREE spots left in the Friday class, as of March 27, 2018.  Terry Kramzer will teach her piecing and quilting class.  Cost for the class is $50.

AND, as if that isn’t enough…Mr. Dick Stohr will be there again Saturday afternoon to sharpen scissors and knives (both kitchen and pocket knives).  The cost for each of these items is $5.00.  He will also do gardening tools that have a scissor action; those are also $5.00, except for long-blade hedge trimmers, which are $10.00.

If you have questions, please contact Sharon Thompson.  Phone 703-366-2939 or email


2018 QU Quilt Show

Sign up to volunteer at the quilt show at Burke’s responsibility
for 2018 and 2019 is publicity. That means one of our jobs is to staff the Exit Survey desk.
This is a sit-down job that requires you hand out the surveys and briefly chat with show attendees
to find out what they liked about the show. Please consider volunteering for these
two hour slots. We also need bus greeters on Friday and Saturday. I need your help!
Classes are filling up. This year there is a wide range of classes – some are half day, some
do not require a machine. Go to the Big QU website to sign up today.
Quilters Studio has generously donated a sewing machine to be given as a door prize on
Sunday, June 3. Make sure to stop by their booth at the show to thank them. You must be
present to win the machine.
Rev up your sewing machines! There will be a Jelly Roll Race starting at 1pm on Sunday.
Chapters can register teams of three. Each team will be given a jelly roll and instructions.
The winning chapter will receive $100. Each chapter will decide where they will donate the
quilt when it is completed.
We have over 500 quilts registered and around 50 vendors signed up. It’s going to be a
great show!
Anne Beebe

Classes on June 1, 2 & 3
Seats are still available in the following terrific classes:

• Diamonds Galore – Jinny Beyer 10am – 4pm
• Binding a Quilt – T Carter 9am – 1pm

• Arabic Tiles – Jinny Beyer 10am-4pm
• Canyon View Landscape Art Quilt – Doris Deutmeyer 9am-noon
• Color 101 for Quilters – Doris Deutmeyer 1-4pm

• Scrap Petal Garden Penni Domikis 9am-3:30pm
• Mini Mosaics – Cheryl Lynch 9am-noon

Check the QU website and signup for a class today. This is your quilting organization and our show only takes place once a year. Please encourage your QU chapter members, friends, and family to join you for the fun. We want to have full classes.


Burke QU June Social

June 13, 2018
Burke United Methodist Church
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Come celebrate our LEADERS as we ENDERS another great quilting year!!
Please bring a LEADER (appetizer) or ENDER (Dessert) for a PotLuck
Cost: $5
Food, Fabric, Fun, Door Prizes!
Reservations will be taken until May 23, 2018

Registration Form

Cash:                           or Check #:
Send Check and registration Form via Mail to:
Marilyn Owendoff
4806 Autumn Lake Way
Annandale, VA 22003

OR Bring Cash or Check and Registration Form to BQU Meetings on:
April 25, May 9 or May 23, 2018


Please visit our calendar to learn about upcoming meetings, programs, workshops, and other events.


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