Meeting/Program Information

2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – Business Meeting/Show & Tell (September through May)
4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – Program Meeting

Due to COVID-19 concerns all in person meetings have been placed on HOLD until further notice.  We are currently holding virtual meetings whose dates are listed below.  Notice as of 9/7/2020.

Normally at Lake Braddock Secondary School, small cafeteria.  Enter through door #15 then straight down the hall.   Address: 9200 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015 (MAP)   (Except as noted in the calendar)

Burke Leadership/Volunteers 2021-2022

President Karen Brewster
Vice President Admin Rita Rivlin
Vice President Programs Erica Robertson
Secretary Rachel Watson
Treasurer Becky Myers
Welcome Committee Barb Sherwood
Nominations Dudley Shugart
Membership Diane Gawalt
Directory Jean Taylor
Newsletter Judy Grumbacher
Property Chair Pat Price
Quilt Challenges Nicki Allen and Sue Bynum
Quilt Collector Dudley Shugart/Janet Palfey
Quilt Show Judy Grumbacher
Ways and Means
Bee Keeper Teri Wilkie
Soldier Quilt
Education/Donations Marsha White
Summer/June Social
Retreat, Fall
Midnight Madness
 Retreat, Spring Debbie Bullock and  Karen Brewster
 Winter Social
 Sunshine  Susan Novack
 Charity/Baby Quilts  Debbie Bullock
 Web Master/ Facebook/EBlast  Jim Watson

Special Notices

Retreat and Auction possibilities are on hold at this time and will be revisited at a future time.

Membership – The 2021 – 2022 membership drive is currently underway, however if you a potential new person who would like to join at this time read on.  Membership gets you access to the Burke QU Facebook page, your EMail added to our EBlast listing and Chapter Specific dynamic information like Newsletters.  The 2021 – 2022 Membership form has been sent to all current members via EBlast.  If you need another copy send Jim Watson an Email and he will send it out to you.  For all New members please Email Jim Watson via the link above, or request the Form via the President, link above and they will send the Form to you with directions on where to return it.  Or you can click HERE for the Form.

Upcoming Burke QU Speakers and Events

Sept 8 2021 – Business Meeting and Show and Tell at Lake Braddock secondary School.  Social from 7 pm to 7:30 pm.  Besides the in-person, there are efforts underway to attempt to Zoom the meeting as well.  There will be more info on the Zoom attempt as it becomes available.

Sept 10 2021 – QU Fall Program – Gloria Loughman – Landscape Quilts

Sept 22 2021 – Program Meeting, Speaker – Robin Long – Modern Mariner’s Compass, Zoom

Oct 2-3 2021 – QU Program – Global Quilt Connections – All Star Virtual Sampler Platter, Zoom

Oct 13 2021 – Business Meeting and Show and Tell, Lake Braddock

Oct 27 2021 – Program Meeting – Auction, Lake Braddock

Nov 3-7 2021 – Retreat – Fall Retreat – Martinsburg WV, Hotel

Nov 10 2021 – Business Meeting, Business Meeting and Show and Tell, Lake Braddock

Nov 13 2021 – Zoom Class, Michelle Banton – Dresden Neighborhood, Zoom

Dec 8 2021 – Winter Social, Holiday Get Together, Church


Recent Burke QU Speakers and Events

28 Oct 2020 – BQU featured Suzi Parron ( ), author of the book titled “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.”  Suzi’s presentation took us over most of the continental United States.  Her presentation was a Joy to listen too and her knowledge on the Subject was excellent.  Suzi’s presentation style was friendly and easy flowing.  We had an enjoyable evening and came away knowing much more about barn quilts, how they got started and the trail that we would all like to take someday.

23 Sep 2020 – BQU featured Mary Mahoney, the Telltale Artist ( in our Program meeting. She presented a lecture on her quilting journey to include her quilted homes.  She went into great depth on how she started making houses and shared many of her tips on how she improved the quality along the way.  The evening was filled with many examples where she showed a picture of the house she wanted to creat and the results of her creations.  Her creations were awe inspiring and a great example of what can be achieved when you find a nitch that brings joy to your Heart.  Thank you Mary for a wonderful presentation.

26 Feb 2020 – Burke QU had a Great presentation by Cindy Grisdela.  Her presentation was on “Anatomy of an Improv Quilt” and it opened a number of our eyes to how we can expand our abilities.  Her comment on how when we do Improv that we get to make and break all rules on how things go together or colors we choose to use.  Thank you Cindy for a very delightful evening.

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



For Veterians Day Charity Block Update Chick Here

For Notes on Soldier Quilts Click Here



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