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 meeting will be on May 23, 2018 at Sangster Elementary School   7420 Reservation Drive, Springfield, VA 22153


Upcoming Burke QU Speakers and Events

    •     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.
    • Burke QU June Social, when: June 13, 2018, where: Burke United Methodist Church, time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm. LEADER – Last name begins with A – M (appetizer)  and ENDER last name begins with N – Z (Dessert). More info below
    • 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“.  Take a look at her Web Page HERE
    • On the 8th of August the Burke QU will Host Kathy Lincoln.  Her presentation will be on “Design Own – Pieced Blocks“.
    • Fall Retreat 2018 will be from 27 – 30 Sep at the Hampton Inn in Winchester.  Registration will start on May 23.  Limited seats available.  An EBlast was sent out to all Chapter members on May 21 with particulars and registration form


Recent Burke QU Speakers and Events

      1. 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.
      2. The Burke QU Auction was lots of fun and there was many opportunities  to choose and then bid on the material or item you just had to have.  This was our main funding raising effort that enables us to run the various programs that we have during the year.
      3. Burke QU Spring Retreat has just completed with about 80 people attending.  Such great projects were worked on and there were dozens of new efforts started.  A weekend filled with lots of fun and sewing was had by all.


 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 quilting 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

On May 9, 2018 the following list of outstanding members were put before the general Burke QU membership for election into the respective leadership positions.  The vote was taken and the entire slate was voted into office for the 2018/2019 year.  Congratulations All!

President:  Heidi Osterhout

VP/Admin:  Betsy Stone

VP/Programs:  Jessica Berman

Secretary:  Bonnie Prouty

Treasurer:  Becky Myers

Nominations:  Susan Fernandez


Thanks to everyone on the slate for their generosity and commitment to Burke QU!




Some recent Pictures

These pictures will be updated approximately every 7 days between August and June of each year.

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



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 last name begins with A – M (appetizer) or ENDER last name begins with N – Z (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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