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.

Special Notices

NICU Challenge

Donation drop off today to Mrs. Sylvia McGuire, Public Relations Officer for the NICU accepting our donation.

This morning I made a trip to Children’s National Medical Center to drop off: 76 preemie quilts, 8 baby quilts, and 216 preemie hats.  Every child in the NICU will have a festive quilt for Spring.

As of 4/8/19 our total for charity quilt donations for 2018 – 2019 (not including our Quilts of Valor) is:

395 quilts and 1,581 hats!  Our goal for the year is 500 quilts.


Burke QU Ways and Means – Quilting on a WhiM Fundraiser – For those of you new to Burke QU, the Ways and Means fabric sale is one of two annual fundraisers that support the incredible programs and events offered throughout the year. The committee selects new ‘color ways’ of coordinated fabrics, cuts them into fat quarters and bundles them and provides a free pattern to get you started!  It’s that easy!!  

Many thanks to Burke members Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts and Kathye Gillette of The Quilters Studio for their generous support to Burke’s Ways and Means! Their beautiful fabrics are featured in our new selections and Kathye also provided hard copies of a variety of free patterns. 

Limited quantities of the new color way, Shi Shi Hunt Club, are available.

Each bundle includes 16 fabulous fat quarters that you may create with one of the provided free patterns or in a pattern of your choice. Your designs with the Ways and Means bundles are always amazing and we love seeing your finished creations!  The cost is $50.00 per bundle.  Exact cash or checks are preferred!

Ways and Means Committee:  Susan Fernandez, Meghan Betts, and Linda Cooper


Upcoming Burke QU Speakers and Events

24 April – Business Meeting  —  Location: Lake Braddock Secondary School
9209 Burke Lake Rd Burke, VA 22015

Park in the lot closest to and in front of Entrance 15 and enter the door at Entrance 15. Walk straight down the hall following the Burke QU signs to the cafeteria room on the left.

This evening will be a Business Meeting.

Recent Burke QU Speakers and Events

From Mar 27 to Mar 31 the Burke QU Annual Spring Retreat was held.  This year we were at the Comfort Inn in Martinsburg West Virginia.  Many projects were completed and lots more were started.  A great time was had by all getting to know your neighbors and learning what they were working on.  The High Tea that many went on was enjoyed by members that took a couple hours out of their quilting time but the time spent away was very relaxing and enjoyable.  A huge THANK YOU goes out to our Spring Retreat team and those others who always pitch in to make these types of events so much fun.  Again THANK YOU Awesome Burke QU Spring Retreat Team for a fun filled Retreat.

On Mar 13 we had a fun filled and exciting Auction.  A big THANK YOU to Susan Fernandez and Linda Cooper for chairing the event and making it so successful.

On 13 Feb the Burke QU Chapter hosted our very own Judy Gula.  Judy’s talk was on Batik Tambal: Journey to Indonesia.  The journey that Judy took us on was magical and wonderfully colored in Batik’s of Indonesia.  The time we spent viewing her presentation transported us to a country that has a rich history in family art and lovely Batiks.  The indepth discription Judy provided us gave us a much greater appreciation of the time and effort that these people put into their work and the fabulous results that they are able to achieve.  Thank you Judy for an enjoyable evening and for sharing with us your Love of Tambal Batik.  Go visit her shop, Artistic Artifacts. To read more about Judy click HERE. You can visit Judy’s shop (Artistic Artifact) by clicking HERE.  To preview Batik Tambal material on Judy’s 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



For Veterians Day Charity Block Update Chick Here

For Notes on Soldier Quilts Click Here



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