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.
Burke Leadership/Volunteers 2021-2022
|Vice President Admin||Rita Rivlin|
|Vice President Programs||Erica Robertson|
|Welcome Committee||Barb Sherwood|
|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|
|Retreat, Spring||Debbie Bullock and Karen Brewster|
|Charity/Baby Quilts||Debbie Bullock|
|Web Master/ Facebook/EBlast||Jim Watson|
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 (http://www.barnquiltinfo.com/suzi.htm ), 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 (https://thetelltaleartist.com/) 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.
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