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/Facebook Jim Watson

A copy of the Burke QU Chapter Bylaws is available HERE.

Special Notices

Upcoming Burke QU Speakers and Events

14 Aug – Guest Speaker   Candace Hassen, of Atlanta, Georgia

Location: Burke United Methodist Church

Start Time – 7:00 PM with Presentation at 7:30 PM

Candace’s talk is on INSPIRATION

“Her Trunk Show program is all about inspiration. She shows about 20 large quilts and shares how she got the idea for each one. She discusses the strategies she used to stay organized throughout the project, explains the reasons behind her design decisions, and provides tools to help you keep your own projects moving from start to finish. Her goal for this program is to help us see the world with fresh eyes, and to learn to find inspiration in so much more than just other quilts.”
If you would like to look at her Web page click HERE

Recent Burke QU Speakers and Events

10 Jul the Burke QU Chapter hosted Guest Speaker  Julie Pfaff quilt artist , of Richmond, Virginia.  Julie had a very extensive slide show, and show and tell.  Her work was very creative and opened our eyes to different ways that we can interrupt the many things that we all experience in our daily lives.  Thank you Julie for a very nice presentation.  If you would like to look at her Web page click HERE

May 22 the Burke QU hosted Heather Kojan for our monthly program meeting.  Her presentation was on “Quilt Remix: Fresh Ideas for Stale Projects”.  Heather is a local quilter from Baltimore, MD and her presentation was fun and inspiring.  She spoke to the idea that not all projects were intended for all quilters.  She helped us see that if this thing that we call quilting is something that we like to do that we don’t need to have a particular person in mind when we set out to engage in a project.  The joy of just creating is reason enough.  She talked about unfinished projects that seem to have a life of their own and how as we slowly work on them we are accomplishing what they were ment to be in the time they were ment to be worked on.  Heather concluded her talk with a short trunk show and enlightened us on locations she will be teaching classes at later this year.  Thank you very much Heather for your fun presentation on a wonderful topic.  For a look at some of the Quilts that she has done click HERE.

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.

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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