Meetings, Programs, and Workshops
|Vice President:||Barbara Kauffman|
A copy of the Fairfax QU Bylaws is available HERE.
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – Business Meeting and Show and Tell
3rd Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – Program
St. Peters in the Woods Episcopal Church
5911 Fairview Woods Drive
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Programs and Workshops:
September 20 Meet the Bees
October 18 Joyce Hughes: My Journey into Quilting – Half Day Workshop: Mixed Fiber Embellishment
October 19 Joyce Hughes: Full Day Workshop – Thread Painting a Panel (at University Mall Community Room)
January 17 Quilter’s Tool University – Tools from our Library
February 11 Susan Haftel: International Textiles – Half Day Workshop: Boro Coin Purse
March 21 Cheryl Lynch: From Travel to Treasure Trunk Show
March 22 Cheryl Lynch: Full Day Workshop – Mini Mosaics (at Quilters Studio)
April 18 Teresa Fusco: A Quilter’s Journey – Half Day Workshop: Trapunto by Machine
April 19 Teresa Fusco: Full Day Workshop – The Artful Eye (at Quilters Studio)
May 16 – Lisa Ellis: Personal Journey as an Art Quilter – Half Day Workshop: Cathedral Windows by Machine
May 17 – Lisa Ellis: Full Day Workshop – Whacky Portraits
Our annual auction is held each November at the first meeting of the month.
Please check above or the event calendar for upcoming programs.
Fairfax has a bee for everyone! If there is a Bee that interests you, please get in touch with the contact person to see if they are adding members.
Applique Bee – Contact: Linda Moore
Embellishment Bee – Contact: Will Downes
Outside the Block/Playgroup – Contact: Donna DeSoto
Red Bee/Redwork Bee – Contact: Sandra Rees
Sew Happy Bee – Contact: Kathy Gray
Scrap Bag Ladies – Contact: Nancy Adams
Sew Bee It – Contact: Lynn Gayer
Tangled Threads – Contact: Kathy O’Leary
To Bee or Not To Bee – Contact: Deb Caskey
Wannabees – Contact: Kathy Nagle
Worker Bees – Contact: Marlene Rosen
For general information about Bees, contact: Kath Heslep
Fairfax QU made and donated more than 300 quilts from September 2017 through June 2018. We provided 57 quilts for wounded soldiers at Ft. Belvoir and 18 quilts to veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan. We gave 195 small NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) quilts primarily to Fairfax and Fair Oaks hospitals and more than 30 quilts for adults and children at shelters. We plan to continue these efforts as well as providing some quilts to Project Linus..
For additional information about Community Service, contact Amy Flenniken, Dottie Dane, or Beth Meenehan.
FAIRFAX QU CHALLENGES
Fairfax QU has three challenges a year focusing on color use, stash busting, and technique & design. We’ll start off in September viewing the results from the Monochromatic Color Challenge issued in the spring of 2018. The new Challenge announced in September will help stash-bust before the holiday season. The mid-year Technique & Design Challenge will be revealed in January. At the last business meeting of the spring, the Challenge comes full circle with the new Color Challenge to be done over the summer of 2019.
Each month members of the Charm Square Swap exchange 6.5″ squares; themes and/or colors change each month. Contact: Judy Seltz
To see a listing of the books in Fairfax QU’s library, please click HERE.
Spring Retreat will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Martinsburg, WV from March 13 – 17. Contact Nancy Adams.
FQU meetings follow the Fairfax School District guidelines. If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, so is FQU; if school is delayed, FQU meets at the normal time.
Newsletters are available for members and are chock full of great news and activities.
Monthly newsletters are distributed to members in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.