Meeting/Program Information

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – Business Meeting and Show and Tell
3rd Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – Program
5th Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – Charity Working
St. Peters in the Woods Episcopal Church
5911 Fairview Woods Drive
Fairfax Station, Virginia

Volunteers 2017-2018

President:Marlene Rosen
Vice President:Barbara Kauffman
Secretary:Donna DeSoto
Treasurer:Joanne Stone
Nominations:Beth Shafer

A copy of the Fairfax QU Bylaws is available HERE.

Fairfax Activities

Our annual auction is held each November at the first meeting of the month.

Please check the event calendar for upcoming programs.

Fairfax has a bee for everyone! Applique bees, redwork bees, 30’s bees, bees that do projects, bees that work on individual projects, art quilt bees…

For information, contact: Sharon Rixman,

BLOCK OF THE MONTH — We have two Block of the Month projects this year.

Moda Be My Neighbor 

For this Block of the Month, each month you will need to complete one house block based on a Moda Block of the Week project that they began in September 2016 and includes 16 blocks. All 16 of the blocks have been published and the patterns are free.

The overview of Moda Be My Neighbor with links to all the block patterns including setting instructions can be found at  or you can google search for Moda Be My Neighbor. The links for all the patterns are on this page. If you have any difficulty accessing these patterns, please contact Bobbie Dewees.

We began in January with Block 1. 

Make it your own by choosing a theme like holidays or do it in two colors, just solids, scrappy, just batiks or fabrics from your favorite designer. Please bring your completed blocks to the business meeting for show and tell so we can all see your progress and creativity. 

For other ideas, you can search Pinterest for Be My Neighbor or just House Quilts.

On Facebook, search for the hashtag #modabemyneighbor to see what others are doing.

Susquehanna Valley Botanical Quilt

This project is hosted on the blog and follows the pattern which is available from the Virginia Quilt Museum. There is also a Facebook page for this group, Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt Sew Along.

To join either group, contact Bobbie Dewees.


Fairfax made 22 NICU quilts and 20 baby quilts that were delivered to INOVA and donated at our Holiday Luncheon. The children’s quilts will go to the pediatric cancer unit. Also 1 soldier quilt was completed.

If you need a backing please email or call Kathy O’Leary. She has extra wide fabric for backings.

Here are a few of the Quilts of Valor the chapter has made:   PICTURES HERE.

Fairfax members enjoy three challenges a year. All are voluntary and guaranteed to be fun!

The Fall Challenge is to make something from a panel. It is due at the February business meeting.

Past Challenges include:

Summer 2016 challenge – Orange/Black. Think beyond Halloween!
Spring 2016 – My Green Thumb

2015 – Virigina’s Beautiful Waters

Summer 2015 – Rain Stick Quilt — make something with 2 1/2 squares and strips from this pattern Youtube tutorial .

Spring 2015 – Tuna half challenge — make something with 2.5 inch squares.

Winter 2015 – Border Patrol Challenge.

Summer 2014: High Fiber Diet Challenge.

Spring 2014: Picture this! There are many things that inspire quilters.  A particular fabric, a color, a song, a friend, a challenge, etc.  The challenge was to find a picture and use it as inspiration to make something.

Winter 2013-14: Party Dress Challenge.

Summer 2013: Create something from a panel.

Summer 2012: No Prints Allowed Challenge!!! The challenge was to dig deep in your stash for those long-forgotten solids you bought years ago and never figured out what to do with them. Check out the results HERE.

Fairfax QU Spring 2012 Design Your Own Block Challenge: HERE

Fairfax QU Spring 2012 Design Your Own Block Challenge: HERE

Fairfax QU Fall 2011 Apron Challenge: HERE

Fairfax QU Summer 2011 Red and White Challenge: HERE

To see a listing of the books in Fairfax QU’s library, please click HERE.

The 2017 Spring Luncheon was  held on June 8th at the Springfield Golf & Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152.



Fall Retreat will be held November 3  to 6, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Winchester.

Spring Retreat 2018 will be at the Hampton Inn in Winchester, VA from April 11 to 15, 2018.

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.

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