Meetings, Programs, and Workshops
|Vice President:||Susan Haftel|
A copy of the Fairfax QU Bylaws (under review) 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 for 2019-2020:
September 19 Polly Mello: Antique Quilts 1800-1930
October 17 Joan Radell/Bucklebee Bags: Handbags and Their Cultural Impact Half Day Workshop: Double Decker Eyeglass Case
October 18 Bucklebee Bags: Full Day Workshop: Charming Convertible Handbag
January 16 Quilter’s University
February 20 Leslie Pfeifer: Using Marti Michell Templates to make Commercial Patterns
February 21 Leslie Pfeifer: Full Day Workshop: Using Marti Michell Templates to Make the Storm at Sea Block
March 19 Bonnie Rhodby: Who are You Anyway?
March 20 Full Day workshop: From Scrap to Art
April 16 Diane Herbort: My Journey as a Fiber Artist
April 17 Diane Herbort: Full Day Workshop: Crazy Techniques
May 21 – What Was I Thinking???
Our annual auction is November 21st. Bag and silent auction begin at 9:00am and Oral Auction at 10:15am.
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: Willa 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: Roz Johnson
Wannabees – Contact: Kathy Nagle
Worker Bees – Contact: Marlene Rosen
For general information about Bees, contact: Kath Heslep
Fairfax QU made and donated more than 315 quilts from January 2018 through December 2018. We provided 36 quilts for wounded soldiers at Ft. Belvoir, 18 quilts to veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan and 33 to the Allied Forces Foundation. We gave 188 small NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) quilts primarily to Fairfax and Fair Oaks hospitals and more than 40 quilts for adults and children at shelters.
For additional information about Community Service, contact Amy Flenniken, Dottie Dane, or Kathy O’Leary.
FAIRFAX QU CHALLENGES
Our thrice-yearly challenges address things quilters are interested in, i.e. stash-busting, new techniques and color/design, in no particular order. We hope to give people a little bump to try something new.
To see a listing of the books in Fairfax QU’s library, please click HERE.
Winter Luncheon is December 12th at the Fairfax American Legion.
Spring Luncheon is June 4th at the Fairfax American Legion
Fall Retreat will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Winchester, VA from November 7 – 10. It is currently full but contact Leslie Pfeifer or Kathy Gray to be put on a waiting list.
Spring Retreat will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Martinsburg, WV from March 25 – 29. 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.