Meetings, Programs, and Workshops

Volunteers 2018-2019

President: Marlene Rosen
Vice President: Barbara Kauffman
Secretary: Donna DeSoto
Treasurer: Nancy Padgett
Nominations: Kathy Gray

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

Fairfax Activities

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 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.

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