Meetings, Programs, and Workshops

Officers 2019-2020

President:Deb Spitz
Vice President:Susan Haftel
Secretary:Kath Heslep
Treasurer:Nancy Padgett
Nominations:Kathy Gray

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???

Fairfax Activities

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.


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.

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