The Haymarket Chapter of QU is located the furthest west of all the QU Chapters, at the foot of Bull Run Mountain. Our Chapter was formed in 2004 and has had extraordinary growth with a membership exceeding 150 in recent years. We have a wide variety of activities – many of them currently done on Zoom (in response to COVID). These include:
- Business Meeting & “Sew & Tell” (members sharing finished projects)
- Early Bird Demos (short lessons and small projects provided by members)
- Community Service activities
- Private Facebook Group
- Other in-person activities – as appropriate (retreats, social activities, etc.)
We have quilters of all skill levels and types – traditional, modern, applique, hand and machine quilting – everything! We welcome all who are interested in quilting.
HQU Nametag instructions available (here).
Our group meets the first Thursday of the month, September – June at 7 pm. Most months there is a Program on the first Thursday followed by a Business Meeting/Sew & Tell on the third Thursday. There are some exceptions to this schedule so be sure and check the QU Calendar for the most up-to-date information and to find out if the meeting is in person or on Zoom.
All Programs, Workshops and Business Meetings/Sew & Tell are listed on the QU Calendar. A more detailed schedule of our activities is available to members.
When we meet in person, we meet at:
Alvey Elementary School
5300 Waverly Farms Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
Haymarket QU Executive Board 2022 – 2023
|Vice President (Operations):||Linda Bowlin|
|Vice President (Programs):||Implementation: Laureen Smith
Planning: Chris McGuirk
2022-2023 Schedule of Events
We have an exciting lineup of events this year!
We held a Creative Challenge for the Summer 2022. The challenge was to create a small quilt that describes you – without using any words, letters or numbers. Be creative – tell your story – your history, your interests, your quilting style – whatever you want. Here are the quilts!
HQU members donate community service projects for a number of community organizations throughout the year. Members use Community Service provided fabrics as well as their own fabrics and work on projects large and small. We vary our projects to meet the needs of our community and the interests of our members. This includes supporting the Willing Warriors Retreat in Haymarket, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), local hospitals, nursing homes, veterans and military organizations, and other non-profit groups.
From September – June, we provide a monthly newsletter to all members. Members can send articles, comments and suggestions to the newsletter editor at firstname.lastname@example.org