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Bethesda Quilters

by Eleanor Balaban
(Bethesda, Maryland)

Bethesda Quilters meet the first Tuesday of the month at the Kensington Library on Knowles Avenue. Our meetings are at 1pm and usually involve a speaker or a workshop and two pot luck parties (January and June).

Note that in 2017 for February, March and April, our Guild meetings are moved to the Chevy chase Library on Connecticut Ave.

We do charity projects for Linus project and Meals on Wheels. Our members do piecing and appliqué and both machine and hand quilting.

We have a show every two years and our 2009 raffle quilt was accepted at the Paducah show!

Any Questions?

Call Eleanor Balaban at 301-229-7990.
Meeting Location:Kensington Park Library
4201 Knowles Avenue
Kensington, MD

For February, March and April in 2017, meetings will be at the Chevy Chase Library on Connecticut Ave.
Meeting Day and Time:First Tuesday of the month

Contact Name:Eleanor Balaban
Contact Phone:301-2297990

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Jan 04, 2017
by: Eleanor

Our meetings are now at 1Pm and for February, March and April will be at the Chevy chase Library on Connecticut Ave.

Feb 10, 2016
Quilts repurposed into stuffed animals
by: Heather

I have a quilt that was gifted to my husband and I when we were married. While we are incredibly appreciative of the time and talent that went into the creation of the quilt, it simply is not our style. I would like to have the quilt repurposed into a stuffed bear, dog, and donkey for our first child but decidedly lack the skills to do so myself. Is there anyone in your group who would be interested taking on such a project? in Chevy Chase, so I would really be able to drop off the quilt itself and pickup the final product without hassle. If anyone in this group is interested, please email me at or call me at 202.821.3182 so we can discuss details and payment arrangements.

Thanks so much!
Heather Lawler Sears

Oct 31, 2015
Quilting frame
by: Anonymous

I have my grandmother's very large wooden quilting frame. (She was born in 1898.) Do you have any suggestions of who might want it. I would be happy to donate it to a good cause. Ideas? Thank you

Jun 08, 2015
can you use linen/wool/cotton bits?
by: Elspeth Payne

I am cleaning out my fabric stash, mostly linen with some wool and cotton. Can you use fabric? What size minimum? I live in Silver Spring, so it'd be easy for me to drop some off if I have anything you can use.

Please reply to Thank you.

Feb 28, 2015
My grandmother and mothers quilt
by: barbara

My mother passed in May and while cleaning i found a quilt she and her mother started in 1942 or 43. My mother was 84 when she passed and had Alzheimers - my father is still living at 92 and is having a very hard time. I would love to get this quilt finished to lay across her bed. He is legally blind but would know that it was there. Please let me know if you know of anyone that would be able to assist me. Thanking you in advance,
barbara Pedevillano

Dec 12, 2014
by: Anonymous

Does your guild take fabric donations?

Sep 03, 2014
family quilt tops

hi I have two quilt tops that I am looking to have finished- they are scrap quilts but they were made by my great grandmother and have a lot of sentimental value to me. please email me is you know anyone who might be willing to finish them for me

Jan 01, 2014
wonderful Grace Quilting Frame no longer in use...
by: Gail

Any thoughts of who might appreciate a Grace Z44 queen size frame (simple assembly required - instructions included). I no longer have room for it in my home. A new one is selling for somewhere upwards of $800, I was hoping for half that, or donating it to a group of folks who are working on non-for-profit projects. Any thoughts?

Thank you and a wonderful start to 2014!

Gail Fisher

Mar 16, 2013
Author Quilter, Storyteller Historian
by: Kathleen Lindsey

Hello, My name is Kathleen Lindsey from NJ. I'm not sure but I may have done a quilt presentation with my sisters some years ago. Our group was called, Seven Quilts For Seven Sisters. We no longer present our theatrical play together but I continue to share my theatrical talents with others. I will be in Maryland, preforming at the Handsell House for the Nanticoke Jamboree, October 5, 2013. If you are interested in having me come and do a performance while in the area, please contact me and visit my website at or 856-881-6937.
Hoping to share with you.

Kat Lindsey
AKA Miss Kat

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