The Quilt Patch is committed to making quilts for children who need a security blanket for any reason. We support a number of community organizations which will make good use of the quilts and other comfy covers that we make and collect.
Classes and events for the summer have been scheduled and the newsletter has been published. Click here for the Winter 2018 Newsletter. Come in or call to enroll.
For information about upcoming sales, Project Linus, and other events, click here for Quilt Patch News.
For a complete list of classes offered by the Quilt Patch or to find the classes offered by your favorite teachers, click here.
The Quilt Patch was opened April 24, 1974 by Lu and Joe Hildebrand and subsequently sold to Leslie Pfeifer in 1989. It began in the old square of Fairfax City in Northern Virginia and moved to its current location on Main Street in 1999. Our focus has always been to teach classes in all aspects of quiltmaking from beginners to advanced and believe that knowing basic skills helps everyone produce better quality work. We also provide all of the materials and supplies necessary to make quilts. We stock about 3500 bolts of 100% first quality cotton fabric, both traditional and contemporary, including hundreds of bolts of Batiks. Our walls are covered with quilts showing class projects and pattern/book models and change regularly. We welcome you all to The Quilt Patch and hope to see you soon.
Dear Quilting Friends,
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful and Happy Holiday Season however you choose to celebrate. It is certainly a time for renewed hope and optimism and the sharing with family and friends. Now I am looking forward to an exciting and productive new year. If some of your resolutions are to finish up some of your projects, we’re here to help you. Whether it’s deciding how to make it larger or set the blocks, whether to put on a border or how to quilt and bind it, we’re happy to help if we can.
You might like to know that during 2017, The Quilt Patch distributed all of the doggy/kitty pads, well over 100, to two veterinarian clinics, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Reston Animal Shelter and gave a quilt to an animal rescue group for their fundraising auction. With thanks to Vienna Quilters Unlimited and an anonymous donor and combined with quilts made at the shop, we sent about 40 quilts and 60 pillowcases to the American Virgin Islands to give some comfort after the devastating hurricane. We also distributed more than 150 quilts, afghans and fleece blankets, and dozens of pillowcases to Ronald McDonald House, a domestic violence shelter and Inova Children’s Hospital. We gave about 20 quilts to the Butterfly Unit (Pediatric Oncology) and our devoted Project Linus ladies will be here between Christmas and New Year’s to continue this valuable contribution to our community.
Our quest to update our email list is ongoing, but I thank you for your help in getting it correct. We have put a star next to your name in the database which indicates that we’ve confirmed your address so we don’t continue to ask when you stop in the shop. If you change your email address, of course we’d be happy to get that new information.
I hope that you will find new and exciting projects in this newsletter. Our webmaster has updated our website and I’ve heard from some of you that you like the new design. We also have the capability now to add our own photos and supply lists so our goal is to keep it as up-to-date as possible.
Thanks so much for your loyalty to the Quilt Patch. We would be nowhere without you and your continued support.
Happy Quilting and Sewing!!