Non Member Ticket for Denyse Schmidt Lecture on June 7th at 5:30pm

Denyse Schmidt will be doing a lecture about her work and design process. This lecture is sponsored by the DCMQG. Denyse has written two books, has twenty-two patterns listed on her site, and put out at least thirty fabric lines for independent and chain quilt stores. This opportunity is not to be missed. The lecture will be held at North Virgina Community College, Alexandria Campus.There will be pop up shop/s before and after lecture and Denyse will be on hand after the lecture with some items for sale and for book signing.

$15 Non Member Ticket for Denyse Schmidt Lecture on June 7th at 5:30pm

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events with the DCMQG
  • May 30th--Outdoor Hand Sewing Day at the United States Botanic Gardens
  • June 7th--Denyse Schmidt workshop from 11am to 4pm on the NVCC Alexandria campus
  • June 7th--Denyse Schmidt lecture from 5:30pm to 7pm on the NVCC Alexandria campus, open to the public
  • June meeting--June 20th from 10a-5p at Falls Church Episcopal, 115 E. Fairfax St, Falls Church, VA
  • July Field Trip on July 25th to Finch Sewing Studio. Shop is open from 10a-5p. Bring some sewing.
  • Retreat 1: August 14th-16th at the Blue Mountain Retreat Center near Harper's Ferry
  • August meeting--August 29th from 10a-4p at Patches Quilt Shop in Mount Airy
  • Retreat 2: Nov 20th-22nd at the Blue Mountain Retreat Center near Harper's Ferry

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Speaker Event Recap

It was great to see so many DC Modern members and friends at last week's event. For those of you who weren't there, here's a little taste of what you missed:

We hosted the event at the Anacostia Arts Center, where the current show, "Stitched DC" features quilts from many of our members (open through March 29th!). The AAC has a black box theater that was a perfect place to host our event (though a little dark - please excuse dark photos!).

Katie Blakesley kicked us off with her thoughts on modern quilting and ways to make traditional blocks and quilts more modern, which is the theme of her new book, Vintage Quilt Revival.

We learned about color and layout.

And saw some of Katie's beautiful quilts.

Next up was Laura Gunn, speaking to us about color. We discussed color theory and the color wheel.

How Laura applies this in her work.

And sources of color inspiration. The crocheted afghan has been in Laura's family for several generations, yet she used it to make a very modern quilt.

Finally, we got to put the concepts Katie and Laura taught us into action with some color play.

And of course the best part - shopping our fabulous pop-up shops. Thanks for coming out Finch Sewing Studio and Del Ray Fabrics!

1 comment:

  1. I had lots of fun at this event! I hope there are many more in the future.