Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events with the DCMQG
  • August meeting--August 29th from 10a-4p at Patches Quilt Shop in Mount Airy
  • September 10th Lecture event with Lizzy House, 7:30 pm at Falls Church Episcopal
  • September CHARITY SEWING DAY--September 26th from 10-5 at Falls Church Episcopal--OPEN to the PUBLIC
  • October meeting--October 17th from noon to 6pm at Falls Church Episcopal--Clothing sewing with Cindy and Pam
  • November meeting--Nov 7th--place and time to be determined
  • Retreat 2: Nov 20th-22nd at the Blue Mountain Retreat Center near Harper's Ferry
  • December Field Trip to the Textile Museum Dec. 5th 10am-1pm with gift swap at lunch

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.

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