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!