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
  • 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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Our Quilt Exhibit

I am so excited to be working on our first quilt show, coming up SOON in February 2014! 

We are still very much in the planning phase, but I wanted to get as much info as possible out to our members so you can start planning, too.

The show will be held at the Anacostia Arts Center.  It's a beautiful, newly renovated space which holds gallery space, a black box theater, and small creative businesses.  Our quilts are going to look great on those walls!  

photo from the AAC website

To enter a quilt into the show, you will need to submit a photo or photos of the quilt, fill out an online form listing the quilt's size and other basic info, and include a brief artist's statement about your quilt.  These submissions will be due January 15th.  We will send out a specific call for submissions when the center is ready to receive them. 

The show will be curated by a panel from the center, and they will be the ones making the hard choices if we receive too many submissions for the space.  It is fine if you would like to submit several quilts, and let the center decide which to hang in the show. 

Quilts may be offered for sale, and you are encouraged to do so.  The center will retain a commission on any sales.  If you are planning on offering your quilt for sale and would like to talk about pricing, don't hesitate to contact me; I can give you a few guidelines and point you towards some additional resources as well. 

Quilts will need to have a D-sleeve on the back.  We'll have a tutorial on that really soon. 

We will hang the quilts in the center during the first week of February, and we'll be looking for a few volunteers to help on the hanging committee. 

The tentative opening day is February 8th, and the show will run about a month.

We are planning to hold some events in the center while our quilts are there:  We'd like to hold our February meeting/sewing day there; and we would also like to hold a lecture in their wonderful theater space.  More details on these events will be coming soon. 

I want to thank Frederick, who scored us this great opportunity when he exhibited his "Orange Explains It" quilt!  By default Frederick is now on all the show committees as well, so a huge thank you to him for all his work so far! 

Questions? feel free to email me directly or leave a comment right here.  



  1. Will you be able to provide us with a sample artist's statement? Is it supposed to be just a paragraph about the quilt, or should it include our name, the name of the quilt, materials, etc.?

  2. Hahaha....guess I need to be a memeber first?!:)

    Maybe next time!:)