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

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Upcoming Meetings

Last year at the National Garden
First up, on Saturday May 31st, We are having an outdoor hand-sewing day at the United States Botanic Garden's National Garden.  We'll be sewing in the Amphitheater from 10-1, and leave the possibility open to go to lunch together afterwards! 

For our June meeting, we'll be returning to the Shaw Library.  We are hosting a Swap Meet/ De-Stash, so bring fabrics you want to trade, barter, or sell, as well as small bills and change to make the trading easier!  Items for show and tell are also welcome.  Saturday, June 14th, from 1-4. 

For July, we are going low-key and hosting a sew-in at Patches in Mount Airy, MD.  Saturday, July 5th, the shop is open from 9-4 and we have the room reserved all day!  Bring show and tell and a project to work on.  There are lunch options nearby. 


  1. The shade at US Botanical Garden is not 100% UV protection and a few of the fair skinned quilters were red skinned last year at the end of our session. Come prepared with sun hats and or Sun blocking lotion to sit in the cool meeting area under the translucent tent near 3rd St.

  2. I won't be able to make it this weekend. I'm planning on the next two though. I'm wondering how much room is at Patches? Will we be doing hand sewing or machine sewing?