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Spectacularly Solid Reception

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Gallery 3700, Room 127

3700 South Four Mile Run Drive

Arlington, VA 22206

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Curated by the Arlington CostumeLab, Spectacularly Solid: An Exhibit by the DC Modern Quilt Guild is a celebration of the art of contemporary quilt making. On display from January 9 through March 31, 2019, the exhibit concludes during National Quilt Making Month. Use #NationalQuiltingDay to share your pictures and reactions on social media. The opening reception is free, but please RSVP.

For this third year’s collaboration, DC Modern Quilt Guild members focused on working with all solid-colored fabrics. A departure from the vast field of printed fabrics on the market today, working with solids allows quilters to focus on the simplicity and pure qualities of color: namely, hue, saturation, and value. The resulting creations range from bold and bright, to muted and monotone. Techniques incorporated by the artists include traditional piecing as well as more modern, improvisational methods." Embellishments using hand-appliqué and hand-quilting in addition to machine piecing and quilting are examples of the ingenuity on display in these creations.

The Washington, D.C. Modern Quilt Guild (DCMQG), founded in 2010, currently boasts more than 85 members from the District and surrounding states. For inspiration and camaraderie, this creative group's activities include workshops and lectures featuring nationally known quilting experts, swaps and challenges to build community as well as expand skills, active charity projects for kids in need, weekend sewing retreats, and monthly Saturday sew-ins.

Presented by the Arlington County CostumeLab been serving the theater and film community in the greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area, and nationwide for over 40 years. Part of Arlington Cultural Affairs/ Arlington Economic Development, the CostumeLab provides high quality, theatrical grade costume rentals to nonprofit performing arts organizations and companies in the for-profit theater, television, and film industries, as well as workshops and creative aging programs. CostumeLab stock includes over 22,000 pieces including period garments for men and women, modern dress, hats, shoes, military, service uniforms, capes, corsets, armor and more.

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3700 South Four Mile Run Drive

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