Future Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

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SAQA

May 25 - June 17

SAQA Regional Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure."  View "Imagination 1 x 4" through June 17.

Lauren Kingsland

June 22 - July 15

Lauren Kingsland is celebrated for her colorful quilts filled with richly varied fabrics, symmetrical motifs, and repurposed materials.  She is recognized for her masterful and peaceful kolam quilt series inspired by street drawings of South India.  She has created more than 100 commissions for clients from their collections of treasured garments.  Her goal is to break the barriers of tradition so that quilts are recognized as an art medium and as a tool for self knowledge and healing.   She lectures and teaches widely including for the Smithsonian Associates, Montgomery College, the John C. Campbell Folk School, healthcare support organizations and quilters guilds.

Fiber Vision

July 20 - Aug 12

Fiber Visions is a group of 20 like-minded souls who share a love of fabric, art quilting and the creative process. Our mission is to go beyond traditional quilting structures and experiment with different media to express our inspirations and creativity. Formed 10 years ago as an offshoot of Burke Quilters Unlimited, our gatherings include sharing of art quilt events, technique demos, plans for challenges, critiques, and show and tell. Members come to quilting from clothing and home furnishings backgrounds, from formal art training or are self-taught. Some use fabric surface design or more traditional techniques to express themselves in fabric. Some teach locally and contribute to ecclesiastical work. Collectively, we have exhibited our work at Quilters Unlimited shows and participated in various juried or curated projects.

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Tea

Okropiridze

November 9 - December 3

My art is a creative act to express my feelings and emotions, using fiber medium such as Gobelin Tapestry and Silk Fusion. By creating my work, I intend to show the audience what I have seen and found interesting and beautiful in my life. I create a two-dimensional composition, rich with color and the texture of hand-woven textiles, or fiber by combining three dimensional forms around me and transforming them into a decorative or abstract image.

While I create my art, I try to use natural resources such a wool and silk. However, I do not limit myself with only using natural material, and sometimes I mix with synthetic and artificial yarns, fibers, or different fabric scraps to give the composition the desired look and aesthetic.

My creative process often starts from sketching design, small size painting, drawing, and/or making a collage, however, I particularly enjoy the actual process of weaving tapestry and silk fusion since I personally view it as a challenge of painting with yarn or silk fiber.

Fiber art, like any other work of art, should make the viewer think. It should not tell the viewer what to think, but it should guide the viewers to think in a new way.

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SAQA Regional

December 7 - December 31

Founded in 1973 in Waterford, VA, the Waterford Weavers Guild includes members who are experts in the fiber arts of crocheting, felting, knitting, spinning, tatting and weaving. Items produced run the gamut from hats, ponchos, jackets, jewelry, scarves, towels, blankets and table linens to wall hangings, tapestries, ties, tartans and coasters. 

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Stay tuned for 2022! 

Monthly - TBA

We will announce our 2022 schedule as soon as it is available.  If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Nancy Preston at 703-281-4091 or email mcleantextilegallery@gmail.com

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Susan Lapham

August 17 - September 10

Explore Susan's large-scale contemporary quilts.  Her mural-sized, machine-stitched works will be exhibited alongside smaller studies which illustrate her love of cartography, science, erector sets and Dr. Seus. These large works portray a combination of eclectic architecture, complex machinery, and outlandish arrangements that push the limits of balance, proportion and symmetry.

Lapham's work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including Form, Not Function 2020 where she won Award of Excellence and Quilts=Art=Quilts 2020 where she won the Shirley Hastedt Award for Piecing.  Her piece Playland #4 has been accepted to Quilt National 2021.

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Waterford Weavers

September 14 - October 8

Founded in 1973 in Waterford, VA, the Waterford Weavers Guild includes members who are experts in the fiber arts of crocheting, felting, knitting, spinning, tatting and weaving. Items produced run the gamut from hats, ponchos, jackets, jewelry, scarves, towels, blankets and table linens to wall hangings, tapestries, ties, tartans and coasters. 

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Joyce Carrier

October 12 - November 5

My love of sewing began as a child, and quilting began as a way to continue to use my sewing skills. Little did I realize how much it would influence the direction I am now taking. I started out with garment sewing for myself and then clothes for my children. Eventually that led to Civil War reenactment clothing, then I moved into quilting in 1997 by joining a local quilt guild. Seeing my first art quilt got me hooked on all the possibilities.

I have worked for many years developing my sewing, quilting, free motion embroidery and thread painting skills. I currently have two quilts in the permanent collection of the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Several of my art quilts are on tour with various challenges.