Debra Lee is thrilled to have two of her hand-embroidered artwork selected in this juried exhibition. 

The Line Upon Line exhibition will give you insights into the artists' inspiration, creativity and storytelling process through representational and abstract painting, illustrations, collage, drawings, photographs, fiber art, mixed media, sculpture and assemblages. Learn what 'Line Upon Line' means to 43 area artists.

Enjoy lunch or dinner in the charming City of Falls Church and visit the Falls Church Arts Gallery to see the wonderful artworks of the 43 artists up close and personal from November 6 through December 12, 2021 or view the exhibition online. The exhibition is free to the public.

Come and visit with Debra from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, November 26th and December 3rd at the Falls Church Arts Gallery. She would love to see you then!

The Falls Church Arts Gallery is located at 700-B West Broad Street in Falls Church, Virginia.

Gallery hours are Wed.-Fri. 11-6; Sat. 9-6; Sun. 11-4. ⁠Garage entrance and street parking are on Lee Street. www.fallschurcharts.org


November 6 to December 12, 2021

⁠Falls Church Arts Gallery


⁠In April 2020 Debra and several other hand-stitchers -- some new to stitching and some experienced -- accepted textile artist Julie Booth's stitch challenge to create samples for one or more articles in her four-part series called, Take the Stitch Challenge, for Quilting Arts magazine.

Julie challenged each stitcher to explore the potential of basic embroidery stitches to create interesting marks, textures and layers on fabric. Each challenge had a theme and a set of limitations. The result was a fascinating variety of stitched samples expressing the stitcher's interpretation of the theme created within the given limitations. To whet your appetite, Debra's stitch challenge samples are shown below. Click on the magazine cover to link to the Quilting Arts magazine!

Exploring the Concept of Line

Oct/Nov 2020 issue

⁠How many different lines do you see?

Exploring Pattern & Rhythm

Dec 2020/Jan 2021 issue

What is the pattern?⁠ Recognize the stitches?

Exploring Texture 

Spring 2021 issue

⁠Can you see the different textures?

⁠Exploring Layers

Summer 2021 issue


⁠How many layers do you see?



⁠Located in Foggy Bottom of Washington, D.C., The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum opened a permanent interactive gallery called, Textiles 101 on January 27, 2018.

The Textiles 101 Gallery enables visitors to explore how fiber, color and structure influence how textiles are made and allows visitors to enter the mind of designers to discover the creative choices that influence textile design. Visitors can touch different fibers in raw and processed forms, practice various weaving techniques, examine completed fabrics, watch videos of artists at work and digitally design a new textile themselves.

Fiber artist ⁠Debra Lee was invited to create an eight-foot by 18-inch banner to illustrate the structure of looped stitches including knitting, crochet, simple looping and macrame for the Textiles 101 Gallery. Watch the video by Pamela Kaplan and Maria Helena Carey to hear about Debra's choices for the banner's design and see the steps involved to create it.

⁠The looped banner hangs in the Textiles 101 Gallery along side of a woven banner created by fiber artist Hillary Steel and a felt banner created by fiber artist Renate Maile-Moskowitz.

⁠Debra Lee at The Textile Museum looped banner display. Photo by Andrea Fus.

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