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May 18, 2019 Linda Anderson At our Saturday quarterly meeting San Diego quilt artist Linda Anderson joins us for a presentation and trunk show. You have seen her amazing pictorial quilts at Road to California, Houston and Pacific International Quilt Festival. Learn about her inspiration from travel and her varied techniques. Linda has a truly interesting story!
9:30am-12:30pm. Location:  Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd., Angeles, CA 90045. Southeast corner of Lincoln and Manchester. Click here for map and directions
     
June 7, 2019 Lloyd Askew A Friday "Singer Featherweight Clinic" with expert Singer Featherweight repair person, restorer and collector Lloyd Askew. 9:30am -3:30pm. Learn all about these classic little workshorse machines - their history, how to service and care for them yourself, what to look for if you are in the market... and you will be after this informative day with Lloyd. Bring your own machine (or 2 ) for expert advice and a lesson on maintenance. He may even bring some machines and accessories for sale! Workshop Fee : $60.00 Location: The Community Room of the LAPD West Los Angeles Traffic Division, 4849 W. Venice Blvd., LA, CA 90019 Click here for map and directions.
     
August 9, 2019 Esterita

Internationally known art quilter and lecturer Esterita Austin joins us for a Friday Workshop "Sheer Faces". 9:30-3:30. In this out-of-the-box class you will learn Esterita’s new technique for assembling fused sheers.  No templates, no points or seams to match,  just free cutting to create a dynamic and expressive portrait. Sheer fabrics are the building blocks for a translucent shimmering portrait that will glow and sparkle while adding depth to your fiber art piece. See the possibilities when new shapes and colors are created by simply overlapping transparent fabrics. Add more creative tools to your fiber art repertoire. Supply List . Class fee: $100.00
($110 for non-members) including class kit - see the supply list.

 

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  At our Saturday quarterly meeting Esterita Austin will be our main speaker on "Classic Rock", a humorous look at her journey from her beginning art experiences to the present.  This power point/trunk show zips along as it illustrates how she grew the seed of a concept into bold design themes. The focus is on the power of value over color in constructing dramatic compositions.  With her generously dispensed tips you’ll be inspired to run back to your stash and fuse your own thread of an idea into a WOW composition. 9:30am-12:30pm.
     
September 7, 2019 Tabar A Saturday workshop with San Diego area quilter and teacher Mary Tabar. "Watercolor Strip Quilt" 9:30 - 3:30. This lovely quilt is made from only three floral fabrics. Plus one border fabric. Students will design their own version of these strip stratas ( a little homework here), because there are thousands of layouts possible!  A simple supply list - your sewing machine, fabric and basic sewing supplies. Supply List. Class fee $50.00 ($60 for Non-Members) Location: Community Room at the Westchester Municipal Bldg, 7166 W . Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045 Click here for map and directions
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October 18, 2019 Cindy Grisdela A Friday workshop with Reston, Virginia improvizational quilter, author and teacher Cindy Grisdela. "Artful Improv - Permission to Play!" 9:30-3:30. Learn to create your own original quilts with no pattern using improvisational piecing techniques. Students will learn to let go of the “rules” and piece blocks in an intuitive, free form fashion. We will explore contemporary improv blocks, improv circles, and angled stripes, plus insets and curved strips. Use strips and scraps to add interest and make your design your own. There’s no measuring or precise cutting and each quilt will be unique. We will discuss color choices and using simple design principles to create an original dynamic composition. Supply List. Class Fee $75.00 ($85.00 for non-members) Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
Now open for registration. Download a Workshop Registration Form.
October 19, 2019   At our Saturday quarterly meeting Cindy Grisdela will be our main speaker on "Playing With Colors". Cindy is an award-winning artist who’s happiest in her studio surrounded by piles of colorful fabrics. In this lecture and trunk show, she’ll use examples of her work over the last 25 years to take away some of the mystery about choosing colors effectively for your quilts. Not sure what colors “go” together? This is the lecture to reduce your stress about color! 9:30am-12:30pm. Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
     
November 9, 2019 thanks Our annual WQ Philanthropy workshop "Giving For Thanksgiving". 9:30-3:30. Come on by and bring your machine ( or not) for a funfilled day with friends sewing for others. More specifics closer to the date. Location: The Community Room of the LAPD West Los Angeles Traffic Division, 4849 W. Venice Blvd., LA, CA 9001 Click here for map and directions. information on the quilt project we are undertaking is in the October Newsletter in you email box.
     
December 2019 Holiday tea The Annual Westside Quilters Holiday Tea! Date and location to be announced soon! Come enjoy some holiday cheer!
And into 2020!    
January 4, 2020 SEw in Westside Quilters "Sew-In ! Come for a day of camaraderie and relaxed sewing with your Westside Quilter friends. Bring any on-going project, or a new one; bring your machine, or not (hand work is always welcome and easy to transport); come with an attitude to share and learn from a number of technique demos provided by your Programs Co-chairs. Come with a quilting problem that maybe the group can help you solve. Last year's Sew-in was one of the most popular of the year and we intend to continue the tradition. No supply list - just bring what you need! 9:30-3:30. Fee: $20.00 just to cover the cost of the room rental and a few supplies. This will be FUN!
Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
     
January 31, 2020 Mike McNamara Mike "Mac" McNamara joins us for a Friday workshop on "Techniques: A Day of Making Fabric" 9:30 - 3:30. Mike says "I have learned many techniques and presumptions about quilt-making from various teachers: Nancy Crow, Sylvia Einstein, Rhoda Cohen to name a few. I put my own spin (read: shortcuts) on what I've learned and I have a lot to show people. Students should look to add new tools to their toolbelts; along with having a sense of fun." Supply List.
Location: The Community Room of the LAPD West Los Angeles Traffic Division, 4849 W. Venice Blvd., LA, CA 90019 Click here for map and directions.
February 1, 2020   Mike joins us as our featured speaker at our Staurday quarterly meeting. 9:30-12:30. "Mike McNamara - Quilts" A trunk show of quilts from inspired and inspiring quilt-makers. Some quilts are early made, some most recent. "I bring all sizes. I bring challenge quilts, thank-you block quilts, and personal quilts for friends or family. Some are hilarious, some are tender and loving since they span @40 years of quilt-making."
Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.

     
March 7, 2020 Suzanne Cole Suzanne Cole - you all know her as manager at Sewing Arts Center - teaches a Saturday workshop "Hawaiian Applique" 9:30-3:30. Suzanne will present a few different ways to make these beautiful nature influence blocks - traditional needleturn by hand, freezer paper templates and by machine. Supply List. Location to be determined - either at Sewing Arts in Santa Monica or at another location depending on the number of students.
     
April 4, 2020 Sandy Corbin A Saturday workshop with Sandy Corbin "My Basket Collection" 9:30-3:30. The baskets in this delightful quilt are planned, though they look random in design. Sandy has an easy , simple way to curve the handles in any shape. Keep it basic or go crazily creative with this pattern! Supply List. Location: The Community Room of the LAPD West Los Angeles Traffic Division, 4849 W. Venice Blvd., LA, CA 90019 Click here for map and directions.
     
May 1, 2020 Shawnee Miller A Friday Workshop "Thread Play Sampler" with Shawnee Miller. 9:30-3:30 This class is a hands-on workshop which includes an innovative method developing a Thread Journal® to practice sample stitches and new threads. Practicing and using threads during Thread Play explains in detail the differences and relationships between sewing machine settings, needles, and threads. All quilters will learn to develop their own Thread Journal®. The act of actually using a variety of Specialty threads and creating the Thread Journal® for reference, helps the quilter diagnose and solve 95% (yes, 95%) of all problems faced with machines on a daily basis. She also shares her years of knowledge of machine maintenance in a simple and understandable explanation of basic machine procedures and thread information, which all quilters should use, but don't really understand. This class will affect every item you sew and every quilt you make from this point on while learning how to tame those specialty threads we love to hate!.
Shawnee brings a complete range of Superior Threads to play with! Location: The Community Room of the LAPD West Los Angeles Traffic Division, 4849 W. Venice Blvd., LA, CA 90019 Click here for map and directions.
May 2, 2020   Shawnee will also join us at our Saturday Quarterly Meeting for a lecture "Thrilling Threads" 9:30-12:30 Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.