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P.O. Box 641925 Los Angeles, CA 90064
Westsidequilters@yahoo.com

   

2022 all of our programming will be online through Zoom.

Payments for lectures and/or workshops can be made in several ways:

Paypal to WestsideQuilters@Yahoo.com
Zelle to Treasurer@WestsideQuiltersLosAngeles.org ( Zelle can be accessed through most online banking sites and is free to the Guild)
By Credit Card - Your info filled out on the Workshop Registration Form and either snail mailed or emailed per Instructions on the form.
By Check to Westside Quilters - instructions on the Workshop Registration Form.
If sending a check and mailing your Registration Form please email our Treasurer at Treasurer@WestsideQuiltersLosAngeles.org to let her know it's on its way.

When a workshop or lecture is open for registration, there will be a link added to the description to take you to the Workshop Registration Form.

     
     
Saturday November 12, 2022 Philanthropy

Our annual Philanthropy Sew-in "Giving For Thanksgiving". 10am -1pm
A Zoom link will be sent to all members.

 

     
Saturday, December 10, 2022 Tea Our Annual Westside Quilters Holiday Tea. 2:00-4:00 pm. This will be an in person event (weather permitting).
     
And on into 2023...    
Saturday, January 14, 2023 Sew in  A relaxing slow-stitch sew-in...A zoom link will be sent to all members .
     

Friday, February 10, 2023
Saturday, February 11, 2023

kinman Kinman

A Friday Workshop 9:30-3:30, "Dames and Diamonds” with MJ Kinman
" I'm delighted to introduce students to the technique I use to create all my gem patterns: traditional piecing using freezer paper as a template. I’ve designed three patterns inspired by some of the world’s most beautiful gems, all of which are made available to class participants. Patterns are available as PDF downloads.Participants will choose one of the fully-charted gem patterns to make during class. During class, we’ll not only create a quilt block of the patterns, but I’ll share all kinds of gossip about the gems and their outrageous, eccentric, and intriguing owners."
For more information and the Supply list...
A zoom link will be sent to all who register. Registration will open in December.

And on Saturday our General Meeting, including a lecture “Smithsonian Series” with MJ Kinman
MJ's “Smithsonian Series” slide lecture and trunk show introduces you to the artwork inspired by the most beautiful gems in the world. Learn about the gems and their amazing stories, including the amazing people who were caught up in their orbits. A zoom link will be sent to all members .

     
Friday, March 10, 2023 Sew inJones

Sew-in and lecture, “Patingabangay: the Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island” with Dana Jones
You’ll be transported to a tiny island — just 13 acres — in the central Philippines as you enjoy images and stories of the colorful quilts and the more than 100 quiltmakers of Caohagan Island. You’ll see photos of more than 50 of these handmade, one-of-a-kind quilts plus be introduced to the unique techniques developed by these quiltmakers whose tools are simply fabric and scissors, needle and thread. I spent more than a month on the island, quilted with the residents, went fabric shopping with them on nearby Cebu Island, and snorkeled the reef that surrounds Caohagan. Those who view the quilts come away smiling, inspired by the creativity of these women and men.

A zoom link will be sent to all members .

     
Friday, April 7, 2023 Sew inParron

April 7, Friday, Sew-in and lecture, “Barn Quilts” with Suzi Parron
"It has been my great pleasure to  travel full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations--whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts!--for ten years!  My talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes. "

A zoom link will be sent to all members .

     

Friday, May 12, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023

Shaw

May 12, Friday, 9:30-3:30, “Stash Busters” workshop with Carole Lyles Shaw
A Zoom link will be sent to all who register.

May 13, Saturday, General Meeting, Lecture “What Makes a Modern Quilt” with Carole Lyles Shaw
A zoom link will be sent to all members .

     
Friday, June 9, 2023 Sew inHauprich

Sew-in and lecture, “How Do I Quilt This?” With Jane Hauprich
How Should I Quilt This? – The question I hear most often is just this….How Should I Quilt This? This lecture is about deciding how to quilt your quilt top.  You will leave this lecture with ideas and tips on how to devise a quilting plan for your quilt tops.   This lectures is extremely popular and works well virtually. We always have a fun time with this lecture and especially planning out the quilting for some of the lecture attendees. This lecture is filled with an abundance of quilt pictures with all of the details. 
A zoom link will be sent to all members .



     

Friday, August 11

Saturday August 12, 2023

Graves

Friday Workshop with Julia Graves 9:30-3:30 “Amazing Abstracts”
Create an abstract quilt that has amazing movement and drama. Go from inspiration to a simple sketch, then have fun “coloring” your sketch with bits of fabric to create a mock-up of your design – see before you sew!  The design is gridded and blocks are foundation pieced using an easy sew and flip method with room for creativity and improvisation.  Lots of discussion of design principles and how to use color and value to create the drama and desired effects.  Based on the techniques of Ursula Kern (with her permission of course!).
A Zoom link will be sent to all who register.

August 12, Saturday, General Meeting, lecture “Make It Your Own -Design guidelines for Quilters” with Julia Graves
Who hasn’t loved a pattern, but wanted to make it in different colors or a different size?  Or had ideas for quilts but didn’t know where to start?  Julia presents foundational design principles in easy to understand concepts to help guide your choices.  While the examples feature traditional quilts, there’s plenty here for the art quilter as well.  Good design is good design no matter where it’s applied!
A zoom link will be sent to all members .

     
Saturday, September 9, 2023 Sew inStewart

Sew-in and lecture “Quilting with African Fabrics” with Lisa Shepard Stewart. Lisa Shepard Stewart is a writer and designer based in New Jersey.  In her books, African Accents: Fabrics and Crafts to Decorate Your Home and Global Expressions: Decorating with Fabrics from Around the World, Lisa encourages others to express themselves creatively through culturally relevant techniques and materials. She published her third book, African Accents On The Go! Designing Accessories with Cultural Style in June 2007, and in 2011 began publishing FABRIGASM magazine, for Lovers of African Textiles.

A zoom link will be sent to all members .

 


   

Friday, October 13, 2023

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Goer

A Friday Workshop 9:30 or 10- 3:30 or 4, “All About Angles” with Sarah Goer
This 6-hour workshop includes cutting and piecing techniques to construct slabs to use as the building blocks for a project of any size... all without any math. Come play with angles in an easy and forgiving way to create a piece with great movement in your design. The class is fat quarter friendly. Students can expect to leave with their first 1-2 dozen units, which can be combined to become a finished mini/small quilt or built upon for a larger project. Quilting ideas will be discussed.
A Zoom link will be sent to all who register.

October 14, Saturday, General Meeting, lecture “Rules and Options of Planned Improv Piecing” with Sarah GoerSarah likes options... but she also likes a plan. This lecture and trunk show will discuss how Sarah uses her planning nature to develop rules for herself which drive her Planned Improv quilt design work. She shares work in a series and shows how she iterates on a design. Sarah explains how she develops a formula for her project. Quilters leave with specific ideas of how to develop a set of rules to guide their improv piecing.
A zoom link will be sent to all members .

     
  Philanthropy November, date TBD, Philanthropy Sew-in
     
  Tea December 9, Saturday, Annual Holiday Tea
     
   

Payments for lectures and/or workshops can be made in several ways:

Paypal to WestsideQuilters@Yahoo.com
Zelle to Treasurer@WestsideQuiltersLosAngeles.org ( Zelle can be accessed through most online banking sitesand is free to the Guild)
By Credit Card - Your info filled out on the Workshop Registration Form and either snail mailed or emailed per Instructions on the form.

By Check to Westside Quilters - instructions on the Workshop Registration Form.
If sending a check and mailing your Registration Form please email our Treasurer at Treasurer@WestsideQuiltersLosAngeles.org to let her know it's on its way

When a workshop or lecture is open for registration, there will be a link added to the description to take you to the Workshop Registration Form.

And some earlier programming....

 

   
Saturday, December 4, 2021 tea Our Annual Westside Quilters Holiday Tea. 2:00-4:00 pm on Zoom. A link will be sent to all members.
     
Saturday, January 8, 2022 Sew in

Sew- In January 8, 2022 10:00am-1:00pm
Join us for an informal morning of sewing together from your own home studio. See what everyone is working on.
A zoom link will be sent to all members.





     
Friday, January 28, 2022 Happy Hour

We're back to our normal once a month Friday Happy Hour! Join us along with your favorite beverage for an hour of quilty chat and shared experiences.
Note the NEW TIME! 4:00pm - 5:00pm. A Zoom link will be sent to all members.

 

     
Friday, February 4, 2022 Sewing

Sew-In Friday, February 4, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm.
Join us for another informal morning of sewing together from your own home studio. See what everyone is working on.
A zoom link will be sent to all members.

 

     
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Quarterly Meeting
Doyle

10:00am -12:30am. Social Hour at 9:30am.
Our first Quarterly Meeting of the new year! Along with our business meeting and Quilters' Showcase WQ presents a lecture from Jan Doyle "Quilts and The Underground Railroad" Were quilts used in the Underground Railroad? Is this perception a compelling story or an historical fact? Have recent movies and books added or hindered the evidence?This presentation illustrates the folklore juxtaposed with the known facts based upon research, photographs, and quilts. You decide: Were quilts used? Is it fact or folklore? A Zoom link will be sent to all members.


 

 

 

Friday, February 25, 2022

 

Happy Hour

Friday Happy Hour! Join us along with your favorite beverage for an hour of quilty chat and shared experiences.
Note the NEW TIME! 4:00pm - 5:00pm. A Zoom link will be sent to all members.

Friday, April 8, 2022 jenny Kae

Join Jenny Kae for a 6 hour workshop..."Color Courage For the Fabric Phobic". 10:00am - 4:00pm with a lunch break. The room will open at 9:30 am.
Love quilting but struggle with picking fabrics? Love color but want to learn more? End your fabric frustration. Go beyond what looks “good” to what looks “WOW”. This hands-on workshop has several color and fabric selection exercises and gives you practical techniques to you can take straight to the quilt shop. Workshop Fee: $40.00. Supply List. An optional kit is available from Jenny for $37.00. Contact her directly at jennykae@jennykaequilts.com The deadline for signing up for this workshop is April 6.

 

Friday, April 29, 2022 Happy Hour Friday Happy Hour! Join us along with your favorite beverage for an hour of quilty chat and shared experiences.
Note the NEW TIME! 5:00 P.M. -6:00 P.M. A Zoom link will be sent to all members.
Friday, May 27, 2022 Happy Hour Friday Happy Hour! Join us along with your favorite beverage for an hour of quilty chat and shared experiences.
Note the NEW TIME! 5:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. A Zoom link will be sent to all members.
Friday, June 24, 2022 Happy Hour
Friday Happy Hour! Join us along with your favorite beverage for an hour of quilty chat and shared experiences.
Note the NEW TIME! 5:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. A Zoom link will be sent to all members.
Friday, August 12, 2022 Morrissey

A workshop with Carol Morissey "Fabric Postcards". 10:00am - 1:00 pm. This has been Carol's most popular workshop for several years. These colorful little pieces are fun to create, they're quick, and they make great gifts. Plus, they're a standard size, so they can be easily and inexpensively framed! Carol has three different postcard collections from which to choose (pattern purchase is required for the workshop). And, as a bonus, if you give Carol enough advance notice, she will design a couple of original postcards just for your group! The workshop fee is s $30 plus a $14 for the pattern available directly from her. ($16 if it includes the heavy-duty interfacing). Supply List.
This workshop is now open for registration. Download a Workshop Registration Form.

     
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Eckmeier Karen Eckmeier will teach her workshop "Accidental Landscape Magic" Here is an introduction to creating landscapes "accidentally" using Karen's layered topstitching technique. These little scenes are quick and easy to make, no templates, not fuss - just free form rotary cutting and topstitched edges. Personalize your piece by adding collage details. Workshop Fee $30.00. Supply List. A free pdf of the pattern will be provided to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.
This workshop is now open for registration. Download a Workshop Registration Form.
     
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Quarterly Meeting
Lindner 10:00am -12:30am. Social Hour at 9:30am.
At our Quarterly meeting Ellen Lindner will present her lecture "Confessions of a Fabric Whisperer". What do 750 pins, window screening, and paint have in common?  They’ve all been used by Ellen Lindner in creative ways as she’s made art quilts.  Join her in an amusing accounting of some of the wacky things she’s done over the years, some of them successful and some of them resulting in “rough drafts.”  She’ll share with you why even the unsuccessful ones are useful and why she fearlessly embraces experimentation.
A Zoom link will be sent to all members.