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Upcoming in 2015....    
September 19 2015 sample Saturday workshop: Larene Smith: "Jamming Jelly Sensations" 9:30 am - 3:30pm.You've bought those packages pre-cut 2 " strips. Now learn some quick, easy projects to use them! The project name is "Singapore Sweets" and it's the perfect project for kids' quilts, philanthropy projects and gifts. Larene says " I wanted to see what would happen if I only did two sizes of cuts from a package of pre-cuts. We do not always think that only two sizes of cuts should be hard to work with. There are not a lot of options so I began playing and this is how Singapore Sweets was developed. With just the two sizes it made it simple and yet beautiful." Photo of class sample. Supply List. Fee for members $50.00 ($45 for early registration by August 20th. Fee for Non-members $65.00. There is a $9.00 required kit fee (for the pattern) due to the the teacher on the day of the workshop. Location: Multipurpose Room, Veterans' Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. Click here for map and directions. Workshop now open for registration. Download a Workshop Registration Form.
 
October 16, 2015 quilt

A Special visit from the one and only Mark Lipinski! The irrepressible quilting icon Mark Lipinski visits us in October for a Workshop and a lecture at our Saturday General Mtg.
Friday Workshop:9:30 am - 3:30pm Mark's "Stars and Stripes" quilt.
We will use our time while piecing the patriotic Stars and Stripes quilt which he created for Quilts of Valor as a way to meet new and creative people, to learn a new trick or two, relieve some stress, challenge yourself, or delve deeper into a technique you already know, open your creativity, and strengthen and build our community of quilters. Make it a scrappy quilt using leftovers in your stash and join the sustainable "Slow Stitching Movement" Bring extra fabric from your stash to share with others! You can use an alternate setting to make this quilt the correct size for Quilts for Wounded Warriors. Supply List. Fee for members $70.00 ($65 for early registration by September 16. Fee for Non-members $85.00 Location: Multipurpose Room, Veteran's Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Avenue. (SW Corner of Culver and Overland)
Map and Directions.

October 17, 2015
General Meeting
lipinski Mark Lipinski at the Saturday General Meeting: "The Slow Stitching Movement" Quick, fast, easy. In our busy, multitasking world, those buzzwords capture our attention. But speed can kill creativity and the enjoyment of our creative pursuits. Maybe what we really need to do is slow down, enjoy the process, and create fiber art that we're really proud of. But how? If you've hit a creative wall, if you have more yarn, fabric, floss, threads, and notions than you do inspiration, if all of your projects are beginning to look alike, or if you've been creating in the needle arts for years and have nothing especially wonderful to show for it . . . The Slow Stitching Movement is for you.
9:30 am - 12:30pm.
St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
     
November 7, 2015

Westside Quilters' Annual Philanthropy Saturday- "Giving for Thanksgiving" Spend a day sewing for others. A free workshop for WQ members. More Details to come soon!
Location:
St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
. Click here for map and directions.

     
December, 2015 tea December - The Westside Quilters Annual Holiday Tea
For members only. Date and location to be announced.
     
And on into 2016...    
January 16, 2016 UFO

Annual UFO Workshop. Is your sewing room brimming with unfinished projects? Bring them along for this happy, relaxed day of sewing with your friends. Share your quilting dilemmas with other Westside Quilters members and get some helpful advice. 9:30am - 3:30pm. Location to be announced.

     

February 3, 2016

 

Luke Friday workshop with Luke Haynes "Clothes to Quilts" Luke will guide us as we take old discarded clothing or just our own stash and work organically to create a small quilt top. He will walk the class through a series of steps that will deconstruct and reconstruct fabric into something greater than the sum of its parts. We will be working with abstract forms and learning how to harness fabrics that may be a little outside of the normative quilting oeuvre. Supply List . 9:00 - 4:00 Note earlier than normal start time. Location to be announced. Registration will open at the October meeting.
February 4, 2016
General Meeting
  Contemporary quilter Luke Haynes will join us at our quarterly General Meeting for a lecture presentation on his studio and work. Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, his art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. See how his work takes some old favorites and gives them a purely modern twist! 9:30 am - 12:30pm. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
     
March 12, 2016 pellman Saturday workshop with our own WQ member Kathryn Pellman. "Fashionistas: Paper Dolls For Grown Ups" 9:30 am - 3:30pm.
A larger version of Kathryn's "Fashionista" postcards, this workshop will have you using fusible applique and conversational prints to create your own fashionistas using freehand cutting, free motion quilting and your imagination. Supply List coming soon. Location to be announced.
     
April 16, 2016 Cactus star Cindy Myers, a Certified Judy Niemeyer instructor, will answer all your questions about foundation piecing using the fast and easy Judy Niemeyer method while guiding us through the creation of the "Cactus Star" Table Runner. Once you learn these techniques, experiencel the joy and amazement students feel as their blocks and quilts come together beautifully and precisely. The required kit contains enough printed patterns to make three table runners or a small quilt. 9:30am - 3:30pm. Location to be announced.
     
May 3, 2014 jerry

Friday workshop with Jerry Granata "Quilting With Unusual Fabrics" 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Have you seen all those fantastically silky, shiny, sparkly, luxurious fabrics and wondered how to use them? This class will show you how to use such materials as lamé, brocades, upholstery, silks, satins, vinyl, plastic sheeting, leather - even aluminum foil in your quilts! You will learn all the secrets to piecing, appliqueing, and quilting these tricky fabrics and create a truly fantastic work of art! Supply list coming soon. Location to be announced.

 

May 4, 2014
General Meeting
  At our quarterly General Meeting prize winning quilter Jerry Granata will present "The Man-Tality of Quilting" Jerry has explored all sewing techniques including garment construction, costumes, heirloom sewing, quilt piecing, appliqué, and free-motion quilting. His diverse background can be found woven in his local, regional, and national award winning quilts. A quilter for over 35 years, Jerry brings a passion for quilting and teaching, withmore than a dash of humor.
St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
, 11000
National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064.
Click here for map and directions.
     
June 4, 2016 Khan

Saturday workshop with Kay Khan "Quilted Jewelry" 9:30 am - 3:30pm. And now for something completely different ... In the morning we will create our own collage using many of Kay’s techniques. And in the afternoon take that piece and use it to make a distinctive and lively necklace.
Supply list coming soon. Location to be announced. 9:30 am - 3:30pm.

     
August 18-19,2016 lura Thursday and Friday 2 Day Workshop with Lura Schwarz Smith. “Designing Art Quilts".Learn successful tracing, shading and inking onto fabric, working from your own photographic paper prints (any subject matter). Using textile inks, markers, pencils, pastels and other materials, discover fun, easy design and drawing exercises to achieve realistic imagery in your quilts. We will explore design elements geared for the specific application of your individual projects, and you will create a master pattern from your own images.Emphasis is on individual applications of techniques, and the fun of developing your own style. No prior art experience necessary, but those with an art background will learn specific applications for achieving beautiful imagery on fabric. Supply List coming soon. Location to be announced.
August 20, 2016
General Meeting
  Lura Schwarz Smith at our quarterly General Meeting. Lecture presentation “New Journeys of an Art Quilter” St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
     
September 17, 2016 LAtifah Saturday workshop with Latifah Saafir "Glam Clam" 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Latifah Saafir, a co-founder of both the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild and the worldwide Modern Quilt Guild, is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. Combining her training as an engineer with her lifelong passion for sewing, Latifah creates designs that are graphic and contemporary, featuring challenging techniques with meticulous attention to detail. Learn more about Modern Quilts as you construct "Glam Clam" This is a fun versatile pattern that takes a traditional hand pieced block and blows it up to 12" so that you can machine piece it. Yes, Machine Pieced Clamshells! There is also a 8" Glam Clam Quilt pattern available as well! Supply list coming soon. Location to be announced.
     
October 21, 2016 Krentz Friday workshop with Jan Krentz "Love that Lone Star!" (Lone Star Basics). 9:30 am - 3:30pm. This is the BASIC Lone Star quilt class. Piece a traditional 8-poiinted Lone Star design, and update it with corner and border options. This is a great-looking favoritewhich in contemporary fabrics can have a whole new look! Focus on rotary cutting, piecing tips, and overall design layout. Pictured (left) is Jan's classic quilt with beautiful Asian fabrics. Two layout options available. Supply list coming soon. Location to be announced.
October 22, 2016
General Meeting
  Meet Jan Krentz at our quarterly General Meeting where she will present "Design Inspiration from Everyday Life". View your world with an artist's eye, and learn practical tips for color, fabric selection and design. Jan shares design inspiration images from ordinary sources – and quilts resulting from the inspiration. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
     
November 12, 2016 philanthropy Saturday "Giving For Thanksgiving" Philanthropy Workshop 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Location to be announced.
     
December, 2016   December - The Westside Quilters Annual Holiday Tea
For members only. Date and location to be announced.
     
  And coming in 2017.... Rami Kim, Marcia Stein, Cathie Hoover, Sylvia Davis, Grace Errea and more.....!