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Upcoming in 2015....  
January 10, 2015 Saturday Workshop: Members Only UFO Sewing Day. 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Bring your unfinished projects for a day of free sewing! quilt WQ member and quilt teacher Pat Karasick will be on-hand to help with any quilting or sewing questions you might have. What a fun and productive way to start the new year! Location: Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024 Click here for map and directions. This Free workshop is now open for registration. No form required, Please R.S.V.P. to Programs@WestsideQuiltersLosAngeled.org .
 
February 6, 2015 Friday Workshop: Debbie Maddy "Labyrinth" 9:30 am - 3:30pm. No Diamonds and No "Y" Seams makes "Labyrinth" a very easy and enjoyable quilt to make. You will want to make all four sizes from lap to king. Supply List. Fee for members $70.00 ($65.00 for early registration by January 6) Fee for Non-Members $85.00. Location: Garden 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.
 
February 7, 2015 Debbie Maddy at the Saturday General Meeting. "No Diamonds, No 'Y' Seams / Old Quilts, New Methods" Learn about the technique used to make these beautiful yet simple to make quilts. There is discussion on the history of the blocks used and the journey from the first quilt designed to the latest. 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 14, 2015 Saturday Workshop: Christen Brown "Ribbonwork Flower Garden". 9:30 am - 3:30pm. This workshop encompasses Christen's 20 years of working with ribbonwork in her garments, quilts, home accessories and more. An excellent opportunity to learn about the types of ribbon, the basic stitches and shapes of ribbonwork. She will show examples of tassels, wall hangings, wreaths, neck-pieces, vests and jackets to ignite your imagination. Supply List . Fee for members $55.00 ($50.00 for early registration by February 12) Fee for Non-Members $70.00. Christen's book Ribbonwork Gardens is required and will be for sale in class for $25.00 or you can bring your own copy. It is available on Amazon. There is a $5.00 ribbon kit fee due to 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.
 
April 11 , 2015 Saturday Workshop: Sharla Hicks "Zentangle: Anything is Possible One Stroke at a Time" 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Are you one of those who describes yourself as "only able to draw Stick Figures"? " What you are telling me is that you can draw lines, curves, and circles, right? " Then Zentangle is for you because it takes lines, curves, circles and step-by-step instruction that turns easy to do marks into abstract tangles and patterns that are simple enough for a child to draw. Zentangle to boost confidence, learn how to focus and get in touch with your intuitive creativity while exploring (without intimidation) abstract designs that are uniquely yours. No two designs come out the same even when following the same theme and patterns. There is no supply list for this workshop. Everything needed is in the kit, but you might want to bring a tabletop light. Fee for members $35.00 ($30.00 for early registration by March 11) Fee for Non-Members $50.00. Kit Fee $12.00 - please include in your registration payment. Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church, Fellowhip Hall. 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions. . Workshop now open for registration. Download a Workshop Registration Form.
   
April 18 , 2015 Saturday afternoon visit and docent led tour of "Man Made: Contemporary Male Quilters" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Artists: Joe Cunningham, Luke Haynes, Jimmy McBride, Aaron McIntosh, Joel Otterson, Dan Olfe, Shawn Quinlan, and Ben Venom. Location : CAFAM, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard (at Curson) Los Angeles, CA 90036. WQ Members' guests are welcome. Please R.S.V.P. to Westsidequilters@yahoo.com . Attendees are responsible for their own parking and admittance, $7.00 for adults, and $5.00 for students, teachers, seniors and veterans. Parking: There are three large public parking lots within a block of CAFAM as well as two hour street parking. CAFAM does not validate for public lots. George W. Page Museum Parking Lot (Curson / 6th Street) $9.00 (flat) per day Monday through Sunday Museum Square Parking Lot and Structure (Curson / Wilshire Blvd.) $2.40 per 15 minute increment; $19.20=maximum Wilshire Courtyard Parking (Wilshire Blvd. / Courtyard Pl.)
   
May 1, 2015 Friday Workshop: Charlotte Angotti "Let Me Surprise You" 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Finally a class that you know you have brought the right things for! In this fun-filled class, a kit of CUT fabrics is furnished. This is a wonderful group workshop for those that just want to sew and not have any cutting or thinking to do. This class is the most popular class Charlotte offers. It fills quickly and is a SURPRISE in more ways than one. It is a mystery type class. No one gets any hints and yet those who take the class will want to take another. Each class is a different quilt. Rarely are the kits repeated. All kits in class are the same, there is no choice for the students. A relaxed day of laughter and sewing. Supply list. Fee for members $60.00 ($55.00 for early registration by April 1) Fee for Non-Members $75.00. The required kit fee is $100 and must be paid for at time of registration. Location: Rotunda 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.
   
May 2, 2015 Charlotte Angotti at the Saturday General Meeting."Your Stash! My Stash! *design, color, collections and quilts*" 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.
   
June 20, 2015

Saturday Workshop: Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli . "Cut-away Applique". Come join the fun in this cut-away applique' class. Don't run away when we say reverse applique' - It's fun! With whole cloth or Hawaiian applique' techniques, learn how quick and easy it can be with the needle turn method. Eliminate all those extra steps in applique' - with a turn of the needle your design comes to life. Choose from two of Jane's designs pictured on the supply lists. Once you master the cutaway method you can move on to one of Jane's other class that will be available for sale in class. Supply lists below have different designs, but supplies are the same for both.
Pumpkin Supply List ........ Sewrape Supply List
..... Fee for members $65.00 ($60.00 for early registration by May 20) Fee for Non-Members $80.00. 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.

   
July, 2015 DOWNTOWN FABRIC SHOPPING/TOUR/EXHIBITION Date TBD
   
August 14, 2015 Friday workshop: Irena Blum "Quilts of a Different Color" 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Learn how easy it is to apply color using regular colored pencils to a small, quilted piece. Don't be afraid of using bold, bright colors to create great contrast and drama to your piece. Also learn how to do very impressive looking shading in order to soft if you prefer. Once you learn how easy it is, you will ask yourself, "why haven't I tried it a long time ago!" Location: Multipurpose Room, Veterans' Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. Click here for map and directions.
August 15, 2015 Irena Blum at the Saturday General Meeting: "Quilter's Life in Whirlwind of Events" Let's take a closer look at Irena's award winning work and her very unusual and extraordinary rise in the longarm quilting industry within a very short period of time. She published 9 books, few DVD's and 5 workbooks to mention just a few within a little over 6 years. What is so special about her work that won her 65 awards, was published in numerous books and quilting magazines? 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.
September 19 2015 Saturday workshop: Larene Smith: "Jamming Jelly Sensations" 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Learning the many uses for those pre-cut 2 " strips. Project name is "Singapore Sweets." Location: Multipurpose Room, Veterans' Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. Click here for map and directions.
October 15-16, 2015 A Special 3-day visit from the one and only Mark Lipinski!
  Thursday Workshop: 9:30 am - 3:30pm. "Craftsy Block Quilt" Location TBD.
  Friday Workshop:9:30 am - 3:30pm. "Lemon Cathedral Window Quilt" Location: Multipurpose Room, Veteran's Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Avenue. (SW Corner of Culver and Overland) Map and Directions.
October 17, 2015 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" Details to come!
   
December, 2015 DECEMBER - Holiday Tea