Box 641925 Los Angeles, CA 90064
|May 13, 2016||
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! Jerry will bring examples of all of these and from them you will make the class project - a very large pocketed pin cushion. Fee: $75.00 including materials fee.
|May 14, 2016
|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||
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 . Fee: $70.00 ($65.00 for early registration by May 14th) $85.00 for Non-members. Location: Relational Center, 2717 Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034\ Click here for map and directions.. Now open for registration. Download a Workshop Registration Form .
|August 18-19, 2016||Thursday and Friday 2 Day Workshop with Lura Schwarz Smith. “Designing Art Quilts" 9:30am to 3:30 pm. 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. Her class sample is below left. Supply List. Fee: $135.00 for 2 days. $150.00 for Non-members. $15.00 supply fee (Includes sample Fantastix applicators, sample muslin, use of class inks and supplies, etc.) due to the instructor on the day of the workshop. Parish Hall, St. Albans Church, 580 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Click
here for map and directions.
|August 20, 2016
|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||We've changed around the schedule a bit ! For Saturday, September 17th we are offering WQ members and their friends a "Sew-In' event. 9:30 - 3:30. We'll have the whole day at our favorite St. Andrews Church Hall venue. Come and bring your machine... or not! Bring your UFOs, an ongoing or new project to work on, hand sew a binding, do some embroidery, use your machine to quilt or piece, socialize with friends or make some new ones, and enjoy a Pot Luck lunch. There will be demos and introductions of new projects and techniques throughout the day - maybe one of them will totally inspire you on a new project! For instance... Roberta Walley and Tina Nord will demo the pattern shown at left! Bring a friend to introduce to Westsode Quilters... this event is open to members and non-members alike. Workshop fee $20.00. Location: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064.Click here for map and directions.|
|October 21, 2016||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 favorite which 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.Workshop fee: $80.00 ($75.00 for early registration by September 21). $95.00 for Non-members. Location: St. Andrews 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 22, 2016
|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. Our SHowcase Speaker will be Phyllis Hanson who will show her charming work with fabric and dried flowers. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|November 12, 2016||Saturday "Giving For Thanksgiving" Philanthropy Workshop 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
December - The Westside Quilters Annual Holiday Tea. For members only. Date and location to be announced.
|And into 2017....|
|Programs is taking a break in January! Take the month to recover from the Holidays. Head off to Road to California in Ontario January 19-22, 2017. We'll be back early next month!|
|February 3, 2017||Friday workshop with Marcia Stein. "Photo To Fabric" Learn to machine appliqué a small quilt top using your own photo for inspiration. Choose among several methods of stitching a narrow zigzag over raw, fused, and turned-under edges. We'll discuss how to achieve depth, when and how to add design elements, and how to simplify your design without sacrificing its essence. No drawing skills required. 9:30am to 3:30pm. Supply List soon. Workshop fee: $85.00 (80.00 for early registration by September 21). $100.00 for Non-members. Location: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064.Click here for map and directions. Now open for registration. Download a Workshop Registration Form .|
|February 4, 2017||Marcia Stein at our quarterly General Meeting. Lecture presentation “It Helps to Have a Camera: Finding Photographic Subjects and Using Them in Your Quilts” . Would you like to make quilts inspired by your own photos, but don't know where to begin? Marcia will show you how to find subjects that inspire you, what makes one photo better than another, and simple ways to improve your skills with a camera. Learn why your ability to tell a story is more important than the cost of your equipment, and why enthusiasm for your subject is your strongest ally. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|March 11, 2017||Saturday workshop with Cathie Hoover. "Intersecting Rings" Learn an unusual technique for stitching complex pieced blocks accurately. Draw your own 14” - 17” design on freezer paper using a yardstick compass, or create a 42” x 46” wall quilt, which you can start in class using my original pattern. Don’t be confused, this is not paper-piecing! And, although this workshop features curved designs, the same technique is equally suitable for a linear design. Students will quickly see the design possibilities that can result when using this technique. 9:30am to 3:30pm. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|April 22, 2017||Saturday workshop with Grace Errea. You will learn to use an applique technique so new and revolutionary, you will use nothing else once you try it. It is easy, foolproof and the results are always amazing.This technique leaves the quilt and the fabric soft and manageable, not stiff and board-like, as fusible webs and glues do. The best however, is that you can do raw edge applique without any fraying edges!! This technique produces a no-fray raw edge applique as a result. You will be amazed and love the process and the results! and will never go back to fusing, gluing, or pinning and stitching with nylon thread, ever again! In addition, participants will learn about the value of using value in their textile work. Students will have a choice of any one of several patterns shown on Grace's website. 9:30am to 3:30pm. Location to be announced.|
|May 12, 2017||Friday workshop with Rami Kim, well known quilter, wearable designer and fabric manipulator. "The Fifth Dimension" Go beyond traditional 3-D. In this technique workshop, you will learn 5 of the exotic and unusual methods that are the trademark of Rami's works including hexagon and biscuit chopkey, mirror-imaged continuously folded prairie points, harlequin tucks, North American hand smocking and lined prairie points.This workshop could be the answer to those who wish to learn about adding 3-dimensional textures and unique touches to home quilts, art-to-wear and home dec. 9:30am to 3:30pm. Location: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|May 13, 2017||Rami Kim at our Saturday quarterly General Meeting. Lecture presentation "Fascination" A fashion show for those who love wearable arts, quilts, dolls and bags. Rami, 17-time 'Best of Show' winner so far, will be showing her award winning art-to-wear garments, quilts and more created with freedom to explore every imagination. This lecture is about sharing stories, experiences, designs and techniques to be more creative without the fear of experimenting. Members of the Westside Quilters will be modeling. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|June 10, 2017||
Saturday workshop with our own WQ member and noted quilting teacher Sylvia Davis. The workshop title has yet to be decided, but we know Sylvia will design and teach something with her usual contemporary style and flair. Watch this space for more information soon! 9:30am to 3:30pm. Location to be announced.
|August 4, 2017||Friday worlshop with internationally known artist, quilter and "Dean of Corrections" the Chicago School of Fusing Laura Wasilowski. "Accidental Artist"
When you design quilts as you go, you embrace serendipity and become an “accidental artist”. Learn several methods of creating fused quilt designs in an improvisational manner. Begin with a heap of pre-fused fabric scraps from Laura’s stash to trigger your design ideas. Learn various systems for constructing your artwork and put your colorful fabric kit to good use. You’ll create and learn as you go. It’s fun to design on the fly! 9:30am to 3:30pm. Location: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
|August 5, 2017||Laura will also join us for a presentation at our Saturday Quarterly General Meeting. "I Quit, Therefore, I Am".St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|September 16, 2017||Southern California's own Tina Curran will join us for a special Saturday workshop quilt project designed especially for Westside Quilters. You remember that she came to us a while ago and talked about her Christmas Flag quilt that was featured in Quilters Newsletter - well we're sure that she will come up with something equally charming and vibrant. We'll keep you posted! 9:30am to 3:30pm. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|October 20, 2017||A visit from Alaskan contemporary piecer/quilter Maria Shell. "Making Prints out of Solids"
Through years of exploring pattern and repetition, Maria has created an assortment of “prints” made out of solid fabrics. Students will learn how to make improvisation-ally cut and pieced stripes, curves, polka dots, tartans, zigzags and more in this fun sampler. 9:30am to 3:30pm. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
|October 21, 2017||At our Saturday General Meeting Quilt Artist Maria Shell will present "15 Years of Patchwork"sharing her work from her first stitches to her most recent pieces along with some fun stories about trying to quilt while raising three boys in the wild lands of Alaska. Maria’s work is grounded in the the tradition of American patchwork while also connecting to both the modern and art quilt moments. It is journey filled with laughter, dark Alaskan nights, and lots of stitching. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|November 2017 Date TBA||The Westside Quilters Annual Philanthropy Workshop "Giving For Thanksgiving" More info to come!|
|December, 2017 DAte TBA||The Annual Westside Quilters Holiday Tea!|
|And more to come in 2018...||A January UFO workshop, Susan Brubaker Knapp , Laura Fraga and much much more. Stay Tuned!|