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May 12, 2017 Rami Kim

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. The class project is an unusual tote bag using all these techniquesl 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. Supply List. Workshop fee: $75.00 ($70.00 for early registration by April 12). $90.00 for Non-members. Location: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
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May 13, 2017 Rami Kim

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.
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June 10, 2017

Sylvia DavisBrain twist

Saturday workshop with our own WQ member and noted quilting teacher Sylvia Davis who will present "Brain Twist . Don’t you just love patterns that twist and turn and interweave? Well this one does all that and yet, it is easy to piece --once you learn its secrets. I bet you think this is assembled in “squares.” Well, it isn’t! Yes, Brain Twist is jellyroll friendly, If your jelly roll has two identical strips of each fabric. Even though Brain Twist comes together quickly, it will make you engage both sides of your brain. Confident beginners will enjoy the exercise. This quilt has Sylvia's usual contemporary style and flair. Supply List. Fee $50.00 ($45.00 for early registration by May 14th. $65.00 for non-members) 9:30am to 3:30pm. Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
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August 4, 2017 Wasilowski 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! Supply List. Workshop Fee: $80.00 ($75.00 for early registration by July 4th. Fee for non-members $95.00) Workshop kit fee $25.00 payable to Laura on the day of the workshop includes hand out, pre-fused scraps, hand dyed fabrics and threads and a needle.
9:30am to 3:30pm. Location: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
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August 5, 2017 laura w 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 Curran Southern California's own Tina Curran will join us for a special Saturday workshop quilt project she will be debuting for Westside Quilters "At The Beach". You remember that she came to us a while ago and talked about her Christmas Flag quilt that was featured in Quilters Newsletter - well she has come up with something equally charming and vibrant. "At The Beach" It is her latest quilt.   Each umbrellas is sewn and then appliquéd on top of a block of four beach towels (with sand in-between them).  The blocks end up in the quilt at 6-1/2" x 6-1/2".  This quilt finishes at 31" x 38-1/2".  Of course with additional blocks and/or increasing the size of the blocks, it could be as big as you might want. 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 MAria Shell 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 13, 2017 thanks The Westside Quilters Annual Philanthropy Workshop "Giving For Thanksgiving" More info to come!
     
December, 2017 Date TBA tea The Annual Westside Quilters Holiday Tea! More info and a date to be announced soon.
  And more to come in 2018...  
January 13, 2018 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 with a pot luck lunch - desserts and drink will be provided. No supply list - just bring what you need! 9:30-3:30. Location TBD. Fee: $20.00 just to cover the cost of the room rental and afew supplies. This will be FUN! St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
     
February 2, 2018 Knapp fruits Susan Brubaker Knapp, art quilter, teacher and on-air hostess of Quilting Arts TV on PBS, joins us for a Friday Workshop "Thread Sketching: Still Life with Three Fruits."
Learn how to add highlights and shadows, and blend colors using thread sketching to create a realistic still life. Students learn how to cut pieces from fusible adhesive and fuse them to the background, stabilize the fabric surface, choose the right threads and needles for thread sketching, adjust tension for the correct stitch,add color, highlights and shadows using thread, address quilting considerations. 9:30am to 3:30pm. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.

 

February 3, 2018 Knapp

Saturday General Meeting featuring Susan Brubaker Knapp and her presentation "The Artist in You", a digital slide show and trunk show.Susan I describes her personal journey from that of a traditional quilter to an artist who makes both traditional quilts and art quilts. The focus is on ways for traditional quilters to become more creative by embracing their own “inner artist.” It is Susan's goal to inspire and encourage quilters to try making an art quilt for several reasons: to challenge themselves, to unleash their innate creativity, to learn new techniques, to discover things about themselves through art, and to share their view of the world with others.

 

     
March 10, 2018 Fraga A Saturday workshop with Laura Fraga - "Journey with Dear Jane" Learn where and how to start your journey into the blocks originally made by Jane Stickle for her famous quilt. You will make several Dear Jane blocks as you learn accurate machine piecing, paper piecing and wuick cutting techniques. Dear Jane is a quilt that Jane Stickle completed in 1863 during the Civil War. Brenda Papadakis discovered it at the Bennington Museum in Vermont and introduced it to the world in 1996. http://www.dearjane.com  Laura hasbeen a Janiac (rhymes with maniac, you get the picture) since 2000. To date she has completed five Dear Jane quilts of different sizes and helped numerous other quilters with their Dear Jane journeys. Your blocks can be made from traditional fabrics or modern prints, batiks, solids.... you choose and come up with your own special Dear Jane. 9:30am to 3:30pm. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.

 

     
April 7, 2018 field trip

 

For April, 2018 we're planning some sort of special event - probably a quilt related field trip. More information later on! Watch this space!

     
May 4, 2018 Jenny Lyon A Friday workshop with Jenny Lyon "Intro to Fearless Free Motion Quilting" This class is appropriate for the absolute beginner or the quilter with some experience who wants to improve their free motion quilting. Jenny says" I think the biggest barrier to successful free motion quilting is the internal critical voice. If you can let go of that, you can successfully free motion quilt. Really all we’re doing when we free motion quilt is using thread, fabric and machine to quilt-no big deal. Sometimes just being in a classroom can cramp your style-I know it does for me! So my hope, my goal, is for my students to let go of that fear and that critical voice and just have fun with it. So what if your class sample is not that great-you’re learning something new and it may take awhile." 9:30am to 3:30pm. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
May 5, 2018   Jenny Lyon at our Saturday General Meeting “Quilting Is A Contact Sport!” A sometimes humorous look at how quilting affects our lives and relationships. Includes a trunk show of award-winning garments and quilts. . St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.