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Upcoming in 2014....  
May 3, 2014 Jane Sassaman at the Saturday Quarterly General Meeting presents "Under the Influence" .Illinois-based quilt, fabric and pattern designer discusses the visual and philosophical ideas which influenced her. A very colorful experience intended to inspire 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.
   
May 4 and 5, 2014 Jane Sassaman 2-Day Workshop - "Abstracting from Nature" Sunday and Monday. SOLD OUT - but we are keeping a waiting list. Examine a wide variety of artists' interpretations of nature. Experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects. Translate these ideas into fabric. 9:30 am - 3:30pm each day. Supply List. Fee for members $165.00 ($150 for early registration by April 4) Fee for Non-Members $180.00. Parking included in fee. Location Changed!: Veterans Administration 11500 Nimitz Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Area Bldg. D. Click here for map and directions. Registration now open. Download a Workshop Registration Form.
   
June 21, 2014 Saturday Workshop Patt Blair- "Painting Fabrics with Inks" You will be amazed at what you can create using these flexible and easy-to-use pigment inks made by Tsukineko of Japan. These permanent inks are used to enhance commercial fabrics or to create an original art piece painted on clean white fabric. Special fiber stick applicators make painting much simpler than traditional brushing techniques. Students are delightfully amazed and proud of their creations. Paint a landscape, still life, or animal using TSUKINEKO Fabric Inks and special stick applicators. Bring your own artwork or choose from Patt's drawings. You’ll love these inks.. They are surprisingly easy to use… It’s like crayons for grown ups! 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Supply List. Fee for members $65.00 ($60 for early registration by May 21) Fee for Non-Members $80.00. Location: Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024 Click here for map and directions. Registration now open. Download a Workshop Registration Form.
   
July 18, 2014 Friday field trip and tour of Hoffman Fabrics - the home of those marvelous batiks - in Mission Viejo. FREE to WQ members. We’re asking you to organize your own car pools for the approximate 75-minute drive from West Los Angeles down the 405 to Mission Viejo. Hoffman’s tour begins at 10:00 AM and will last about 90 minutes. We’ll provide some restaurant suggestions and a few fabric shopping sources for the afternoon. The tour is currently filled, but we are filling from a waiting list as cancellations come in– please email Programs@WestsideQuiltersLosAngeles.org to put your name on the list. For the moment, this tour is limited to WQ members only. If space becomes available, we may be able to open this tour to non-members. [This event is on a Friday because Hoffman Fabrics only gives their tour on weekdays.]
   
August 15, 2014 Friday Workshop with Laurel Anderson "How to Cheat at Appliqué " Explore the world of machine and hand appliqué techniques and find perfect methods for your creative life. Use either Laurel's modern or traditional pattern or bring your own. Come and try the world's newest products, tools and methods for applique' and take away enough squares to start your own quilt. We fit as many different shortcuts and time saving methods into the time allotted. The class will cover template management, machine appliqué, managing fusible web, curves, points, stems and some hand appliqué techniques. Everyone loves the scallop shortcut. Decide for yourself which methods you like and stock up for your next applique' quilt. Class includes lots of handouts- enough for your own applique' notebook! Questions? Contact Laurel at Laurel@whispercolor.com . 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Supply List for both pattern options. Fees for members $55.00 ($50 for early registration by July 15) Fee for Non-Members $70.00. Kit cost $28.00 ( pattern and notions) not included in workshop fee payable to the instructor on day of workshop. Location: Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024 Click here for map and directions. Registration now open. Download a Workshop Registration Form.
   
August 16, 2014

Laurel Anderson at the Saturday General Meeting. “Laurel’s Search for the Perfect Appliqué.” An award winning quilter from Carmichael, CA, Laurel will spin a tale of her journey into the world of appliqué. 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 20 , 2014 Saturday Workshop -Ann Turley will present a workshop “Making Faces. Too". In this class students will learn three methods that lead to a self-portrait, Use Ann's patterns as a jumping-off point, or try a woodcut-style face. Either way, you will end the day with a small quilt, unique to you. 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Supply List. Fee for members $50.00 ($45.00 for early registration by August 20) Fee for Non-Members $65.00. $10.00 kit fee due to teacheron day of workshop. Location: Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024 Click here for map and directions. Registration now open. Download a Workshop Registration Form.
   
October 24 , 2014 Friday Workshop - Lisa Coulombe of San Diego will teach a workshop on pieced and quilted jackets and totes. 9:30 am - 3:30pm. Location:St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
   
October 25 , 2014 Lisa Coulombe at the Saturday General Meeting will present a fashion show of her wearable art creations. 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 8, 2014 Stay tuned for information about our annual "Giving for Thanksgiving" Philanthropy workshop. We'll be making quilts for local charities. Kits to complete in advance will also be available at the August WQ General Meeting. Location TBD.
   
December, 2014 The annual Members-only WQ Holiday Tea.