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May 13, 2016 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! 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.
($70 for early registration by April 13, $90 for Non-members). Supply list. Location: St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064.
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May 14, 2016
General Meeting
Samson 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 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 . 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 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. Fee: $135.00 for 2 days. ($125.00 for early registration by June 18) $150.00 for Non-members. Parish Hall, St. Albans Church, 580 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Click here for map and directions.
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.
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 tea

December - The Westside Quilters Annual Holiday Tea. For members only. Date and location to be announced.




And into 2017....    
January 7, 2017 UFO Westside Quilters 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. Enjoy a potluck lunch to welcome the New Year! 9:30am - 3:30pm. Locationand details to be announced.
February 3, 2017 Stein 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. Location to be announced.
February 4, 2017 stein Marcia Stein at our quarterly General Meeting. Lecture presentation “It Helps to Have a Camera: Finding Photographic Subjects and Using Them in Your Quilts” St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
March 11, 2017 Hoover 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. Location to be announced.
April 22, 2017 Errea 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 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.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 to be announced.
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 Sylvia Davis

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 laura wasilowskiwasilowski 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 to be announced.
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 Tina Curran 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. Location to be announced.
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. Location to be announced.
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 philanthropy The Westside Quilters Annual Philanthropy Workshop "Giving For Thanksgiving" More info to come!
December, 2017 DAte TBA tea 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!