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The Next Westside Quilters' General Meeting

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9:30 Social Time and Demo
10:00 Meeting and Program

St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
Click here for map and directions.

Guests are welcome at our General Meetings for a $10:00 fee.


Showcase Speaker:Sally Wright and Roberta Walley will give a presentation
on their January tectile tour to Japan

Our Featured Speaker

Rami Kim

Rami Kim

“Fascination”

Rami Kim Rami
Rami Kim

Rami Kim will present "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. 

Rami Kim is a DNA scientist-turned fabric artist/quilter/instructor known nationally and internationally. She is a 19-time Best of Show winner, at PIQF, Road To California and AQS among others and is distinguished for her quilts, bags and innovative art-to-wear.
 
Her passion is in contemporary quilts, art-to-wear, cloth dolls and bags with special interest in 3-dimensional textures and she is known for her own distinctive colors and techniques. Her first book, Folded Fabric Elegance, published by AQS, is about her 3-D texturing techniques and new projects. Her second book, Quilted Elegance (also published by AQS), focuses on reversible wearable arts, bags and two-sided quilts. The third and most recent book “Elegant Cotton, Silk, Wool Quilts” was published in 2012. Rami is a Bernina IQuilt instructor.

She graduated from Seoul National University majoring in Chemistry and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) majoring in endocrinology and worked at the Cancer Research Institute at UCSF before her passion and talent in fabric art drastically changed this biochemist's career years ago. She says she'd rather spend even more time with beautiful fabrics and threads and beads than with DNA sequencing gels and radioactive isotopes of cold, gray science.

Rami started creating wearable arts and quilts in 1996 after I had taken free log cabin quilting class at one of her local fabric stores. She learned her sewing techniques making Barbie clothes for her two daughters - she had made 120 doll clothes in a month.

“I love to play with 3-dimensional textures on my garments and quilts. I enjoy free-motion threadplay and machine-embroidery and folded fabric strip weaving.”

RamiOn Friday May 12, the day before our meeting Rami will teach her workshop "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. More info on the Calendar page.