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The Next Westside Quilters' General Meeting

Saturday, May 14, 2016

9:30 Social Time
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.

 

Our Featured Speaker

Jerry Granata

"The Man-Tality of Quilting"

Jerry

 

Samson and Delilah Fly me to the moon

 

How does a 21 year Naval Veteran become an award winning quilter?

For Jerry Granata, his quilting journey began when he was a young boy, watching his mother and sister in their work as high level, garment sewers. His sister noticed his interest and taught him how to sew garments, first for babies then for himself.

Jerry Granata has had a love of art since he was a child and it has taken him in many directions.
He served 21 years in the Armed Forces of the United States as a U.S. Navy musician serving in such places as Naples, Italy; Seattle, Washington; Washington D.C; and Chicago, Illinois.
His musical journey has given him the opportunity to perform as a pit musician in many theatres on Broadway in New York. He has also performed for several U.S. Presidents and Heads of State at the White House, as well as many celebrities such as Bob Hope, Brook Shields, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Styx, as well as many others.

His interest in the fine arts led him to studies in drawing, design, and oil painting. He has explored all sewing techniques including garment construction, costumes, heirloom sewing, quilt piecing, appliqué, and free-motion quilting.

Jerry brings a passion for quilting, sewing, and teaching, with a dash of humor, to all levels from beginner to advanced. His diverse background can be found woven in his local, regional, national, and international award winning quilts.

Jerry will also be teaching a workshop for us on Friday, May 13 "Quilting With unusual Fabrics" More information on the Calendar page