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Programs

The Next Westside Quilters' General Meeting

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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.

Featured Speaker
Internationally Acclaimed Quilter, Fabric Designer and Author

Jane Sassaman

 

After a varied career in the design world, Jane began to quilt in 1980. She found that these “soft paintings” satisfied the draftsman, the craftsman and the artist in her. Consequently, she is now a dedicated (some say “obsessed”) quilt artist and fabric designer. Her art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National 1989 through 2005 and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American art quilts in England.Her quilt “Willow” was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the Century.

Jane is also the author of “The Quilted Garden”. The book includes twenty years of her work and exercises for making nature-inspired quilts. Jane’s love for historic decorative arts can be seen in all facets of her work, but it is especially evident in the exuberant fabric she is currently designing for FreeSpirit. Her designs are oversized and colorful and have been coined as “William Morris on anti-depressants”. They are created for quilts, wearables and home decorating. Her latest book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, beautifully illustrates her fabric “in action”.

Jane has been featured on television in "Simply Quilts" (Episode QLT-624: Raw Edge Applique) where she joined host Alex Anderson in the studio to show an artist's approach to raw edge applique and in "A Century of Quilts", a 60-minute PBS documentary, showing the beauty and inspiration of America's quilts including the stories from those working to preserve the art and history of American Quilt.

Jane's two day workshop on May 3 & 4 is currently sold out, but there is an active waiting list to fill in cancellations.
Contact programs@westsidequilterslosangeles.org