Box 641925 Los Angeles, CA 90064
|April 21, 2018||
For April 21, 2018 we're planning on a "Slow Stitching Saturday" from 10am - 4 pm at a WQ Member's home. Bring your own hand sewing, knitting projects for a day in the home of one of our members. Got a binding to sew, some beading to do, some hand quilting or embroidery, sashiko, some knitting or crochet? Bring it and your lunch for a relaxed drop in, drop out day with friends. This will be fun! Drop in - drop out - stay for an hour or all day - stressfree! Bring your lunch and the WQ Programs Chairs will provide drinks and desserts.
|May 11, 2018||
A Friday Workshop starts off a special visit from Australian quilt artist, teacher and newly elected president of SAQA, Lisa Walton."Stamp, Paint, Stitch". 9:30am to 3:30pm. In this exciting technique driven workshop you will create your own original stamps using compressed sponge and then print them onto fabric which will then have additional fabric paint added. Then you can quilt your pieces into cushions or small wall hangings. A great surface design technique experience! Supply List.
|May 12, 2018||Our Saturday, May 12th quarterly meeting features a presentation by internationally known quilt artist, world traveler and president of SAQA, Lisa Walton, "Textile Traveler"
9:30 -12:30. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
|June 30, 2018||
A Saturday workshop with Sandra Bruce "Matrial Matrix". 9:30am to 3:30pm. Sandra's technique, "Material Matrix", is inspired by the painter, Chuck Close. It involves using a gridded photograph and interpreting each 2-inch square into fabric, using piecing to achieve the effect. In the workshop, in addition to the technique, she teaches: what makes a good photo to use, color and value, loose curved-piecing, and how to grid your own photo. Everyone in the class works on the same project, "Wake Up Cup". See left for photo. Sandra provide a template and handouts so the pieces can be finished at home with confidence. Supply List. Photo of "Wake Up Cup" project. The photo grid will be distributed when you sign up for the workshop. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
|August 16-17, 2018||A special 2 day technique workshop with renowned teacher and art quilter Velda Newman "Texture and Form". 9:30am to 3:30pm each day. Nature is an endless source of beauty and inspiration. With this in mind, learn how to get rid of "flat" appliqué. Students will learn to create texture and form using machine techniques and beyond, introducing the use of alternative mediums such and paint, ink and colored pencil. Learn the pros and cons of lots of different mediums and their practical (and not so practical!) application. Location TBD.
|August 18, 2019||
At our August 18 Saturday Meeting Velda Newman will present "A Painter's Approach to Quilt Design". This lecture is about inspiration and evolution. 9:30 -12:30. Location:
|September 15, 2018||At a Saturday workshop popular Southern California teacher Jean impey returns to WQ to give us her "Spider Web Quilts" Workshop. 9:30am to 3:30pm. The Spider Web design is an old quilt block sometimes called a String Quilt. Jean has fallen in love with this design and continues to make it again and again, each time making it a bit differently. In this class, anything goes and everyone is successful. It’s a bit of old-style quilting, mixing it up with the fascinating use of color and design and making it your own. We will start sewing almost immediately and Jean will teach techniques for accuracy and speed. Weave strips of fabric into a new quilt full of surprises. You will loose yourself into the rhythm of stitches and repetition while making a work of art. Make a quilt, make a pillow... it's all fun and colorful! Location: St.
John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click
here for map and directions.
|October 12, 2018||A Friday workshop with Jenny Lyon "Intro to Fearless Free Motion Quilting" 9:30am to 3:30pm.This class is appropriate for the absolute beginner or the quilter with some experience who wants to improve their free motion quilting. Jenny says" I think the biggest barrier to successful free motion quilting is the internal critical voice. If you can let go of that, you can successfully free motion quilt. Really all we’re doing when we free motion quilt is using thread, fabric and machine to quilt-no big deal. Sometimes just being in a classroom can cramp your style-I know it does for me! So my hope, my goal, is for my students to let go of that fear and that critical voice and just have fun with it. So what if your class sample is not that great-you’re learning something new and it may take awhile." 9:30am to 3:30pm. Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|October 13, 2018||Jenny Lyon at our Saturday General Meeting “Quilting Is A Contact Sport!” A sometimes humorous look at how quilting affects our lives and relationships. Includes a trunk show of award-winning garments and quilts. 9:30 -12:30. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|November , 2018||The Westside Quilters Annual Philanthropy Workshop "Giving For Thanksgiving" Date and more information coming soon!|
|December, 2018||The Annual Westside Quilters Holiday Tea! More info later in the year.|
|And more to come in 2019...|
|January 12, 2019||Westside Quilters "Sew-In" ! Come for a day of camaraderie and relaxed sewing with your Westside Quilter friends. Bring any on-going project, or a new one; bring your machine, or not (hand work is always welcome and easy to transport); come with an attitude to share and learn from a number of technique demos provided by your Programs Co-chairs. Come with a quilting problem that maybe the group can help you solve. Last year's Sew-in was one of the most popular of the year and we intend to continue the tradition with a pot luck lunch - desserts and drink will be provided. No supply list - just bring what you need! 9:30-3:30. Fee: $20.00 just to cover the cost of the room rental and afew supplies. This will be FUN! Location TBD.|
|February 2, 2019||
Saturday workshop with SoCal fiber artist, quiltmaker, surface designer Libby Williamson who brings a fresh take in her "Paint-Stitch-Collage-Magic" workshop. She uses layers of hand painted and dyed fabrics, applique'd layers of free motion stitched components and embedded found objects in her colorful and playful designs.
|March 8-11, 2019||Award-winning Australian quilt artist, teacher, world traveler Jenny Bowker joins us for a special 2 day workshop sharing her "Shimmering Triangles" quilt. Learn to make this colorful quilt with a unique optical illusion flair. In this class you learn a quick and easy way to make half square triangles. Then you select one of several blocks that shimmer and make a lot of them. Then – you audition layouts. There are so many ways these beautiful blocks can be used and all give a lovely flicker of light like water flowing over pebbles. It is basically a scrap quilt class - but 'scraps' need to be about a square foot in area. 9:30am-3:30pm each day. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|On Saturday, March 11th at our quarterly meeting Jenny speaks on her life as an artist and the wife of an Australian diplomat "Pack and Follow - My Life in Quilts". 9:30am-12:30pm. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.|
|April 6, 2019||Saturday workshop with Modern Quilter Mel Beach. "Modern Mandalas". 9:30am-3:30pm. Add some Modern Zen to your quilting and join Mel as she unlocks the secrets to creating your very own modern mandala that will sparkle and shine! Constructing a mod mandala is both meditative and exciting, especially as they begin to take shape and bloom into a starry design! In a 1 day workshop, participants will go through the steps by completing one or more quadrants of the Mod Mandala design. Finished Mod Mandala size will be approximately 21” square. Location TBD|
|May 18, 2019||At our Saturday quarterly meeting San Diego quilt artist Linda Anderson joins us for a presentation and trunk show. You have seen her amazing pictorial quilts at Road to California, Houston and Pacific International Quilt Festival. Learn about her inspiration from travel and her varied techniques. Linda has a truly interesting story!
9:30am-12:30pm. St. John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Click here for map and directions.
|And coming later in 2019... Sherry Kleinman, Esterita Austen and Mary Tabar!|