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Programs

The Next Westside Quilters' General Meeting

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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 Quraterly Meetings for a $10:00 fee.

Showcase Speakers:

Saturday Demo - Pat Karasick will show how to make your own pressing surface
Showcase Speaker - Victoria Jung from Sew Together

Our Featured Speaker

Jenny Lyon

“Quilting Is A Contact Sport!” 

Jenny Lyon

Jenny says:

"I have been joyfully teaching the art of quilting since 2006. My classes are encouraging, supportive, and light-hearted. I love seeing my students realize that they CAN quilt their own work on a domestic machine. I teach at various guilds, shops, and events throughout the country as well as at IQF Houston.

I have been working with fabric since I was a little girl trying to make my own clothes. I hail from a long line of traditional bed quilt makers, but I didn’t take a formal class in quilting until 1983. I “re-entered” quilting in 1999 and that one class unleashed a need to create that has not stopped.

I use my domestic sewing machine to create art quilts and wearable art. I love to watch my machine stitches create line, texture and shadow as they merge on the surface of the fabric.

My work has been juried into the Houston International Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, AQS in Paducah, the Curitiba Quilt Show in Brazil , and has shown in art galleries as well as SAQA exhibits. Some of my work is held by private collectors.

I live in Northern California with my oh-so-patient hubby and our Basset boy. Our two grown sons have left the nest to become men, leaving more room for books, fabric and notions.

My current work is centered around whole-cloth pieces, with intricate free-hand free-motion quilting. Because there is little or no piecing, the story is told through the line of the thread. I consider this work to be “sculpting” the fabric, since the stitches create line and shadow upon the quilt’s surface.

I call myself the Quilt Skipper because once while quilting my own quilt, I was so delighted by the unexpected beauty of it and what emerged from my needle, that I found myself cheerfully skipping around the house when I took my breaks. It is my joy to create art with free motion quilting."

 

Jenny will also be teacher her workshop "Intro to Fearless Free Motion Quilting" the previous day Friday, October 12th. For more information see the Calendar Page