LAMQG is excited to welcome Emily Watts for a lecture at our monthly meeting and a weekend workshop in May!
Emily will give her lecture “At Least Feel Happiness: the dao of quilting” IN PERSON at our regular guild meeting on Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 7:30pm at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Masks are required for the safety of our guild members.
She says: “In my improvisational quilt design, I try to focus more on the process and less on the product. I like to think of the bias tape lines as brush strokes, in the spirit of a Chinese calligraphy course I once took. The teacher asked us to focus only on the practice of writing, and not on the words we were trying to write. He explained that every character begins with a single brush stroke, and if you empty your mind you will feel the dao in that stroke… the natural order of the universe and the moral path of our one shared humanity. I guess we all must have looked confused or skeptical in response, because then he laughed and said, “At least feel happiness, OK?” In this lecture, I will discuss my path to finding happiness in the quilting process through each quilt that taught me to stop thinking and just look around.”
The following Saturday, May 14, Emily will lead a workshop on how to use bias-tape appliqué to create a graphic and illustrated quilt design. You have the choice of purchasing and using Emily’s brand new Jungle Boogie pattern here or come ready to create your own design. See PDF for more information:
The workshop will be IN PERSON at Jordan Middle School, 420 S. Mariposa St. Burbank, CA 91506 from 10am-2pm (doors open 30 minutes prior for set-up). Masks are required for the safety of our guild members. $25 for LAMQG members, $30 for non-members. Registration is open! Contact our treasurer Maureen to sign up or Venmo @lamqgtreasurer.