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May 23, 2003
For some slaves, quilts were the roadmap to freedom, and the La Canada Flintridge Library is planning a program to spread that message. Before the Civil War, quilts were hung on fences to help slaves navigate through the underground railroad. On June 14, Dorothy Taylor will discuss the importance of quilts in African-American history, and she will demonstrate how to cut colorful fabrics and paper to construct a quilt block of the designs slaves used.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2007
African American quilts from the Robert and Helen Cargo Collection, a traveling exhibition developed by the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be on display in the History Center Galleries at the Pasadena Museum of History from May 12 through August 5. The exhibit features 30 quilts from the southeastern USA by quilters Dennis Jones, Mary Maxtion, Lureca Outland, Martha Jane Pettway, Sarah Mary Taylor, Yvonne...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2006
Sue Rasmussen will give a lecture titled "A Desperate Housewife's Quilt Journey" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. This presentation, with dozens of Rasmussen's quilts, takes visitors through her development as a quilt maker of the two main quilt styles she loves and is known for — intricate pieced quilts and machine pieced landscape quilts. Emphasizing her more recent work, Rasmussen discusses several quilts in detail as well as the importance of design, color and fabric choices.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | January 30, 2013
The Glendale Quilt Guild reaches out to people in surrounding cities as well as those across the country with its Loving Hands project. Closer to home, members sew small quilts for newborns in intensive care units at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Larger quilts are donated to the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study based at UC San Diego. The group leaders provide members with material and batting, and they sew the quilts at home, said chairwoman Pat Golditch of Glendale.
NEWS
November 2, 2001
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- The Friends of the Glendale Library will present "Patchwork of Words" with mystery writer Earlene Fowler at 2 p.m. Sunday inside the Central Library auditorium, 222 E Harvard St. The program is co-sponsored by the Glendale Quilt Guild, which will display quilts made by members. Fowler, whose books are named after quilt patterns, will use quilts to illustrate her creative process. Admission is free. Library patrons receive three hours of free parking at The Marketplace parking structure on Harvard Street with validation at the library circulation desk.
NEWS
May 2, 2008
Boat course offered in Pasadena May 8 Pasadena Power Squadron is offering a four week Boat Smart Safety Course starting on Tuesday, May 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The class is being held on four consecutive Tuesday evenings at the Pasadena Assistance League building at 820 E. California. The class offers training on boat handling for both sail and power boats. There is a nominal fee. For more information and to register, call (818) 957-6357 or e-mail AJGero@sbcglobal.net.   JPL’s Open House is this weekend Jet Propulsion Laboratory opens its doors this weekend to the public with its annual Open House.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2007
EVENTS — Sunday, July 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m . at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. Quilt Care & Share is an opportunity for the public to bring their quilts and quilting questions to a panel of experts who will help identify styles and dates of quilts in their possession, and offer advice on preserving/cleaning/storing. American Quilt Society (AQS) certified appraiser Violet Vaughnes will lead the team of quilting experts. Admission: three quilts free; additional quilts $5 each.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Sowby | July 22, 2011
Several dozen members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints made it their task to turn out 300 colorful pillowcases in one day for young patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. On July 14 at the church building on Central and Dryden, busy hands were also at work tying quilts to send to Japanese Relief organizations as part of Humanitarian Aid Activity Day. Chairman Jane McVay supervised members of Relief Society, the church's world-wide women's program, as they whistled while they worked behind whirring sewing machines, labored over hot irons and set up quilt racks.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2013
A theater party of Glendale residents added "Forever Plaid" to their subscription series at the Glendale Centre Theatre. A passel of out-of-town relations joined them. Jane McVay , ticket organizer extraordinaire, was joined last week by her mother, Burbank resident Lillian Giese ; her sister Lynne Anderberg , visiting from Kooskia, Idaho; and her niece Rachel Andrews , also from Kooskia. Also along were McVay's son Joshua McVay and his friend Anika Wills , both visiting from Lubbock, Texas.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
April 24, 1920-July 23, 2004 Gerry Godkin Hubbard, 84, died Friday, July 23, 2004, in her home in Oceanside. Gerry lived in La Cañada, with her husband, Willard Hubbard, for 53 years. They were one of the first residents on upper Palm Drive. For the past two years, she lived in Oceanside. She was born April 24, 1920, in Galveston, Texas. She was a US Navy Wave during World War II, a homemaker and a volunteer extrordinaire. She spent many years volunteering in many community activities including Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association, participating in PEO in Glendale and sewing artistic clothing and quilts as a member of the Glendale Quilt Guild.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2013
A theater party of Glendale residents added "Forever Plaid" to their subscription series at the Glendale Centre Theatre. A passel of out-of-town relations joined them. Jane McVay , ticket organizer extraordinaire, was joined last week by her mother, Burbank resident Lillian Giese ; her sister Lynne Anderberg , visiting from Kooskia, Idaho; and her niece Rachel Andrews , also from Kooskia. Also along were McVay's son Joshua McVay and his friend Anika Wills , both visiting from Lubbock, Texas.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | March 12, 2013
Activities for the whole family are stitched into the Glendale Quilt Guild's 34th annual Quilt Show beginning Thursday night through Sunday at the Burbank Airport Marriott Convention Center. The theme is “Any Holiday on Quilts.” Opening night features professional quilter and entertainer Joe Cunningham, who sings about how he became a quilter. A reception follows, with a chance to meet fellow quilters, instructors and vendors. The rest of the weekend offers a quilt display, workshops, boutique and vendors selling quilting supplies.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | January 30, 2013
The Glendale Quilt Guild reaches out to people in surrounding cities as well as those across the country with its Loving Hands project. Closer to home, members sew small quilts for newborns in intensive care units at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Larger quilts are donated to the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study based at UC San Diego. The group leaders provide members with material and batting, and they sew the quilts at home, said chairwoman Pat Golditch of Glendale.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Sowby | July 22, 2011
Several dozen members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints made it their task to turn out 300 colorful pillowcases in one day for young patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. On July 14 at the church building on Central and Dryden, busy hands were also at work tying quilts to send to Japanese Relief organizations as part of Humanitarian Aid Activity Day. Chairman Jane McVay supervised members of Relief Society, the church's world-wide women's program, as they whistled while they worked behind whirring sewing machines, labored over hot irons and set up quilt racks.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 11, 2011
The Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at BIS Computer Solutions, 2428 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Tickets cost $7 for members and $9 for non-members. Call (818) 248-4957. The Glendale Quilt Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Pat Rollie speaks on “The Magic of Mistakes.” Cost is free for members and $5 for guests. The guild meets at the library the second Wednesday of every month. Visit www.glendalequiltguild.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | June 2, 2011
Tornado victims in Joplin, Mo., will be able to warm themselves with a few extra quilts this month. Members of the Quilt Guild of Glendale spread out their quilt-making tools in anticipation of a day of drop-in helpers on May 28 at the Shakespeare Club in Pasadena. Many gave up their holiday weekend between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to join the workshop to put together several dozen quilts of every hue and theme. Guild member Denise Kristof gave credit to her daughter-in-law, Valerie Kristof, for learning where help was particularly needed in Joplin from her brother, a Joplin resident.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 21, 2011
Three students learning how to quilt at Mayhall’s Sewing Center in Montrose unpack their sewing machines and ready themselves to begin the second of four stages. They’ll spend the next three hours making the second piece of a sampler quilt. The quilt takes seven weeks to complete and features four patterns and 14 fabrics and colors. Tonight, as each student in the class uses rotary cutters to cut 2 1/2-inch strips of fabric, one student notices that the fabric’s crease appears after the fold and she’s uncertain about it. “Even if the fold is off, the quilt will be OK,” said Etienne Gervais, the class teacher.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | March 13, 2010
The Glendale Quilt Guild has pieced together the element of education with the excitement of competition to create a four-day show that spans the interests of all ages. The 31st annual Quilt Show, under the theme “Asian Odyssey,” runs from Thursday to March 21 at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Quilt lovers can indulge in quilting classes, a vendor mall and a luncheon with a live auction of all things quilt. More than 150 quilts will vie for ribbons as judged by award-wining quilter Andi Perejda, said Caren Ryan, show chairwoman.
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By Ruth Sowby | February 17, 2010
The Glendale Quilt Guild attracted some 150 women and one brave man to its monthly meeting at the Glendale Central Library on Feb. 10. As part of its lively general meeting, those proud of their latest handiwork were first in line for show and tell. One creative quilt after another was trotted out to oohs and ahhs from the audience. A manly quilt of many colors, backed in denim, was showed off by Mt. Washington resident Daniel Marlos . He plans to enter two of his quilts in the guild’s upcoming show in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | October 3, 2009
Alice Turner did her family proud by winning ribbons for each of her three quilt entries at the L.A. County Fair, plus a Best of Show for one of them. It was the first time the La Crescenta resident had entered the fair’s competition. “My husband has been telling me to enter for a few years, but I haven’t done it,” she said. “I think he was more excited than I was.” “We kept telling her to enter,” Jim Turner said. “Last year, we tried to enter but it was too late.
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