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April 24, 2009
Make quilts for Marine families The Laguna Presbyterian Church Quiltering group makes quilts for the Marine families who will eventually move into Habitat for Humanity homes in San Juan Capistrano. Everyone is invited to help, even if they have never made a quilt before. Materials are provided. The group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays in the Little Blue House behind the main church building on Third Street at Forest Avenue. For more information, contact Diane Cullings at (949)
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August 16, 2012
Nandinee Nirmala (Painter) Raj 7 Jan 1935 - 11 Jun 2012 Nandinee was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, the daughter of Baburao Krishnarao  Mestri and his wife Laxmibai.  Her father was known as Baburao Painter, the “Father of Indian Film Art”.  Nandinee was one of eight children. After settling in Laguna Beach, California, the renown watercolor landscape artist, G.D. Arul Raj sent for his wife who was then in India. Little did he know what an impact she would make on each and every life she touched in their new community.
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By Michael Miller | November 29, 2013
To understand the magnitude of the Laguna Art Museum's display the last weekend of November, don't think of it as five fragments from a project that totals more than 48,000 pieces. Think of it, instead, as a few life stories that add up to hundreds of years among them. This fall, for the first time, the museum will display five blocks - 12-by-12-foot segments that contain up to eight panels stitched together - from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a project that the NAMES Project Foundation launched in 1987 to raise awareness about the disease.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | June 16, 2011
Kids clad in plaid and western hats rotated through Top of the World's fifth-grade classrooms last week, taking a stab at projects with a pioneer's perseverance, whether it was hammering away at a tin horseshoe or carefully weaving fabric. The students got a taste of simpler times during TOW's annual Pioneer Day. "In social studies they study the westward movement, and we try to bring it to life for them," fifth-grade teacher Teryl Campbell said. The fifth-graders transported themselves to the time of covered wagons and Western migration — donning hats, mustaches, prairie dresses and bandanas.
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By: Joyce Rudolph | September 14, 2005
When the clutter prevented her from opening the door to her son's bedroom, Laura Wasilowski decided to do something about it. So, she created a quilt. Titled "Gus Cleans His Room," the whimsical wall quilt features a giant vacuum outside the bedroom window sucking everything out of the room. Wasilowski says her work is unique because there is a story behind the illustrations she incorporates into each of her quilts and the stories are usually funny.
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September 27, 2002
Neighbors The International Quilt Assn. has announced that Barbara Woodruff of Laguna Beach is a finalist in the group's annual judged show, Quilts: A World of Beauty. Her work, Journey, was recognized in the Art, Large category. Winners will be named Oct. 29 during the Winner's Circle Celebration in Houston.... Josh D. Shapiro was named to the dean's list of academic achievement in the spring semester at Washington University College of Arts & Sciences in St. Louis.
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March 25, 2014
The Fingerhut Gallery, at 210 Forest Ave. in Laguna Beach, is slated to present an exhibition of works by Grace Slick on Saturday. The former model and singer, known for her time with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, will be at the venue from 6 to 9 p.m. "You can come to the gallery, hang out, slurp up some refreshments, chat with yours truly, look at my paintings, buy them or not, then go home and talk about what a semi-talented weirdo...
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By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | September 30, 2010
When Diane Cullings, a hobby seamstress and member of Laguna Presbyterian Church, came across an ad for Dresses for Africa, a Christian nonprofit that provides relief to children in orphanages in Central Africa, she decided to use her stitching skills for a good cause. "I had all of this fabric in the attic that my mother left behind for me, but I never knew what to do with it," she said. "This seemed like a wonderful way to use it. " Through Laguna Presbyterian and worldwide sewing group Nancy's Notions, a partner with Dresses for Africa, Cullings and local volunteers have been assembling sewing kits since the summer — comprised of fabric, patterns, bindings, elastics and instructions for three dresses — which are then distributed to volunteer sewers who make the dresses and return them to the organization.
NEWS
December 5, 2003
Tom Titus The quest for material possessions, as prevalent today as it was in ancient times, will be examined musically next weekend at the Laguna Playhouse when the Youth Theater presents the West Coast premiere of "The Quiltmaker's Gift." The Laguna production will be only the third staging of this property, adapted from a popular children's book by Jeff Brumbeau. The show opens next Friday and runs two weekends, through Dec. 21. Although not a Christmas story per se, "The Quiltmaker's Gift" offers many of the lessons passed down by Charles Dickens in his classic "A Christmas Carol" -- the stage version of which currently is enjoying its 24th annual production at South Coast Repertory.
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August 19, 2005
Katie Lang Slattery I attended a meeting Aug. 11 with representatives of the Girl Scout Council of Orange County and several representatives of the Laguna Beach Girl Scouts. We got together to talk about the future of the High Drive Girl Scout House, which we are in danger of losing. Some of you may not know that there is a wonderful structure on High Drive (just behind the festival grounds), that has been used since the 1930s as a meeting place for Laguna Beach Girl Scouts and a program center for many visiting Girl Scouts from around Orange County.
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By Michael Miller | November 29, 2013
To understand the magnitude of the Laguna Art Museum's display the last weekend of November, don't think of it as five fragments from a project that totals more than 48,000 pieces. Think of it, instead, as a few life stories that add up to hundreds of years among them. This fall, for the first time, the museum will display five blocks - 12-by-12-foot segments that contain up to eight panels stitched together - from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a project that the NAMES Project Foundation launched in 1987 to raise awareness about the disease.
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August 16, 2012
Nandinee Nirmala (Painter) Raj 7 Jan 1935 - 11 Jun 2012 Nandinee was born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, the daughter of Baburao Krishnarao  Mestri and his wife Laxmibai.  Her father was known as Baburao Painter, the “Father of Indian Film Art”.  Nandinee was one of eight children. After settling in Laguna Beach, California, the renown watercolor landscape artist, G.D. Arul Raj sent for his wife who was then in India. Little did he know what an impact she would make on each and every life she touched in their new community.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | June 16, 2011
Kids clad in plaid and western hats rotated through Top of the World's fifth-grade classrooms last week, taking a stab at projects with a pioneer's perseverance, whether it was hammering away at a tin horseshoe or carefully weaving fabric. The students got a taste of simpler times during TOW's annual Pioneer Day. "In social studies they study the westward movement, and we try to bring it to life for them," fifth-grade teacher Teryl Campbell said. The fifth-graders transported themselves to the time of covered wagons and Western migration — donning hats, mustaches, prairie dresses and bandanas.
FEATURES
April 24, 2009
Make quilts for Marine families The Laguna Presbyterian Church Quiltering group makes quilts for the Marine families who will eventually move into Habitat for Humanity homes in San Juan Capistrano. Everyone is invited to help, even if they have never made a quilt before. Materials are provided. The group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays in the Little Blue House behind the main church building on Third Street at Forest Avenue. For more information, contact Diane Cullings at (949)
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