SFQG meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of most months and are held the San Francisco Chinese Seventh Day Adventist Church at 7777 Geary Blvd, cross street 42nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA. (Due to the holidays, November and December meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month,) Meetings begin at 7:15 p.m. However, it is a tradition for members to come early to socialize, browse our extensive library, or check out the various activities. Doors open at 6:30.
General Meetings: Our General meetings consist of business and announcements followed by Show & Tell. After a short refreshment break, the remainder of the meeting is reserved for our featured speaker. The speakers for the next several meetings will be listed below.
Board Meetings: All members are invited to join the Board for the monthly Board meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month, except for Nov. when the meeting is held the third Tuesday, and there is no board meeting held in December. Board meetings start at 7:00 pm. See Calendar for location. Board members are especially encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.
We welcome guests to join us. Admission is $5. Scroll down to see Map at bottom of this page for directions.
March 17, 2015 – Jenny Bowker
Pack and Follow ~ Travel & Quilting
Working in textiles since 1997 Jenny Bowker melds her fine art work and textile work. She is interested in the way pattern comes into many parts of our lives and often includes some geometrical piecing in her work – she believes it technically keeps her on her toes as well as providing a key for traditional quilters to her work. Jenny’s presentation is of her life as a quilter and diplomat’s wife, showing how her travels have influenced her work. Nominated for the American Professional Teacher of the Year Award 2004 Jenny lectures and teaches around the world. Locally you may find her teaching through Empty Spools Seminars in Asilomar- currently she will be teaching March 22-27.
Asilomar class: http://emptyspoolsseminars.com/2015session3.html
April 21, 2015 – Lynne Pillus
My Journey to the Mechanical Quilt – Why Mechanics?
A quilter for almost thirty years, Lynne started as many of us have, the old fashioned way with templates and a needle and thread. Her first quilts were very traditional and as time went on Lynne started searching for her own voice. While on a Farm City Tour put on by CSU Chico- Lynne took a photo of a piece of farm equipment, printed it out, and wondered if it was possible to make quilt. It was.
Join Lynne as she takes us on her journey to making Mechanical Quilts – and join the Sewcial Workshop on Saturday, April 21 to make your own Mechanical Quilt with Lynne.
May 19, 2015 – Lynn Koolish
Alternative Surfaces & Fibers to Quilt, Stitch & Embellish
Lynn has been sewing since she was old enough to sit at a sewing machine, and has been quilting since 1990. Her sense of color and design has been shaped by assorted careers and pastimes including theatrical costume and lighting design, photography, and Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), and of course a variety of quilting and surface design classes. A fabric dyer since 1996, Lynn teaches a variety of surface design and quilting classes.
Lynn’s presentation will cover new possibilities in quilt making… Why limit yourself to cotton when there are so many other alternatives to add color and texture to your work. Lynn will talk about using new, alternative fibers, including Lutrador, Spunbound, mul-tex, kraft-tex, and more – and see how they can be used in your work.
June 16, 2015 - Susan Else
Off the Wall: Quilting in Three Dimensions
Susan Else treats cloth as a wild flexible skin for three-dimensional objects. Her work has developed in tandem with the art quilt movement, though is one of the few artists making sculpture from the medium. Susan uses cloth to create an alternative universe, and the resulting work is full of contradictions: it is whimsical, edgy, mundane, surreal, and engaging, all at once. Each piece tells a story with narrative always open to interpretation. The power and beauty of the pattered cloth surface place off the form and content of the work, and the result is a dynamic seesaw of meanings and possibilities. Having shown nationally and internationally Susan teaches at art centers, museums, conference, and textile guilds. Locally Susan is teaching at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Join the Guild for a trunk show like non-other we have hosted. www.susanelse.com
Link to YouTube Videos of Susan Else's work:
• When Ponies Dream - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6-7YYwcws0
• Above the Boardwalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Muf5Ew_9_cg
July 21, 2015 – Melinda Bula
After an education in art and early career in interior design with her own wallpaper and fabric design business, Melinda has been involved with quilting and wearable arts since 1996, her first love. Her sense of color and design has won her numerous awards for both quilts and wearable arts. Her wearable arts are dynamic and modern and she loves to experiment with new techniques. Melinda’s Fabulous Fusible Flower quilts are unique. With the wonderful look of a painting she uses fabric and thread to create beautifully artistic quilts. Her work has been exhibited in amazing venues such as Shelburne Museum in Vermont, Quilt Expo en Beaujolais in France and the Texas Quilt Museum. Join us July 21 as Melinda takes us on a humorous journey through her amazing world. Melinda will also be teaching our July 25 Sewcial Workshop.
August 18, 2015 - Sonya Lee Barrington
Sonya Lee Barrington began quilting in 1968 – and in fact she has taught many of our own Guild members over the years. You also may have seen her on the Quilt Show with Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims. Sonya’s multi-faceted career includes being an- artist, magazine designer, teacher, shop owner, quilt judge, and small manufacturer of small gift items, and creator of hand-dyed and textured line of fabric. Most recently her work has concentrated on Dupioni Silk and Repurposed Wool. Her trunk show will include a variety of pieces with detailed information from inspiration to construction techniques. Sonya will also be teaching and sharing more at our Saturday, August 22 Sewcial/Workshop on Wool Techniques.
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