Meetings

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.


AUGUST 19, 2014

RODERICK KIRACOFE

"Unconventional and Unexpected"

Roderick is the author of the critically acclaimed The American Quilt: A History of Cloth & Comfort (1993, 2004) and Cloth & Comfort: Pieces of Women's Lives from Their Quilts and Diaries (1994), published by Clarkson Potter Publishers (Random House).

His latest self-published book, QUILTS, was the result of his curiosity about quilts made in "his era."  He wanted to know what the quilts were like which had been made from 1950 to the end of the 20th century. Those he considered "outside" the second quilt revival of the 20th century and the Art Quilt movement.  Had they even been made?  He was also curious about eBay and what it was all about.  Would this be a source for finding the quilts he was looking for?  The answer was YES to both questions. He was looking for the quilts that "broke the rules," those that caught his eye and spoke to him as works of art.  He was literally amazed and stunned at the treasures being uncovered.

Roderick found many of these quilts on eBay as well as from private dealers, flea markets and estate sales.  They are from all across the country. Some have documentation of a maker and where they were made; most do not. Some are African American (documented) and many are not.

He was drawn to the visual beauty and power that each one possesses and is still intrigued and fascinated by the fact they were made by someone and in many cases, slept under.  They hold untold stories and voices.

QUILTS focuses on the historical journey of the quilt as a work of art. The joy and excitement of showing quilts from the collection at SFMOMA, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Petaluma Arts Center, and on Facebook and the incredible responses received through those venues was a huge motivating force in his creating this printed/digital archive.

       


SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

RAYNA GILLMAN

"What If?"

Rayna Gillman is an internationally known artist and teacher who whose work has appeared in galleries and museums across the US. She works spontaneously in mixed media, often using collage and printmaking techniques to add texture to her work.

Rayna brings her intuitive sense of color and design into her work and her classes, infusing her students with a sense of play and encouraging them to use the words “what if?” as they experiment in their own work. She was nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award in 2010 by Professional Quilter Magazine.

She has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and studied at the Université de Strasbourg under a Fulbright Grant. She is the author of the best sellers, Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts, and Create Your Own Hand-Printed Cloth, published by C&T and nominated for two book awards.

Her work is in private collections in the U.S. and Europe. It can be seen on her website, www.studio78.net. She invites you to visit her blog at http://studio78notes.blogspot.com and to contact her at rgillman@studio78.net.

www.studio78.net

       


Interested in seeing our past speakers? 

Click 2014 Speaker Archive.  Click 2013 Speaker Archive.   Click 2012 Speaker Archive.  Click 2011 Speaker Archive.


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