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.

April 15, 2014


“Material Matrix & The Paths Taken”

This is a presentation using images and quilts to show her background, her work, an overview of her process called “Material Matrix”, and how it all comes together using color, design, composition and serendipity.


MAY 20, 2014


Wise Words: Lessons learned the Hard Way

Although quilting is basically a two-dimensional medium, her quilts have a depth that goes beyond the surface. Elements of the designs seem to float above the surface or recede into the depths of the quilt. The goal is to encourage the viewer to look into the quilt, rather than just at it.

Beyond the illusion, her quilts have something to say. Colleen wants the work to mean something. She works by starting with a title and building the quilt around that idea. Celestial events, botanical impressions and life experiences are common themes in her work.

Colleen didn't grow up sewing. Her background is not in art. But she is passionate about quilting.


JUNE 17, 2014


Every quilt is a gift to the world. For the maker, it’s a creative meditation. For the receiver, it’s usually awe. In every way, quilting is a profound and positive activity.

Her big dream is to see the Northwest recognized as a major quilting center in the US. Ultimately that will take aligning people, resources and perceptions.

Patricia imports vintage Japanese yukata cottons that she sells to quilters, sewing gals and textile lovers. It’s great to connect with others as they discover these remarkable hand-dyed fabrics.

Today the heart of Okan Arts, my design studio and micro quilt shop, resides in my Seattle home.
Her quilting work includes:

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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