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.
September 20, 2016 • The Pixeladies
There’s a Computer in My Studio!
Come along on a virtual tour of the Pixeladies’ studio computer (yep, the computer, not the studio) as we explain how we use technology to enhance our art and sewing projects. We’ll have some fun little breaks during this presentation and show some quilts live!
October 18, 2016 • Jan Soules
Judge’s Choice: How your quilt is judged
Here’s the scoop from one of the judges at our upcoming quilt show! Using her quilts as examples, Jan will take us through the judging process step by step. We’ll see what judges are looking for and how they evaluate quilts. Jan hopes that by the end of the program, her audience will gain some insight into making quilts that stand out from all the others and that we’ll go away a winner!
February 21, 2017 • Joy-Lily
100 Quilts Later: Why I Did It and What I Learned
When our guild called for premie quilts, I had so much fun making small quilt tops that I challenged myself to make 100 of them. It took 13 months. During this adventure I discovered a lot about myself and about quilting: piecing strategies, color play, working in a series, what my quilting “sweet spot” is, and much more. You’ll see all the quilts and hear what happened along the way. Learn more about Joy-Lily at http://www.joy-lily.com/
March 21, 2017 • Luke Haynes
Inspirations and Creations
This dynamic quilter presents a digital slideshow—plus a few actual quilts—to demonstrate the kinds of works he has created and some of the inspirations he draws upon from architecture and beyond. Learn more about Luke Haynes at http://www.lukehaynes.com/
April 18, 2017 • Sujata Shah
Cultural Fusion Quilts
Starting with a slideshow of her travels through India as well as her journey as a quilter, Sujata continues her dynamic presentation with a trunk show of original quilts from her book "Cultural Fusion Quilts." She will share how she combines memories of the past and her inspirations into quilts.
Learn more about Sujata Shah at http://therootconnection.blogspot.com/
May 16, 2017 • Sherri Lynn Wood
Making Do: Quilts from Recyclables
Sherri talks about her residency last year at Recology San Francisco, where she produced an amazing body of fiber art from an abundance of found objects. "Making do is not only about solving a problem with what’s at hand … it also fostered within me a collaborative, receptive, and improvisational rhythm of attention marked by acceptance, and respect for how things are, with room for what showed up, including mistakes, and deviations from any or all previous plans.” Learn more about Sherri Lynn Wood at http://daintytime.net/
June 20, 2017 • Heidi Emmett & Christine Barnes
A Kaffe Fassett Extravaganza
Together Christine Barnes and Heidi Emmett present a fun, fast-paced lecture about Kaffe (rhymes with “safe”), an American artist living in London who is famous worldwide for his quilts, knit wear,needlepoint and mosaics. His patterned, striped and shot-cotton fabrics have been favorites with quilters for decades. The program includes two short videos of Kaffe talking about his approach to color and design and a trunk show of quilts and wearables that Christine and Heidi have made from his fabrics and yarns. Learn more about Heidi Emmett at https://designsbyheidi.wordpress.com/
and Christine Barnes at http://christinebarnes.com/
July 18, 2017 • Mel Beach
After making more than 25 challenge quilts in three years(!!), Mel Beach has lots of adventures, misadventures and advice to share. She’ll talk about challenges at the local, national and international level. She’ll inspire you with her own quilts and their stories, along with tips and tricks that will encourage you to enter your own quilts, regardless of style or level of experience and skill! Learn more about Mel Beach at http://melbeachquilts.com
August 15, 2017 • Katie Pasquini Masopust
Painting with Cloth
This slide/lecture shows my development from early paintings through traditional quilts up to the present contemporary wall quilts. I will show early traditional quilts, mandalas, three-dimensional quilts, isometric quilts, fractured landscape quilts and my new ghost layer-plus- color washes. Katie includes touches on inspirations, funny stories, mistakes and foul-ups, and design techniques, with time for Q&A. Learn more about Katie Pasquini Masopust at http://www.katiepm.com/
September 19, 2017 • Rami Kim
Asian Designs in a Modern World
Interested in the fusion of Asian designs with Western styles and bringing something new (and old!) to your quilting? This lecture and trunk show demonstrates many designs and concepts that are more than a thousand years old from the “Land of Morning Calm,” Korea. You’ll see quilts, wearables, traditional costumes called Hanbok, bags, wrapping cloth called Bojahgy and many more items that can be inspirational and practical projects for today's needle artists. Learn more about Rami Kim at http://www.ramikim.com
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