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.


January 20, 2015 – Sue Fox
“Immersing Oneself in the Quilting Life” - An interactive dialogue with slides and trunk show

Sue Fox has always made her living with a sewing machine. From a humble start of making prom dresses & cowboy shirts for friends during high school, and working her way through college by sewing for some of the Bay Area’s Art-to-Wear luminaries in the late 70’s, she kicked into gear in the 80’s and 90’s as an award winning costume designer (and maker) for alternative circuses, dance troupes, and theater companies along the west coast. All that sewing for the human figure changed, however, in the year 2000, when her studio mate brought a long arm quilting machine into their shared workroom. The rest, as they say, is “her story”.

Known for engaging the audience with questions and commentary, Fox will delve into a dialogue considering what its like to encounter an all consuming hobby/ creative habit and discover that there is a huge world of quilting enthusiasts that one never knew about. Utilizing an interactive slide lecture and trunk show, Fox leads a conversation on what it means to be a quilter today, surrounded by the myriad materials, techniques, and quilting styles available. With your quilt show entry forms firmly in the hands of the admissions committee, we hope you will settle in for an evening of contemplation and laughter.

    


February 17, 2015 – Ben Venom

Ben Venom is interested in juxtaposing traditional handmade crafts with extreme elements found on the fringes of society. Ben describes his work as opposing forces colliding at lightning speed. Imagery found in vintage tattoos, the occult, and motorcycle gangs are stitched together with recycled materials... Serious, yet attempting to take on a B movie Horror film style where ridiculousness becomes genius.

Holding a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute, Ben lives and works in San Francisco. His work has been included in ARTFORUM Magazine, and he was selected for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has been shown nationally and internationally and he was interviewed on NP: All Things Considered and by Creative Mojo Radio.

Ben’s website: http://www.benvenom.com
Ben’s Blog – has the Creative Mojo interview: http://benvenom.blogspot.com

    


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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