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.
February 16, 2016 • Rachel Clark
Clothing for the Body and Soul & Out of the Crayon Box
Enjoy a fashion accompanied by anecdotes on the “hows and whys” of these unique, Rachel-made garments. The show will include a variety of garments: coats, jackets and vests. Also included in this lecture/fashion show is a look at Rachel’s latest project, "Out of the Crayon Box,” a celebration of that first box of crayons you got when you were going back to school. Each crayon is represented by a coat commemorating its color.
March 15, 2016 • Nancy Bardach
Exploring Quilt Design
Using quilts that range from realistic to semi-abstract to very abstract, Nancy will talk about how she gets ideas and goes from start to finish … and how you can, too. She’ll suggest many ways to design art quilts and many possible springboards to inspiration, including working from an eye-catching image, riffing on traditional patterns, cutting shapes and composing with them, and more. She’ll show starting sketches and then radical changes to her pieces as an idea takes form in cloth. And she’ll cover the nitty-gritty process of moving from first idea to research, composing and reworking, up to completion and exhibiting. The goal is to inspire you, encourage you and share some ”how-tos” of creative work. Click here for a PDF with more details and photos.
April 19, 2016 • Carol Van Zandt
Design Evolution: From Drawing to Fabric
From inspiration to drawings to rendering to finished design, Carol will offer a visual, time-lapse look at her creative process. She’ll show the building of a fabric collection and touch on the process of working with the fabric company to get the final designs printed onto fabric. Naturally there’ll be a show-and-tell of fabrics, projects and quilts. Beside showing quilts that use her fabrics, Carol is also modern improvisational quilter and will bring a selection of her own quilts and share some thoughts on her creative journey and modern quilting.
May 17, 2026 • Laura Fraga
The Phenomenon of the Dear Jane Quilt
Dear Jane is a quilt that Jane Stickle completed during the Civil War. It was discovered at the Bennington Museum by Brenda Papdakis and introduced to the world in 1996. As a Janiac (it rhymes with maniac, of course!) since 2000, I will explore why quilters are fascinated with this Civil War quilt. Who was Jane Stickle? And what are “Janiacs” around the world working on?
June 21, 2016 • Letitia Chung
Always Quilting, Always Learning
July 19, 2016 • Freddy Moran
The Journey of a Quilter
“I will describe my joyful first quilt at age 60 to my quilts made at age 80+. I will show lots of work from then until now in a program intended to encourage all ages to quilt.”
August 16,2016 • Kevin Kosbab
My Quilting Story
With a trunk show of my quilts, this lecture covers how the last ten years have taken me from no sewing background to becoming a full-time quilting designer, teacher, and author. I’ll share insights into publishing, being a man in the quilting world, and my interests in appliqué and mid-century modern design, along with some of the directions my work is taking now and in the future.
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!
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