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.

July 21, 2015 – Melinda Bula

After an education in art and early career in interior design with her own wallpaper and fabric design business, Melinda has been involved with quilting and wearable arts since 1996, her first love. Her sense of color and design has won her numerous awards for both quilts and wearable arts. Her wearable arts are dynamic and modern and she loves to experiment with new techniques. Melinda’s Fabulous Fusible Flower quilts are unique. With the wonderful look of a painting she uses fabric and thread to create beautifully artistic quilts. Her work has been exhibited in amazing venues such as Shelburne Museum in Vermont, Quilt Expo en Beaujolais in France and the Texas Quilt Museum. Join us July 21 as Melinda takes us on a humorous journey through her amazing world. Melinda will also be teaching our July 25 Sewcial Workshop.

August 18, 2015 - Sonya Lee Barrington

Sonya Lee Barrington began quilting in 1968 – and in fact she has taught many of our own Guild members over the years. You also may have seen her on the Quilt Show with Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims. Sonya’s multi-faceted career includes being an- artist, magazine designer, teacher, shop owner, quilt judge, and small manufacturer of small gift items, and creator of hand-dyed and textured line of fabric. Most recently her work has concentrated on Dupioni Silk and Repurposed Wool. Her trunk show will include a variety of pieces with detailed information from inspiration to construction techniques. Sonya will also be teaching and sharing more at our Saturday, August 22 Sewcial/Workshop on Wool Techniques.


September 15, 2015 - Rob Appell
Quilts from the Sea and Beyond

In a talk that’s part comic-relief trunk show and part lecture, Rob describes the path he’s taken from his mother’s Morro Bay quilt shop to his newest venture in quilting edutainment, Fabric designer, quilt maker, blogger, appliqué expert, author and instructor, Rob is known for his high energy, his love of the sea, his commitment to raising awareness of endangered species and a humorous approach to quilt instruction. You’ll find a great Q&A here:

Rob Appel blends his love for the ocean with his work as a textile artist and designer. A few year back, Rob started working in his mother’s Quilt Shop – here he found a fondness for aloha shirt making. The scraps and an eagerness to try free motion quilting became his first quilt. His second quilt “Dolphin Dance” sold over 800 patterns in his store alone and countless kits worldwide. He caught the quilt bug and has never been cured. Rob learned to quilt by trial and error, and definitely brings a masculine touch to quilting; his quilts are 100% machine made and focus on applique work.

Now after almost twenty years in the industry, Rob designs quilts for Michael Miller Fabrics, has authored books and countless quilt patterns including The Endangered Species Quilt Project, teaches seminars/retreats, produced DVDs on his technique, and has taped for both Simply Quilts and The Quilt Show.


October 20, 2015 - Gloria Loughman
The Quilted Landscape

Have you thought about making a quilt to capture your memories of a special place? Perhaps a wonderful vacation spot, the view from your living room window or a memory of a special place from childhood. No matter what the inspiration, creating a landscape quilt is an achievable project. The process combines making decisions about design and color choices as well as incorporating accurate construction techniques. This lecture will focus on these components, solving the mystery of where to begin.

Awarding winning art quilter, Gloria Loughman is renowned for her large, vivid quilts depicting the Australian landscape. Her work has been widely exhibited in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. A popular teacher from Victoria, Australia, she is also the author of Radiant Landscapes, Luminous Landscapes and Quilted Symphony.


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