Sewcials held at the Police Academy, 350 Amber Drive, San Francisco.
WorkshopsThe SFQG recruits stellar teachers from near and far, from within our own guild and as far away as Switzerland! These workshops offer an opportunity to master new techniques, explore the design process, play with color, pick up tips and tricks from both teachers and fellow students, build friendships and have fun. See the line-up below:
Sewcials vary in price, based on the instructor’s fee.
Minimum enrollment is usually 10 people, but may be higher in order to meet the instructor’s fee.
Sign-ups for Sewcials take place at monthly Guild meetings. (But online registration is coming soon!) Students must pay their tuition upon registration; no refunds for cancellations.
Students will receive a supply list and detailed instructions via email, well in advance of class. In addition, please bring the basics: extension cord, cutting board, rotary cutter, sewing machine, rulers, fabric, etc.
Sewcials run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. But please arrive 15 minutes early to get set up, and please plan to help with clean-up,.
Students may bring a bag lunch or get a meal at nearby restaurants.
For everyone’s comfort, Sewcials are “fragrance free.”
- Community Outreach sessions are get-togethers for members to work collaboratively on charity projects, including preemie and baby quilts and pillowcases, for local hospitals and other care-giving organizations.
These sessions typically take place of the third Saturday of June and October, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., or as long as participants can spare. But sessions are often added.
- Please bring basic supplies, including sewing machine, extension cord, cutting board, rotary cutter, rulers, etc. And remember safety pins for basting.
Saturday April 29, 2017 • Freddy Moran
FREDDY'S BACK ... WITH A NEW TWIST ON FABRIC COLLAGE
Freddy Moran’s fabric-collage technique is fast, fun and produces dramatic results: glueing and then sewing fussy-cut florals (or other showy images) onto a black-and-white background. But she’s always innovating, trying graphic colored prints as backgrounds and now flannels. Her results with polka dot flannels, striped flannels and other graphic flannel prints are great!
Minimum enrollment is 15; $50 for SFQG members, $65 for nonmembers.
NOTE: This Sewcial is on the last Saturday of the month to accommodate Freddy’s schedule.
Saturday May 20, 2017 • Sherri Lynn Wood
MAKING DO WITH OLD CLOTHES AND A PAIR OF SCISSORS
Discover the satisfaction of transforming old clothes into striking functional quilts that carry meaning and message. Learn deconstruction strategies for preserving elements like pockets, plackets, necklines, and sleeve curves. Stabilize and combine different types and weights of materials, including silk, linen, knits, poly, wool, and denim. Build scissor ”muscles“ along with ruler-free rotary cutting confidence, incorporate stash scraps, and learn how to compose with natural fitting shapes and bleeds.
Minimum enrollment is 15; $70 for SFQG members, $85 for nonmembers.
Saturday September 23, 2017 • Rami Kim
HEXIES MADE EASY
Create Hexie quilts or bags using Rami’s innovative, no-hand-sewing, quilt-as-you- go technique. You’ll make sample Hexie quilts from gorgeous batik circles, conveniently precut by Anthology Fabrics. And because the circles include built-in backing, your quilts will already be backed and quilted once all of the Hexies are pieced together!
Minimum enrollment is 10; $60 for SFQG members, $75 for nonmembers.
Saturday October 21, 2017 • Jenny K. Lyon
INTRO TO FEARLESS FREE-MOTION QUILTING
Learn to free-motion quilt in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Jenny will bring numerous quilts, photos and samples to illustrate what is taught in class. We will work on 5 beautiful and fun motifs that you can put on your own quilts using your home sewing machine!
Minimum enrollment is 10; $40 for SFQG members, $55 for nonmembers.
Ongoing Project: Still making Postcards? Instructions here.