Sewcials held at the Police Academy, 350 Amber Drive, San Francisco.

See map below or Click here for map/directions.

Sewcials are an important part of SFQG. Here’s where we learn new techniques, and relearn those old techniques (I don’t remember how we do…), share our creativity with each other and just have fun. 

Please pay when you sign up in advance for Sewcials.

For more information, contact Kellie Neal at 510.576.9812 or or Sam McIlraith at

A supply list will be provided when you sign up. Arrive about 15 minutes before the start of the workshop (9:45 am) to set up and get directions so that we can begin on time. Please remember that there are no refunds for cancellations.
For the comfort of all, please attend Sewcials “fragrance-free.”

General Supply List:
In addition to Supply List for each Sewcial, please bring: extension cord, cutting board,rRotary cutter, sewing machine, rulers, fabric, etc.

Bring your lunch or there are several places to purchase within walking distance.

Upcoming Sewcials

April 25, 2015  10:00-4:00
Lynne Pillus
The Mechanical Quilt

Taking a look at Lynne’s Mechanical Quilts you see a new subject matter - machinery, as well as a clear sense of color value. Using one of Lynne’s patterns you will learn her technique for producing this unique style of quilt – which would make a fantastic gift.
$60 Guild member class fee includes pattern ($12* value). Select your pattern from her website and let Sam McIlraith ( know which pattern you will be using. The class will also briefly cover how to make a pattern from your own photo. *One pattern $18 (not recommended for 1st project due to large size), if selected for use, student pays $6 difference.
Select pattern at:         Download Supply List

May 23, 2015  10:00-4:00
Lynn Koolish
Surface & Fibers for Mixed Media Collage

Paint a variety of fabrics & fibers: silk (fabric, roving, rods, cocoon), Lutradur, mul-tex, Spunbound, kraft-tex & more. Learn about the different fibers & take advantage of their unique textures. Then use them to create a Mixed-Media Fiber Collage. Class samples on Lynn Koolish’s website.  $50 Guild member fee- includes kit/materials ($30 retail value) of these new fibers to play with.
•   Website:
•   Machine Stitched Fiber collage samples:

July 25, 2015  10:00-4:00
Melinda Bula
Fabulous Fusible Flower quilts

After you have heard Melinda’s amazing quilt journey- you will now be ready to learn her techniques to making a flower quilt with the look of a painting. We’ll spend a day creating one of Melinda’s flowers, including thread painting techniques to develop realism with your quilt. Guild member fee includes pattern.

August 22, 2015  10:00-4:00
Sonya Lee Barrington
Wool Techniques

Sonya has recently concentrated her quilt/craft work in repurposed wool and Dupioni silk. The workshop will concentrate on wool techniques- yes, it really is different than working with cotton. Use your pieces made to start a quilt, or make a purse, pin or other small project.  $65 Guild member fee.

Ongoing Project:  Still making Postcards?  Instructions here.