Linda Schmidt: Short Attention-Span Quilting

San Francisco Chinese Seventh Day Adventist Church 7777 Geary Blvd, San Francisco

Starting with her grandma’s quilt and her first blue-ribbon quilt, Linda charts her development as an art quilter through some 40 of her patchwork, story, portrait, landscape, abstract and liturgical quilts  All her quilts have a story, each completely different from the next. Mixing a little poetry, a bit of philosophy and some history, Linda examines how our quilts tie us to our mothers, our grandmothers, our great-grandmothers and the great beyond. Learn more about Linda here.

Introducing the Social Justice Sewing Academy

San Francisco Chinese Seventh Day Adventist Church 7777 Geary Blvd, San Francisco

Learn about the innovative and inter-generational work of the Social Justice Sewing Academy from founder Sara Trail.  She’ll share the history of activist quiltmaking and the inspiration that led to the development of the organization. The SJSA is on the web here.

The Boro Aesthetic with Jody Alexander

San Francisco Chinese Seventh Day Adventist Church 7777 Geary Blvd, San Francisco

Jody’s talk will include an introduction to Japanese Boro textiles as well as a look at mending and reuse traditions in other parts of the world. She’ll explore contemporary artists working within the realm of the “art of mending.” Finally, she’ll present her own work, which is greatly inspired by mending and reuse traditions. Check out her web site.