SFQG Activities At A Glance

Annual Auction

November’s meeting features a live auction and cash-and-carry tables. It’s a lively fundraiser, with great finds. Invite your friends … guests are free. Learn more.

Block of the Month

Participating in Block of the Month is a way to learn new techniques, try new designs or patterns, play with fabrics and colors … and win blocks. Learn more.

Challenge Quilts

Challenge Quilts are small works that interested members make in response to a theme and are typically displayed at the guild’s biennial quilt show. Learn more.

Community Outreach

Through Community Outreach, SFQG members regularly contribute quilts and pillowcases to local hospitals and other organizations. Learn more.

FaceBook Group

Join other SFQG members on FaceBook to share photos, quilty discoveries and other news. Learn more.

Free Table

Always thronged with quilters eager to build their stash, the Free Table is piled high with fabrics, orphan blocks, patterns, books, magazines, and notions. Contributions welcome. See pix here.

Friendship Blocks

Making Friendship Blocks is a way to collaborate with other guild members on their quilts … and to get blocks for your projects, too. Participants have contributed more than 900 blocks for 57 quilts in the past decade. Learn more.


The SFQG has a quirky way of supplying snacks at meetings: members bring treats during their birthday month … and get fat quarters as a gift.


Guest speakers—from within the SFQG, around California, out of state and even overseas—are a high point of the guild’s January–October meetings. Learn more.


Our library boasts more than 1,200 books and videos. Consult our booklist to find what you need. Learn more.


Our December meeting features craft tables where you can learn a clever technique or make a quick project … plus there’s a holiday party. Learn more.


The SFQG publishes a monthly newsletter, Quilters Cables, that members receive via email or snail mail. Back issues and info on how to contribute are here.

Opportunity Quilt

A great fundraiser, this collaboratively made quilt travels to other guilds and events until it is raffled off at our quilt show. Learn more.


Use up scraps … have some fun … and help raise money for the guild by sewing fabric postcards. At just 4×6, they’re fast to make. Details and directions are here.

Quilt Show

Our biennial quilt show features more than 300 quilts by members, plus special exhibits, featured artist, vendors and more. Details are here.


Our QuiltAway retreat features classes, open studio, charity projects and time for guild members to get to know one another better. Learn more.


At just 8½ inches square, Quiltlets are miniature works of art created by members and displayed at our quilt shows. Learn more.

Secret Pals

Secret Pals are guild members who enjoy gift-giving as a way of getting to know other members. Kind of like Secret Santa, but year-round. Learn more.


Sewcials are occasional workshops featuring stellar teachers both from within our own guild and beyond … sometimes as far away as Switzerland. Learn more.

Sewing Circles

Sewing Circles are groups of guild members who pursue shared interests by meeting regularly, sewing together, working on collaborative projects, and the like. Learn more.

Show and Tell

Take the stage with your finished projects or WIPs, talk about your work … and enjoy the applause. Check for photos in our Flickr feed. Learn more.