SFQG Activities At A Glance

About the San Francisco Quilters Guild

The SFQG offers a wealth of activities that foster companionship, learning and fun for anyone in the Bay Area interested in quiltmaking and related arts.

While indoor, in-person activities are on hold, many of our activities have moved to Zoom, including monthly meetings, lectures, and occasional workshops, with Sewing Circle meet-ups coming soon. We continue to produce quilts for charity, with curbside pick-up and drop-off. Our Free Table has also moved outdoors. We continue to publish a newsletter and maintain a lending library.

Visit this page for dates, times and places for upcoming activities, plus a registration link for our next Zoom meeting.

Annual Auction

Postponed 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.

Block of the Month

On Haitus 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

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

Community Outreach

Ongoing SFQG members regularly contribute quilts and pillowcases to local hospitals and other organizations through our Community Outreach program. Visit this page for the date and time of the next curbside pick-up and drop-off.

Fabric Postcards

Ongoing 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.

Free Table

Outdoors 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. Visit this page for the date and location of the next Free Table.

Friendship Blocks

Back Soon 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.


On Haitus 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.


Via Zoom 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. Register to attend the next meeting at this link.


Ongoing Our library boasts more than 1,200 books and videos. Follow this link to learn more.


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


Ongoing 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

On Haitus A great fundraiser, this collaborative quilt travels to other guilds and events until it is raffled off at our quilt show. See our 2019 Opportunity Quilt here.

Quilt Show

Postponed Our biennial show features hundreds of quilts by members, special exhibits, featured artists, vendors and more. The 2021 show has been postpooned; learn more. See pix and more from QUILT 2019 here.


Postponed Our QuiltAway retreat features classes, open studio, charity projects and time for guild members to get to know one another better. The 2020 retreat has been postponed. Learn more.


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

Secret Pals

On Haitus 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.


Via Zoom The SFQG offers two kinds of Saturday social gatherings, called Sewcials. At Outreach Sewcials, members gather to work on charitable projects; learn more here. Sewcial workshops feature stellar teachers both from within our own guild and beyond; learn more here. Now offered on an occasional basis; check this page for dates.

Sewing Circles

Via Zoom 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

Via Zoom Take the stage with your finished projects or WIPs, talk about your work … and enjoy the applause. Check for photos on Instagram, @sfquiltersguild. Learn more.

Social Media

Ongoing Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see fabulous quilts by SFQG members and find out about upcoming events. Learn more.