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 lectures and Sew & Tell at our monthly meetings as well as Virtual Sewcials, with Sewing Circle meet-ups coming soon. We support members working on quilts for donation 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.

Please visit our Calendar for a comprehensive view of all upcoming activities, with details, dates and times, plus the links you’ll need to participate.

Community Outreach

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. And see the Calendar tab for all future dates.

Fabric Postcards

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

A treasure trove of fabrics, orphan blocks, patterns, and quilting supplies. Contributions welcome. Click here for details of the next Outdoor Free Table. And see the Calendar tab for all future dates. Members who would like to host a Free Table please contact Valerie Lienkaemper, her contact info can be found in the Membership Directory.

Lectures

Guest speakers—from within the SFQG, around California, out of state and even overseas—are a high point of the guild’s monthly meetings, now held via Zoom. Learn more. Members receive a Zoom link via eBlast a few days before each meeting.

Library

Our library boasts more than 1,200 books and videos. Click here to browse, and watch the Calendar for future outdoor library dates.

Lone Robin

Part progressive quilt, part mystery quilt and a whole lot of fun! Our 2021 Lone Robin Challenge presents six monthly prompts to participants starting in February. Click here for details.

Newsletter

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

 

Round Robin

The 2021 Round Robin runs through November 2021. It’s a great way to practice new techniques and stay connected with other quilters. New this year: participants can join a traditional or a modern Round Robin. 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. New chair, Sara Guyol, will report on developments soon.

Sew & Tell

Share your finished projects or WIPs at our Zoom meetings … talk about your work … and enjoy the applause. Check for photos on Instagram, @sfquiltersguild. Learn more.

Social Media

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

Virtual Sewcials

The SFQG offers two kinds of distanced, social gatherings. At Outreach Sewcials, members work via Zoom on projects for donation. In Virtual Sewcials, members learn skills and techniques via Zoom workshops. See Calendar for upcoming dates.

Our in-person activities and events, on hiatus during the pandemic, will return to this page when it is safe for members to get together.