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.

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 Hiatus 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 Hiatus 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. And see the Calendar tab for all future dates.

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 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.

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 Hiatus 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 monthly meetings. Learn more. Members receive a Zoom link via eBlast a few days before each meeting.


Ongoing Our library boasts more than 1,200 books and videos. Click here to browse, and follow this link for info on making an outdoor library visit. See the Calendar tab for future outdoor dates.


On Hiatus 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 in print. Back issues and info on how to contribute are here.

Opportunity Quilt

On Hiatus 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 postponed. 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.


On Hiatus 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 Hiatus 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.

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.

Sew & 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.

Virtual Sewcials

Via Zoom 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.