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. Details coming this fall.

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.

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. Follow this click to 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. Details coming this fall.


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 collaborative quilt travels to other guilds and events until it is raffled off at our quilt show. See our 2019 Opportunity Quilt here.


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


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 cancelled. 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.


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.

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 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.