Community Outreach

Welcome to Curbside Outreach!

The San Francisco Quilters Guild has a long history of donating quilts to organizations in San Francisco and the larger community. And this tradition continues in a new form while the pandemic prevents indoor gatherings. It’s called Curbside Outreach, it’s manned by co-chairs Jessica and Adrienne, and it takes places on the first and third Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon, in front of Adrienne’s garage. Upcoming dates are November 7th and 21st, and December 5th. You’ll find Adrienne’s address in the Membership Directory.

Curbside Outreach is an opportunity to drop off completed work or donations and pick up any or all components for your next project. You can choose to attach binding, quilt a finished top, assemble blocks into a top, piece blocks, select kits for pillowcases and Christmas drawstring totes, and more. Click here for PDF pillowcase instructions; this PDF provides directions for Christmas drawstring totes.

Get Involved with our Fire Quilts

In response to more catastrophic fires in Northern California and throughout the state, our Fire Survivor Quilt Project has an ambitious new goal: donating 20 comfort quilts a month. We hope you’ll participate. Click here for details, and contact Karen Reiter with questions; her contact info is in the Membership Directory.

Community Outreach regularly contributes quilts and pillowcases to the California Pacific Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Birthing Unit at San Francisco General Hospital, Benioff Children’s Hospital at the University of California, Epiphany House for Families in Recovery, the Veteran’s Hospital, and organizations serving those displaced by the region’s catastrophic fires.

The organizations we serve suggest the following dimensions … but any size quilt is welcome

> Preemie quilts range from 24″ x 24″ to 30″ x 30″

> Crib quilts range from 36″ x 36″ to 36″ x 45″

> Lap quilts are about 45″ x 60″

> Twin bed quilts are about 60″ x 80″

What Recipients Say

“Thank you for the lovely quilt! It’s so nice to bring a little piece of ‘love’ from the hospital home with us!”

–Erica & Tim

“After such a trying couple of days in the NICU it was so wonderful to receive such a great gift.”

–Love, Baby Archie

“Thank you so much for the beautiful hand-quilted orange alphabet quilt. It made my stay in the NICU manageable and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in making it. Because of your generosity, I’ll be mindful of paying it forward too!”

–Isabel D.

“Your gift and the time spent on this quilt warmed up an otherwise traumatic experience. Thank you for your caring and generosity.”

—Vince, Sabrina & Baby Colette

“Thank you so much for the quilt. It was a rough week and I am so happy to go home with an awesome keepsake.”

—Rob, Reija & Baby