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: Curbside Outreach. It’s 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.

Curbside Outreach is held the first and third Saturday of the month, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., in front of Adrienne’s garage. Click the Calendar tab to see specific dates and details.

Our 2022 Outreach Project

We’re making lap quilts for 1064 Mission Street, a supportive rental housing development for formerly homeless adults and seniors, as the guild’s 2022 Outreach Project. We’re aiming for 60 lap-size quilts by April and 250 by year’s end. The minimum size is 40″ x 50″ and the maximum is 50″ x 60″.

Participants may use their own patterns or use four patterns supplied by Community Outreach. Click this PDF for Garden Gate and Rail Fence patterns. For Big Star and Scrappity-Do-Dah patterns, click here.

Kits will also be available at Curbside Outreach on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Direct any questions of Jessica Church or Adrienne Hickman.

Window Frames: A Great Pattern for a Lap Quilt

Our Window Frames block pattern was a big hit at our recent Virtual Sewcial, so we’re making it available for members to make at home. Click here to download the PDF. Each block finishes at 10½ inches, and with 10 pieced blocks and 10 cut blocks you’ll have a 40″ x 50″ lap quilt.

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

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

> Lap quilts are about 45″ x 60″

> Twin bed quilts are about 63″ x 87″

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