Workshops & Sewcials

The guild offers several opportunities for learning and camaraderie. Sewials are free get-togethers where members learn a skill or technique from a fellow SFQG member, pick up tips and tricks, build friendships and have fun. Workshops present the specialties of quilt professionals from California, around the country and beyond, and charge a fee. In addition, occasional Community Outreach Sewcials allow members to work together on charitable projects.

Workshops are open to all Guild members on a ‘first-come’ basis. One must register with payment to confirm participation. Workshops are publicized to Guild members first, and members have the benefit of several months of promotion to register before any non-Guild members may register. Two months prior to the Workshop, the Workshop will be offered to the public, at a non-Guild member rate. For the Guild to host professional instructors we need to cover instructor costs and therefore once an individual is registered there are no cancellations/refunds. Members may “transfer” their registration to another member; the Guild and its workshop chairs will not be responsible for this exchange and all arrangements and funds will be exchanged between the individual guild members. Once a member has found someone to exchange with, they are responsible for notifying the Guild chairs so that the appropriate attendee will be notified of all class information.

If you have questions about Sewcials or would like to teach a free class, please get in touch with Maren Larsen. Please direct questions about fee-based workshops to Barb Strick or Sam McIlraith. And contact Adrienne Hickman or Jessica Church about Community Outreach. Their contact information is in the Membership Directory.

Via Zoom

Workshop: Saturday July 10, 2021, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Intriguing Interleaves Part 1, a fee-based workshop with Mel Beach. Details here; registration link here.

Workshop: Saturday July 17, 2021, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Intriguing Interleaves Part 2, the second half of Mel Beach’s workshop. Details here.

Workshop: Saturday November 13, 2021, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

Line Dancing Workshop, with Brenda Gael Smith. Details here; registration link here.

Workshop: Sunday November 14, 2021, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

Geometricks Workshop, with Brenda Gael Smith. Details here; registration link here.

Recordings of Past Events

Saturday January 16, 2021, 9 a.m.–Noon

View Catherine Sherman’s Beyond Red, White and Blue workshop on the Members Only page.

Saturday August 22, 2020, 9 a.m.–Noon

View Maren Larsen’s Foundation String Piecing workshop on the Members Only page.

Saturday September 26, 2020

View Alex Byrne’s English Paper-Piecing workshop on the Members Only page.