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Introducing the Social Justice Sewing Academy

Zoom Meeting

Join us on Zoom to learn about the innovative and inter-generational work of the Social Justice Sewing Academy from founder Sara Trail.  She’ll share the history of activist quiltmaking and the inspiration that led to the development of the organization. The SJSA is on the web here. Both members and visitors can register to attend the meeting at this link.

Board Meeting

Zoom Meeting

SFQG board meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except December. Meetings are currently taking place via Zoom, but in the past executive board members and committee chairs generally met at the Ortega Branch Library. Committee chair reports should be submitted at least one day in advance, by email, to all participants. Any guild member is welcome to attend; if you'd like to do so, email the guild president to ask for a Zoom link.

English Paper-Piecing: A Zoom Workshop with Alex Byrne

Zoom Meeting

This 2-hour workshop, taught by the guild’s EPP guru Alex Byrne, will introduce you to this fun form of patchwork. We’ll be making pincushions, although they can also be used as baby or pet toys! We’ll look at some examples of different shapes and patterns you can use, as well as ideas for what you can make. We’ll then pick up our materials and begin making. We’ll cover two methods of making the patches, how to join them and then remove the papers. Alex will take you through how to complete the project from start to finish AND you’ll have a worksheet to take away as a reminder. For members only. Click here to sign up. Download a PDF supply list here. Alex is originally from England and has been sewing for more than 30 years.She has taught workshops in England,Japan and California. While she loves all textile arts, she is currently obsessed with quilting, and is a former President of the San Francisco Quilters Guild. She has won ribbons for her EPP quilts and wearables. You’ll find her on Instagram as @lixiemakesit.

The Boro Aesthetic with Jody Alexander

Zoom Meeting

Jody’s talk will include an introduction to Japanese Boro textiles as well as a look at mending and reuse traditions in other parts of the world. She’ll explore contemporary artists working within the realm of the “art of mending.” Finally, she’ll present her own work, which is greatly inspired by mending and reuse traditions. Check out her web site. Click here to go to the Zoom meeting.

Smithereens: A Zoom Sewcial with Julia McLeod

Zoom Meeting

Spend a Sunday morning “sewcializing” with Julia McLeod and your SFQG friends! In this three-hour Zoom workshop you’ll learn a clever yet simple block that uses 2-1/2" strips and stacked cutting to create a visually exciting quilt pattern. Registered participants will receive a supply list and a worksheet before the class. Julia will present a step-by-step slide show and will be available to answer questions as we sew together.   This workshop takes place Sunday October 25, 2020, from  9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. For San Francisco Quilters Guild members only. View the workshop on the Members Only page..

Board Meeting

Zoom Meeting

SFQG board meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except December. Meetings are currently taking place via Zoom, but in the past executive board members and committee chairs generally met at the Ortega Branch Library. Committee chair reports should be submitted at least one day in advance, by email, to all participants. Any guild member is welcome to attend; if you'd like to do so, email the guild president to ask for a Zoom link.

Outdoor Free Table

Outdoors

Our fabulous giveaways have moved outdoors! Here’s what you need to know: This is a drop-in event. It’s for SFQG members only. Participants must wear masks, observe social distancing at all times, and respect any other requirements of the host. Today’s Free Table takes place outside Valerie Lienkaemper’s house, from 9 a.m. to noon. Her contact info is in the Membership Directory. Please click the Calendar tab to see other Free Table dates. Val is organizing other outdoor Free Tables for the guild. Please contact her if you’d like to be a host.  

Three Outdoor Events!

Outdoors

SFQG members can look forward to three outdoor events on Saturday November 7th: Curbside Outreach, from 10 a.m to noon, in front of Adrienne Hickman’s garage. Guild members can drop off donations and pick up components for your next project. Read more here. Outdoor Free Table, from 9 a.m. to noon, in front of Valerie Lienkaemper’s house. Contact Val to drop off fabric early or to volunteer as a future host. SFQG Library, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., in front of Cher delaMere’s house. Lots of new magazines to check out! See all our library holdings here. You must be a guild member to participate, wear a mask and observe social distancing at all times. You’ll find addresses and other contact information for Adrienne, Val and Cher in the Membership Directory.

Curbside Outreach

Adrienne’s Garage

The San Francisco Quilters Guild has a long history of making and 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. Called Curbside Outreach, it’s an opportunity to drop off completed work or donations and pick up any or all components for your next project. Manned by co-chairs Jessica and Adrienne, it typically takes places on the first and third Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon, in front of Adrienne’s garage. You’ll find Adrienne’s address in the Membership Directory.