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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of Adrienne’s garage. You’ll find Adrienne’s address 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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of Adrienne’s garage. You’ll find Adrienne’s address in the Membership Directory.

Blair Stocker on Finding Value in Your Scraps

Zoom Meeting

Did your grandmother make quilts using scraps left over from the clothes she made for your family? While today we buy many of the fabrics we use in our quilts, we’re also excited to use found and recycled textiles, from a thrift store, garage sale, or Free Table. Blair is most inspired when using fabric that has meaning or memories. Members will find the Zoom link under the Members Only tab and will also receive the link via eBlast. Nonmembers may pay a $5 guest fee and register using this link. She began her career designing textiles and made her first quilt for her daughter using many of her lovely baby clothes. Blair calls her style “Modern Traditional” and her esthetic appeals to all types of quilters. Her most recent book is Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Patchwork. She will be teaching a workshop, Modern Scrappy Quilts with Color Value, at Quiltcon Together on February 18, 2021. For more information visit the QuiltCon web site. Learn more about Blair Stocker at her web site or follow her on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram.  

Members-Only UFO Sewcial via Zoom

Zoom Meeting

I don’t know about you, but I don’t need a new project, I need to finish a basketful of unfinished projects! Join us for fun and friendship via Zoom on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to noon for our next Virtual Sewcial: UFO Day! Share with the group a project you are stuck on to get suggestions and motivation to bring it home. Virtual Sewcials are no-fee events for members. Sign up at this link so we know how many people to expect. Hosted this month by Maren Larsen; she will email participants the Zoom link.

Board Meeting

Zoom Meeting

SFQG board meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except December. Meetings are currently taking place via Zoom. Committee chair reports should be submitted by the Saturday before the meeting, by email, to all participants. Any guild member is welcome to attend; click this Zoom link. Should you need them, the Meeting ID is 498 612 9079 and the Passcode is 799713.

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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of Adrienne’s garage. You’ll find Adrienne’s address 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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of Adrienne’s garage. You’ll find Adrienne’s address in the Membership Directory.

David Owen Hastings on Minimal Design, Maximal Impact

Zoom Meeting

Join us for a fascinating Zoom presentation about design and technique in modern quiltmaking by the multitalented David Owen Hastings, whose works ranges across graphic design, printmaking, textile arts and creative coaching. Members will find the Zoom link under the Members Only tab and will also receive the link via eBlast. Nonmembers may pay a $5 guest fee and register at this link. David will show us two techniques for designing whole quilts (or quilt blocks): making stitched paper models, called maquettes, or starting off with an architectural photograph. He will also discuss how to design the quilting itself, using the walking foot, so that sewing lines emerge as key design elements. Lastly, we’ll see his many sample mini quilts that combine pared down, graphic design with purposeful quilting. Learn more about David at his web site.

Outdoor Free Table

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 Carolyn Bower’s house, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call Carolyn if you’d like to drop off fabric or quilting supplies before the 22nd. Her contact info is in the Membership Directory. Please click the Calendar tab to see other Free Table dates. Valerie Lienkaemper is organizing other outdoor Free Tables for the guild. Please contact her if you’d like to be a host.

Free Webinar: Day 1, All Star Virtual Sampler Platter

Zoom Meeting

San Francisco Quilters Guild members will have free access to two days of Zoom demonstrations by 18 quilt teachers, featuring a wide variety of techniques and styles, from traditional to modern to art quilting. Organized by the Global Quilt Connection, the All Star Virtual Sampler Platter takes place from noon–3 p.m. (Pacific) on Saturday May 22nd and Sunday May 23rd. Come when you can, stay as long as you like! For details about this two-day event, including a list of teachers and the topics of their presentations, download this PDF. There's no cost to SFQG members, and no sign-up is necessary; the guild has paid for free access by its membership. A Zoom link is now on the Members Only page and is good for both days of the event. Please Note: There is a limit on how many people are able to enter the Zoom room at any given time. If the room is full, you will be automatically re-directed to YouTube, where you can watch the event live. In many cases the YouTube live-stream is more stable than Zoom, so please don't be disappointed if you don't get into the Zoom room itself.