Member Sew & Tell via Zoom

Zoom Meeting

Our August meeting will be largely devoted to a Sew & Tell of SFQG member quilts, and we hope you’ll participate. Please submit your quilt photos by Monday August 3rd via email to member Judith Epstein, who will be putting together the show-and-tell slideshow. Her email is in the Membership Directory; it will also be sent to you in an eBlast. Here are the guidelines: Smaller quilts look better in a slideshow than larger quilts. You can still send a picture of a large quilt, but please also include one or two close-up pictures to highlight stitching or some other feature. Include title and dimensions. Limit file size to 2 MB. You will have 30–45 seconds to tell us about your quilt(s). Plan ahead, think about what you want to say, what inspired you, what you learned, etc. We reserve the right to limit the number of quilts presented at the August meeting; if we run out of time, we’ll move remaining quilts to a future show-and-tell meeting. Judy will give participants a heads-up about the order in which quilts will be shown before the August meeting. For tips on taking good pictures of your quilt with your smartphone camera, please check out these web sites: How to Take Awesome Pictures with Your Phone Quilt Photography: 5 Tips to Improve We are looking forward to all of your submissions! Quilts above are, left to right, by Barb Strick (with long-arm quilting by Laura Lee Fritz), Betty Hoogland, and Karen Stern.

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.

Introducing the Social Justice Sewing Academy

Zoom Meeting

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.