Member Sew & Tell via Zoom

Zoom Meeting

Please join us for a meeting featuring you, our members. The deadline to submit images is Monday November 30th. Your photos should be tightly focused, well-lit, high-resolution JPEGs. Please include title and dimensions—and a pix of you, if you’re not camera shy! Judy Epstein has graciously agreed to put together the slide show for us. Her email is in the Membership Directory. Please note that due to time constraints, we may not be able to include all submissions. Since this is our December meeting, we‘ll be highlighting holiday-themed quilts and if we have an abundance of submissions, those will be given priority. Members will find the Zoom link under the Members Only tab and will also receive the link via eBlast. Registration link for nonmembers coming soon.

Beyond Red, White and Blue

Zoom Meeting

Learn a simple method for making quilt blocks using the geometry of the American flag, with Catherine Sherman. These blocks can become quilts, pillows or any soft project. Participants will be given specific dimensions as starting point and examples for inspiration. Free, for members only. Registration link coming soon.

Sandra Johnson’s Wearable Art

Zoom Meeting

Please join us via Zoom for a look at Sandra’s unique style, blending sashiko, boro, and worn garments with new, vintage and thrifted textiles, even old quilts. Members will find the Zoom link under the Members Only tab and will also receive the link via eBlast. Registration link for nonmembers coming soon. Sandra’s wearables reflect creative ways to upcycle favorite clothing, especially denim, as well as hand stitching that makes her projects unique. She’ll present techniques for improving and reimagining clothing to create personal, unique art—comfy to wear and to treasure. You’ll find yourself thinking in new ways about clothing and using and reusing fabric. Learn more on her website or follow her at Sandra Johnson Designs on Facebook or Instagram. PLEASE NOTE: Sandra will be teaching her Bomber Jacket workshop online through Craft Napa on Thursday January 14, 2021. See details here.

Community Outreach Sewcial

Zoom Meeting

A day for SFQG members to work together, via Zoom, on a variety of Community Outreach quilts and pillowcases. More details coming from Adrienne Hickman and Jessica Church, along with a registration link.

Trudy Cleveland on Photographing Quilts with your Phone

Zoom Meeting

Smartphone cameras now rival the best digital cameras on the market, and this Zoom presentation by SoCal photographer and long-arm quilter Trudy Cleveland will serve up a wealth of tips for taking quality photos of your quilts. Registration link coming soon. Trudy’s advice will help you do more with your smartphone, take great photos to share with family and friends, participate in virtual Sew & Tell events, meet the requirements of online quilt-show applications, and more. You may find yourself using these tricks for all your photography. Learn more about Trudy at her website. PLEASE NOTE: This lecture because it will not be recorded.

Crayon-Tinted Embroidery

Zoom Meeting

Pattie Klimek teaches a crayon-tint technique along with a bold, blue teacup embroidery pattern. She‘ll supply the pattern, show you how to transfer it, and how to apply the Crayola crayon colors on muslin to get the color and shading just right. Then participants will add some simple embroidery stitches to make the pattern come alive. If you have beginning embroidery experience, this class is for you. Don't worry if your skills are a little rusty; Pattie will review the stitches needed to make this surprisingly easy project. Free, for members only, via Zoom. Registration link coming soon.

Lisa Walton: Leap and the Net Will Appear

Zoom Meeting

This Zoom meeting features Australian textile artist Lisa Walton in a presentation about her vibrant pieces that incorporate a passion for hand-dyed and painted fabrics, as well as the path of exploration and risk-taking she has pursued. Members will find the Zoom link under the Members Only tab and will also receive the link via eBlast. Registration link for nonmembers coming soon. Lisa will take us through her creative journey, showing her development over the years and highlighting the milestones and “leaps” she has taken. A teacher of quiltmaking and surface design for more than 15 years, Lisa has also published many patterns and books on quilting techniques, surface design and beading on fabric. She completed her term as president of Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) in 2019. Learn more about Lisa at her website.

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. Registration link for nonmembers coming soon. 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. Registration link coming soon.

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. Registration link for nonmembers coming soon. 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.

Virtual Sew & Tell of Members’ Work

Zoom Meeting

Please join us for a meeting featuring you, our talented members. The deadline to submit images is Tuesday June 1st. Your photos should be tightly focused, well-lit, high-resolution JPEGs. Please include title and dimensions—and a pix of yourself, if you’re not camera shy! Judy Epstein has graciously agreed to put together the slide show for us. Her email is in the Membership Directory. Please note that due to time constraints, we may not be able to include all submissions. Members will receive a Zoom link for the meeting via eBlast.