Finding the Guild on Social Media
The Guild hashtag for us on Instagram, Twitter or other platforms is #sfqg. The Guild does not currently have an official account on these services.
We have an official Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/755666857849480/. Members can click on that link or find the Group when already logged into Facebook by searching for “San Francisco Quilters Guild”. (If you see multiple options you want to click on the one labelled as a “closed group”.)
Active Members can join the Group at any time by simply clicking “Join Group”. There is an approval period during which membership status is verified. Once this has been done you will receive an alert and will then be able to post to the Group and read the posts of other Members.
The Group has been created to help members share progress on sewing projects and support each other between meetings. As a user of the Group you are responsible for all activities and content you post/upload and for adhering to all applicable local and national laws.
You are encouraged to post content that is related to quilting, sewing, designing with fabric and textile arts. A common sense approach will be taken by the Admins when reviewing content and anything that is deemed unsuitable will be removed. The person who posted this content will be contacted to explain why this happened. To help avoid this situation here are some examples of content you can and can not post:
- Your local quilt shop is having a sale and you want to post the details to the Group. This is fine and a good idea!
- Your local shoe shop is having a sale and you want to post the details to the Group. This is not relevant to this Group so there is no need to post it.
- You have been working on a quilt and have a question about how to continue. This is a good idea - post your question with a picture if possible and get some advice from other Guild members.
- You are having a personal problem and want some advice. This is not relevant to this Group so you shouldn’t post this but you can of course add it as a status update on your own Facebook page.
- You belong to a different Quilting Group and want to add your next Show as an Event. That is fine and a good idea!
- You belong to a Dance Group and want to advertise your next performance. This is not relevant to this Group.
- You have a cat/dog/fish and want to share photos of them with the Group. Ask yourself - “Are they sitting on a quilt? Or are they positioned such that it looks like they’re using my sewing machine?” If the answer is yes you can share the photo. If not then don’t.
- You see a very funny cartoon/meme and want to share it with the Group. If it is sewing/quilting related then go ahead.
- You want to share your review of a sewing store. It is best to add this instead to a site like www.yelp.com where you can share your review with a wider audiance.
- You have seen a great pattern and want to share it or find a copy of it. Always consider whether the pattern is copyrighted. If it is, do not share the pattern or ask a member to ‘copy it’ for you. If it is a free pattern that you want to recommend then go ahead and share it!
This is your Guild. Help us make it strong, vibrant and enjoyable for all members. If you see content that violates this guidance, please report it for review.
For completeness, here are some additional guidelines.
A post is not allowed if it:
- Incites, advocates or expresses pornography, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, hatred, bigotry, racism, or gratuitous violence.
- Provides or creates links to external sites that are not in keeping with these guidelines
- threatens, stalks, defames, defrauds, degrades, victimizes or intimidates an individual or group of individuals for any reason; including on the basis of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or race.
- Contains or could be considered 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', 'affiliate marketing', or unsolicited commercial advertisement.
Members who post non-relevant content or content that falls within the four bullet points above will have this content removed. Members who have multiple posts removed will be reported to the Board who will then decide whether they should be removed from the Group.
SFQG is not responsible for the content of any user-created posting, listing or message. The decision to view content or engage with others is yours. We advise you to use your judgment.