Meeting Archive 2017

January 17, 2017 • PARTY!
35th Anniversary Buffet Dinner

We begin 2017 by celebrating our guild’s 35th anniversary with a dinner - a Members Only Event. SFQG wishes to thank All of Our Members for their continued devotion, friendships, leadership, volunteer work, and enthusiasm.  We wouldn’t have lasted these many years without you. We will introduce Charters Members and Presidents. We have two special speakers for our program: Gloria Miller and Joe Cunningham.

City Forest will cater our buffet dinner. Dinner includes Marsala Chicken, Mango Salsa Salmon, Au Gratin Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, Mandarin Orange Salad @ Dressing, Rolls &  Butter, Coffee & Tea, Sparkling Cider, and Cake.

One hundred and fifteen members responded to help celebrate. We'll miss those of you unavailable to join us - Stop by the History table in the coming months for the party favor.

Please join me in thanking the following anniversary volunteers: Shirley Yee, Anna Chan,  Martha Schwartz, Kuniyo Pendleton, Priscilla Der, Tony Belonogoff, Cecile Neuebaumer, Charolette Rusk, Nancy Bardoff, Mary Anne Peters, Sue Danielson, Margaret Piazza, Jane Strem, Gloria Miller, Joe Cunningham, Carolyn Cory, Alex Byrne, Nelson, Salsa, Arlene Hansen, Gail Angiulo, Esther Kwan, Helen Sato, Linda W. Norris, and Brenda Bowen.

Green Leafy Tablecloths: Gloria Miller, Adrienne Hickman, Darlene Hartman, Anna Chan, Martha Schwarz, Karren Elsbernd

February 21, 2017 • Joy-Lily
100 Quilts Later: Why I Did It and What I Learned

When our guild called for premie quilts, I had so much fun making small quilt tops that I challenged myself to make 100 of them. It took 13 months. During this adventure I discovered a lot about myself and about quilting: piecing strategies, color play, working in a series, what my quilting “sweet spot” is, and much  more. You’ll see all the quilts and hear what happened along the way. Learn more about Joy-Lily at


March 21, 2017 • Luke Haynes
Inspirations and Creations
This dynamic  quilter presents a digital slideshow—plus a few actual quilts—to demonstrate the kinds of works he has created and some of the inspirations he draws upon from architecture and beyond. Learn more about Luke Haynes at


April 18, 2017 • Sujata Shah
Cultural Fusion Quilts
Starting with a slideshow of her travels through India as well as her journey as a quilter, Sujata continues her dynamic presentation with a trunk show of original quilts from her book "Cultural Fusion Quilts."  She will share how she combines memories of the past and her inspirations into quilts. Learn more about Sujata Shah at

May 16, 2017 • Sherri Lynn Wood
Making Do: Quilts from Recyclables
Sherri talks about her residency last year at Recology San Francisco, where she produced an amazing body of fiber art from an abundance of found objects. "Making do is not only about solving a problem with what’s at hand … it also fostered within me a collaborative, receptive, and improvisational rhythm of attention marked by acceptance, and respect for how things are, with room for what showed up, including mistakes, and deviations from any or all previous plans.” Learn more about Sherri Lynn Wood at

June 20, 2017 • Heidi Emmett & Christine Barnes
A Kaffe Fassett Extravaganza
Together Christine Barnes and Heidi Emmett present a fun, fast-paced lecture about Kaffe (rhymes with “safe”), an American artist living in London who is famous worldwide for his quilts, knit wear,needlepoint and mosaics. His patterned, striped and shot-cotton fabrics have been favorites with quilters for decades. The program includes two short videos of Kaffe talking about his approach to color and design and a trunk show of quilts and wearables that Christine and Heidi have made from his fabrics and yarns. Learn more about Heidi Emmett at and Christine Barnes at

July 18, 2017 • Mel Beach
Challenge Yourself!
After making more than 25 challenge quilts in three years(!!), Mel Beach has lots of adventures, misadventures and advice to share. She’ll talk about challenges at the local, national and international level. She’ll inspire you with her own quilts and their stories, along with tips and tricks that will encourage you to enter your own quilts, regardless of style or level of experience and skill! Learn more about Mel Beach at

August 15, 2017
Katie Pasquini Masopust

Painting with Cloth
This slide/lecture shows my development from early paintings through traditional quilts up to the present contemporary wall quilts. I will show early traditional quilts, mandalas, three-dimensional quilts,  isometric quilts, fractured landscape quilts and my new ghost layer-plus- color washes. Katie includes touches on inspirations, funny stories, mistakes and foul-ups, and design techniques, with time for Q&A. Learn more about Katie Pasquini Masopust at

September 19, 2017
Rami Kim

Asian Designs in a Modern World
Interested in the fusion of Asian designs with Western styles and bringing something new (and old!) to your quilting? This lecture and trunk show demonstrates many designs and concepts that are more than a thousand years old from the “Land of Morning Calm,” Korea. You’ll see quilts, wearables, traditional costumes called Hanbok, bags, wrapping cloth called Bojahgy and many more items that can be inspirational and practical projects for today's needle artists. Learn more about Rami Kim at

October 17, 2017
Jenny K. Lyon
Quilting is a Contact Sport!

A sometimes humorous look at how quilting affects our lives and relationships from a wizard at free-motion quilting. Jenny’s talk also includes a trunk show of award-wnning quilts and garments. Jenny comes from a long line of traditional bed quilt-makers and took her first quilting class in 1983. But it wasn’t until 1999 that a class unleashed her need to create, and she hasn’t stopped since. Learn more about Jenny at And make sure to check out her free tutorials