Are you interested in learning more about quilting, but don’t have any experience? Every Wednesday a quilting bee to assemble this year’s third annual bike quilt takes place and anyone can join. No quilting experience is necessary, we’ll give you the hand-sewing instruction you’ll need.
Be a part of the friendly group of people to snack, chat and contribute to an amazing work of art that will be raffled and raise money for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at Winterfest (Dec. 5). The next quilting bee is Wed. Oct. 20 from 6-9pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for address and to RSVP.
Meet Lisa Hartmayer, one of the people helping assemble this year’s bike quilt.
Why are you involved with the bike quilt?
The sense of community that’s associated with quilting, getting back to the basics and you can learn a lot from the people next to you.
What did you learn tonight?
The quilter’s knot. And that I am part of such a fantastic community.
What other crafts do you do?
I make costumes for myself and others for street festivals, birthdays, burning man. I just made a king costume. Last year for Halloween I was a beat up member of a marching band and I was a pinata for Bay to Breakers. My best costume ever was a goldfish.
What do you use your bicycle for?
Everything. I just finished Wheeled Migration’s Slow Coast Tour from Montara to Santa Cruz. I go everywhere by bike… except for the craft supply store which is only a block away from my home so I walk!