Not just the best prices, 
but the best of everything!

ThriftStitch Hours

Thurdays - Noon to 5 PM
and By appointments

Contact for more information.


Your sewing skills are needed on October 22nd.

This event is free and open to the public. 
is hosting

a sewing EVENT at

1167 Sutter Street, SF (cross Polk Street)



Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

11:00 pm- 3:00 pm

 We will be making Preemie Quilts for local NICU wards in the Bay Area.  

Please join us and make 30x30in , 100% cotton quilts and help bringing 

smiles to family and babies.

Count our blessings!!!

No matter what our problems are, it is hard to complain when we see what is happening with these hurricanes and their devastating destruction.  Our fires in California are challenging us as well.

At ThriftStitch, we will be collecting quilts of all sizes to send to the victims in Houston at this time and am sure we will need to send some to Florida when they request us to send them.

We have a commercial DHL account for shipping and we shrink up quilts in vaccumn bags so we can send more.  DHL is pack all you can into the box, weight does not matter, just size.

Please identify quilts delivered to ThriftStitch as ones you wish to send to Houston.  We will collect, box and ship all quilts dropped off.

We will send them to the Houston Quilt Guild as per instructions from San Francisco Quilt Guild.  If you would like to attach a note of hope or a kind thought to the new recipient, please attach by sewing it onto your quilt or with a large safety pin.

QuiltWorks will send 300 pillowcases and some items we have on hand to Houston .  These are also from you our volunteers but we are not able to put your name on each one.  Just know your hard work is off to Houston and thank you.

Two weeks ago we delivered 200 pillowcases and 36 quilts to The Family House for Children's Hospital.  Many of these pillowcases were made at our collaborative weekend with Sips & Sew.  It was a fabulous event and we look forward to working in their lovely studio with new sewing friends again.  Thanks Jeanne and Tammy for making this happen.

We also deliver a closet full of baby clothes and burp clothes, etc. half to Homeless PreNatal Program for their baby showers and the other half went to our SF Foster babies.  

Save the date:   October 22     
Making Preemie quilts at Sips and Sew.  
More info to follow.  
We will supply all the kits and batting.

On a personal note:

The Mexican earthquake was far away and did not reach us here in Mazatlan.  
Cinderella and I are fine.

However, we discovered why my home had over 6 inches of filthy water on the entire first floor during the biggest storm in the history of Mazatlan.  It was not the storm…… When putting in the new streets, they installed a valve from the street to my home BACKWARDS.  Instead of allowing the rain water to exit my courtyards into the street, it kept it in and allowed the street water to enter my home.  

Books ruined, kitchen area devastated for first 6 inches and just a mess!  Took a crew three days to get the water out.  

But I cannot complain when I see what has happened in Houston.  Water gone here, days of cleaning, no one hurt, Cinderella was at the dog sitter and we will replace that valve.  Problems solved.

In addition during that storm, Water came into the shop from ceiling not the streets.  The precautions we put in place to protect the shop, did their job.  Great News!!!  BUT, the ceiling above leaked all over the shop.  

Landlord has put in new drains to solve the problems. (I hope, cross your fingers.)

Unfortunately, I expect the house boat in Miami to be toothpicks.  But there is nothing I can do about that.  It is in God's hands for sure.  

So, my friends…….be sure to count your blessings today.  It is a challenging time.

I will be in the shop this week.  Anything you wish to send to Houston, we will package and ship it.


QuiltWorks Additional New Hours! 

Thursday 12-5pm
Friday 12-5pm
Saturday 12-4pm

If you plan to send donations for Houston, 
please send them to :

C/o Piccolo Pete's
2155 Bayshore Blvd., San Francisco,CA 

You can also drop them off and mention they are for Quiltworks

Thank you all for your generosity! 

Long Arm Quilting

We are no longer able to do  long arm quilting at QuiltWorks 

for clients, some long arm quilters that we recommend are:

Dahlia in So. San Francisco     650-922-9009

Laura Lee Fritz in Sonoma    415-320-4369

Sue Fox in Berkeley Fox Dreams Quilting and Designs


Several folks use Always Quilting  and many send their quilt 

tops to the valley or out of state.  Ask your quilting friends 

where they send their long arm work and get a 


We will be doing long arm quilting as an income source for 

the ladies in Mazatlan.  They are working on the two long 

arm machines we have in Mazatlan and our rates are very 

competitive.  70% of the money earned doing the long arm

 quilting, goes to the ladies directly.  The other 30% goes to 

the rent of the shop.  If you are interested in more 

information, we will post it.  Linda will take your tops and 

backs to Mexico and return your quilts.  Binding services are 

available also.

Why  we  established  ThriftStitch?


When we established San Francisco Sewing & Quilting Collaborative, Inc. in January 2011, we also established a boutique to sell donated items as a funding source to raise money to bring our programs to SF bay area Community.  


In 2012, we converted the boutique into a fabric store.  With the closing of three California quilt stores in a two week period, (Napa, Hollister and Brentwood), Linda purchased hundreds of bolts of fabric quality quilting fabric. Since our programs require thousands of yards of cotton each year, we always sought ways to stretch our dollars.  Presto - The boutique area was converted to a fabric store.


At this time, we re-branded our name, from one that no one could remember, to ThriftStitch – our fabric store and QuiltWorks – our quilting studio.


The funds raised at ThriftStitch and QuiltWorks were solely to provide funds for our programs.  We were established as a volunteer run non-profit and to help raise funds necessary to demonstrate public support.  Over the years we worked with several programs to have interns working in our store to help establish consistent hours and sales.  This proved not to be a fit for us. 


ThriftStitch has also enabled us to establish wholesale relationships with major fabric brands.  We are able to purchase at wholesale, stretching our dollars.  As a store, we pay sales taxes, as every store does on our sales.   


All fees earned by quilting were considered donations to the non-profit as well.


At the same time, we are able to provide wholesale priced fabric to other non-profits and schools, such as Women’s Resource Center, Quilts of Valor, and an additional variety of schools and non-profits through out the bay area seeking donations of fabric, quilts or pillowcases as requested.


We provide fabric regularly to many groups we collaborate with such as the St. Anthony Stitchers, Homeless Prenatal Program, Pacifica Quilt Guild, Ryan’s Smiles, and others. 


What  is  the  role of  ThriftStitch  today?


ThriftStitch Fabric Sales are fundraisers for QuiltWorks Collaborative.  When you purchase fabric at ThriftStitch, you are helping support our programs, provide fabric and items to those in need in our community.  You are shopping with a purpose.


ThriftStitch is a location we “drop-off” of finished items and a location for “pick-up” of kits to make those items we provide to our community. 


Our goal is to hold a three-day fundraiser fabric sale each 4 – 6 weeks.  They will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, hopefully to include everyone’s schedules to come and shop.


Our first fundraising sale will be held 12 – 5pm on

Thursday, June 1 

Friday, June 2 

Sat. , June 3

Flyer to follow………….


For many San Franciscans with limited area to do their volunteer work, it has also provided a space to gather with other volunteers and make items for our community.  ThriftStitch, located at 2189 Bayshore Blvd., #102, San Francsico, CA  94134 is our corporate headquarters office.


We receive our mail at this address, and maintain our telephone and answering service at this address.  This is our official office.


Please note, new hours:


As of June 2017, ThriftStitch will be open on Thursdays for volunteer work,

 shopping, picking up and dropping off each week.  Our hours will be 12 – 5.  

We are available by appointment for the volunteers as requested.  Please contact if you need to make arrangements to meet at the shop with 

our assistant treasurer, Jay Sagan.


This week I plan on calling each of our major key volunteers to discuss how we can support you, supporting us.  Looking forward to talking with several of you.

2189 Bayshore Blvd.   Suite 102,   San Francisco, CA  415-656-1607


The QuiltWorks Collaborative is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the joys of sewing and quilting and delivering beautiful, handcrafted quilts to comfort those in need. The collaborative operates through three unique programs:

a full-service sewing and quilting studio
a one-of-a-kind discount fabric thrift store 
FABSF logoA virtual boutique offering over 100 quilts for sale  supporting
QuiltWorks Closet. 

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