Welcome 

Come join our guild. Quilters of all ages and interests flourish in EBHQ's nourishing atmosphere during monthly General Meetings and daytime Workshops featuring outstanding teachers from the quilting world. Our general meetings are held the last Monday evening of the month, excluding July and December. May is the next-to-last Monday because of Memorial Day. Starting at 6:30 p.m. we visit, view displayed quilts, or choose books from our extensive library.  A brief business meeting starts at 7:30, followed by our featured speaker. Guest admission is $5.   Map for General Meetings

Each month we celebrate quilting together at Drop-In sewing days and community service activities.  Hover over the Home tab in the Navigation Bar to find further information about our guild.

Current news is on our blog or on Facebook.

 


Joy Troyer, Rose
Photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

2014 EBHQ Show & Tell coming in November - Learn all about it and show your quilt! - Click here

Sign up now for next summer's great quilting retreat on the California coast.

View a slideshow of EBHQ's 2014 Asilomar Retreat.  Plenty of creativity and fun.

Enter your quilt in the Alameda County Arts Commission Exhibit.  For details, click here.

What's happening in EBHQ Community Quilts!  Napa earthquake quilt donations and Kaiser neonatal opportunities.

September issue of the Knot is here.


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!


September:  Jenny Lyon http://www.quiltskipper.com

Saturday, September 27, 2014: Fearless Free Motion Quilting



Free motion quilting allows you to work directly on your own projects with little or no marking and no stencils. We will begin working on paper and make lots of mistakes there - then we will begin to play on fabric samples with confidence. This is not as hard as you think!









Monday, September 29, 2014: Quilting Design


Whether you are a traditional, modern or art quilter the principles remain the same. Quilting should enhance your quilt, adding an extra layer of interest and intrigue. Learn how to build a quilting plan using your existing skill set that completes your vision for the quilt. Avoid over-quilted or bland additions.

Member News

EBHQ members:  Have you won an award?  Do you have a quilt in a show?  Email us so that we can feature your accomplishments here.


Susan Dague's piece “Redwork Revisited” a quilt with whimsical, hand-embroidered motifs surrounded by red and white patchwork, was selected for the special exhibit “Ruby Jubilee:  Celebrating 40 Years”,  which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston later this year and will travel to various venues in 2015.

To read a really great blog post about member Diana McClun by Jennifer Rounds click here.

Valerie Yeaton has a quilt in a new book by Lynn Koolish, " Amish Quilts: The Adventure Continues."


Giny Dixon's piece “Marlena” honoring her mother's shuttle tatting and bobbin lace was selected for the special exhibit “Festival Handwork Showcase: Quilt, Knit, Stitch," which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, and travel to various venues in 2014.


EBHQ member Joyce Copenhagen has a quilt in Valerie Goodwin's newly published book, Art Quilt Maps.  Joyce' quilt is entitled Arles, Interpreted

Pati Fried has joined the blog team at See How We Sew. Visit the site to read and subscribe to her blog posts.

Did you know....?

1092 of our quilts were collected and distributed July 2013 through June 2014, including 22 large quilts to disaster survivors in Oklahoma and Colorado. In addition 39 large quilts are ready for distribution when needed. Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!  For more information on EBHQ community quilt distribution, click here.