Come join our guild. Quilters of all ages and interests flourish in EBHQ's nourishing atmosphere during monthly Educational Sessions and daytime Workshops featuring outstanding teachers from the quilting world. Our educational sessions 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.  Brief announcements start at 7:30, followed by our featured speaker. Guest admission is $5.   Map for Educational Sessions

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.


quilt by Diana Berry, "Waterworld"
photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

We're gearing up for Voices In Cloth 2018! (note the new tab on the menu bar above or click here.)
  • Save the dates: March 17 and 18
  • Teachers, parents and grandparents: we are calling for entries for VIC2018's Quilts made by Kids display.  More Information
  • Members: Learn how you can help the show by making fabric postcards.  Check it out.
Members: EBHQ's annual Show & Tell is coming in November.  Time to share your creations. For more information click here.

Members: Don’t miss the chance to show off your fabulous work at our annual show at the Alameda County Administration Building. Read more here.

September issue of the Knot is here.  


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

Note: you can now enroll and use your credit card to pay for the workshops.  

See registration details on Workshop Registration page, and upcoming classes on Workshop Page.

September, 2017:  Sujata Shah    therootconnection.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 23 - Making Freeform Blocks Part I

Make triangle and other blocks without templates and marking; see what happens when you embrace the imperfections and irregularities of human hands. Sujata’s method of cutting in layers and organic piecing is unique, fast, and fun and combined with her piecing techniques, mimic the appearance of block prints of India. You’ll learn how adding curves to cutting, sewing, and the final trimming of blocks make the quilt-making process engaging and unpredictable until the last stitch. Each block you make will be different than the next in size, shape, and form, yet there will be overall harmony and balance to the quilt you make. You’ll also learn about the origins of the blocks, stories behind the quilts Sujata has made, and discussions on color combinations, textures, and quilt layouts during class.

Monday, September 25 - Making Freeform Blocks Part II

This workshop can be taken independently or as a continuation of Saturday's workshop (see Saturday workshop description)--don't worry if you don't take the Saturday, workshop, you'll be able to jump right in as Sujata introduces more free-form blocks and shares her process and techniques for making these imperfect and irregular blocks. You'll have so much fun, you won't want to stop making these organic, free-form blocks.

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.

Ellen Wong has five of her quilts at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery for their 49th Annual Textile Exhibition, August 11 to September 23, 2017. Exhibition hours are Thursday - Sunday from noon to 5pm with an opening reception Friday, August 11th from 7 to 9pm. Olive Hyde Gallery, 123 Washington Ave., Fremont, CA. Olive Hyde Art Gallery | City of Fremont Official Website

Member Mirka Knaster  is the featured artist of the month at the Berkeley Art Center.  For more information and a look at some of her gorgeous work, click here

Karin Lusnak’s fiber sculpture, 'Getting THERE From HERE’, appears in the Gallery section of the latest issue of Art Quilt Collector, a magazine published by SAQA.

Member and EBHQ president, Orna Pascal, is having a solo show, "Evidence of the Hand" October 7-8 at the Coal Shed Art Studios, Building 153, 4th & Waterfront Ave.,Mare Island, Vallejo. Info at www.coalshedstudios.com

KOREA TEXTILE TOUR. Member Mirka Knaster, Lissa Miner (former member now living in Seoul), and bojagi artist and EBHQ member Youngmin Lee (who gave a workshop for EBHQ) have organized a personalized textile tour to Korea--October 16-26, 2017--limited to 10 people. For a colorful glimpse and details, visit http://koreatextiletour.weebly.com/ 

Did you know....?

In the last year over 1400 of our quilts have been distributed to children,teens, and others in need of comfort. Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!  For more information on EBHQ's Deanna Davis Community Quilt Project, click here.