Welcome 

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. Or to fill out your entry form, 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.

October 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.

October, 2017:  Terry Waldron  www.terrywaldron.com


Saturday, October 28, 2017 - The Japanese Way

Learn the Japanese way to create a piece of original art using techniques Terry learned from Japanese quiltmaker Keiko Goke. There are no patterns to use, no sewing machine needed (but you can bring yours if you like). All you need is cloth, scissors, a needle, and thread. The sewing stitch is absolutely authentic and it calms your mind as you stitch the cloth. 


Monday, October 30, 2017 - The Art of Landscapes

This is a class for those who love the land and its trees, water, and sky. There are no patterns because Nature isn't as simple as a pattern and variations and imperfections are very much a part of it. In this you’ll learn Terry’s "rough cut" technique to cut out tree trunks, leaves, and grassy hills. You’ll also learn aerial perspective and the four principles of composition that will make your landscapes shine. By the time you leave class, you'll be able to create any landscape that you can dream up.




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.


Both "Vernal Vortex" and "Terra Mundi", by member Ellen Wong, will be in Quilts = Art = Quilts at the Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY. This exhibition runs from October 28, 2017 to January 7, 2018. More info: Schweinfurth 

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.