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 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 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 byKaren Springsteen, "Japanese Tea Garden"
photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Get ready for some fun EBHQ meetings: The Silent Auction in May and Book Sale in June. For more info on the Silent Auction (including a form to fill out if you want to donate an item), click here

If you missed the Alameda County Arts Commission exhibit of EBHQ quilts, you can see the photos here.

2017 EBHQ Nominating Committee:
Pamela Jensen – Past President EBHQparliamentarian@gmail.com
Diana Berry – Treasurer EBHQtreasurer@gmail.com
Leah Brown – Membership Chair EBHQmembership@gmail.com
Rachel Holmen – Member at Large
Rosemary Corbin – Member at Large
Please contact one of us if you are interested on serving on Board or committee.

April issue of the Knot is here.  

 


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

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

April, 2017:  Tara Faughnan  www.tarafaughnan.com

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Color Interaction: Playing with Solids and the Importance of Value 

Playing with color is one of the most rewarding aspects of quilt making. It can be fun, intuitive, challenging and at times frustrating. In this 6 hour class, we will explore how colors play off one another, delve into the importance of value, and learn tips for when you get stuck.





Monday, April 24, 2017 - Creating Complex Quilts from Simple Shapes: the Basics of Pattern Drafting & the Use of Value and Color to Transform a Block

Learn how to draft simple block patterns and create reusable freezer paper templates for precision piecing. In this class we will look at the use of value and color to create visually complex quilts from the repetition of a simple block. Come with a basic idea of a block to draft, or choose from a variety of blocks I will present.



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.


Member Mirka Knaster has several pieces exhibited at Mastsumoto City Museum of Art and Asagura Art Gallery in Japan from May to July.

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.

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 1000 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.