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.

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Quilt by Kerry Hansing
Photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Members!  EBHQ's annual Show and Tell is coming up fast!  Complete your entry form before 11/23. We wouldn't want to miss seeing your fabulous work. To learn more click here

Members!  Your quilt, garment or other wonderful creation could be shown in EBHQ's upcomiing Addison Street Windows display in Berkeley.  Here's How,

You can now purchase tickets for EBHQ's March quilt show, Voices in Cloth 2016.  Save $5/per ticket by purchasing before Feb. 29, 2016. Ticket info here.

Click here to read about our community quilts that we sent to the victims of the valley fire.

Calling all California doll makers!  The Special Exhibit at VIC2016 will be a Cloth Doll Challenge.  Sounds like fun, right? Read more about it here.

November issue of the Knot is here.

Coming Soon

EBHQ's annual Show and Tell at the November 30 General Meeting.  Don't miss it!

Amy Adair
Arleen Kukua
Sharon May
photos by Susan Scolnick
For more about this event, and how to show your work, click here.

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

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

No workshops in November or December

January, 2016:  Leslie Tucker Jenison  http://www.leslietuckerjenison.com

Saturday and Monday, January 23 & 25, 2016: Paper To Cloth Lamination

In this two-day workshop you will explore how to “laminate” paper and even metal leaf to a sheer fabric surface with two types of gel medium to create a design on the sheer.

Lamination provides the opportunity to combine unique graphic images, such as your own photographs printed onto color laser copies, newsprint, shredded paper, and even art paper, to the surface of cloth and create very unique and individual surfaces!

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.

Karin Lusnak's quilt, 'A Winter Chill on the Dogwood Trees', will be exhibited in Studio Art Quilt Associates: "STRATA" at the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad, Pleasanton, CA.  Opening reception: Thursday, November 12, 7-9 pm.  Gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, 12-5, Saturday 11-3.  Click here to discover the names of some other EBHQ members participating in this show. The exhibit runs from November 12 through December 16.

Also, two of Karin's quilts were recently included in La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum's 2015 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival in Washington.

Mirka Knaster has a piece in MICROCOSMOS: "Small work can be art that gently whispers. Or it can boldly shout, energetically bursting through its boundaries to explore a world of possibilities."  This exhibition features 133 selected works from artists throughout the U.S. Oct. 29-Nov. 29, 2015. Reception:Saturday, Nov. 14, 5-9pm. 309 First St., Benicia, CA

Also, Mirka's Red & Black Geometry V and VI were juried into GEMS III: Exquisite, Intricate, Intimate Small Works of Art, at Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler street , #114 Benicia, CA 94510. December 2-20. Opening reception: Saturday, December 5, 2 – 4 pm. For more information - http://artsbenicia.org/upcoming-exhibition-new/

Ellen Wong will be part of a group exhibition, Color Improvisations II, curated by Nancy Crow and featuring 50 works by 43 artists. The show runs from March 12 to August 28, 2016 at the Museum Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum in Neumünster, Germany. Come to the opening reception on March 11, 2016 at 7pm. Read more about it on her blog.

Member Nancy Brown has won the grand prize at the Quilt Alliance's Animals We Love contest.  Click here to see her winning entry as well as the other winners.

Who are these five EBHQ members with matching tats at the recent SAQA Fiberlandia conference in Portland?

Did you know....?

1123 of our quilts were collected and distributed July 2014 through June 2015 to children and teens. Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!  For more information on EBHQ community quilt distribution, click here.