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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.
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King of the Desert by Barbara Edelson
Photo by Obie Gilkerson
Voices in Cloth 2014 has a couple of exciting creative opportunities for you. Take a look.
Time to get ready for the EBHQ Holiday Craft Fair.
November newsletter is here
January: Karen Eckmeier
Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Scrappy Layered Log Cabin
This Log Cabin really has an attitude! Relax and
enjoy topstitched seams, curvy edges, no measuring, blocks of different sizes
and raw-edge points embellished with beads. Finished size: Wallhanging/Lap
Quilt approx. 42” x 50”
Monday, January 27, 2014 – Happy Villages
Explore the freedom of fabric collage! No seams
to piece or match, no lines to trace....just free form cutting of step and
window shapes. Step by step your little village will magically come to life. A
layer of tulle and machine stitching will complete your fabric collage project
which will finish at 16-1⁄2” square.
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.
Alameda County Arts Commission Exhibit
Come see the show and the fine work
of our members! The exhibit will be on view November 11, 2013 through February
20, 2014 at the Alameda County Administration Building located at 1221 Oak
Street, near the Oakland Museum and just three blocks from Lake Merritt BART. The quilts can be seen Monday through Friday during normal working hours.
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.
Ellen Wong has three quilts in upcoming shows: Golden Sol is in PIQF's special exhibit: New Quilts of Northern California. Orange Rhyme and Spin in Brown are at the Schweinfurth Art Center's Quilts = Art = Quilts from Oct. 27, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014. Read about them on Ellen's blog.
EBHQ member Joyce Copenhagen
has a quilt in Valerie Goodwin's newly published book, Art Quilt Maps
. Joyce' quilt is entitled Arles, Interpreted
has joined the blog team at See How We Sew
. Visit the site to read and subscribe to her blog posts.
Did you know....?
of our quilts were collected and distributed from June, 2012 through
May, 2013, including 78 large quilts to Sandy Hurricane survivors. Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!