John Marshall: "Singing the Blues - A Close Look at Indigo"
The lecture will cover the various methods of producing indigo around
the world, and then focus largely on the beauty and diversity of
Japanese indigo-dyed textiles, with a brief historical discussion of how
the indigo nearly became extinct in Japan during WWII due to a ban by
the government wartime bureau. He will briefly cover how to prepare and
preserve traditional indigo fabrics for those in the audience wishing
to use them in their quilt projects.
June 24, 2013
- EBHQ 35th Birthday Celebration
The June program is a reflection of
35 years - Then and Now….
This photo was used as publicity for the 1982 quilt exhibit
at Mills College. (see article in the
May Friendship Knot).
Clockwise: Erica Boyd with daughter Hannah, Phil Linhares,
Ruth Hayashi, Diane Hersh, Dorothy Kaplan, Jan Inouye, Peggy Kitchen, Ann Rhode,
Karen Matsumoto, Helen Goeriz, Leslie Carabas, Carol Boyd, Erica Boyd.
Join us in celebrating with a
little cake and refreshments with our friends and founding members.
At this meeting EBHQ is creating a challenge. To retie the knot….when you have an anniversary
you renew yours vows. In the March
newsletter, Joan has told us the history of the friendship knot.
The Anniversary Celebration Committee is challenging
your creative muse to create a 21st century interpretation of the friendship
knot. You may use fiber, paper, metals
or anything else you can think of to reflect your vision of the friendship
knot. The only rule is an 18” square or
equivalent. All entries need to be
completed and displayed at the 35th birthday celebration
with special awards to all participants, June 24, 2013.