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.

Current news is on our blog or on Facebook.


Quilt by Mabry Benson
Photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Sign up now for this summer's great quilting retreat on the California coast.

What's happening in EBHQ Community Quilts,  Napa earthquake quilt donations and Kaiser neonatal opportunities.

May issue of the Knot is here.

Workshop fees will increase starting with enrollments for the January, 2016 workshop (For details, click here).

Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

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

June:  Jo Fitsell  http://www.jofitsell.com

Saturday and Monday, June 27 & 29, 2015: Layered Marbling

Marbling updated! An ancient technique made easier with new products.

Make fascinating patterns by dropping thinned acrylic paints onto the surface of thickened water. Create layers of gorgeous and colorful organic shapes rendered in rich and deep colors.

You’ll also explore traditional marbled feathers, suminagashi, and the use of stencils and floating objects. Students will leave the workshop with plenty of unusually spontaneous and deeply colored fabrics or paper (or both)!

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 Lynn Koolish suggest that you come to the Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 14th Street, Oakland, on Friday June 5th 6-9pm for an artist talk with textile and quilt artist, Alice Beasley moderated by guest, Nancy Bavor, Curator of Collections San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.  For more information, click here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/958570757528813/ 

For EBHQ members who are traveling out of state, Mirka Knaster has pieces in the following shows:

PAQA-South presents "ARTQUILTS REMINISCE," inspired by memories of people, places, things, and events. April 22-June 21. Reception: Friday, April 24, 6-8pm. Page-Walker Arts & History Center. 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC. 919-460-4963. For more info visit:  www.paqa-south.org

Also, Mirka has had several pieces accepted into the 47th Annual Textile Exhibit at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539. The show runs June 19 – July 18, Thursday - Sunday, 12-5. Reception:  Friday, June 19,  7-9 pm. For more information: 510-791-4357 or http://olivehydeartguild.org/

Susan Dague's piece “Redwork Revisited” a quilt with whimsical, hand-embroidered motifs surrounded by red and white patchwork, was selected for the special exhibit “Ruby Jubilee:  Celebrating 40 Years”,  which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston later this year and will travel to various venues in 2015.

EBHQ member Joyce Copenhagen has a quilt in Valerie Goodwin's newly published book, Art Quilt Maps.  Joyce' quilt is entitled Arles, Interpreted

Pati Fried has joined the blog team at See How We Sew. Visit the site to read and subscribe to her blog posts.

Did you know....?

1092 of our quilts were collected and distributed July 2013 through June 2014, including 22 large quilts to disaster survivors in Oklahoma and Colorado. In addition 39 large quilts are ready for distribution when needed. Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!  For more information on EBHQ community quilt distribution, click here.