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 educational sessions 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.  Brief announcements start 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.

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quilt by Cindi Cossen          photo by Susan Peck

What's New

June is time to renew your annual membership:
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Members: June 24th..
.Kiss It Goodbye at the Educational Session....

EBHQ Members:
EBHQ is looking for a Program Co-Chair....This is a great opportunity for someone to be a part of the inner workings of EBHQ.  Select speakers and workshop presenters. Meet them, eat with them. Pick up quilting inspiration from them. Sound like fun?  .Read more here.

Take a look at the new Photo Gallery tab. EBHQ  history in pictures...including new photos from 2018 Voices in Cloth Quilt Show.

June Knot is here.


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

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

June, 2019:  Denise Labadie Snell

Saturday & Monday, June 22 & 24 (two day workshop) - Fabric Painting

In this hands-on fabric painting workshop where participants learn (some oftentimes rather surprising) techniques for using sun-reactive transparent color paints to create uniquely textured and colored fabric. The focus is on how best to use and layer the paint, how to use various resists, and – depending on desired results – how to most successfully influence or cause (and control) layer-by-layer differential paint absorption, diffusion, blending, and/or mottling. Resulting fabrics can be remarkable. 

Each participant leaves the workshop with a range of their own highly textured fabric in the colors and textures that they have selected to bring unique depth and complexity to their art quilt projects. 

The two day schedule ensures plenty of time for in-depth hands-on "guided experimentation" and techniques exploration. The workshop format is also designed to provide substantial opportunities for individualized and focused one-on-one teaching and feedback. 

While Denise’s work often uses imagery of stones, this workshop is not specifically about stones, or even landscapes, but instead about fabric painting techniques capable of dramatically improving quilt color and texture, dimensionality, and design integrity, regardless of quilt theme or focus. 

Skills prerequisites: None (Beginner through Advanced) 

To sign up go to Workshops Page.

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 Roxanne Schwartz has several works in shows this year:
“The 2019-20 Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition” (in collaboration with Kala Art Institute). Two of her works are on the first floor of 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704. There are more works by others on the 5th floor.  Be sure to check them out. This juried show one block from downtown Berkeley BART station, 8am-5pm Mon.-Thur. Please be sure to email civicarts@cityofberkeley.info for an appointment, as city staff cannot accommodate walk-ins. Through 2019.

“Shifting Tides: A Convergence in Cloth” -- a Studio Art Quilt Associates juried exhibition at Works/San Jose Gallery, 365 South Market Street
San José, California  April 19–May 5, 2019 -- exhibition hours: Friday noon to 6pm & Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm

“Upcycle!” – A Studio Art Quilt Associates juried exhibition premiering at International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas: October 31 - November 3, 2019, and then traveling.

“Spring” – an online exhibit by Visions Art Museum in San Diego. https://www.visionsartmuseum.org/online-exhibit-2-2/.

Check out her work in past online shows:





Silk and Salvage - EBHQ members,
Sue Fox and Julia McLeod - enjoyed receiving multiple ribbons for their work at the recent QUILT San Francisco show. 'Sari Not Sari', designed and pieced by Julia and quilted by Sue, won Best of Show! This quilt was made from thrifted silk neckties, a silk sari found on the 'Free Table' at a SFQG meeting, and gold squares cut from a vintage Japanese obi. Sue's quilting motifs were inspired by Mehndi designs used to create henna body art.

EBHQ member Nancy Bardach has quilt pieces in different gallery exhibitions this spring near the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  Be sure to check them out when you visit the Museum or are down in San Jose.  Click here for details.  

Did you know....?

In the last year over 1400 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.

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