Welcome 

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 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 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.

Current news is on our blog or on Facebook.

 



quilt by Sally Meeks
photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Members: A copy of the EBHQ new Bylaws can be reviewed here

Take a look at this year's Show & Tell.  What a great evening! Watch

EBHQ's Addison Window show is over, but you can get a look at how beautiful it was here

Visit the Alameda County Arts Commission Exhibit of EBHQ Quilts in downtown Oakland. For more information, click here,

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

April issue of the Knot is here.

 


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

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

May, 2016:  Rosalie Dace  www.rosaliedace.co.za

Saturday, May 21 and Monday, May 23, 2016 - Promises & Possibilities, Parts 1 & 2

The purpose of this class is to take an in-depth look at the arrangement and organization of visual elements that make a successful composition or design and to study the raw elements of design to determine how they can be put to use in the process of quilt making. The class will begin with interactive discussion around the notion that the basic design elements are used in all designs universally. Using slides and other visual material, we will study the purposes and different types of design and the process of design before looking closely at the elements of design, namely, line, mark, texture, shape, and color. 

The arrangement of elements in the design space will include discussion and demonstration of proximity, overlap, transparency, contrast, repetition and rhythm, symmetry, asymmetry, focal emphasis, balance, positive and negative, and underlying structure. 




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 Pati Fried will be the guest artist at the Vallejo Piecemakers Quilt Show April 30 - May 1 at MacCormak Hall in the Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr. in Vallejo.  For more information:
http://vallejopiecemakers.org/quiltshow/

Ellen Wong  is 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 Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum in Neumünster, Germany. This exhibition will tour Europe through 2017 and may continue into the United States afterwards. See her piece, Terra Verde, and read more about it on her blog.

Also, Vernal Vortex by Ellen Wong has been juried into Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016. This exhibition run from October 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017 at Visions Art Museum in San Diego. More on her blog.

Did you know....?

Since March, 2015 over 900 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.