Welcome 

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.

 



Jane Toro, Wedding Rings
Photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Website's New Look for Spring.  We have added a new tab, "Membership" and removed the tabs "News Flash" and "Web Links." The page for Members Active Sites/Blogs is now under the Membership tab.

VIC 2014 photos of quilts, wearables and more are under the Gallery tab; or see them here.

April issue of the Knot is here.

View November's Show & Tell Slide Show



Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!


April:  Velda Newman  http://www.veldanewman.com

Saturday, April 26, 2014  and Monday, April 28, 2014 – Texture & Form, Parts 1 & 2

You will learn to create texture and form using machine techniques which can be used for quilts or clothing. Then you’ll go further with the use of alternative mediums such and paint, markers and colored pencil.


May:  Sandra Bruce http://www.sandrabruce.com

Saturday, May 17, 2014, or Monday, May 19, 2014 – Material Matrix
(the same class will be taught both Saturday and Monday....choose one or the other)



Learn the technique of Material Matrix, a wonky, loose technique, that’ll have you “seeing” in a new way. The process requires thinking differently and letting go. You’ll be interpreting a provided photo - square by square - with fabric, and can end up with a great hanging for your sewing room.




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.


Karin Lusnak's quilt, 'Cairn Chasm', appears in SKY: a National Juried Exhibition, March 9th to May 25th in the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. The opening is March 9th, 3 to 5 ($5 entry).

Mirka Knaster has a wonderful start on the new year. She is currently featured on the beautiful website http://www.textileartist.org with an insightful interview and pictures plus Mirka now has a lovely website: http://mirkaart.com/ and a thoughtful blog:  http://exploringtheheartofit.weebly.com/ that you may like to explore.


EBHQ members Ann Seals, Dolores Vitero Presley, La Quita Tummings and Julia Vitero along with other members of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland have quilts on display in San Francisco City Hall in the offices of Supervisor Malia Cohen. The exhibit is open to the public. The quilts will be on display through August 2014. 

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.


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....?
1340 of our quilts were collected and distributed during 2013,  including 78 large quilts to Sandy Hurricane survivors.  Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!  For more information on EBHQ community quilt distribution, click here.