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.

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Quilt by Meg Nixon
Photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Time to start gearing up for next spring's Voices In Cloth Quilt Show (VIC2016), EBHQ's biennial event. Save the dates: March 19 & 20, 2016. 

Calling all California doll makers!  The Special Exhibit at VIC2016 will be a Cloth Doll Challenge.  Sounds like fun, right? Read more about it here.

Members!  Your quilt can be shown at EBHQ's Alameda County Arts Commission Exhibit.  For more information about this annual event and how to enter your quilt, click here.

June 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.

August:  Ana Lisa Hedstrom    http://www.analisahedstrom.com

Saturday and Monday, August 29 & 31, 2015: Katano Machine Stitch Resist

Instead of hand stitching Shibori, in this workshop you’ll use a sewing machine to explore the contemporary possibilities of producing modular pieces for piecing and quilting. You’ll make channels of resist, where dyes will be prevented from penetrating, by machine stitching through folds of cotton or silk. You will end up with a series of samples using a variety of fabrics and dye.

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.

EBHQ member Patt Bagdon is having her first solo quilt show “Needle Up, Needle Down” at the Gallery space, 2nd Floor Lobby of the EBMUD Oakland Administration Building, 375 11th Street, Oakland, (half a block from the 12th St. BART). The show runs from August 17- Sept 25, 8-4:30 weekdays; artist reception from 2-4, August 20.

Member Nancy Brown has won the grand prize at the Quilt Alliance's Animals We Love contest.  Click here to see her winning entry as well as the other winners.

Who are these five EBHQ members with matching tats at the recent SAQA Fiberlandia conference in Portland?

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.