Quilters of all ages - beginners to experts, traditionalists
to contemporary - flourish in EBHQ's nourishing atmosphere during
monthly evening meetings and daytime workshops which feature outstanding
teachers from all over the quilting world. Sewing Drop-in Days and
community service activities all focus on the art form of quilt making.
We hope you enjoy exploring our website as we celebrate quilting
together. News Flash will give you all of the latest news, and the Activities page alerts you to shows and events of interest. Finally, check out our blog or "like" us on facebook to receive up to date information about our guild's
activities and other items of interest.
Magnetic North by Nancy Bardach
Photo by Obie Gilkerson
Sandy Quilt Story and Slideshow - Click Here
May Newsletter is now available.
What are you doing for your summer vacation? How about Quilt Camp? Have FUN at the Asilomar retreat.
Janet Shore (89), a founding member of EBHQ, recently gave a talk at a Santa Rosa Quilt Guild meeting.
her wonderful collection of quilts and stories from early EBHQ years
through current quilting styles shown in YouTube segments.
June 24, 2013
- EBHQ 35th Birthday Celebration
The June program is a reflection of
35 years - Then and Now….
This photo was used as publicity for the 1982 quilt exhibit
at Mills College. (see article in the
May Friendship Knot).
Clockwise: Erica Boyd with daughter Hannah, Phil Linhares,
Ruth Hayashi, Diane Hersh, Dorothy Kaplan, Jan Inouye, Peggy Kitchen, Ann Rhode,
Karen Matsumoto, Helen Goeriz, Leslie Carabas, Carol Boyd, Erica Boyd.
Join us in celebrating with a
little cake and refreshments with our friends and founding members.
At this meeting EBHQ is creating a challenge. To retie the knot….when you have an anniversary
you renew yours vows. In the March
newsletter, Joan has told us the history of the friendship knot.
The Anniversary Celebration Committee is challenging
your creative muse to create a 21st century interpretation of the friendship
knot. You may use fiber, paper, metals
or anything else you can think of to reflect your vision of the friendship
knot. The only rule is an 18” square or
equivalent. All entries need to be
completed and displayed at the 35th birthday celebration
with special awards to all participants, June 24, 2013.
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.
A quilt by Claire Sherman is included in the exhibit "Finding Common Ground Through Sacred Words"
at the Islamic Cultural Center near Lake Merritt and is sponsored by a
group called the faith Trio, made up of the Islamic Cultural Center,
Piedmont's Kehilla synagogue and the Montclair Presbyterian Church.
Founded after the events of 9/11 a committee with members of each
organization meets monthly to plan events and activities around
solidarity and dialogue. The exhibit includes everything from
calligraphy to stained glass, clay to paper. The works are viewable May
15 through June 5 every Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
EBHQer Pati Fried
has a recent guest post on Laura Knownes blog See How We Sew
, on April 30 discussing the genre of Modern Quilts. Wonderful pictures and much food for thought. Read it here
' quilt "Salt and Pepper" was accepted into Quilt National 2013
Ah the wonders of the web! EBHQ's Nancy
s quilt, "Mount Pleasant Miners" Winner of the Best Wall Quilt at AQS Paducah
1993 was recently featured as the "Zoom Quilt" on Alex Anderson's and Ricky
Tim's The Quilt Show
This weekly feature showcases an
exquisite quilt with intense magnification so that you can study features right
down to the tiniest thread and shadow. Enjoy every stitch of Nancy's quilt up
close. You will be amazed.
See Nancy's quilt
with "Zoom Quilt" functionality
See fantastic textile art at Northern CA/Northern NV SAQA
Quilt Associates, Inc.) exhibit "Put Your Best Foot Forward." The exhibit will
run from April 13 - May 25 at Creative Framing & Gallery, 5015 Woodminster
Lane, Oakland. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am -
6pm. EBHQ members exhibiting in this exhibit as SAQA artists are Candice Abraham, Leslie Carabas, Sandi
Goldstein, Franki Kohler, Priscilla Read, and Susan Taylor
. For additional
information contact Franki Kohler, Curator.
Did you know....?
1103 of our quilts were collected and distributed from January, 2012 through December, 2012. Many thanks to everyone involved in this effort!