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.

 


Linda's Luminaria by Linda Ganfield
Photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Happy New Year!  Take a minute to watch the excellent 2014 Show and Tell slide show.

Sign up now for next summer's great quilting retreat on the California coast.

What's happening in EBHQ Community Quilts!  Napa earthquake quilt donations and Kaiser neonatal opportunities.

January issue of the Knot is here.

Great News!  You are now able to sign up for workshops earlier than before!  See registration details on Workshop Registration page, and upcoming classes on Workshop Page.


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!


February:  Terrie Mangat

Saturday, February 21,  & Monday, February 23, 2015 ( two-day workshop): Mixed Media Shrine


Express an idea! Make a statement! Create a small shrine quilt to commemorate a person, an idea, a cause, an icon, or one of life’s moment.

Work with machine and hand stitching, acrylic paint, photos or drawn images on cloth, piecing, and embellishment. Terrie will demonstrate how to incorporate hand reverse appliqué, satin stitch embroidery, layered cut-throughs, integration of painted parts, and use of embellishment. She’ll discuss composition, the importance of value, black and white, scale of imagery, conversational prints as part of idea information, and color.

This would be a great opportunity to pay homage - to a person or an archetype, or to someone or something imagined.



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.


Susan Dague's piece “Redwork Revisited” a quilt with whimsical, hand-embroidered motifs surrounded by red and white patchwork, was selected for the special exhibit “Ruby Jubilee:  Celebrating 40 Years”,  which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston later this year and will travel to various venues in 2015.

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."


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....?

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.