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 byKaren Springsteen, "Japanese Tea Garden"
photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Get ready for some fun EBHQ meetings!  Kiss it Goodbye fabric swap in March (read more here), Book Sale in April and Silent Auction in May. For more info on the Silent Auction (including a form to fill out if you want to donate an item), click here

If you missed the Alameda County Arts Commission exhibit of EBHQ quilts, you can see the photos here.

2017 EBHQ Nominating Committee:
Pamela Jensen – Past President EBHQparliamentarian@gmail.com
Diana Berry – Treasurer EBHQtreasurer@gmail.com
Leah Brown – Membership Chair EBHQmembership@gmail.com
Rachel Holmen – Member at Large
Rosemary Corbin – Member at Large
Please contact one of us if you are interested on serving on Board or committee.

March 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.

March, 2017:  Catherine Redford    www.catherineredford.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Modern Machine Quilting

We’ll start the day with some basic steps for machine quilting success, moving on to Catherine’s favorite walking foot quilting methods, including matchstick quilting, altered stitches, combined stitches, straight line spirals and the very popular round spiral. After lunch feed dogs will be dropped and we’ll be doodling and stitching free-motion style. Everyone’s welcome for a fun day with friends! The class will be particularly useful for the “too timid to stitch” quilters out there or “tried it and didn’t enjoy it” quilters, or maybe “just want to be better” quilters.


Monday, March 27, 2017 - Folk Art Stitching and Embellishments

Catherine will start the day with a brief introduction to the history of ethnic embroidery before teaching the basic stitches of folk art embroidery on a printed sampler. These stitches will be embellished with the addition of extra threads and beads. Students will then learn how to transfer designs onto colored backgrounds ready to stitch at home.

 A fun relaxing day for all, from the complete beginner to the more advanced, serious stitcher! 

    





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 Giny Dixon has a piece in the SAQA exhibit "On the Fringe" from March 9 - April 15 at the Harrington Art Gallery, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

Members Ann Grundler and Karin Lusnak also have pieces in the exhibition.

The opening reception on March 11th from 1-3 PM features a talk by Sandra Sider, the juror, at 2:00 PM.

Member Mirka Knaster’s textile/mixed media art was juried into several exhibits. “Frozen” and “Coastal Elements” are in “It’s Elemental: Fire & Water,” at the Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls OH, until March 1. “BxW II” is in “Boundaries & Balance” at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, March 1-31. In January, “A Touch of Japanese Blue III” was at the Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Md., and ”Untitled I” received Honorable Mention at Mendocino Art Center. Other work is at Arts Benicia and Gualala Arts Center. From May to July, several pieces will be exhibited at Mastsumoto City Museum of Art and Asagura Art Gallery in Japan.

Karin Lusnak’s fiber sculpture, 'Getting THERE From HERE’, appears in the Gallery section of the latest issue of Art Quilt Collector, a magazine published by SAQA.

KOREA TEXTILE TOUR. Member Mirka Knaster, Lissa Miner (former member now living in Seoul), and bojagi artist and EBHQ member Youngmin Lee (who gave a workshop for EBHQ) have organized a personalized textile tour to Korea--October 16-26, 2017--limited to 10 people. For a colorful glimpse and details, visit http://koreatextiletour.weebly.com/ 


Did you know....?

In the last year over 1000 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.