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 educational sessions 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.  Brief announcements start 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 by Carolyn Weil                                  photo by Susan Peck
 

What's New

Coming soon - the Alameda County Arts Commission annual exhibit of EBHQ quilts at the Alameda County Administration Building.  Read more...

EBHQ's annual Show & Tell is coming soon. For details and entry form, click here.

We had a great time at EBHQ's 40th anniversary party.  Take a look at some of our history in photos.

October Knot is here


 


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

Note: you can now enroll and use your credit card to pay for the workshops.  

See registration details on Workshop Registration page, and upcoming classes on Workshop Page.

October, 2018:  Pam Rocco


Saturday, October 27 - String Theory

Practice freehand rotary cutting while working with strings (long, thin pieces of material, often left over from other projects).  Using both scraps and new material, you’ll cut, arrange, and re-arrange strips, then sew larger units together to make original quilts.  Work small or work large, and by the end of the day you’ll have a finished project or see the way to complete it. 



Monday, October 29 - How to Make a Thumbnail Quilt

Like a thumbnail drawing, a thumbnail quilt is simple, with few pieces, interesting shapes, and clearly-defined areas of light and dark.  Using scraps or small amounts of yardage, you will make small-scale quilt tops, roughly 36” x 36”, with fewer than 30 pieces.  The tops will all be different, reflecting the design choices of the maker.  After you experience the fun of original design, you’ll be well on your way to making more on your own. 





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 Nancy Bardach has three works in upcoming shows. .  Check out the information here.

EBHQ members Youngmin Lee and Mirka Knaster, along with former member Lissa Miner, will lead the next Korea Textile Tour during 8-17 October 2018. Limited to 10 participants. For details: http://koreatextiletour.weebly.com/

Member Roxanne Schwartz has three works in The City of Berkeley's 2018 Civic Art Exhibition, 2180 Milvia St., Berkeley on the third floor, through November 30 open 8:30 am to 4pm Monday through Thursday. Contact Chrystal O’Malley before going. (510) 981-7539.

Did you know....?

In the last year over 1400 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.