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  Facebook.

 

                   
                                       

quilt by Cindi Cossen          photo by Susan Peck
 


What's New

Quilts needed for the Alameda County Arts Commission exhibit.  Click here for more information and drop off dates.

Now is the time to renew your annual membership (
if you have not done so already):
Click Here to renew or join.

Starting to ramp up for next year's EBHQ Voices in Cloth Quilt Show - March 21 & 22, 2020.  Take a look at the VIC2020 tab above and keep checking back as we'll have more information as the time approaches.

Take a look at the new Photo Gallery tab. EBHQ  history in pictures...including new photos from 2018 Voices in Cloth Quilt Show.

August Knot is here.



 


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

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

August, 2019:  Katie Pasquini Masopust

Saturday & Monday, August 24 & 26 (two day workshop) - From Watercolor to Quilt  

Abstract watercolor paintings will be created the first day using 10 different painting techniques that will leave the student with many paintings to choose from. Techniques include, transparent layered shapes, resists, rubber cement drawing resist, washes, glazing, dropping in of colors, surface treatments using soap bubbles, rubbing alcohol and grids, etc.  One painting will be chosen and cropped to find the most dynamic part. This will be drawn to make templates, then enlarged, and translated with fabrics into a quilt using either my turned edge technique or the students preferred technique. When the quilt is done it will look like a watercolor painting. No painting experience is needed.

To sign up go to Workshops Page.



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.


Member Mirka Knaster announces that she and Barbara Fast are in a two-person show, HIGH FIBER: CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSIONS OF TRADITIONAL ARTS, during the month of July, at the Coast Highway Artists Collective in Pt. Arena. The reception is on Sunday, July 7, 1-4, right after the Independence Day parade, or visit on another day when you’re out and about on the Mendonoma coast. For more information e-mail mirkaknaster@gmail.com

Member Roxanne Schwartz has several works in shows this year:
“The 2019-20 Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition” (in collaboration with Kala Art Institute). Two of her works are on the first floor of 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704. There are more works by others on the 5th floor.  Be sure to check them out. This juried show one block from downtown Berkeley BART station, 8am-5pm Mon.-Thur. Please be sure to email civicarts@cityofberkeley.info for an appointment, as city staff cannot accommodate walk-ins. Through 2019.

“Upcycle!” – A Studio Art Quilt Associates juried exhibition premiering at International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas: October 31 - November 3, 2019, and then traveling.


“Spring” – an online exhibit by Visions Art Museum in San Diego. https://www.visionsartmuseum.org/online-exhibit-2-2/.

Check out her work in past online shows:

https://www.visionsartmuseum.org/online-exhibit-2-2/#justsayit

https://www.visionsartmuseum.org/online-exhibit-2-2/#checkmate

https://www.visionsartmuseum.org/online-exhibit-2-2/#itmatterstome

  


Silk and Salvage - EBHQ members,
Sue Fox and Julia McLeod - enjoyed receiving multiple ribbons for their work at the recent QUILT San Francisco show. 'Sari Not Sari', designed and pieced by Julia and quilted by Sue, won Best of Show! This quilt was made from thrifted silk neckties, a silk sari found on the 'Free Table' at a SFQG meeting, and gold squares cut from a vintage Japanese obi. Sue's quilting motifs were inspired by Mehndi designs used to create henna body art.

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.

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