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.

 

Dolores Vitero Presley, Leaf One

quilt by 
Dolores Vitero Presley, "Leaf One"
photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Did you know EBHQ can issue grant money to qualified organizations? Applications are due by the last Tuesday in February.  Read more here.

We're gearing up for Voices In Cloth 2018! (note the new tab on the menu bar above or click here.)
  • Save the dates: March 17 and 18
  • Members: Learn how you can help the show by making fabric postcards.  Check it out.
Join EBHQ's Sponsorship Circle by making a tax-deductible donation by credit card here.

 

EBHQ's annual Alameda County Arts Commission Show of quilts is over, but you can see photos of the displays here.

February Knot is here

2017 Show & Tell pictures are 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.

February, 2018:  Nancy Brown

Saturday, February 24 and Monday, February 26 - Designing Your Own Animal Applique

Learn how to make your own animal appliqué quilts from a master. Using a photograph of your choice (pets, wild animals…), Nancy will show you how to create the appliqué patterns and then move on to choosing fabric. Nancy will demonstrate her hand appliqué techniques but you can use your favorite appliqué process (hand or machine, fusible or not). She will also discuss how to portray features (especially eyes), how to portray fur/feathers/etc, how to design a background for your animal (including pieced backgrounds) and how to finish your quilt. All levels welcome.



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 Lynn Koolish will be teaching 3 1/2 days of fabric painting classes at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY April 18 - 21.  For more info:
http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/spring-paducah/

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/

Mirka Knaster, along with 55 other artists in diverse mediums (including Kay Sekimachi and Lisa Kokin), was invited to create works reinterpreting and responding to the Sabbath (“Day of Rest”) across religions and cultures for the 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. November 12, 2017 to February 25, 2018. https://www.thecjm.org/exhibitions/98  Mirka’s entry “Beyt,” made with hand-dyed silk, commercial batiks, bamboo and wood, also has an audio component. 


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.