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 Margo Weeks                                  photo by Susan Peck
  What's New

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

Voices in Cloth 2018 was great!  While waiting for the official photos, take a look at some candids. 


June Knot is here

Interested in exhibiting your art?  The Richmond Art Center in partnership with the Northern California Surface Design Association, is calling for entries for What Knot?, an exhibit which will feature contemporary art by Californian artists working with fiber and textile construction techniques, and offering new twists on traditional processes, materials and concepts. Read more about it 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.

No educational session or workshops in July....Have a great vacation


August, 2018:  Lisa Thorpe


Saturday, August 25 and repeated on Monday, August 27 - Gel Printing to Art quilt in One Day

The morning will be devoted to creating a stack of fabric mono-prints made on small 4”x6” soft gel print plates that I provide. Lisa will show fun and easy print techniques using botanicals, stencils, and texture tools with acrylic paint rolled onto the gel print plate. You will print on a variety of pre cut fabrics that I’ll have all ready to go. After lunch you’ll use your stack of little prints to create a quick fabric collage composition using EZ steam II on felt and finish it with free motion quilting. Don’t worry if you haven’t done much art quilting all you need is a curious, creative mind.





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, one is in San Rafael this July.  Check out the information here.

Member Mirka Knaster is curator of “East-West Conversations in Fiber” for Sierra Arts Gallery in Reno, Nevada. The exhibit will feature textile and handmade paper artwork by four artists residing in northern California: three of Korean heritage (Youngmin Lee, Miran Lim Lee, Steph Rue) and one of European heritage (Mirka Knaster). 

Dates: July 3-31; reception, Thursday, July 19, 7-9 pm.
Location: 17 S. Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501; phone 775-329-2787

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 a solo show entitled “Inner & Outer Worlds” –  at the 1947 Center Street Gallery, 1947 Center St., Berkeley, from May 29-July 20, 2018, 8:30 am – 4 pm, Mon-Th.

 Also, she 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.