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.

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quilt by Judy Jensen          photo by Rachel Holmen

What's New

EBHQ's annual Show and Tell night is November 25, so members, finish your entries...more info and entry form here.

Alameda County Arts Commission exhibit of EBHQ quilts is coming soon.  Click here for more information. 

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.

November Knot is here.


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

January, 2020:  Kevin Kosbab

Saturday Workshop, Jan. 25: Alphablocks Quilt

Traditional pieced units—Half-Square Triangles, Drunkard’s Path, Triangle in a Square, and more—are the building blocks for this modern alphabet sampler.

Students may work towards the 26-block quilt (49" × 58") or a runner/banner spelling out a word or name. Full-color pattern ($16, payable in class) contains detailed cutting and piecing instructions for all 26 letters, complete alphabet quilt, and suggestions for runners or banners.

We’ll cover all the main piecing techniques in the workshop so you’ll be able to finish the remaining blocks confidently. We’ll also look at color choices to create the translucent effects seen in the sample quilt. 

Monday Workshop, January 27: Atomic Quilting

The sketch-like lines common in textiles and graphic design of the 1950s lend themselves readily to this fun, easy style of free-motion quilting. Students will learn to break down mid-century modern motifs into their component “atoms” to simplify quilting and minimize marking. While getting a feel for the technique, students will work on samples that can be turned into potholders or a runner. Incorporating hand stitching will also be explored, and we’ll look at some of the considerations for converting inspiring motifs from period design into effective quilting patterns. Though students should be familiar with setting up and using their machines for free-motion sewing, the imprecise nature of this style makes it accessible for all skill levels.

To sign up, click here.

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 Ileana Soto's “Forming Our Future: Culture, Community, Climate” will be at Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi Street, Suite 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804. The show will run from November 1st - 27th with an opening on November 10th, 1-4.

She also has works in the following shows:

Recycling for Art, Women's Work Exhibit, Reclaimed Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA Sep-Nov 2019

Art of the Cosmos, 30th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope, Pasadena, April 2020, travelling for 2 years: “Andromeda.”

SAQA Global Exhibition: Opposites Attract, April 2020 in Melbourne, Australia; travelling: “Global Alert: Arctic Melt.”

for more about Ileana, check out her website www.ileanasoto.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.

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

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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