Come join our guild. Quilters of all ages and interests flourish in EBHQ's nourishing atmosphere during monthly General Meetings and daytime Workshops featuring outstanding teachers from the quilting world. Our general meetings 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.  A brief business meeting starts at 7:30, followed by our featured speaker. Guest admission is $5.   Map for General Meetings

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 Kerry Hansing
Photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Members!  Your quilt, garment or other wonderful creation could be shown in EBHQ's upcomiing Addison Street Windows display in Berkeley.  Here's How,

AND/OR what about entering a quilt in EBHQ's Alameda County Arts Commission Exhibit.  For more information about this annual event and how to enter your quilt, click here.

Click here to read about our community quilts that we sent to the victims of the valley fire.

Members!  EBHQ's annual Show and Tell is coming up at the end of November.  For more info and to complete your entry form, visit the Speakers page or click here.

Calling all California doll makers!  The Special Exhibit at VIC2016 will be a Cloth Doll Challenge.  Sounds like fun, right? Read more about it here.

September issue of the Knot is here.

Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

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

October: Jiyoung Chung    http://www.jiyoungchung.com

Saturday, October 24, 2015: Traditional Joomchi

Learn how to make traditional Joomchi, a unique Korean traditional method of making textured handmade paper by using water and eager hands. Joomchi creates strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji - Korean mulberry papers. Participants become acquainted with its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques.

Monday, October 26, 2015: Contemporary Joomchi

Through Jiyoung’s reinterpreted Korean way of making textured handmade paper, you will take a contemporary approach to Joomchi. You will create strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji - Korean mulberry papers. Its usages are diverse and it can be incorporated into surface design, collage, new way of drawing, wearables, unconventional body ornament or sculptural object: 2-D & 3D either functional or fine art oriented.

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.

Ellen Wong will be part of a group exhibition, Color Improvisations II, curated by Nancy Crow and featuring 50 works by 43 artists. The show runs from March 12 to August 28, 2016 at the Museum Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum in Neumünster, Germany. Come to the opening reception on March 11, 2016 at 7pm. Read more about it on her blog.

Member Nancy Brown has won the grand prize at the Quilt Alliance's Animals We Love contest.  Click here to see her winning entry as well as the other winners.

Who are these five EBHQ members with matching tats at the recent SAQA Fiberlandia conference in Portland?

Did you know....?

1123 of our quilts were collected and distributed July 2014 through June 2015 to children and teens. Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!  For more information on EBHQ community quilt distribution, click here.