Welcome 

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.

 


Joy Troyer, Rose
Photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Enter your quilt in the Alameda County Arts Commission Exhibit.  For details, click here.

View a slideshow of EBHQ's 2014 Asilomar Retreat.  Plenty of creativity and fun.

VIC 2014 photos of quilts, wearables and more are under the Gallery tab; or see them here.

August issue of the Knot is here.





Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!


August: Jane Dunnewold www.complexcloth.com

Saturday, August 23 and Monday, August 25, 2014
Making Art, Strategies for Transformation



In this workshop you will loosen up, experiment with unexpected materials, play, work, and write. You’ll work alone, and then switch to working as a team. In the process, discover a few strategies you can use in your own studio to expand your repertoire, transform your thinking and strengthen your unique artist's voice.




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.


Susan Dague's piece “Redwork Revisited” a quilt with whimsical, hand-embroidered motifs surrounded by red and white patchwork, was selected for the special exhibit “Ruby Jubilee:  Celebrating 40 Years”,  which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston later this year and will travel to various venues in 2015.

Mirka Knaster was invited as one of 19 artists working in different media to participate in Art by the Sea, the fourth annual Sea Ranch Art Tour. Her textile art studio will be open to the public Labor Day weekend, Saturday August 3 through Monday, September 1, 10-5. For more information:searancharttour.com/.  Or contact Mirka directly: mirkaknaster@gmail.com/ She looks forward to your visit to the coast.

Take a look at Mirka's lovely website: http://mirkaart.com/


EBHQ members Ann Seals, Dolores Vitero Presley, La Quita Tummings and Julia Vitero along with other members of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland have quilts on display in San Francisco City Hall in the offices of Supervisor Malia Cohen. The exhibit is open to the public. The quilts will be on display through August 2014. 

To read a really great blog post about member Diana McClun by Jennifer Rounds click here.

Valerie Yeaton has a quilt in a new book by Lynn Koolish, " Amish Quilts: The Adventure Continues."


Giny Dixon's piece “Marlena” honoring her mother's shuttle tatting and bobbin lace was selected for the special exhibit “Festival Handwork Showcase: Quilt, Knit, Stitch," which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, and travel to various venues in 2014.


EBHQ member Joyce Copenhagen has a quilt in Valerie Goodwin's newly published book, Art Quilt Maps.  Joyce' quilt is entitled Arles, Interpreted

Pati Fried has joined the blog team at See How We Sew. Visit the site to read and subscribe to her blog posts.

Did you know....?

1092 of our quilts were collected and distributed July 2013 through June 2014, including 22 large quilts to disaster survivors in Oklahoma and Colorado. In addition 39 large quilts are ready for distribution when needed. Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!  For more information on EBHQ community quilt distribution, click here.