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 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 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 byMarianne Daft, "Malachite and Citron"
photo by Nancy Johnston
  What's New

Annual Show & Tell coming up in November. More info and a link to the entry form here.

Members: It’s Time to Show Your Quilts!
EBHQ’s Alameda County Arts Commission Exhibit is now accepting entries.  read more....

Voices in Cloth 2016 photos are here.

Members: A copy of the EBHQ new Bylaws can be reviewed here

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

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.

September, 2016:  Ann Shaw    www.annshawquilting.com  

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Chicken Challenge

Inspired by the charming chickens and roosters (and turkeys and ducks) created by Ruth McDowell , Ann provides several patterns from which students may choose to create a chicken wall hanging.  In Chicken Challenge, students will learn how to prepare a freezer paper template and then begin the process of selecting fabrics for their design.  Ann also discusses sewing methods and sewing order to guide completion of students’ poultry wall-hangings.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - Flowers of the Gorge

Based on the design and piecing techniques of Ruth McDowell, these floral designs take traditional patchwork a step further through the use of unexpected fabric choices.  Join Ann in celebrating the beauty of flowers. Students will learn the basics of Ruth’s piecing techniques and her fascinating use of fabrics. 

The required skill level of participants for both workshops is Confident Beginner to Advanced.  

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 Mirka Knaster will be showing pieces at the following venues this year:
  • ART BY THE SEA, the 6th Annual Sea Ranch Tour, The Sea Ranch, CA, open studio during Labor Day weekend, September 3 - 5, 10am - 5pm. http://thesearancharttour.com/
  • WE ARE THE BRIDGE. The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903. September 18 - December 31. Reception: Sunday, September 18, 1 - 3pm.
  • STRATA: New Works from SAQA. Metro Gallery, Reno City Hall, 1 E. First St., Reno, NV 89505.September 19 - November 4. Reception: TBD

Member Roxanne Schwartz has art quilts in several current or upcoming juried exhibits.  Here is a partial list...
  • Water Is Life: Clean Water and Its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls Around the World” – Quilt For Change and U.S. Embassy: Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati (Rome), Italy. Sep 3-9, 2016
  • Strata” – SAQA Northern California/Nevada Regional Exhibit:Reno City Hall, Reno, NV. Sep 9-Nov 4, 2016

Ellen Wong  is 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 Tuch + Technik Textilmuseum in Neumünster, Germany. This exhibition will tour Europe through 2017 and may continue into the United States afterwards. See her piece, Terra Verde, and read more about it on her blog.

Also, Vernal Vortex by Ellen Wong has been juried into Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016. This exhibition run from October 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017 at Visions Art Museum in San Diego. More on her blog.

Did you know....?

In the last year over 1000 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.