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

Join in the celebration of EBHQ’s 40th anniversary Monday, June 25th. Read about some EBHQ history here.  AND while waiting for the festivities, take a look back at some older 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.

Saturday, June 23 - Workshop with Students from the Social Justice Sewing Academy (http://www.sjsacademy.com/)

We are looking for 10 EBHQ members to work one-one-one, mentoring a local high school student for the day to make a block or mini quilt, helping each student realize their design. We’d like you to bring your sewing machines and some thread that the students may use under your supervision. Be advised that their work generally focuses on political issues they are facing in today’s complex world and may be controversial.

Monday, June 25Workday for Stitchin’ For Kids


You’ll have your choice of making stuffed toys, doll quilts, roll-up toy car racetracks, car carriers, and doll clothes using patterns from Stitchin’ for Kids and kit fabric or bring your own. There will also be small projects to knit. More information will be provided when you sign up.

For more information about these workshops and how to participate, 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 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.