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 Malleva Abenes          photo by Susan Peck

What's New

EBHQ Members: EBHQ is looking for a Program Co-Chair....This is a great opportunity for someone to be a part of the inner workings of EBHQ.  Select speakers and workshop presenters. Meet them, eat with them. Pick up quilting inspiration from them. Sound like fun?  .Read more here.

EBHQ's annual Show & Tell photos are here.

We had a great time at EBHQ's 40th anniversary party.  Take a look at some of our history in photos.

May Knot is here.


Coming Soon

Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

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

Note: Use this link to sign up for either or both of these special May workshops.

May, 2019

Saturday Workshop, May 18: Social Justice Sewing Academy 

This is our second year working with the Social Justice Sewing Academy-and art program that bridges artistic expression with activism. By using textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion SJSA empowers youth to become agents of social change.

For this workshop, we will focus on sewing blocks that students have made into quilt tops. You will also be able to pick up blocks that need embellishment and take them home to work on (they get mailed back to SJSA when done).

Bring your sewing machine, some neutral sewing thread, and your usual cutting and sewing tools--there will be plenty to do. We'll also be doing a pot luck lunch. 

This workshop is limited to 20 EBHQ members so sign up now.  There is no workshop fee.

Monday Workshop, May 20: Fabric Postcards!

Every 2 years at Voices in Cloth, EBHQ makes hundreds of postcards available for donation at the quilt show—this is a big fundraiser for us. During this Monday workshop, we’ll be making postcards for the 2020 Voices in Cloth. Kits will be available or you can bring your own fabric and embellishments. There will be technique demonstrations throughout the day. 

Do bring your sewing machine, your usual sewing tools, and some thread. Bring your lunch or plan to get something from one of the nearby restaurants. 

There is no workshop fee for either May workshop, but signup is requested.

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 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.

“Shifting Tides: A Convergence in Cloth” -- a Studio Art Quilt Associates juried exhibition at Works/San Jose Gallery, 365 South Market Street
San José, California  April 19–May 5, 2019 -- exhibition hours: Friday noon to 6pm & Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm

“Upcycle!” – A Studio Art Quilt Associates juried exhibition premiering at International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas: October 31 - November 3, 2019, and then traveling.

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

Check out her work in past online shows:





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.

EBHQ member Nancy Bardach has quilt pieces in different gallery exhibitions this spring near the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  Be sure to check them out when you visit the Museum or are down in San Jose.  Click here for details.  

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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