Alameda County Arts Commission Show

Enter your quilts

Don’t miss the chance to show off your fabulous work at our annual show at the Alameda County Administration Building. The show is located in well-lit, secure areas with high traffic open to the public during normal working hours, Monday-Friday. This show is highly anticipated by the approximately 6,500 County employees and visitors to the building. It’s a wonderful way to promote quilting and EBHQ!

We need up to 30 - 35 pieces (not previously shown at this venue) in a wide range of styles and dimensions. Quilts can be up to 60” in height and of any width. Small and medium quilts are welcome and show very well. It is possible to show your quilt in both the Alameda County Exhibit and Voices in Cloth.

The show will run Oct. 30, 2017 - Feb. 22, 2018 at the Alameda County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Floors 1 and 5, Oakland, CA (3 blocks from Lake Merritt BART)

Application and Waiver Forms are on the last two pages of the August newsletter.

Deliver quilts at the Education Session on August 28 or September 25, at Drop-Ins on September 12 and 16, or by special arrangements with Kathy Bowden. Deadline to enter: September 25 at the EBHQ Education Session.

Installation: October 27, 2017; De-installation: February 23, 2018 Quilts will be returned to you at the Education Session after the date of show closure, or by special arrangement. Questions? Contact Kathy Bowden (925) 885-9144 or


2017 Show & Tell

Fall is just around the corner and so is our annual Show and Tell night on November 27, where our members get to show off their fabulous creations, get a photo taken, and let other guild members delight in seeing these wonderful quilts and garments. 

Mary Mashuta

This year's theme is “Simple Gifts,” as we celebrate our gifts of our art to one another. The words of the old Shaker song seem appropriate at this time. ‘Tis a gift to be simple,’tis a gift to be free, ‘tis a gift to come down where we ought to be. And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘twill be in the valley of love and delight. All of your efforts are welcomed with no judgment, rather this will be a celebration of your effort and artistry.

You can show up to two items, so look through your finished quilts, wall hangings and garments and decide which ones you want us to see. If you had a quilt displayed at PIQF, show that one. Not all our members had a chance to see your work at that venue. Our entry form (click here) is online this year and even those who are hesitant have told us how easy it was to fill out.

You will get a reassuring telephone call to confirm that your entry was received. If you need to use a paper form, pick one up at the meetings or drop-in. Questions? E-mail Joan Sextro at:

Deadline to submit your entries is Monday, November 20th.  

No stress, no judgment! Let’s have a joyously good time.