Workshops      Now is the time to sign up!  NEW - now you can pay for your workshops using your credit card.

Workshops are a favorite perk of EBHQ. You will meet a world-class fabrics/design teacher in a small group setting (no more than 24 people). The workshop space at 980 Stannage is airy and bright. Exposure to new techniques will inspire you and you will go home energized from the creative and social workout.

Need to do some shopping for supplies for a class? Check with one of our retail affiliates to see if they have what you need. The yearly membership dues our affiliates pay help to support our guild and the good work we do. 

Workshops are from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  The workshop space opens at 8:00am if you want to arrive early.



June, 2019:  Denise Labadie Snell

Saturday & Monday, June 22 & 24 (two day workshop) - Fabric Painting


In this hands-on fabric painting workshop where participants learn (some oftentimes rather surprising) techniques for using sun-reactive transparent color paints to create uniquely textured and colored fabric. The focus is on how best to use and layer the paint, how to use various resists, and – depending on desired results – how to most successfully influence or cause (and control) layer-by-layer differential paint absorption, diffusion, blending, and/or mottling. Resulting fabrics can be remarkable.

Each participant leaves the workshop with a range of their own highly textured fabric in the colors and textures that they have selected to bring unique depth and complexity to their art quilt projects.

The two day schedule ensures plenty of time for in-depth hands-on "guided experimentation" and techniques exploration. The workshop format is also designed to provide substantial opportunities for individualized and focused one-on-one teaching and feedback.

While Denise’s work often uses imagery of stones, this workshop is not specifically about stones, or even landscapes, but instead about fabric painting techniques capable of dramatically improving quilt color and texture, dimensionality, and design integrity, regardless of quilt theme or focus.

Skills prerequisites: None (Beginner through Advanced)

Wear old clothes and/or bring an apron

There is a $25 supply fee for instructor provided paints and brushes

You may enroll and pay by credit card by clicking here.


No workshops in July



August, 2019:  Katie Pasquini Masopust

Saturday & Monday, August 24 & 26 (two day workshop) - From Watercolor to Quilt  

Supply List

Abstract watercolor paintings will be created the first day using 10 different painting techniques that will leave the student with many paintings to choose from. Techniques include, transparent layered shapes, resists, rubber cement drawing resist, washes, glazing, dropping in of colors, surface treatments using soap bubbles, rubbing alcohol and grids, etc.  One painting will be chosen and cropped to find the most dynamic part. This will be drawn to make templates, then enlarged, and translated with fabrics into a quilt using either my turned edge technique or the students preferred technique. When the quilt is done it will look like a watercolor painting. No painting experience is needed.




You may enroll and pay by credit card by clicking here.

September, 2019:  Martha Wolfe

Saturday Workshop, September 28: Printing on Fabric: Making and Using Your Own Stamps & Stencils


*Workshop can be taken separately or with Printing on Fabric: Making Prints from Nature and Found Objects (Monday’s Workshop)

In this fun, hands-on workshop you’ll explore a variety of printing techniques that you can create and personalize including carving rubber stamps/linocut, molding Magic Stamps, simple embossing, and stenciling techniques. The workshop covers selecting fabrics, options for inks, layering prints, and simple ways to create colorful backgrounds to print on. Each of the techniques will be demonstrated during the workshop providing an opportunity for you to try all of the techniques or you can focus on the one(s) you are most interested in. The instructor will be available to help you troubleshoot and answer individual questions while you experiment and create. It’s a great chance to create your own fabrics or small prints to embellish.

All skill levels welcome!

Monday Workshop, September 30: Printing on Fabric: Making Prints from Nature and Found Objects

*Workshop can be taken separately or with Printing on Fabric: Making and Using Your Own Stamps & Stencils (Saturday’s Workshop)—There will be a little overlap of some of the basics but new printing techniques will be introduced.

Explore fun and easy printing techniques including nature prints from leaves and ways to use found objects for printing and mono-printing. The workshop covers selecting fabrics, options for inks, layering prints, and simple ways to create colorful backgrounds to print on. Each of the techniques will be demonstrated during the workshop providing an opportunity for you to try all of the techniques or you can focus on the one(s) you are most interested in. The instructor will be available to help you troubleshoot and answer individual questions while you experiment and create. It’s a great chance to create your own fabrics or small prints to embellish.

All skill levels welcome!


You may enroll and pay by credit card by clicking here