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.

October, 2019: Denise Oyama Miller

Saturday & Monday, October 26 & 28 (two day workshop): Making Mixed-Media Art Quilts

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In this 2-day workshop with fiber artist and renowned teacher Denise Oyama Miller, you’ll use layers of fabric, paper, paint, and ephemera to create a fabulous mixed-media art quilt. Starting with a machine-quilted background made of batting, fabric, papers, and/or threads you’ll add layers of collaged papers and fabric. To make the work even more uniquely yours, add layers of painting, stenciling, and ephemera

You may enroll and pay by credit card by clicking here

No workshops in November and December....enjoy the holidays

January, 2020:  Kevin Kosbab

Traditional pieced units—Half-Square Triangles, Drunkard’s Path, Triangle in a Square, and more—are the building blocks for this modern alphabet sampler.

Students may work towards the 26-block quilt (49" × 58") or a runner/banner spelling out a word or name. Full-color pattern ($16, payable in class) contains detailed cutting and piecing instructions for all 26 letters, complete alphabet quilt, and suggestions for runners or banners.

We’ll cover all the main piecing techniques in the workshop so you’ll be able to finish the remaining blocks confidently. We’ll also look at color choices to create the translucent effects seen in the sample quilt. 

Monday Workshop, January 27: Modern Machine Trapunto Pillow

Learn to take your quilting to new dimensions with trapunto, using modern motifs that are more forgiving than traditional designs.

The workshop project is a 16" square pillow cover, a manageable size for free-motion sewing as well as a fun home accent. Students may choose from two trapunto designs for their pillow (included in class fee). Familiarity with their own sewing machine and some free-motion quilting experience is necessary for all students. Many students finish their pillow during a full-day class!

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February, 2020: Laura Wasilowski

Saturday Workshop, February 22: Accidental Artist

When you design quilts as you go, you embrace serendipity and become an “accidental artist”. Learn several methods of creating fused quilt designs in an improvisational manner. Begin with a heap of pre-fused fabric scraps from Laura’s stash to trigger your design ideas. Learn various systems for constructing your artwork and put your colorful fabric kit to good use. You’ll create and learn as you go. It’s fun to design on the fly!

Monday Workshop, February 24: Free Stitched Embroidery Landscapes

Densely hand stitched, these small landscape vignettes are created from your original design. They are made with cotton threads and free stitched on hand-dyed silk fabric. The vignettes are rich in color and texture and marks by the maker. You’ll learn about fabric and batting choices, how to transfer your design to the silk, the threads and needles best for stitching, and how to devise embroidery stitch combinations unique to your design. It is a slow, thoughtful, tempo of making intimate art work.

You may enroll and pay by credit card by clicking here