Workshops      Now is the time to sign up!

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.

June, 2017:  Yoshiko Wada   

Saturday and Monday, June 24 and 26 (two day workshop) - Boro Transformed: Patched, Pieced, and Dyed in Indigo 

This two-day class is a hands-on workshop for artists interested in patchwork, embroidery, collage, and exploring natural indigo dyeing using sustainable methods. We draw inspiration from traditional Japanese textiles made with boro (rags and fabric scraps) and reinterpret this folk tradition by creating a fabric collage that may be dyed in an organic indigo vat, transforming inconsequential material to something precious and valuable. 

Participants will layer, piece, sew, darn, and use water-soluble sheets to create open, lace-like structures in collage. We will learn how to make and tend an organic indigo vat and explore various shibori (shaped-resist) techniques to alter our fabrics through dyeing, fulling, and more.

July, 2017:  No workshops...have a nice vacation.

August, 2017:  April Sproule 

Saturday, August 26, 2017  Fabric Painting with Stencils 

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Although stencils have been around for centuries, come and experience how utterly amazing the stenciling technique can be when you learn just a few professional tips and tricks. April will lead students through her basic stenciling techniques and quickly move on to the more advanced shading and composition options available using her Textile Design Stencils. Even those who think that they can’t draw or paint are able to create stunning work that can later be framed or quilted. All skill levels.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - Upcycled Wearable Art with Stencils

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Beginning with an already constructed garment, you will learn stenciling techniques, embroidery, and other embellishments that will completely transform a boring piece of clothing into something quite fabulous and fun! Dresses, T-shirts, and other garments are perfect media for upcycling. 

September, 2017:  Sujata Shah

Saturday and Monday, September 23 and 25 (two day workshop) - Organized Chaos

Sujata’s workshops are designed to encourage freedom of creating individual and unique quilts and understand personal creative process for her students. Although the basic idea is taught, students are encouraged to explore many possibilities. Questions such as ''What if?'' and ''How about?'' have made her look at every quilt differently and lead to many discoveries, abilities her classes are intended to cultivate and develop.

Organized Chaos is actually an old favorite with a modern twist. Making a scrap quilt has never been so much fun. Learn about values and colors by observing everyday life. During the class Sujata shares how she sees colors and interprets them into quilts. Creativity is not about having a lot to choose form but how to choose wisely from what you have. This quilt is a true scrap quilt. You will learn how sometimes self-created limits provide the best results.