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.

June, 2018  Note:  You cannot sign up for the June workshops online.  Just send an email to to request a spot.

Saturday, June 23 - Workshop with Students from the Social Justice Sewing Academy (

We are looking for 10 EBHQ members to work one-one-one, mentoring a local high school student for the day to make a block or mini quilt, helping each student realize their design. We’d like you to bring your sewing machines and some thread that the students may use under your supervision. Be advised that their work generally focuses on political issues they are facing in today’s complex world and may be controversial.

The blocks & mini-quilts are generally made by cutting fabric and gluing it to a background which is then later stitched by other volunteers.

We are also looking for donations of fabric—primarily solid or tone-on-tones such as batik or other tightly woven fabric that doesn’t fray too much for raw edge appliqué.

There is no workshop fee and we’ll provide pizza, salad & beverages for lunch.

From the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) website:

Founded in 2016, the Social Justice Sewing Academy is an 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. We bring together artist-mentors, youth, and community members to learn and create through community centered projects. Using art as an organized methodology, we promote a model that actively engages in conversations with our surrounding community through the lens of contemporary art. We support youth to become civically engaged artists as they are challenged to tackle current social issues in their community that directly affect their lives.

Monday, June 25 - Workday for Stitchin’ For Kids (

You’ll have your choice of making stuffed toys, doll quilts, roll-up toy car race tracks, car carriers, and doll clothes using patterns from Stitchin’ for Kids and kit fabric or bring your own. There will also be small projects to knit. More information will be provided when you sign up.

Bring your sewing machine and preferred sewing & cutting tools and some spare fabric if you have it J.

July, 2018  No workshops...enjoy your vacation

August, 2018:  Lisa Thorpe

Saturday, August 25 and repeated on Monday, August 27 - Gel Printing to Art quilt in One Day

Supply List

The morning will be devoted to creating a stack of fabric mono-prints made on small 4”x6” soft gel print plates that I provide. Lisa will show fun and easy print techniques using botanicals, stencils, and texture tools with acrylic paint rolled onto the gel print plate. You will print on a variety of pre cut fabrics that I’ll have all ready to go. After lunch you’ll use your stack of little prints to create a quick fabric collage composition using EZ steam II on felt and finish it with free motion quilting. Don’t worry if you haven’t done much art quilting all you need is a curious, creative mind.

  You may enroll and pay by credit card by clicking here

September, 2018:  Maria Shell

Saturday, September 22 - Linear Blocks - Line into Shape

Students will use the traditional log cabin quilt block as well as other linear quilt block shapes as the starting point for creative and original compositions. Improvisational piecing, contemporary quilt design, and using lines to make shapes are all discussed in this class.

Monday, September 26 - Kitchen Sink Quilting - The ART of Making Do

All leftover fabric, UFO’S, orphan blocks, and random strips of fabric are welcome in this class. We’ll take those pieces of what not and make them into a fun improvisational masterpieces. The focus of this workshop is on bit making (creating small improvisation-ally cut and pieced traditional quilt blocks) and composition.

 You may enroll and pay by credit card by clicking here