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, 2018:  Pam Rocco


Saturday, October 27 - String Theory

Practice freehand rotary cutting while working with strings (long, thin pieces of material, often left over from other projects).  Using both scraps and new material, you’ll cut, arrange, and re-arrange strips, then sew larger units together to make original quilts.  Work small or work large, and by the end of the day you’ll have a finished project or see the way to complete it. 



 


Monday, October 29 - How to Make a Thumbnail Quilt

Supply List

Like a thumbnail drawing, a thumbnail quilt is simple, with few pieces, interesting shapes, and clearly-defined areas of light and dark.  Using scraps or small amounts of yardage, you will make small-scale quilt tops, roughly 36” x 36”, with fewer than 30 pieces.  The tops will all be different, reflecting the design choices of the maker.  After you experience the fun of original design, you’ll be well on your way to making more on your own. 

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December, 2018:  No workshops....enjoy the holidays.



January, 2019:  Deborah Boschert



Saturday, January 26
 - Personal Symbols for Art Quilt Collages

 

What symbols and personal themes will you incorporate into your small art quilt collages? Houses, leaves, bowls, ladders? Deborah will guide you through exploring and creating shapes and symbols that have personal meaning. Create 5×7 fabric collages highlighting personal symbols using composition templates and inspiring fabrics. Embellish with machine and hand stitching. Learn simple finishing techniques and mount your art quilt collage on mats ready for framing.
  





Monday, January 28 
Techniques with Paint and Ink


Simple techniques and supplies, stupendous results!  Cut freezer paper stencils, create foam stamps, print with found objects and make marks with pen and ink!  We'll talk about shapes, pattern, repetition and color.  Students will leave with a beautiful stash of original fabrics ready to be used in art quilts, collage or mixed media.

Appropriate for all levels.
 

 

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February, 2019:  Sue Fox/Julia McLeod

Saturday, February 23Improvisational Piecing & Crazy Patchwork Recipes


We all have favorite recipes that we use over and over again, varying them depending on what’s in the cupboard… Our cupboards just happen to be full of silk, linen, wool and other unusual quilting materials. In this one-day class, we’ll share some of our favorite Piecing Recipes, inspired by traditional block styles that have morphed into modern variations, and that seem to work particularly well for our "Not Cotton" fabrics.

Just as substituting food ingredients can change the taste or texture of a dinner recipe, you’ll learn how silk, linen, wool and other fibers are handled differently from cotton in our quilting recipes. This class is a great opportunity to step outside of the world of cotton and make components for a scrappy Improv, Row-by-row or Medallion-style quilt— And we’ll send you home with several menu plan options for finishing up!





Monday, February 25Basics for Working with Silks in Quilts


Do you like the look of silk in quilts but feel nervous about using it? We know that EBHQ-ers have all kinds of silks in their stashes— from neckties to imported yardage to Mulberry sample packs to hand painted scarves & garments of all sorts… vintage, new or recycled— bring it on!

We’ll share all our secrets for successfully working silks into our own quilts. We tackle the troublesome stuff— slippery, stretchy, fraying, flimsy— you name it. Bring your dreamiest & your scariest fabric, we’ll have strategies for it. The day will be full of tips, tricks and techniques along with practical examples and exercises. You’ll take home solutions and the beginnings of a silk project you can finish. (Class kit fee: $20.)


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