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.

September, 2017:  Sujata Shah

Saturday, September 23 - Making Freeform Blocks Part I

Make triangle and other blocks without templates and marking; see what happens when you embrace the imperfections and irregularities of human hands. Sujata’s method of cutting in layers and organic piecing is unique, fast, and fun and combined with her piecing techniques, mimic the appearance of block prints of India. You’ll learn how adding curves to cutting, sewing, and the final trimming of blocks make the quilt-making process engaging and unpredictable until the last stitch. Each block you make will be different than the next in size, shape, and form, yet there will be overall harmony and balance to the quilt you make. You’ll also learn about the origins of the blocks, stories behind the quilts Sujata has made, and discussions on color combinations, textures, and quilt layouts during class.

Monday, September 25 - Making Freeform Blocks Part II

See Saturday Supply List

This workshop can be taken independently or as a continuation of Saturday's workshop (see Saturday workshop description)--don't worry if you don't take the Saturday, workshop, you'll be able to jump right in as Sujata introduces more free-form blocks and shares her process and techniques for making these imperfect and irregular blocks. You'll have so much fun, you won't want to stop making these organic, free-form blocks.

Now you can use your credit card to pay (see the registration page). 

October, 2017:  Terry Waldron

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - The Japanese Way

Printed Supply List will be provided at sign-up

Learn the Japanese way to create a piece of original art using techniques Terry learned from Japanese quiltmaker Keiko Goke. There are no patterns to use, no sewing machine needed (but you can bring yours if you like). All you need is cloth, scissors, a needle, and thread. The sewing stitch is absolutely authentic and it calms your mind as you stitch the cloth.

As part of the class, you’ll pick haiku to add to each creation. Not the simplistic English versions—Terry will have haiku that have been translated by the best translators. It is thoughtful and authentic because the Japanese characters are not letters as in the English alphabet,​ each is a thought!

Monday, October 30, 2017 - The Art of Landscapes

Printed Supply List will be provided at sign-up

This is a class for those who love the land and its trees, water, and sky. There are no patterns because Nature isn't as simple as a pattern and variations and imperfections are very much a part of it. In this you’ll learn Terry’s "rough cut" technique to cut out tree trunks, leaves, and grassy hills. You’ll also learn aerial perspective and the four principles of composition that will make your landscapes shine. By the time you leave class, you'll be able to create any landscape that you can dream up.

Now there's a new way to register and pay for workshops by using your credit card (see the registration page).

January, 2018:  Katie Pasquini Masopust  

Saturday, January 27 and Monday, January 29 - From Watercolor to Quilt

Spend 2 days with the fabulous Katie Pasquini Masopust as she guides you through the process of making an art quilt based on a watercolor painting that you’ll create in class—no worries!—no painting experience needed! Spend the first day of this 2-day workshop having fun creating abstract watercolor paintings under Katie's expert guidance using her proven painting techniques. On the second day, you'll select your favorite painting and hone in on the most dynamic part to recreate the look in fabric. During the workshop you'll select fabric, create templates, learn Katie's construction techniques, and take home your masterpiece to sew and finish.

No sewing machine needed in class, some additional supply fees may be required.