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.

February, 2018:  Nancy Brown

Saturday, February 24 and Monday, February 26 - Designing Your Own Animal Applique

Learn how to make your own animal appliqué quilts from a master. Using a photograph of your choice (pets, wild animals…), Nancy will show you how to create the appliqué patterns and then move on to choosing fabric. Nancy will demonstrate her hand appliqué techniques but you can use your favorite appliqué process (hand or machine, fusible or not). She will also discuss how to portray features (especially eyes), how to portray fur/feathers/etc, how to design a background for your animal (including pieced backgrounds) and how to finish your quilt. All levels welcome.

Enroll for this class by using your credit card (see the registration page).

March, 2018 (Saturday only):  Hands-on Featherweight Maintenance / Twice Nice Shoppe

Learn everything you need to know about taking care of your featherweight sewing machine from lubrication to troubleshooting problems.

Workshops are 1/2 day sessions. We’re planning on 2 sessions, one from 9am – noon, the other from 1pm – 4pm. But if we don’t get enough sign-ups (but based on the number of featherweights we see in workshops, we think there’ll be enough), we’ll need to consolidate into 1 morning session. Sign-ups are limited to 12 people per session as this is a hands-on class, so sign up soon if you are interested. All tools will be provided, you just need to bring your featherweight. 

 Enroll for this class by using your credit card (see the registration page).  

April, 2018:  Joe Cunnningham

Saturday, April 28 and Monday, April 30

In this two-day workshop Joe will demonstrate and teach how to develop a small idea into an abstract quilt. Along the way he will teach the techniques he uses for freehand piecing, working with bias tape, and creating memorable compositions. Under his instructions, students will develop their own designs and get them to a point where they can be completed. 

Enroll for this class by using your credit card (see the registration page).