When East Bay Heritage Quilters was founded six years ago, we dreamed of sponsoring a symposium
for the benefit of our members.
"Growth Through Diversity" represents the fulfillment of that dream.
The symposium reflects three major goals.
First, we wanted to host the symposium in a tranquil setting
where our members could participate either as boarders
Second, we wished to showcase the works of our
members and others in an established gallery.
Third, we wanted to bring together quilters
and teacher from all parts of the world; symposium
participants are coming from Europe, Africa,
and Asia as well as North America.
This symposium is not the work of one person, but the result of the efforts of many of our
members; particularly the symposium steering committee, which has been
meeting monthly for two and a half years.
Special thanks go to the following: Roberta Horton for all her help; Mary
Mashuta for organizing the two fashion shows and members' studio tour;
Carolyn Hartsough for coordinating publicity and producing the brochure;
Mary Schoenfeldt for contributing graphics; Betty Kisbey for using her
computer expertise to handle the immense job of
registration; Joyce Williams for arranging transportation for the symposium presenters
and minibuses on campus for participants; Lucy Hilty for coordinating work on
the donation quilts; Kris Volker for organizing the Merchants Mall; Mabry Benson for keeping
the books; Dawn Moser for making arrangements for the Afro-American quilt
exhibit at Kaiser Center; and Marilyn Salmi for recording the minutes
of our meetings.
To these and the many other EBHQ members who worked on the symposium, thank you for making
the dream real.
- EBHQ members Ann Ito and Janet Shore contributed to this history