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Come join our guild. Quilters of all ages and interests flourish in EBHQ's nourishing atmosphere during monthly Educational Sessions and daytime Workshops featuring outstanding teachers from the quilting world. Our educational sessions are held the last Monday evening of the month, excluding July and December. May is the next-to-last Monday because of Memorial Day. Starting at 6:30 p.m. we visit, view displayed quilts, or choose books from our extensive library.  Brief announcements start at 7:30, followed by our featured speaker. Guest admission is $5.   Map for Educational Sessions

Each month we celebrate quilting together at Drop-In sewing days and community service activities.  Hover over the Home tab in the Navigation Bar to find further information about our guild.

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quilt by Ann Rhode                    photo by Rachel Holmen
 




EBHQ Show & Tell Photos 
 are here.

Now is the time to renew your annual membership (if you have not done so already):
Click Here to renew or join.

Coming Soon! EBHQ Voices in Cloth Quilt Show - March 21 & 22, 2020.  Take a look at the VIC2020 tab above and keep checking back as we'll have more information as the time approaches.

February Newsletter is here.

Members: Special VIC2020 Newsletter is here.

Take a look at the new Photo Gallery tab. EBHQ  history in pictures...including new photos from 2018 Voices in Cloth Quilt Show.



 


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Time to Sign Up For Workshops!

March, 2020: Pati Fried

Saturday Workshop, March 28: Tweaking Tradition, One Block at a Time

Whether you love traditional or modern quilts, or something in between, there is historical design aspects of all quilt styles that are tried and true. This workshop is an opportunity to push the boundaries of time honored, traditional block design to the edge - where original ideas are found. By following a step-by-step method and being given permission to alter and explore, creative design originality will emerge. Discussions on how to create an original quilt design with these new blocks will also be part of the workshop. 



Monday Workshop, March 30: The Fifth Layer

The fifth layer isn't just about baubles and beads. It is consciously adding the finishing elements to the 4 layers of a quilt that you worked so hard on. This is your opportunity to bring the quilt to life by enhancing and emphasizing specific areas, add movement and texture, and to create a conversation between the viewer and your work. We will spend the day exploring unusual ways to add interest to your work with fabric manipulation, embroidery and big stitch thread work, inks and stamps, and yes, a few baubles and beads. Students are encouraged to bring an unfinished work to discuss in individual conferences on how to add a successful 5th layer.

For more information click here.



Member News

EBHQ members:  Have you won an award?  Do you have a quilt in a show?  Email us so that we can feature your accomplishments here.


Member Ileana Soto has works in the following shows:

Art of the Cosmos, 30th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope, Pasadena, April 2020, travelling for 2 years: “Andromeda.”

SAQA Global Exhibition: Opposites Attract, April 2020 in Melbourne, Australia; travelling: “Global Alert: Arctic Melt.”

for more about Ileana, check out her website www.ileanasoto.com

Member Roxanne Schwartz has several works in shows this year:

Berkeley. Ongoing through Mar 1,2020 at the City of Berkeley Civic Center. My “Boro Boy” and “Ghost Ahi Eating My Clothes” are on the first floor. (To see the artwork in this exhibition in person, you must set up a time for a tour with Civic Arts Program staff by emailing civicarts@cityofberkeley.info. After setting up an appointment please check in with the security counter to sign in. Please note that staff is not available to provide access to see the artwork on a drop-in basis.) Civic Center Exhibition 2019 images

Long Beach. "Untied" is among the 35 art quilts juried into the Studio Art Quilt Associates "Upcycle!" exhibition at International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, CA Jul 9-11, 2020, at the Long Beach Convention Center. http://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3703 and http://www.saqa.com/exhibition-viewdetail.php?ID=4844

Did you know....? 

In the last year over 1400 of our quilts have been distributed to children,teens, and others in need of comfort. Many thanks to everyone involved in these efforts!  For more information on EBHQ's Deanna Davis Community Quilt Project, click here.

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