Speakers

EBHQ educational sessions are held the last Monday of the month, excluding July and December. Our May session is held the next-to-last Monday because of Memorial Day. We start to gather at 6:30 to greet one another, view displayed quilts, find pamphlets describing regional quilting events, or check out books from our extensive library.  Brief announcements start at 7:30 p.m., followed by a featured speaker from the quilting world. Guest admission is $5.   Map for Educational Sessions
   
 
                                                                   photo by Rachel Holmen

Speaker Velda Newman's award winning quilt, Zinnia, (88" X 211") is admired at a recent EBHQ meeting.




February 26, 2018

Nancy Brown - "
Animal Quilt Design"

Hear about Nancy’s stunning animal quilts and the stories behind them. She will also discuss her approach to designing quilts featuring animals and people.
  





March  26, 2018

Tara Faughnan - Trunk Show
Tara Faughnan finds inspiration in forms, shapes, and the place where two seams meet. Color interaction is the key inspiration that drives her. It's that intuitive moment when you put two colors together, and then two more, and two more after that that she focuses on. The explorations are endless and she strives to walk the line of discomfort and still make everything work together as a whole.

She draws inspiration from the simple bold geometry of antique quilts, the gorgeous bright colors from textiles around the world, and the freedom and spontaneity found in unconventional and improvisational quilts. When she looks at her current work, she sees all three of these aspects represented. 

She likes to use simple geometry, complex color interaction, and find the line that exists somewhere between harmony and discordance.

In her trunk show, Tara will share the stories and quilts of her journey from traditional to modern quilter, with stop-offs in contemporary and art quilting along the way—always with a focus on color and form.



April 30, 2018

Joe Cunningham - "My Life In Quilts"

People always want to know how and why Joe got started making quilts. In this talk he explains how it happened to him and how it could happen to anybody! He'll bring his guitar and play some quilt-related songs, and he’ll bring a whole bunch of his latest quilts to show and tell stories about. You don’t want to miss this!