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.

August 27, 2018

Lisa Thorpe - Artist Talk and Trunk Show


Artist and educator Lisa Thorpe will discuss her process and creative journey and show many examples of her work.

September 24, 2018

Maria Shell - Traditional, Art, & Modern - Notes from the Field

Maria Shell started out as a traditional quilter, but soon found herself making abstract pieced art quilts that look surprisingly modern. Maria will share her personal journey in and about the traditional, art, and modern quilt movements. Can you be all three? Come to the lecture and find out.

October 29, 2018

Pam Rocco - Anthropology Quilts: Quilts Inspired by Ethnic Models

Pam has long been fascinated by design traditions of other cultures and the detailed processes they use to create art objects which are part of their everyday lives. Using examples from almost 50 years of quilting, Pam will show how ethnic influences have shaped the quilts she’s made. Quilts from Appalachia and the American South, those made by Native Americans and the Amish, and textiles from Africa and Asia have all influenced her work in ways she is still trying to understand. She’ll explain how she translates an ethnic model into a functional quilt, and show examples of quilts she’s made using this process.