Speakers

EBHQ general meetings are held the last Monday of the month, excluding July and December. Our May meeting 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.  A brief business meeting starts 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.



June 26, 2017

Yoshiko Wada - "Tattered Rags: The Art of Boro"
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is an artist, author, exhibition curator, textile researcher, and film producer. Long an exponent of traditional and sustainable practices in fashion and textile production, she travels throughout the world giving lectures and workshops, participating in conferences to build greater insight into the world of fiber and textiles.  Join us as she talks about the development of Boro from the repair and re-use of rags to it's manifestations in contemporary art.



No meeting in July - Have a nice vacation


August 28,2017

April Sproule - "Creative Expression Unleashed"

All of us experience creative blocks at times; using her work as examples, April will discuss several really practical techniques she has used over the years to overcome the obstacles we all face in creating the work of our dreams.




September 25,2017

Sujata Shah - "Cultural Fusion Quilts"

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While growing up in India, rich colors, hand woven textiles, and hand-crafts were part of Sujata’s daily life in which she learned to appreciate the irregularities and imperfections of handmade crafts. Her instinctive ability to work with colors and textures combined with education in graphic design helped her develop a unique style as a quilt designer. Inspired by the irregularities and imperfections of utilitarian quilts and handmade crafts from around the world, she developed abstract forms of traditional quilt blocks and subsequently published the book, Cultural Fusion Quilts.

Sujata’s presentation includes a slide show of her travels in India as well as of her journey as a quilter. Following the slide show Sujata will display original quilts from her book and share how she connects the dots between her memories of the past and today's creative process.
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