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Founded in 1978, East Bay Heritage Quilters is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and continuing the traditions, culture, and history of quilting, sponsoring and supporting quilting activities, and contributing to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, and patterns through our meetings and exhibits....more

Our First Quilt Show-October 7- 8, 1978

Can you imagine founding a guild in June and staging a major show in October? EBHQ did just that in 1978. Presented by EBHQ and sponsored by Fir Branch of Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the show was held at the Scottish Rite in Oakland....more


A History of an Early EBHQ Symposium

When East Bay Heritage Quilters was founded in 1978, we dreamed of sponsoring a symposium for the benefit of our members. "Growth Through Diversity" represents the fulfillment of that dream ...more

Photo from July 25-28, 1984 Special Edition of The Friendship Knot

Partnerships, Exhibitions, and Symposiums, Oh My!

With the great success of the first show at the Oakland Scottish Rite Temple, in 1978, the guild sought ways to continue public exhibitions. Finding a new venue took an interesting path. Helen Goeriz’s husband’s brother had gone to high school with Phil Linhares, then curator of the art gallery at Mills College. Phil showed an avid interest in the concept of a quilt exhibit, so the board took a look at the gallery space and the partnership was formed....more

Voices in Cloth 

Voices in Cloth began in 1991; the following reminiscences are from several past event chairs and key volunteers, explaining how the event started and how it evolved to what it is today ...more

All articles written by Joan Sextro for the 35th anniversary celebration published in the newsletters in 2013


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Albany, CA  94706

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