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Cheryl Arkison - Improv Applique
Sign-up starts: Members now and Non-Members 11/01/22
From the tools of the trade to basting to final stitches, this class will cover hand applique basics with a big twist – we’re doing it improvisationally! Looking for inspiration, cutting shapes, and block prep are part of the class. This is definitely not the applique you are used to. Portability and great design make applique a skill worth learning. Settle in for some slow stitching
Mini Virtual Program Team (MVP)
Changes to Open Quilting
Yes! Enthusiastic quilters have been meeting in person again at the Albany Church!
For four months we've worked on projects, swapped fabric, examined quilts, chatted up a storm. Now, it's time for a significant modification and a welcome addition, each designed to enhance your Open Quilting experience.
First: Pre-registration is no longer required. Just pop in at the Albany church, wearing your mask, between 9 a.m to noon, on the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of every month. You will be required to sign in at the door, just in case we need to do any Covid contact tracing.
Second: The EBHQ Lending Library has been moved to the second floor of the Albany church. Our quilting books can now be accessed during Open Quilting hours. You can sit in an airy, light-filled room to browse through books, or check them out for home use. Read about the Lending Library here.
Before you stop in, it's very important that you read the revised features of Open Quilting here.
Signups are closed and the 2022 Round Robin is underway. The exchanges take place at the walkway in front of Bay Quilts at various Sundays at 2 p.m.
Read the guidelines for the 2022 Round Robin here. Check out the 2021 EBHQ Round Robin gallery page for examples of last year's Traditional and Improv quilts.
Diana H. Hook
2022 Round Robin Coordinator
Join EBHQ for a Color Wheel Study in December.
We are now working on three analogous colors for you to explore. The analogous new colors for this month:
Blue - Blue-Green - Green
You don't need to register. Just join in at any time!
This exercise may become the beginning of a series. It can be as small as a postcard, 12" x 12", or just a block for a future quilt. Of course, you can make more than one piece on any given month.
For more information go here.
How many quilters can fit into your sewing room? At least a dozen for sure!
The next virtual Clubhouse can reveal the answer!
Enjoy EBHQ camaraderie while you….
Display your design wall.
Unveil your latest creation.
Carry on with your English paper piecing.
Grab your rotary cutter and slice away.
Finish off that neglected binding.
Sort your stash by color or design.
Get cracking on a hand appliqué project.
Dish out quilting tips—discover new ones.
Or, just sit back, relax, while you sip your favorite tea or coffee, meet new friends, chat with old ones.
Explore the possibilities!
The Quilters Clubhouse awaits you!
We will cover these points—
Please register now to get the Zoom link and so we know how many people to expect.
We will offer this orientation periodically, so don’t worry if you can’t attend either of these now.
Deborah Boschert - Embroidered Fabric Collage
Sign-up starts: Members 10/19/2022 and Non-Members 11/06/2022
Hand stitching brings fabric collage to life! Combine fused appliqué with improvisational hand embroidery to create two unique, personal small art quilt collages. Learn several embroidery stitches and how to incorporate them into your design for maximum texture, interest and artistry. We’ll cover tips for fused appliqué and improvisational composition. Plus demos of Deborah’s favorite stitches, time for one-on-one suggestions and Q&A.
Online Supply List (with photos)
Printable Supply List
Deborah's Youtube videos
Quilters Gather is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
Watch for information about our next featured speaker.
As always, there will be time for show and tell. You are welcome to share your Inspired By pieces, Postcard Exchanges, or any other items during Show and Tell. Deadline for photos to be shown in a slide show is 3 days before the Quilters Gather.
For more information about Quilters Gather or how to email photos, click here.
Quilters Gather Hosts
Valerie, Claire, & Fredda
Join EBHQ for a Color Wheel Study
Each month a new color (or colors) will be selected to explore. Currently we are working on analogous blocks.
Join in at any time! This exercise may become the beginning of a series. It can be as small as a postcard, 12" x 12", or just a block for a future quilt. Of course, you can make more than one piece on any given month. For more information go here.
Cheryl Arkison - Slabs
Sign-up starts: Members 11/15/2022 and Non-Members 12/11/2022
This is a focused workshop on the Slab Technique from Sunday Morning Quilts, my book co-authored with Amanda Jean Nyberg. Slabs are what we refer to as the “fabric” made from joining scraps together. It is an improvisational piecing technique that results in unique slabs of fabric that can be used in many ways.
The class includes detailed instruction on making a slab. Students will then work to make additional slabs, practicing the technique and working towards assembling a quilt top.
Cindy Grisdela - Fearless Curved Piecing
Sign-up starts: Members 12/10/22 and Non-Members 1/10/23
Take the fear out of curved piecing with Improv Curves. You'll learn how to cut curves freehand with single cuts, similar to the traditional Drunkard's Path, as well as multiple cuts for more variety in your lines and shapes. There are no patterns or templates--even pins are optional.
This is a versatile technique that works well with solid fabrics to make a contemporary style quilt or wall hanging or prints to make a "color wheel" quilt with vertical rows of color.
Improv Curves are easy and fun--you'll be confident with curves in no time!
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Albany, CA 94706
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