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Registration opens for Members: 7/15 Non-members: 7/23
All attendees must register for this event
EBHQ recently launched a new activity called Open Quilting. We are getting together in person again and having FUN.
We are meeting at the Albany United Methodist Church as we did pre-Covid on the second Tuesday and the third Saturday of each month.
It is very important that you read the details for this NEW event on the Open Quilting webpage here. You must register for each session you wish to attend, and you must comply with the rules as outlined on that webpage.
Join EBHQ for a Color Wheel Study in August.
Yellow-Orange is the new color to explore this month.
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!
Final Chunk of the Month - #6
This mystery quilt activity was designed by Julia McLeod, who brought us our two Lone Robin activities. Each month Julia provided a new Chunk pattern. This activity's final chunk was presented at the August Quilters Gather. You now have all the information you need to create a 48" square quilt.
All instructions to complete your quilt and information on how to share a photo of your finished piece is available on the Chunk of the Month webpage.
Intrigued? You do not have to register for this activity...there's still time to join in.
WWQ: World Wide Quilter - Susan Fuller
For the last couple of decades, long time EBHQ member Susan Fuller has traveled to many countries, often taking the off-the-beaten-tourist-path. She has enjoyed photographing people, especially while they were working. Susan will show her travel quilts with stories about the subjects. She will tell us how she came to take the photographs and make the quilts.
Virtual Open Studio: Quilters Gather team member Vanina Doce-Mood will show us how she has transformed a corner of a room in her house into her sewing space as well as the custom made cutting table she uses in the backyard
Chunk of the Month - A Mystery Quilt for 2022
All the elements have been demonstrated. We’re taking this month off to give you time to finish your quilts.
Send photos to EBHQuilters.Gather@gmail.com. More info about this activity here.
Postcard Exchange: Be sure to check "YES" for the Postcard Exchange option when you register to join this fun activity.
Show and Tell: Please share your current projects with us. Email photos to email@example.com at least 3 days before the next session, and we will include them in the slide show presentation. We want to see what you’re up to! Same goes for the postcard exchange - any you have sent or received.
Virtual Open Studio: Curious how other quilters use their creative space? Want to discover organizational ideas and tips? Please show us your studio at an upcoming Quilters Gather. Participating is a great motivation to organize and clean your space!
More details about our upcoming Quilters Gather click here.
Quilters Gather Hosts,
Valerie, Claire, Fredda & Vanina
Erin Eggenburg - Visible Darning
Sign-up starts: Members 6/21/2022 and Non-Members 7/21/2022
Fix your tattered socks, sweaters, and knit textiles with a simple woven type of mending known as darning! Bring something to mend, and darn alongside from home.
In this 3-hour online workshop you will:
Mini Virtual Program Team (MVP)
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
Registration opens for Members: Now Non-members: 8/28
Registration opens for Members: 8/21 Non-members: 9/2
MVP - All Star Virtual Sampler Platter - Two Sessions
Saturday September 17- 12:00-3:00 pm
Sunday September 18 - 12:00-3:00 pm
Experience some of the best teachers the virtual world has to offer in this live Youtube event presented by the Global Quilt Connection. An All-Star cast of 18 quilt teachers will demonstrate some of their favorite quilting techniques, showcasing a wide variety of styles and methods. You’ll see everything from traditional to modern and art quilting approaches.
Each day will showcase nine different instructors (see the artists list here), so be sure to tune in both days if you can. As a bonus, each Sampler will be available for 48 hours after each live event ends. So, you are not locked into the times listed above, you can watch later at your leisure.
Register one time for both days.
Enjoy this free event!
Join EBHQ for a Color Wheel Study
Each month a new color will be selected to explore. You might want to study the monthly color using one of the harmonious color schemes like monochromatic, analogous, complementary, split complementary, triad, or tetrad. You are welcome to do just one-color scheme or even all of them.
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.
David Owen Hastings - Mini Min-Mod Quilts
Sign-up starts: Members now and Non-Members 08/30/22
These charming little quilts are inspired by Mid-Century Modern design,
and are a great skill-building project to learn a number of quilting techniques.
We will start with a simple, modern color palette of neutral fabrics with a flash of color. Clean lines combined with simple design give each tiny composition a sophisticated feeling. Since we are working very small, this is a great project for using small scraps and bits of special fabric.
Participants will learn the quilt-as-you-go method. Hand stitching adds a sleek, linear element. Finishing techniques will be demonstrated.
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.
Registration opens for Members: 9/18 Non-members: 9/26
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
Registration opens for Members: 9/19 Non-members: 9/27
Registration opens for Members: 10/13 Non-members: 10/29All attendees must register for this event
EBHQ launched a new activity called Open Quilting in June, 2022. We are getting together in person again!
We are meeting at the Albany United Methodist Church as we did pre-Covid on the second Tuesdays and the third Saturdays of each month.
Audrey Esarey- Watercolor Quilt
Sign-up starts: Members 8/24 and Non-Members 9/20
The Watercolor Quilt is a wall hanging made from one large block that uses curved piecing to create the illusion of transparency from overlapping circles. The class will cover my process for building a fabric gradation and tips and tricks for stress-free curved piecing. Take the guesswork out of color selection by using one of the published color gradations inside the pattern! The Watercolor Quilt finishes at 32 x 32 inches.
Pattern is available at Audrey's website.
Registration opens for Members: 10/17 Non-members: 11/1
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