Workshop Comments

Have you wondered how EBHQ's virtual workshops compare to our in-person ones?

This year's participants have given them a thumbs up! Read on.....

Rachel Derstine Saturday, March 27: Artful Couching

Fantastic class. She focused on this one technique and I feel now that I can incorporate it into my quilting.  Thank you Rachel

I really enjoyed the class - nice to learn a new technique and use a presser foot I’ve had for a long time and never used!

This was a really fun and informative class.  I’ve done couching before, but Rachel provided me with a lot of good tips that made it so much easier.  I’m definitely going to incorporate more couching into my art quilts.  Many thanks to Rachel!!

I was a bit nervous taking this class because I have never done couching before. I had so much fun and I learnt a lot today. Thanks so much.

Thanks for the great class.  Being able to see the videos over and over again was really helpful.  It also allowed us to see very close up, better than in an in-person class.

Such a fun technique to have in my “tool kit”!  I loved how you had the individual videos of different steps which we could see over and over again as needed! Thank you, Rachel, for a great class! 

Rachel Derstine Sunday, March 28: Strata Quilt

Thanks again for a lovely day, and creative ideas. There was a lot of variety in this class: piecing curves, free motion quilting, couching, and the bonus video about screen printing on a quilt .  Fun class.

I enjoyed this class! Rachel was terrific (and I’m looking forward to her lecture). I thought the coordination by EBHQ was terrific. Thank you so much for the work.

It was a lovely and wonderful workshop with Rachel. I learned new techniques and played with many possibilities. 

Videos are great! Thanks for your effort to make them all.

Thank you very much for a fun class and for sharing the videos. I learnt a lot today.


Jenny Lyon Saturday, February 20: Start with a Square


Jenny - This has been a great class. thank you for such great information.

Great class, gives me confidence to try more designs. I also learned from seeing others’ work. So much fun!

Great class - I really had fun getting to try out my free-motion muscles!!

I was there on Saturday and it was fantastic!!! Jenny describes herself as Teacher, Author, Encourager and Artist and she could not be more on point. She is an outstanding teacher -- patient, clear and knowledgeable. She points out mistakes she has made which makes her human and an even more effective teacher. She is coach, champion and encourager and keeps you going. I had never done any free motion quilting before Saturday and with Jenny’s teaching and encouragement, I am ready to give it a try. I cannot recommend her highly enough. if you have a chance to take a workshop with Jenny, do it.


Jenny Lyon Sunday, February 21: Fearless Free Motion Quilting—Cutwork Scarf or Table Topper


This was a fun technique to try out and Jenny is an excellent teacher! very productive class. lots of hints for making sure your marks disappear, your scissors are correct for the job.

Great class for understanding the values of negative space. Jenny is patient and entertaining.

This was a fun technique to play around with. It was a good way to practice being consistent with my free motion sewing. Jenny is a great teacher.

Jenny’s class was a lot of fun! She is an excellent teacher. She provided a lot of useful tips and recommendations. We came away with understanding negative space, along with a new technique to incorporate into our toolkits.

Thank you for including me in your fun workshop! A great group. Jenny--thanks for your instruction, helpful tips, and sense of humor :)

I enjoyed every minute in the class designing practicing free motion quilting and all the tips about thread needles and scissors. Thank you very much.


Pati Fried Saturday, January 23: Design Journal

The class opened my eyes to see images in a new way. Now when I look through a magazine I see more than I saw before.  Pati showed how our pages can translate into designing a quilt. The best part is I now have a home for images I have been saving for years and can put somewhere where they inspire. me. I'm looking forward to making more pages in my design journal. Thank you Pati!


Pati, this was really good for me; gave me a new way of thinking about how to use my idea” pictures.  I think it will change my artwork and help keep me from getting so stuck.  Thanks.


This is a great class. Pati is an awesome teacher. I learned a lot about designs and new ideas. I think that one of the best thing about this class is no unfinished pieces. 

Taking a Zoom quilt class is the best experience during Covid.  Pati s class was very inspiring for making future quilts and we now all have a notebook of ideas.  We were able to share our photos and Pati gave us each feedback.  It is great to know that classmates were able to join from different states and areas in California.

Thank you for a most enjoyable class, Pati. I found your instruction inspiring and my creativity stoked! I learned new techniques, a new way to begin looking and thinking about design, and resources that I am excited to investigate. The Zoom experience was actually a great venue.

Patis class was a great way to re-set for the new year!  The notebook and cut images allowed a lot of exploration and reflection that was easily applied to my art and quilts. The notebook will be a great place to meditate and collect inspirations and a resource for years to come.

Pati Fried Sunday, January 24: Home Sweet Home

It was fabulous to just be given inspiration and ideas and go for it, with you there for techniques if needed. I am so glad that I took the Home Sweet Home class after Design Journal because the design class gave me the confidence to listen to how I reacted to my fabric and and try something. Normally I would just follow the rules and this allowed me to color outside the lines and feel good about it.


Great class. I do a lot of scrappy quilting so this is really helpful.


Such fun fun fun...the more I make, the better they get. Thanks Pati...learned a few new skills.


Sarah Bond Saturday, October 24, 2020: Coming Full Circle

Sarah Bond taught a great circle class. In one day we learned three different techniques to create graphic circles. Not only was she a wonderful teacher but she gave us beautiful illustrated instructions so we ll be able to do them in the future. Many thanks for a really nice day.

I learned a lot in this class with Sarah. She provided complete instructions and plenty of written documentation to go with the audio visuals.  The complicated looking blocks seem a lot easier now! 

What a rich and fun set of colors, ideas, and people. We learned three varieties of circles, each completely different effects and methods. Thanks very much to Sarah.

Just what I was hoping for.  Pace was fast, but that was ok.  The zoom class worked better than I expected, although I do miss meeting everyone in person.

What a wonderful class! Jam-packed full of useful information and very inspiring samples to share. Thanks to everyone at EBHQ for providing this wonderful opportunity!

Sarah Bond Sunday, October 25, 2020: Scrappy String Diamonds

Great class, Sarah!  Made for a fun and relaxing Sunday morning, 3-hour length was perfect.

Fun, easy, fast moving workshop. The attitude of the instructor and participants (i.e. play, challenge yourself to move out of your comfort zone, using scraps in a useful way) really made the class. Sarah was very encouraging to everyone and gave us fun options and decision points to think about.

Thank you so much, Sarah! I have a whole new area of quilting to explore now.

Great class that gives us new possibilities and ideas for scrap quilting. I was surprised that we could use pieced scraps in a string quilt.  Fun class with lots of tips on using scraps.

Lifted my spirits today!


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