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2021 Activities Recap

What happened?

Another Covid year! Our virtual reality continued much longer than we expected, hoped and planned for. In-person workshops, lectures and activities were replaced by lots of Zooms. More sew-at-home activities like Lone Robin, Round Robin, Inspired By and a new one, Color Wheel Study, kept us busy. Many, many quilt photos were uploaded to galleries on the website.

 

Alameda County Arts Commission 


ACAC again extended an invitation to EBHQ to share our quilts in their public gallery, This year the quilts were hung, but, unfortunately the building was closed to the public.  So, again, it is just photos.


See the quilts

 
    Quilt by Barbara Sanders           




Round Robin Challenge

After receiving their starting blocks in January, 24 eager participants began 5 rounds of sewing.  Every two months quilts were exchanged in a parking lot because again, Covid still required us to be masked and socially distanced, and ideally, meeting outside.

The Big Reveal of all the completed tops took place on Zoom in December! Find out how the Round Robin worked hereCheck out photos and comments about the finished tops in the Round Robin Gallery




Quilt by Kirsten Hosemann et al

Quilt by Diane Goff


Lone Robin - a Progressive Quilt Challenge  

The Lone Robin continued for another year, propelled by Julia McLeod's inspirations. Staying home, each Lone Robin added a new element to their own quilt based on a monthly surprise prompt. Here's the list of monthly elements and a slide show of the Lone Robins in progress 


The Big Reveal of completed quilt tops took place in a Zoom Meetup! See the completed Lone Robins



 


 

Inspired By


Meg Nixon introduced a new in-home activity in March, which continued until October. Each month a photo, intended to inspire, was revealed. See the monthly photo prompts here and the resulting creations here




Photo by Paul Hennessey


 

Sample by Pam Jensen

Color Wheel Study - Started in October


Another in-home activity started in October with the color orange. Quilters are encouraged to pull out a color wheel to create a small piece using your choice of color schemes, including triad, split complementary, monochromatic, analogous, etc. Essentially, play with color! Study the Color Wheel here, sew, then add to the Gallery.

 



Show & Tell Night


Despite Ryan's year-long yearning, and assurances that our favorite end-of-the-year event would happen in person per usual, Covid had other plans. Once again, photos were uploaded for viewing, and Jean Smith hosted the evening on Zoom. While we missed getting those close-up in-person views in the church pews, everyone can now closely examine the quilts anytime in the Virtual Show & Tell Gallery




 

Quilt by Janet McDonald

 

From Meetup presentation by Karin Lusnak

Meetups

For yet another year, Covid protocols necessitated that Meetups be held on Zoom. Larger audiences than usually gathered at the church were treated to a variety of entertaining presentations by EBHQ members, and given many chances to share their work on-screen during Show & Tells for Inspired By, Lone Robin and the Color Wheel Study. 






 


Virtual Clubhouses 

After Covid cancelled our usual Saturday and Tuesday Drop-ins for another year, in November 2020, we launched an online version. On the first Saturday and third Monday of each month. virtual Clubhouses met throughout 2021, offering members a zoom room for chatting and sewing. Check the Activities Calendar to see when the next one is scheduled. Drop in anytime!


 



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