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Open Quilting

NOTE: July Saturday Open Quilting will end at 1pm. No pot luck.

EBHQers have enjoyed many enjoyable months of meeting in person again at the Albany Church. We've worked on projects, swapped fabric, checked out each others quilts, chatted up a storm. New! Potlucks on the Tuesday and Saturday Open Quilting events. Bring a dish to share, your own cup, plate and utensils.

Need some inspiration for a future project? The EBHQ Lending Library welcomes visitors to the second floor during Open Quilting hours. Browse through books in the airy, light-filled room, or check them out for home use. Read about the Lending Library here.

Textile Donations will be accepted only until 11:30. All textiles are welcome, New or old, synthetic or natural. All we ask is that they be clean. This includes fabric scraps, batting, clothing & household items like linens. No foam please! 

Available at OQ for your use during each session: irons, ironing boards, cutting mats, extension cords for your sewing machine, large tables with risers for pinning quilts (if space allows), and design boards.

Scrap Swap: you may bring fabric of any size to give away at the free table. However, if it's not scooped up by someone else, you must take your fabric home. There is no space to store any more fabric in the closets. They are quite full--crammed actually.

Note: Saturday Open Quilting is currently closing at 1 pm.  We are looking for host(s) for the 1-3 pm timeslot.  Contact EBHQwebsupp@gmail.com if you're interested.

To comply with EBHQ protocol:

  • entrants to OQ must sign in, even if only visiting the Lending Library, indicating their name, phone contact, vax status and membership status
  • masks are optional
  • doors may be propped open for air circulation, so layer up

    Room procedures:

    • bring/wear a name badge (make a fun one)
    • bring your own covered water or coffee container for sipping 
    • tidy up your own work area before leaving (gather your scraps, etc.)
    • take your leftover Scrap Swap fabrics home

      What you can do during Open Quilting:

      • Potluck! Bring a dish to share, a cup, a plate and utensils.
      • Hot water will be available 
      • bring a sewing project to work on
      • hand bind a quilt, embellish a top
      • bring your sewing machine and piece or quilt
      • share your work at 11 a.m. in an informal Show & Tell
      • get advice if you're stuck on a project
      • get inspiration and information from the Lending Library
      • bring fabric for the Scrap Swap table
      • pick up a DDCQP kit to sew or a quilt sandwich to quilt at home. 
      • pin a quilt, or cut fabric, on a high table (if space allows)
      • share quilting your enthusiasm with friends
      • schmooze to your heart's content

        When & Where


        Second Tuesday 9-3 pm and

        Third Saturday 9-1 pm each month



        Albany United Methodist Church, 980 Stannage Ave. (cross street Marin Ave.)

        Enter through the wooden gate with an Open Quilting sign, follow the fence to the glass doors.


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