Sunday, April 28, 2013

Past Event: Monday Meeting: Show and Tell -- My Favorite Things

Monday's meeting will feature a display of "My Favorite Things", items members have created which might - or might not - get displayed at our every-other-year quilt show.

The guild will also be showcasing our longarm quilters; several have promised to bring a quilt that demonstrates their skills.  These will be on display in the lobby before the meeting.

-- Rachel Holmen

Friday, April 26, 2013

Past Event: Saturday Workshops Taught by EBHQ Members

Tomorrow, EBHQ will feature short workshops taught by our own members. You should be able to see all the demos, since each will be brief, and each demo will be repeated throughout the morning or the afternoon.  Join us for a fun day!

Members can see ALL the demos for just $10.

Here's a list of the demos, including the name of the member who's demonstrating.

Morning session,  9 am – noon
  • Hawaiian Folded Designs (Sharon May)
  • Thangles (Kerry Hansing)
  • BabyLock – Sashiko Machine (Deanna Davis)
  • Portable Design Wall for $20 (Giny Dixon)
  • Portable Cutting Table (Pamela Jensen)

Afternoon session,  1 pm – 4 pm
  • French Braid -Table Runner (Valerie Yeaton)
  • BabyLock – Sashiko Machine (Deanna Davis)
  • Binding Technique (Ann Grundler)
  • Liberated/Wonky Star (Claire Sherman)
  • Portable Cutting Table (Pamela Jensen)
  • Smocking (Rachel Holmen)
  • Paper Piecing (Cynthia Hilton)

-- Rachel Holmen

Monday, April 08, 2013

Think about entering your quilts in the Alameda County Fair

The online entry deadline is May 22 (and probably you can't actually enter yet -- I'm writing this post on April 8).  But it's definitely time to start THINKING about what quilts you'll enter.  I believe the online entry begins April 23.

The fair website says, "If you can Make it, Take it, Grow it, or Show it!  You can Enter it into the Alameda County Fair! For entry questions please call 925-426-7611 or email".   The website for the show is and there is a small entry fee for each entry, which must be paid online by credit card.  Entrants get one free ticket to the fair, so entering is the least expensive way to get a ticket!

Once you've entered your quilt (or pie, or jam, or ...) you need to bring your entry to the fairgrounds in early June.  The entry site will have the exact information and location for your particular class of entry.

-- Rachel Holmen

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Past events: Quilt Shows April 7 and 21

The Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County had its annual show this past weekend at Centre Concord; hours Sunday are 10-4.

Two weeks from now, Amador Valley Quilters present their show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, including a special exhibit of Quilts of Valor.  The show features guest artist Alex Anderson.

-- Rachel Holmen