Monday, June 24, 2013

Children's Quilt Update - 6/30/13

This week in Children's Quilts

Stitched up from the directions supplied in a disappearing nine-patch quilt kit, this modern palette of colors will appeal to Baby and her Mom.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Arleen Kukua's current quilts-in-progress

 Arleen writes to us:

This is what I am working on.   These are all silk fabric scraps.  I have been cutting silks for about a week now. Luckily, I have about another hundred fabrics to cut into triangles.  From each fabric, I cut three pieces and try to short them in to categories. So far the categories are white, dark, red, yellows, etc.

At first I tried putting them on my design wall, a tablecloth pinned on the wall.  The silks would not adhere to the wall.  Then I placed a sheet on the bed and used that as my design wall.  Taking a picture of it really allows you to see the separations of the light and dark.

There are problems with silk that I have been pondering, but haven't made a decision yet.  Should I put on an interface backing.  Some of the silks are very flimsy and sheer.  Should I hand piece them?  
I still have a long way to go.  But it is taking shape.  Now back to cutting more triangles.
Posted by Rachel Holmen

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Children's Quilts Update - 6/18/13

This week in Children's Quilts

EBHQ's Children's Quilts come into being many different ways. Because we now collect and give away almost 1200 quilts a year we can no longer remember the stories of each one.  The blocks in the quilt below may have been cut from a salesman's donated samples and the sashes and binding cut from the personal stash of the volunteer making up the kit. Another volunteer would have taken the kit home and stitched it up before returning it. Then another volunteer would have quilted it. Finally, another volunteer stitched on the binding before giving it to another volunteer to hand sew down the binding.

Or, one happy volunteer may have done all those jobs.  Love those bright colors!

Children's Quilts

Deanna Davis, EBHQ President and our Children's Quilts Coordinator has been busy putting together sets of donated tops, batting, backing and binding and will bringing them to all June gatherings. Please "Adopt-A-Top" and take home a set or two to finish into a quilt over the summer. The children will be so grateful for the warmth and love of your quilt and Deanna's husband Bob will be so grateful to get his car back into their garage again!

Carolyn Weil's Voices in Cloth - a work in progress

Carolyn  has been a busy quilter! Thanks for sharing, Carolyn!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Past Event: Opportunity Quilts on view at Live Oak Fair

The EBHQ opportunity quilts will be on display Sunday at the Live Oak Craft Fair in Berkeley -- take Shattuck north of Cedar and go past the CVS pharmacy when Shattuck "forks".  (The left fork changes its name and actually becomes Henry Street.  To reach the park and the fair, take the RIGHT fork.)

You might buy the winning ticket at the drawing held next spring at our quilt show.

Here are photos of the two quilts: and the dates for next year's show as well.

-- Rachel Holmen

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Friday, June 07, 2013

Quilts for Hurricane Sandy survivors

Did you know that EBHQ collected and distributed 78 large quilts to give to Sandy Hurricane survivors?
Read the wonderful post and slideshow by Melissa Quilter on our website.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Melody Johnson's Colorful Quilts

Need a a little more color in your life this morning?
Enjoy Melody Johnson's Flicker pages

You might need a bowl of strawberries, peaches, and blueberries to savor at the same time.