Workshops      Now is the time to sign up!  NEW - now you can pay for your workshops using your credit card.

Workshops are a favorite perk of EBHQ. You will meet a world-class fabrics/design teacher in a small group setting (no more than 24 people). The workshop space at 980 Stannage is airy and bright. Exposure to new techniques will inspire you and you will go home energized from the creative and social workout.

Need to do some shopping for supplies for a class? Check with one of our retail affiliates to see if they have what you need. The yearly membership dues our affiliates pay help to support our guild and the good work we do.





April, 2018:  Joe Cunnningham

Saturday, April 28 and Monday, April 30

In this two-day workshop Joe will demonstrate and teach how to develop a small idea into an abstract quilt. Along the way he will teach the techniques he uses for freehand piecing, working with bias tape, and creating memorable compositions. Under his instructions, students will develop their own designs and get them to a point where they can be completed. 


Enroll for this class by using your credit card (see the registration page).


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May, 2018:  Jennifer Rapacki


Saturday, May 19 -  Modern Tools Sampler

Put technology to work in your quilts with Photoshop Elements and Electric Quilt 7.

Using Photoshop Elements you can make art quilts, memory quilts, and more. Learn how to transform photos into a custom background or an art quilt, and how to prepare photos for printing.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Editing Photos including fixing red eye, lighting, cropping, and filters & effects; scanning photos; copyright issues; fabric & printer choices for best results when printing on fabric. We’ll also cover information on using print-on-demand services such as ModernYardage, Spoonflower or Fabric on Demand.

You’ll also learn about using Electric Quilt 7 to design your own quilts. Topics include, but are not limited to: How to use the sketchbook and libraries; scanning and importing your own fabrics; setting blocks into quilt layouts; adding borders; coloring blocks; printing quilt and fabric yardage; and printing block patterns (foundation pattern, templates, rotary cutting chart).

Photos will be provided for class exercises

Class exercises will be done on laptops (see note below). Free trial versions of the software are available so you don’t have to buy any software prior to class. 30-day free trial versions of Photoshop Elements are available for both PC & MAC. The trial version of Electric Quilt is available only for PC. Details will be provided when you sign up.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We don’t want anyone to feel they can’t attend because they don’t have a laptop—if you don’t have a one, several laptops will be available to borrow OR we can pair you up in class with someone who does have the equipment and you can work together.

If you have technical questions, please contact Jennifer before the class at Jennifer.rapacki@gmail.com do not contact the EBHQ workshop or program chairs as they will only tell you to contact Jennifer.

Enroll for this class by using your credit card (see the registration page).




Monday May 21 - Fractal That! and Print That! Quilt Design on an iPad and Inkjet Printing using Photoshop Elements


Learn how to create stunning designs on your iPad using the Frax HD app on your iPad, then learn how to print it on fabric or use it as an appliqué pattern. This class does require the purchase of the App from Apple App store. For more info go to: http://jenniferrapacki.com/fractal

You’ll also get into the details of using Photoshop Elements to prepare images so you can print your own fabric at home or using print-on-demand services such as Modern Yardage, Spoonflower or Fabric on Demand.

Class exercises will be done on iPads and laptops (see note below). Free 30-day trial versions of Photoshop Elements for both PC & MAC are available. Details will be provided when you sign up.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We don’t want anyone to feel they can’t attend because they don’t have an iPad or a laptop—if you don’t have a laptop, several laptops will be available to borrow OR we can pair you up in class with someone who does have the equipment and you can work together. We don’t have any iPads to lend, but we can pair you up in class with someone who does.

If you have technical questions, please contact Jennifer before the class at Jennifer.rapacki@gmail.com. Do not contact the EBHQ workshop or program chairs as they will only tell you to contact Jennifer.

 Enroll for this class by using your credit card (see the registration page).


June, 2018

Saturday, June 23 - Workshop with Students from the Social Justice Sewing Academy (http://www.sjsacademy.com/)

We are looking for 10 EBHQ members to work one-one-one, mentoring a local high school student for the day to make a block or mini quilt, helping each student realize their design. We’d like you to bring your sewing machines and some thread that the students may use under your supervision. Be advised that their work generally focuses on political issues they are facing in today’s complex world and may be controversial.

The blocks & mini-quilts are generally made by cutting fabric and gluing it to a background which is then later stitched by other volunteers.

We are also looking for donations of fabric—primarily solid or tone-on-tones such as batik or other tightly woven fabric that doesn’t fray too much for raw edge appliqué.

There is no workshop fee and we’ll provide pizza, salad & beverages for lunch.

From the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) website:

Founded in 2016, the Social Justice Sewing Academy is an art program that bridges artistic expression with activism. By using textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion SJSA empowers youth to become agents of social change. We bring together artist-mentors, youth, and community members to learn and create through community centered projects. Using art as an organized methodology, we promote a model that actively engages in conversations with our surrounding community through the lens of contemporary art. We support youth to become civically engaged artists as they are challenged to tackle current social issues in their community that directly affect their lives.



Monday, June 25 - Workday for Stitchin’ For Kids (http://www.stitchinforkids.org/home.html)

You’ll have your choice of making stuffed toys, doll quilts, roll-up toy car race tracks, car carriers, and doll clothes using patterns from Stitchin’ for Kids and kit fabric or bring your own. There will also be small projects to knit. More information will be provided when you sign up.

Bring your sewing machine and preferred sewing & cutting tools and some spare fabric if you have it J.



August, 2018:  Lisa Thorpe


Saturday, August 25 and repeated on Monday, August 27 - Gel Printing to Art quilt in One Day

Supply List

The morning will be devoted to creating a stack of fabric mono-prints made on small 4”x6” soft gel print plates that I provide. Lisa will show fun and easy print techniques using botanicals, stencils, and texture tools with acrylic paint rolled onto the gel print plate. You will print on a variety of pre cut fabrics that I’ll have all ready to go. After lunch you’ll use your stack of little prints to create a quick fabric collage composition using EZ steam II on felt and finish it with free motion quilting. Don’t worry if you haven’t done much art quilting all you need is a curious, creative mind.