Why Join East Bay Heritage Quilters?
|Quilters of all ages, levels, and interests are invited to join our
guild. Our purpose is to support the traditions of quilting and to
encourage the growth and development of quilting through art, education,
Our guild numbers about 400 women and
men who embrace both traditional and contemporary styles of quilting as
evidenced by the quilts and wearable art displayed in our biennial show,
Voices in Cloth. View past shows in our Gallery.
To join, complete a Membership Application and mail it with a check to the address on the form. (Individual- $45, Family- $55, Retail Affiliate-$50)
and Workshops. Come to our general meetings, held the last Monday
evening of the month and learn about the work and process of one of our
outstanding guest speakers.
Our monthly daytime
workshops feature outstanding artists teaching a wide variety of
techniques such as applique, embellishment, hand and machine quilting,
surface design and fabric dyeing, screen printing, printing images or
photos on fabric, soft sculpture, and mixed media art.
Flying Motogeese Meet the Big Bang
Helping Hands Project
: The main source of the Guild’s annual
income is derived from our membership. There may be some members who
have a financial hardship and cannot afford the annual membership to the
Guild. At the discretion of the President a waiver for membership on
an annual basis can be granted. The waiver is considered by submitting
to the President information explaining the financial need sent in a
letter to President, PO Box 6223, Albany, CA 94706 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. All information will be held strictly confidential, protecting the applicant.
Batiks In Motion Karen Springsteen
||Resources. We have an extensive library on quilting topics and related
topics. Members may borrow up to 3 books each time for a month. You
can post photos or your own work and share quilt related announcements
on our blog. The Friendship Knot, our monthly newsletter, keeps you up
to date on guild business and activities. Drop-Ins provide a place for
members to gather to work on their own quilts or other textiles and
socialize. Tables are provided to layer and baste a quilt, and we have
irons, ironing boards, and design walls for you to use. Evening Meet-Up
is a great place for you to learn about the guild, and socialize with
current members during a potluck supper. Later, a Tips and Tricks
session is presented, and those who choose can do a Show and Tell of
Quilt Shows. We actively participate in
various area quilt shows, allowing you to enter your quilts for viewing
in the Bay Area. Every two years we host a non-juried show, Voices in
Cloth, where each member can show at least one quilt. Check out the
Gallery on our Web site for photos of recent shows.
and Community Service. Meet others with similar interests. Many of our
members have formed mini-groups that meet regularly to share ideas, get
input on their quilts, travel together to area shows and exhibits, and
set challenges for themselves. This feeling of community and support
exemplifies the quilting tradition.
Volunteers in our guild
also make and distribute an average of 1200 quilts a year to local
children and older youth in need. Quilts are also distributed to areas
needing disaster relief and to comfort victims of violence.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com