Drop-In is a great place to work on your own quilts or other textiles, socialize with like-minded individuals, and pick up/drop off fabric or a quilt for the Deanna Davis Community Quilt Project (DDCQP).
Bring your projects and sewing machine if needed. Available for use are design boards, irons and ironing boards plus raised tables that are great for layering and pin basting larger quilts. Our EBHQ members love to share hints and helpful advice at Drop-Ins if you want input.
At Saturday Drop-in DDCQP volunteers always welcome your help. No tools or skills are necessary, just willing hands and hearts.
Pot luck lunch at noon is a treat for all with everyone bringing something to share. Drop-Ins are green! We're trying to save on paper goods, so please bring your own table service for lunch and breaks. Coffee and tea are provided.
You CAN use an existing piece of art to inspire your own original creation. In this class, students will come to class with pictures of OTHER people’s artwork — paintings, sculptures, buildings or even another quilter’s art. We will discover ways of looking at the work and extracting ideas that will inspire us to create something entirely original.
Heather Pregger loves to make quilts using a repeated pieced motif, the tuning fork. Discover your personal symbol and how to use it to make an effective, beautiful, and meaningful quilt.
Cancelled Inspiration vs Emulation: Finding Inspiration in Existing Works of Art
Heather Pregger often finds existing works of art to be a wonderful source of inspiration. There is always something about a painting, sculpture, or quilt that can ignite the imagination. The process of creating an original composition inspired by an existing artistic vision is both challenging and rewarding. Heather will share her methods and her resulting art quilts.
Expect to be reacquainted with your imagination in this special workshop. We will use a variety of experiences specifically designed to reconnect you with your unique creative self. This is not a “how to” class, but a hands on trip down the rabbit hole in search of each participant’s creative potential.
Students need a sketchbook, nothing specific and inexpensive markers. There is a $15/student fee for my book which we will use in the afternoon.
Participants make small whole cloth paintings, learning to use different materials for making marks on fabric. Color theory and the principles of design will be a big part of this experience, as will my special theory of “embrace the blob.” We will discuss creativity theories, blocks and useful techniques to push ourselves closer to creative bliss. I provide all supplies for your use. You just bring a paint shirt and your imagination!
At the annual meeting the President and Treasurer will present reports on the current status of the guild. In addition, members will elect five new members to the board. The board candidates were announced in the April and May Friendship Knot.
Quilting, Creativity, and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Join Katie on a humorous and informative exploration of the culture of creativity and how our human needs are met through the creative process.
Speaker - TBA
Learn to create your own beautiful hand-dyed fabrics!
You will become familiar with the principles of color theory, fabric dyeing using Procion fiber reactive dyes, and many surface design techniques such as immersion dyeing to create color progressions or value gradations; dye painting; ice-dyeing; bleach discharge; resist techniques; shibori; stamping and stenciling.
Learn how to make three-dimensional quilted fabric sculptures. In this 6-hour class you will make a quilted vase, bowl, or flower, but with the technique taught in this class, you can create many different quilted 3D shapes. Your imagination is the limit...
Evolution of an Art Quilter and Fabric Dyer
Marjan has been creating art quilts for 25 years. In this information packed lecture she discusses her personal methods for finding inspiration and creating designs. Her sewing and quilting techniques will be included, as well as her intensive use of fiber reactive dyes and textile paints, and many innovative art techniques. Come and see lots of inspiring quilts….no slides!
No educational session in July - have a nice vacation.
No educational session in December - Happy Holidays
East Bay Heritage Quilters (EBHQ)
PO Box 6223
Albany, CA 94706
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