Sunday, August 21, 2016

Quilting in the Garden

Those of you that know me well will laugh when they see the title of this post. Quilting, yes, gardening no. I've tried to garden during various times of my life and I'm just not successful. My terrarium in the 1980's survived just fine until I moved to Texas (and I left it behind). While we were living in Florida I read an article that was titled "Six houseplants even YOU can't kill!"  They were wrong. I picked one of the plants, put it in a window with full sun as advised. It was burned to a crisp when I got home from work that day. Guess I never considered Florida sun being different from Oregon sun. I always felt like a true gardener, or someone with the gardening gene, would know that intuitively. So, I made a deal with my husband... if he grows fruits or vegetables, I will can them. If he grows flowers, I'll enjoy them.

No, this Quilting in the Garden is a fabulous show in Livermore, California held at Alden Lane Nursery.
(photo used with permission of Alden Lane Nursery)
Here's what their website has to say:
Presented by Alden Lane Nursery & In Between Stitches – September 24 and 25, 2016
Each year Quilting in the Garden at Alden Lane Nursery is special, unique and amazing. Hundreds of quilts from celebrated artists and the quilting community are hung for display throughout the nursery.  Our enormous and beautiful heritage oaks serve as both support structure and background for this wonderful 2-day display of color.  The quilts go up by 9:00 each morning supported by dozens of quilt lines. Quilts come down each night.  Every year the show features a well-known quilter and a guest artist as well as quilts submitted from the quilting public.
I'll be having three quilts in the show this year... and I'm thinking about a little road trip to see them. Have any of you ever been to this show or the In Between Stitches shop? Visiting shops would certainly be a bonus of my trip. Any other local shops I should visit?

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