2019 Garden and Quilting Events

My updated list of upcoming garden and quilting events that I want to attend:

Saturday, January 12, 2019
CRFG Santa Clara Valley Chapter Exchange
Emma Prusch Park, Multicultural Center, 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
10am open to Members; 11am to 3pm open to the General Public
scvcrfg.wordpress.com/scion-exchange/

Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 12 to 3pm
CRFG 2019 Golden Gate Chapter Scion Exchange
Diablo Valley College, Horticulture Department
321 Golf Club Rd; Pleasant Hill, CA
www.crfg.org/chapters/golden_gate/scionex.htm

February 21 to 24, 2019
QuiltCon
www.quiltcon.com

February 22 to 24, 2019
Pacific Orchid Exposition
Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
www.orchidsanfrancisco.org/orchid-events/pacific-orchid-expo-poe/

March 20 to 24, 2019
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Cow Palace – 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94014
sfgardenshow.com/

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 10am to 4pm
Vallejo Garden Tour
www.facebook.com/VallejoGardenTour/

June 8 to 9, 2018 ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society
Annual Show and Sale
www.sfsucculent.org/annual_show_sale.html

September 10 to 12, 2019
The Heirloom Exposition
Sonoma County Fairground, Santa Rosa, CA
theheirloomexpo.com

October 17 to 20, 2019
Pacific Internation Quilt Festival
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pacific-international-quilt-festival/

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Raking Up Leaves

My 4 day Thanksgiving weekend is coming to an end and with all the busyness, I haven’t been able to work on the garden until Sunday.

Lots of leave to take up. #leaves #fall #autumn #leaf

I raked up lots of fallen leaves mainly from our Snowball Viburnum, Crape Myrtle and Asian Pear trees. I also did some weeding in the vegetable beds and cleaned up plants that were dead or dying from the colder weather.

2018 Garden and Quilting Events

My updated list of upcoming garden and quilting events that I want to attend:

Saturday, January 13, 2018
CRFG Santa Clara Valley Chapter Exchange
Emma Prusch Park, Multicultural Center, 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
10am open to Members; 11am to 2pm open to the General Public
scvcrfg.wordpress.com/activities/

Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 12 to 3pm
CRFG 2018 Golden Gate Chapter Scion Exchange
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
(next to the Ashby BART station)
www.crfg.org/chapters/golden_gate/scionex.htm

February 22-25, 2018
QuiltCon
www.quiltcon.com

February 23-25, 2018
Pacific Orchid Exposition
Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
www.orchidsanfrancisco.org/orchid-events/pacific-orchid-expo-poe/

April 4-8, 2018
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Cow Palace – 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94014
sfgardenshow.com/

April 2018 ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
Eastbay Modern Quilters – Stitch Modern
eastbaymodernquilters.com/category/east-bay-modern-quilt-guild/stitch-modern/

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 10am to 4pm ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
Vallejo Garden Tour
vallejogardentour.com

June 10-11, 2018 ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society
Annual Show and Sale
www.sfsucculent.org/annual_show_sale.html

September 11-13, 2018
The Heirloom Exposition
Sonoma County Fairground, Santa Rosa, CA
theheirloomexpo.com

October 11-14, 2017
Pacific Internation Quilt Festival
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pacific-international-quilt-festival/

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2017 Garden and Quilting Events

I usually search of upcoming garden and quilting events that I want to attend before the new year, but I’m running a little late… But the first event of the year is still coming up, so here it goes:

Saturday, January 14, 2017
CRFG Santa Clara Valley Chapter Exchange
Emma Prusch Park, Multicultural Center, 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
10am open to Members; 11am to 2pm open to the General Public
scvcrfg.wordpress.com/activities/

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 12 to 3pm
CRFG 2016 Golden Gate Chapter Scion Exchange
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
(next to the Ashby BART station)
www.crfg.org/chapters/golden_gate/scionex.htm

February 23-26, 2017
QuiltCon East
www.quiltconeast.com

February 24-26, 2017
Pacific Orchid Exposition
Fort Mason, San Francisco
www.orchidsanfrancisco.org/orchid-events/pacific-orchid-expo-poe/

April 5-9, 2017
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA
sfgardenshow.com/

April 2017 ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
Eastbay Modern Quilters – Stitch Modern
eastbaymodernquilters.com/category/east-bay-modern-quilt-guild/stitch-modern/

Saturday, April 8, 2017
CRFG Santa Clara Valley – “Citrus” with Tom Delfino
Emma Prusch Park, Multicultural Center, 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
1pm open to all
scvcrfg.wordpress.com/activities/

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 10am to 4pm ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
Vallejo Garden Tour
vallejogardentour.com

June 10-11, 2017 ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society
Annual Show and Sale
www.sfsucculent.org/annual_show_sale.html

September 5-7, 2017
The 2017 Heirloom Exposition
Sonoma County Fairground, Santa Rosa, CA
theheirloomexpo.com

October 12-15, 2017
Pacific Internation Quilt Festival
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pacific-international-quilt-festival/

Unknown Succulent Found and Potted

[Update 8/29/16: It’s a Sedum dendroideum subsp. praealtum]

I found this succulent under our Bosc Pear Tree when I was doing some garden clean up and thought I would pot it up.

Unknown Succulent

These have been growing along one of our fence and my Mom seems to think that may have popped up from our neighbor’s yard.

Unknown Succulent

We never really took much notice or it, but when I saw this good sized multi-branch which was already partially rooted, I thought it would look much better properly potted up and given more light.

Unknown Succulent

I’m not really sure what it is. My Mom thinks it’s a Jade (Cassula sp.) while I think it may be a type of Aeonium… We don’t know.

Anyone know what it is?

Bay Quilts Pre-opening Preview

This morning, I got had the pleasure of previewing a new quilt store that will open on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Bay Quilts

Sally Davey, the owner, invited members of the East Bay Modern Quilters (EBMQ) to come in and preview the store and give her suggestion from a customer’s point-of-view. She showed us around and let us walk around to view at all the fabrics and supplies that will be on sale.

Cutting Table

I loved the natural lighting in the store and kept staring up at the loft with the long-arm and space where future classes and workshops would take place. Sally explained how she imagine the classes being set up and asked us what we would like in a class space. Someone even asked if we can hold quilt club meetings or sew-ins there and she was totally open to it! I guess we’ll have something to talk about at our next EBMQ meeting.

Future Class/Workshop Area

There were also quilts for sale on one wall…

Quilt

…and on the opposite side of the store, a whole walls displaying quilts by the late Deanna Davis, who was the president of East Bay Heritage Quilters when I started quilting. It was so nice to see quilts by Deanna that I haven’t seen before.

Deanna Davis Quilts

I can’t wait til it opens and looking forward to taking classes or attending meetings or sew-ins here.

Store Carts

Here are more photos in this slideshow:

I got a sneak preview to a new quilt shop opening on Sept 1. Sally, the owner, invited the EBMQ to preview and give her suggestions from a customer perspective. I can't wait until it open. #quiltshop #bayquilts #richmond #fabric #quilt #quilting

oh wait… here are the details:

Bay Quilts
5327 Jacuzzi St 3C
Richmond, CA 94804

Opens Thursday, September 1, 2016.
Store hours: Monday to Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

www.sfbayquilts.com (not yet up, but coming soon)

Broccoli, Mustard and Elephant Garlic Planted 

After dinner, I watched a bunch of YouTube videos about how to grow Dragonfruits, I have 3 existing varieties, two recently grown from cutting that I acquired and a bunch that I grew from seeds year ago. I’m. Now contemplating where in our garden I can plant the Dragonfruits so they don’t stay small in their pots.

Afterwards, I did some late night planting in the back yard before I got freaked out by mysterious noises.

Broccoli and Mustard Sown

I planted some Calabrese Broccoli and Yanagawa Tanaka Mustard seeds into 3 inch pots which I will divided later (my new preferred method of growing seeds).

Elephant Garlic

I also broke apart an Elephant Garlic that I bought from the grocery and planted the 9 bulblets into 3 inch pots.

Elephant Garlic Broken Up

I’ll plant these out into the garden when they start sprouting a bit. 

Strawberry Popcorn are Forming