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

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)

February 22-25, 2018

February 23-25, 2018
Pacific Orchid Exposition
Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

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

April 2018 ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
Eastbay Modern Quilters – Stitch Modern

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

June 10-11, 2018 ??? ***Exact dates TBD***
San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society
Annual Show and Sale

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

October 11-14, 2017
Pacific Internation Quilt Festival
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

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Stitch Modern – East Bay Modern Quilt Guild’s First Quilt Show…

The East Bay Modern Quilt Guild that I’m a member of is having its first quilt show called Stitch Modern. Come check out my quilt called “Habitat Arrows” which I just recently finished. You’ll also see other great handmade quilts from the EBMQG members and see how each quilter interprets “modern quilting” differently, wheather it’s with the latest fabrics and traditional patterns, or free piecing using no pattern.

Stitch Modern Flyer

The Stitch Modern Show
Open to the public
Runs from February 1 to 26, 2012 on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 12-3 pm
The Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 945611

Opening Reception  
Saturday, February 4, 2012 :: 6:30-8:30 pm

“What is Modern Quilting?” Public Conversation  
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 :: 6 pm

Stitch Modern Family Event 
to expose kids to the joy and freedom of modern quilting
Saturday, February 11, 2012 :: 12:30-2:30 pm


– “Stitch Modern – The East Bay Modern Quilt Show” on the EBMQG blog
Press Release
– “Stitch Modern Quilt Show” on the Piedmont Center for the Arts website
– “Stitch Modern – The East Bay Modern Quilt Show” Flickr Pool  Flickr
– “Stitch Modern – The East Bay Modern Quilt Show Opening” Facebook event page  
– “What is Modern Quilting? Public Conversation” Facebook event page  
– “Stitch Modern Family Event” Facebook event page  

Postcard designed by Kim Andersson.

Garden Events 2011

I added some garden events into my calendar:

2011 Golden Gate Chapter Scion Exchange
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 12-3 PM
First Baptist Church; 4555 Hilltop Drive; El Sobrante, CA

Sonoma County Orchid Society
“Waves of Orchids”, Spring Plant Show and Sale
Saturday-Sunday, February 5-6, 2011
Santa Rosa Veterans Building

The San Francisco Orchid Society
“Natural Wonders”, the 59th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition
March 3-6, 2011
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco CA

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
March 23-27, 2011
San Mateo Events Center

San Francisco Epiphyllum Society Show & Sale
May 28, 2011, 10am – 3pm
San Francisco County Fair Building

San Francisco Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale
Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, 2011, 9am – 5pm
San Francisco County Fair Building

Fairfield Tomato Festival

Fairfield Tomato Festival

Just saw this ad in our local shopper’s guide
Fairfield Tomato Festival
August 14 & 15
Texas Street – Fairfield, CA

Syngenta Flowers/Gilroy Rotary Flower Fest 2010…

One of my coworkers told me about a big annual flower sale that she’s been to in Gilroy. She described it as masses of flowers for sale, with people grabbing plants like crazy. The plants are probably the trail plants that they use to test the seeds… I did some searching online and found information about it.

Flower Fest

Syngenta Flowers/Gilroy Rotary Flower Fest 2010
April 24, 2010
7:30am to 1pm
Goldsmith Seeds – 2280 Hecker Pass Road, Gilroy, CA 95020

I think I’ll make make a day of this and take my Mom, then maybe visit my relatives in Santa Clara… It’ll be cool to see all the flowers and plants.

More Info:
☉ Rotary Club of Gilroy’s Flower Fest 2010
☉ Goldsmith Seeds’ Did You Know?

Upcoming Scion Exchange…

The Golden Gate Chapter of the CRFG (California Rare Fruit Growers) is holding another Scion Exchange next weekend. I’m glad I checked when it is this year, otherwise I may have missed it.

2010 Golden Gate Chapter Scion Exchange

Saturday, January 16, 2010 – 12 noon to 3:00 PM

Malcolm X Elementary School (Two blocks from Ashby BART station)
1731 Prince Street
Berkeley, CA

Here are some photos from previous years I attended:

My Scion Acquistions  Looking Over the Apple Scions

More information from CRFG website.
More information from Upcoming website.
Other 2010 Scion Exchanges from CRFG website.

I’m Going to the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show!!!

I heard that the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show starts Wednesday, so I asked my boss if I can to take Thursday off so I can take my Mom to it.

I’ve never been to a Flower & Garden Show, so this’ll be an experience…

Sonoma Orchid Society Show and Sale…

Although not as big as the Pacific Orchid Exposition in San Francisco, I was happy I went to the Sonoma Orchid Society Show and Sale 2007 in Santa Rosa.

I uploaded 34 photos from the show to my Flickr set called Sonoma County Orchid Society Show and Sale 2007.

Brassavola digbyana   http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeysplanting/411955420/

above: Brassavola digbyana and Epidendrum Rene Marques ‘Flame Thrower’
below: a 40 year old Magnolia Stellata ‘Royal Star’ Bonsai and what I purchased: 12 succulents and a white flowered Cymbidium for my Mom.

Magnolia Stellata 'Royal Star'   Sonoma County Orchid Society Show and Sale 2007 Purchases