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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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…


…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)

Stitch Modern 2013 (continued)…

The East Bay Modern Quilt Guild’s Stitch Modern 2013 quilt show last month was a great success. We had lectures, speakers, discussion panels, family activity day and even a sew day. I tried to help out at most of the activities and take photos, which you can see on my Flickr photoset called “Stitch Modern 2013 Quilt Show“.

Quilt San Francisco: The Evolution of an Art Form

The show is done, but the San Francisco Quilters Guild asked if we would display our quilts as a special section of their quilt show QUILT San Francisco: Evolution of an Art Form, which runs Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, 2013 at the Concourse Exhibition Center (635 8th Street, San Francisco). They graciously allotted a large space for us to put up our quilts, which we set up earlier today. Most of the quilts from our Stitch Modern 2013 travelled to San Francisco with some others joining the show.

More info:

QUILT San Francisco: The Evolution of an Art Form
– QUILT San Francisco: The Evolution of an Art Form
– Terri’s Sneak Peak at The Fox’s Den

Stitch Modern
– My previous Stitch Modern 2013 post
– My “Stitch Modern 2013 Quilt Show” photoset
– Stacey’s Stitch Modern 2013 Wrap Up on the EBMQG blog

The East Bay Modern Quilt Guild
– The East Bay Modern Quilt Guild blog
– The East Bay Modern Quilt Guild on Facebook
Upcoming EBMQG events on Facebook

Stitch Modern 2013 Photos

I just finished editing photos from the various Stitch Modern Quilt Show events and uploaded it to the “Stitch Modern 2013 Quilt Show” photoset.

Stitch Modern 2013 Opening Reception

I also have the photo in individual photosets:

Setup Day
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 2, 2013

Modern Improv Quilting and Process Lecture
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Textile Design Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 9, 2013

Family Activity Day
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sew Day
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Geos Quilt and Stitch Modern 2013 Opening Tonight…


Our guild East Bay Modern Quilt Guild is throwing an opening party tonight (Saturday, Feb 2, 2013, 6-9pm) for our Stitch Modern quilt show at the Piedmont Center of the Arts. Come by and see my Geos quilt and 28+ other wonderful quilts created by our talented members. We will serve up some snacks and drinks and admission is free. More information on the Facebook Event page or on my previous blog entry.

Coded Paragraph at PIQF 2012

My quilt “Coded Paragraph” will be shown at the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, California) from October 11-14, 2012. More information on their website.

Showing my (almost completed) quilt top at the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild meeting...

Here are a few photos of my quilt’s progress on Flickr.

I’ve never been to PIQF and this is the first time I had a quilt accepted to be shown at an “International” quilt show… so I don’t know exactly what to expect. I heard that is a large show and you can easily spend most of the day there.

Please come if you have the chance. I’ll try to make it there Saturday, and maybe return Sunday if I don’t get to see everything.

Quilt-related DVDs

I just rented two quilt-related DVDs from Netflix and found some others that may be interesting:

America Quilts (2008)
Amish & Mennonite Quilts Across America (2008)
A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth (2006)
The Art of Quilting (2001)
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

Photos from the EBMQG May Meeting…

I was finally able to upload photos from May’s East Bay Modern Quilt Guild meeting onto my Flickr site.

Here’s the photoset: “EBMQG – May 2012 Meeting“… or you can click below to view a slideshow.

Stacey who normal runs the monthly meetings is in Virginia for a couple months, so Lauren ran the May meeting. Here are notes from the meeting: eastbaymodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/may-meeting-sans-stacey/