Monday, September 30, 2013

Quilting in the Garden 2013

Quilting in the Garden, Alden Lane 2013

My favorite local quilt show, Quilting in the Garden, was this weekend at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, Ca. They hang the quilts from these massive old oak trees.

This is what a quilt show should be, a celebration of quilting, fresh air and sunshine. Admission and parking are both free. If you are ever in the Bay Area at the end of September you have to go.

Double Dash by Sandy Klop

Every year they have a featured quilter, and this year it was Sandy Klop from American Jane. Sandy is a quilt pattern designer as well as a fabric designer for Moda. She had over 100 quilts hanging and a booth where you could buy her kits and patterns.

Wagon Wheel by Sandy Klop

I couldn't get away until late Sunday afternoon. With only a little bit of time left before they took the quilts down I circled around quickly to see as much as possible. I wish I could have spent the whole morning there. My favorite part is visiting with quilty friends, I always see a few familiar faces enjoying the show.

Sandy and I

I picked up a few goodies: a piece from Happy Campers, jelly rolls of Potluck and Pezzy and a super cute American Jane polka dot bag. I did get to see most of the quilts even though it was kind of a speed date. Sandy has such a wide range of designs and somehow you can always tell which ones are hers. What an inspiration!

Red Daisy by Sandy Klop

Gees Bend Housetop 9 Black by Donna Mecozzi

Scarecrow at Alden Lane

Garden Sculpture at Alden Lane

My photo sets from Quilting in the Garden 2011 and 2010 on flickr
American Jane (patterns, fabric and tools)
Quilting in the Garden, Alden Lane, Livermore, Ca


  1. Somehow I always miss this! Looks lovely.

  2. How fun! I love everything Sandy Klop!

  3. How fun! I love everything Sandy Klop!

  4. I love your work. I live in Pleasanton and always go to this show but this weekend just got away from me and I missed it. A few years ago I had a quilt on display at the show, which was a thrill for me. Thanks for the pix.

  5. Why have I never been there? Third chance missed :-(
    But next year, I will go.

    Thanks for pointing it out.

  6. How fun!! I absolutely adore quilt shows in delightful venues like this. :D Thank you for sharing.



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