Quilting in the Garden

Quilting in the Garden.  Doesn’t that sound fantastic?  Two of my favorite hobbies come together for a weekend in September every year in Livermore, California.  I was able to stop by this past weekend and I took a few pictures that are sew worth the time to look at.

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Quilting in the Garden is presented by Alden Lane Nursery and In Between Stitches.  Each year they feature a well-known quilter, a guest artist, special exhibits and classes.  Volunteers hang hundreds of quilts throughout the nursery and among enormous heritage oak trees.

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This year, the featured artists were C&T Publishing and Jennifer Sampou.  Special guests included Alex Anderson and Freddy Moran.  There was also a tribute to Yvonne Porcella and a special exhibit from Out of the Box Quilters.

I took the photos in the morning so you’ll notice a lot of shadows that couldn’t be avoided.  Many of the quilts look skewed because they’re hanging on a curved line, so I kept the horizon true.  Individual photos of quilts have been identified to the best of my ability.  Enjoy the photos!

A rainbow of inspiration….

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, photos taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Bright Hopes 2 by Pat Pease

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Pears Autumn and Winter by Freddy Moran & Alethea Ballard
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Winter by Sujata Shah

 

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Ombre Star by Lora Zmak

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Home Tweet Home by Susan Mangels
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Spring by Debbie Harris
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
House Divided by Judy Gauthier

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Lemon Pepper by Sampou/Pevey
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Orange Slices by Natalia Bonner
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
#92 Endless Mountains by Sujata Shah

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Mother’s Fancy by Joyce Dean Gieszler
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Home of the Brave by Guild of Quilters

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Pomegranate by Alex Anderson
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Thankful by Karen Lewis

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

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Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Belle Squirrel Quilt by Jennifer Dick
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Color of Life by Angi Fiedler

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, photos taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Colorado Sunset by Nephew/Baker
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Symphony in Sea by Susan Mangels
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Coastal Gardens by Patricia Rutan

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Roses by Debbie Harris

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Fall Stars by Martina deMann
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, photos taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Tiputini by Felicia Brenoe

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, photos taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Indian Summer by Sampou/Marzan
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
I Do by Amanda Murphy
Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
As I concentrate on quilting, the pieces of my frazzled life settle into Focus.

 

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Crossroads by Alex Anderson

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

 

Guest Artist:  Jennifer Sampou

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter
Elephant and I by Jennifer Sampou

 

A tribute to Yvonne Porcella

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

 

 

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, photos taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

Quilting in the Garden, 2016, pictures taken by Julie Cefalu at The Crafty Quilter

 

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

57 thoughts on “Quilting in the Garden

  1. Julie, thank you for posting the pictures. I especially loved seeing them because I forgot about Quilting in the Garden this year until the week after! Argh!! I appreciate your time in putting these up for us to enjoy! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  2. wow, thank you Julie for these great pics. I enjoyed every one of them while having my lunch today. So much inspiration and what a great setting and beautiful weather.

  3. Wow!wow! And Wow! Quilting in the Garden was a fabulous presentation . I would have a difficult time not spending a lot of time and money there. Thank you so much for sharing. Great inspiration!

  4. Thank you so much sharing all this beauty with us! Amazing what they did with the fabrics! You did an awesome job with your camera! Love Susy

  5. What a beautiful collection of quilts and photos, Julie! Thanks for posting these. Would have loved to have been there in person but we were at a wedding in Tahoe. Seems like I always have a conflict on the day they hold this event and his year it actually fell on my birthday. Loved looking at all your pictures, the next best thing to being there. Thanks again!

  6. What a neat idea! A quilt show in the Pumpkin Patch! Love, love, love it. Enjoyed the pics. I live in Florida and we are not into the fall weather yet, so the pumpkins got me thinking about all the beauty of Fall. Miss the changing of leaves. Enjoyed the little pumpkin display. Thanks!

  7. It never ceases to amaze how many beautiful quilts are made.
    We just returned from Missouri Star and a shop stop in Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, and saw many gorgeous quilts along the way.
    We can be thankful for the talented people that make these quilts.

  8. Wow! I just loved this quilt show! It made me wish I was there. So many beautiful quilts amidst the flowers and pumpkins! What a great idea! Thank you so much for taking the time to photo this event and recording it in your blog post. I wish there was something similar near me.

  9. Loved this fall fair, Beautifully done. If I ever make it to California, it will be worked around this. Just viewing it through your eyes has given me a much needed lift and inspiration. Your photography is outstanding too. Thanks for the blessing.

  10. Julie – Your photography is so pleasing. I love how you mixed pictures of the nursery and pictures of the quilts. The tribute to Yvonne Porcella was lovely. She will be missed. I looked through your pictures twice to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Thank you.

  11. Thank you for taking the time to take the pics to share with us. This was breathtaking. I can only imagine what it was to view in person!

  12. Julie, Thanks so much for sharing these photos. This event looks like so much fun! The nursery is gorgeous and then when you add those quilts, what a memorable event. Some of those quilts looked like stained glass with their colors and the sun shining behind them. I live in Virginia; I really wish I lived closer to enjoy this event every year.

    Thanks so much for all of your beautiful photos.

  13. Thank you for all the beautiful photos. Makes me want to be there in the warm California sunshine looking at fantastic quilts!

  14. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photographs so we can see the amazing quilts and surroundings. This event is now on my bucket list! Jean, Austria

  15. Wow Thank you for taking the pictures and sharing all this inspiration. There are so many beautiful quilts. I would have love to been there.

  16. How beautiful the quilts are with the sun shinning through. And mixed with the flowers, perfect.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Carole in Arizona

  17. Thank you Julie for the beautiful pics of all of the amazing quilts. I was there twice when visiting my family in Pleasanton. Now residing in New Mexico. I hope to make it back another year. It really is spectacular.

  18. Julie – thanks for all the wonderful photos!! I was there on Sunday and it was just magical. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful place to have an outdoor quilt show.

  19. I enjoyed your garden and quilting trip. Thanks so much for sharing all those wonderful quilts. It is indeed motivating. You are one of my favorite websites.

  20. Julie, thank you for sharing. This is a very beautiful post. I would love to go there one day. Two of my favorite things in the same place, very intriguing. Will definitely put a note to myself to look for it next year. The quilts are beautiful and your photography is outstanding.

  21. This is beautiful, thank you Julie for sharing this wonderful exhibition of lovely quilts and flowers. The colors are spectacular – especially after a dreary, rainy day here on the east coast….

  22. Your post of Quilting in the Garden is outstanding! I only wish I lived close by so that I could attend too. You did a wonderful job of highlighting the best parts of the show, your photos are lovely, and I want to thank you so very much for sharing a wonderful event with us.

  23. Julie thank you very much for all the photos, the quilts are so inspiring and wonderful, there are some amazing quilters out there in quilt land. We are so lucky that you take the time to photograph and post for us out here.
    My favourite, if its possible to have a favourite, is Ombre Star by Lora Zmak, maybe its not only the design but the colours also.
    Julie thank you again for the effort you go to for us in quilt land.
    Gayle Australia

  24. I usually go, but just wasn’t up to it. And last year it just didn’t impress me as much as usual.
    The photos you took show that it was great.
    The two quilts of pears are what really grabbed me – don’t know why, but some quilts just do that to you.
    The other grabber was “Elephant and I”. Could be influenced by my mother’s love of elephants. Or that fact that one kid went to Tufts University – whose mascot is Jumbo the elephant (think circus way back). They used to have his stuffed remains there until a fire in that building. Now they have a sculpture, and some of his ashes (in a jar). Teams are the Tufts Jumbos.

  25. Could you tell me where I could get the pattern for the lovely star quilt that is shown in the first picture, hanging on the clothesline directly above the sign?
    Thank you,
    Elizabeth

  26. Thank you for the lovely photos! I couldn’t attend this year, so I loved seeing it in photos. I’m glad you went in the morning–it was surely a HOT, HOT day!!!

  27. Hi Julie, This absolutely took my breath away with all the beauty. Thank you for showing all of the fantastic quilts & the beauty of nature together.
    God Bless

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