A photo tour of Quilting in The Garden, 2018
Sunday was a perfect, summery-fall kind of day at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, California where the Quilting in The Garden show took place. So many of my favorite things in one spot! Pumpkins, flowers, fall decorations and lots of quilts.
Quilting in the Garden has been running for over 20 years, and it’s always on the fourth weekend in September. The featured artist for 2018 was the amazing Eleanor Burns. She had more than 100 quilts on display! I was able to talk with her for a bit, and I couldn’t resist purchasing her latest book (which she autographed for me). Eleanor is one of the leaders in the quilting industry and has made a “quilt in a day” possible for anyone.
Alex Anderson is always buzzing around, especially since this show is practically down the street from her house. She had a booth of her own where she was demonstrating many of her Quilter’s Select products. I chatted with her for a while, and somehow forgot to take her picture. You can always find Alex on The Quilt Show where she co-hosts TV-quality shows with some of the most talented quilters in the industry.
I did take lots of pictures of the nursery and the quilts, so let me share the beauty of nature and art together. The early morning light gives a mix of sun and shadows, so there is a feeling of Summer giving way to Autumn. I have tried to give credit to the quilt maker when possible. My apologies if I haven’t included every quilt with the appropriate documentation.
There were two guest artists at the show, Gail Sims and Leni Levenson Wiener, who had their own beautiful quilt exhibits. Material Girlfriends had a booth (love their patterns) as well as several other vendors, and there was a Christmas section, too.
Of course there was plenty of color inspiration everywhere you looked! Splashes of bright orange were scattered throughout the nursery along with a vivid rainbow of flowers and pots.
The Garden Store at Alden Lane is a feast for the home decorator’s eyes. It was loaded with gifts, seasonal decorations and a few quilts of course.
After visiting the quilt show, we went into town for a quick shopping trip to In Between Stitches. You know it’s our duty to support the local businesses, and this is an adorable quilt shop in the heart of downtown Livermore. Definitely worth a visit!
Thanks for joining me on this little tour of Quilting in the Garden. Do you have a favorite show that you like to attend? I feel lucky to have this one close enough to make a day trip out of it. I’ll be back next year for sure!
Thanks for sharing all the beautiful quilts! I am sure it was exciting meeting Elenor Burns.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and shopping with you, especially with all the rain we have been getting. A refreshing break. All the bright colors are very uplifting. Great photos. Wish we had something like that close by.
Things are better with the family, thanks for the prayers. Still working on it.
Wow! How beautiful! What a wonderful show of quilts, pottery, flowers and sunshine! Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful picture “moments” with us Julie.
What a perfect way to spend an Autumn day. Thanks for sharing your lovely pics with us.
Hello Julie, Thank you so much for sharing your marvelous adventure with us! These type of art shows are absolutely, for me at least, the best and it always amazes me the details on each and every piece. I am glad that you had the opportunity to attend and see these treasures in person. Have a marvelous day!
Thanks so much for sharing. I ran out of time before my trip to CT
Thank you for the wonderful coverage of the show! My sister and I went on Saturday and somehow I only ended up taking two pictures! It was fun to re-visit the show in your post.
Thanks for the beautiful show of quilts and scenery of the nursery. As usual, your pictures are beautiful. So glad to see Eleanor looking great and well. She’s amazing. What an inspiration for us all.
Thanks so much for sharing an awesome overview. I was sorry to have missed the event this year.
Thanks so much for sharing your pictures!! I live in Minnesota but going to that show someday is on my bucket list.
But until then I will enjoy it through your pictures and your visits. Thanks again!!
What beautiful pictures, and what a beautiful setting. Quilts, flowers, pottery, etc., does it get any better than this?? I don’t think so. Thanks so much for sharing your trip.
This annual post from you is always one of my favorites. It’s so inspirational to see what is going on in another part of the country. The nursery is beautiful and makes a beautiful backdrop for all those talented people. Thank you!
What a great show and love them all….was wondering if there is any way to get info on a certain quilt…#74 , Fun With Flowers by Dianne Schweickert . Love this pattern and would love to find it???
Thanks for sharing
What a treat to see these pictures. It was a great show of all the things I love. Thank you for posting this event.
Thank you for providing some eye candy to go with my coffee this morning! It must have been so fun, relaxing and inspiring to attend this show.
Thank you for this morning’s awesome inspiration. How lovely it all looked. Thanks for posting.
A delightful read with my morning coffee! The perfect way to begin my day, full of inspiration and positive vibes.
Thanks for all the eye candy. As usual your photos are fabulous
Also went to Alden Lane Quilting in the Garden Sunday after church. Gorgeous day! Really liked Budding Beginner make and take quilt block area, Out of the Boxer’s exhibit of challenge quilts, and Quilt of Valor presentation to a veteran. Fun talking with guest quilter Jennifer Sampou and seeing her polygon quilts. Just had to pickup a quilt kit to piece for our neighbor fire victims to the north. You posted some wonderful pics of the day – thank you.
Thank you Julie, for posting these pics. Your photos are wonderful, the quilts are so pretty! A feast for my eyes!
Thanks for the pictures of those beautiful quilts! Wish we had something similar here in Argentina, what a fun day it must have been
What a wonderful display,so many beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing, I’m from Australia & really loved the idea of quilts in a Nursery.
Love your pics thanks. So mad at myself I was in Hayward this wknd and didn’t know there was a quilt show. I live about 400 miles south of Hayward would have loved to have gone to Livermore. Definitely planning for next year.
It looks terrific! Wish I could be there. Thx for sharing!
What a great way to spend a day. So nice to see all the quilts, the flowers, the pottery. Thanks for the tour albeit it I live in Australia
Really liked your pictures. Beautiful quilts and color. The shows I like best are the international in Chicago and the AQS in Grand Rapids Michigan. I kinda live in the middle of the two. Chicago is closer. One is in April and the other in August.
I was there on Sunday. We turn it into a girls trip and after the tour we have lunch and got shopping at the local quilt store. It’s becoming a tradition.
I was there on Sunday too! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Thanks!!
Thanks for sharing! I hope to see it in person sometime, but live a long away! I’m making a list of all the shows I must see before I can’t!
Thank you Julie for your photo tour of the show and nursery. I love that place but have only been to the show once. I will have to schedule it for 2019.
Great coverage of the show, Julie. Thanks for sharing -I didn’t get to attend this year!
What a great show, thanks so much for sharing. I would have loved to attend. I live near Sacramento so it wouldn’t have been that far! Thanks again for sharing.
Thank you so much for sharing. Missed it this year. Love your pics.
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