Saturday, November 28, 2009

River City Quilt Guild Show

Elisa and I went to the River City Quilt Guild show last Saturday. One it was a great opportunity for me to go to a show on a Saturday. Two it was a great show to go to. If you did not make it, you missed one of the best quilt shows around. Beautiful quilts. Great vendors. Demos. It was fun.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Guild in Woodland

There is going to be a quilt guild in Woodland! How great is this going to be!

Come to a let's-get-together-and-discuss-the-guild meeting on Sunday, December 6th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It will be on the 3rd floor of the Cranston Building. If you enter in the pass-through of the building either from the front or the back, there is an elevator to take you there. Whew! No stairs to climb.

If you have questions, you can contact Diane Beard at Red Hen Quilts or 530-661-6677 or go to their website at

Come and be part of the genesis of this new endeavor. Let us lend our support.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Brownsville Quilt Show

Have you ever been to Brownsville CA? Charming community. They have a great quilt guild, too. This weekend they had their annual quilt show. It was fun and very intimate. Beautiful quilts. I loved attending it.

This next weekend is Roseville's guild's show at the Maidu Center in Roseville. I, for one, am looking forward to it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Petaluma Quilt Store

Gil and I went to Bodega Bay yesterday and spent the night. We had a great dinner and a great drive along the coast this morning. Then on the way back we stopped in a little town called Occidental. Too cute. Totally out of the way of anything or anywhere you might be going, but it is worth the drive.

To get to Occidental you go in on a road named Bohemian Highway. When you get into town, you realize it could be named nothing else. Downtown is mostly made up of restaurants. If you go there during a Saturday or Sunday during the summer, you will see a lot of people. On a November Monday, it was pretty quiet, which made it better for us.

We wandered into a couple of stores there that were quite enjoyable. One was an antique store where I purchased a few old crocheted doilies. They will be a great embellishment on a quilt. The other store advertised handmade items. Many items were from the immediate area. The others were from outside the United States. I purchased a beautiful tote that was made in Nepal. The other item I purchased was a beaded necklace from Guatemala. Gorgeous. The pricing in the store was extremely reasonable. If you are over that way, take the time to go in and look around.

After leaving Occidental, we drove into Petaluma and looked for a quilt store. Talk about finding a treasure! A Quilted Angel is one of the nicest quilt stores I have ever gone into. It was beautiful. I will write more on it later. Watch for it.