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Quilting in the Garden 2014
Quilting in the Garden 2014.
What a scrumptious day at Alden Lane Nursery to see their annual “Quilting in The Garden” show. Beautiful quilts hanging all over their vast property amongst the flowers and trees, all blowing in the wind!
First some shots of the whole scene and then we’ll zero in on a few quilts (only a fraction unfortunately!). Photography a little challenging as one is looking up taking photos against a sunny sky, so we’ll show you what we can, and enjoy the dappled light. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this event next year!
Featured artists this year were local celebrities Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, and from Oregon, Jean Wells and the Quilt of Sisters. There were also quilts by local quilters, some with booths. There certainly were beautiful quilts everywhere. Kind of dreamy! Take a gander….
Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery
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Freddy Moran, Quilting in the Garden Exhibition at Alden Lane Nursery
Quilting in the Garden 2015. Quilts by Freddy Moran.
Out Livermore way here in Northern California, Alden Lane Nursery puts on an annual event called “Quilting in the Garden”. It really is spectacular, with quilts hanging from trees amidst all the nursery flora.
This year Freddy Moran was the guest artist with 100 of her quilts on display. No, that is not a typo. She had 100 quilts on display. A renowned quilt artist, teacher and author, Freddy is also known for her vibrant color palette, and “red is a neutral” mantra.
My favorite thing though is when Freddy grabs my arm, looks me straight in the eye and says “do whatever you want Carol”. I am not alone. I understand that for decades Freddy has been encouraging people to let go of anything standing in the way of their creative voices when making their quilts. “Just do it”!
Here we’ll share some shots of the event so you can get…
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