I had such a good time this weekend! There is something called “Quilting in the Garden” that I have known about for years, but have never gone to, because I didn’t plan ahead, and I was always working. So this year, I heard about it in plenty of time, and there was a class that I wanted to take, so decided to go and spend a few days down there. It is called Quilting in the Garden because it is held in a beautiful nursery. I’ve heard about this place for years, but honestly, for once the descriptions did not do it justice. It was the most beautiful commercial nursery I’ve ever been to! I tried to take pictures to share with you, but I’m afraid they don’t show how truly beautiful and peaceful it was. I was there all day Friday for the class, and then again on Saturday morning for the quilt show. I was surprised at how serene it was on Friday, when I thought the place would be bustling with getting ready for the crowds and the quilt show on Saturday.
Anyway, here are some of the pictures of Alden Lane Nursery:
This is a view from inside the nursery looking back toward the entrance! The building was filled with all kinds of tempting gift items, as well as plenty of gardening supplies.
The sun was really bright, and actually made it difficult to look at some of the quilts. This is the fountain area in the center of the nursery.
And everywhere there were clever arrangements, using found items.
Beauty everywhere you looked!
Oh! I loved their use of broken pots to make “fairy gardens!” I think I have a couple of those hanging around here!
And the view as you leave–a beautiful circle of sunflowers.
And here’s what I learned in class! Squee!! More sparkly stuff. This was a great class in how to use beads on quilts.
It was really a very relaxing couple of days. Lots of time for thinking about more serious topics. We’ll see if I get around to actually writing about them this week!