Wildflower Art, Garden and Quilt Show
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Everything starts at 10am! Show closes at 3pm.
The Niles Main Street Association will once again present a wonderful celebration of Spring with garden tours in the neighborhood, vendors on Niles Blvd, and quilt exhibits. Come join us at the annual Wildflower Art, Garden and Quilt Show!
Garden Tour Tickets
The Garden Tour will be open throughout the show, from 10am to 3pm. Get your tickets now! Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 on the day of the event. Maps to guide you to the participating gardens will be available at Color Me Quilts, 37495 Niles Blvd., on the day of the event.
For those wishing to enter a quilt for exhibition, provide a vendor space, or enter a garden on the tour, please contact Deb or Belle at Color Me Quilts, 37495 Niles Blvd.
Information for Quilters
There is a special USA (red, white & blue) quilt challenge this year. Download the challenge details and then stop by Not Just QuiltZ or Color Me Quilts to enroll and pick up the packet.
You can also download the standard quilt entry form.
Information for Vendors
Vendors with Garden, Art and Quilt related wares can apply for a sidewalk space before May 1st. For full details, download the vendor application.
Deep in the Heart of Spring! If you find yourself in Niles on Sunday, May 15th, the chances are that you are on a treasure hunt. The Niles Main Street Association’s annual Wildflower Art, Garden and Quilt Show is a day on which, armed with a treasure map of the garden tour, visitors can stroll through green and colorful gardens filled with succulents and roses. Visit the local shops and enjoy the Town Plaza of the historic Niles district, filled with colorful quilts, flowers, garden information, and spring treasures.
The Garden Tour includes a number of private home gardens and the California Nursery Historic Park. Visit gardens from traditional to modern; xeriscapes, arranging native drought resistant plants in efficient, water-saving ways; and homes featuring the Alameda County Water District’s “Lose your Lawn” program. Artists and their related works will be present in selected gardens. What a treasure!
Sidewalk vendors will be in town with plants, gardening tips, and demonstrations to enjoy. These will include growers such as Nathan Krupa of Crescent Hill Nursery in Watsonville, with rare and unusual plants, as well as Friends of Heirloom Flowers, with information for home gardeners about heirloom flowers. Other vendors will feature jewelry and fabric art.
Niles Town Plaza will have quilts on display throughout the day, with examples from quilters in Fremont, Livermore, Gilroy and beyond. These will include vintage hand-sewn quilts, as well as those featuring modern, machine quilting. Quilt squares for pillows, totes, or wall hangings will be displayed at Not Just Quiltz, and visitors may vote for their favorite design.
Color Me Quilts will feature quilts from Quilts of Honor, and will have a fundraising raffle to help support their efforts. The mission of Quilts of Honor is to bestow a universal symbol and token of thanks, solace and remembrance to those who serve in harms way to protect and defend our lives and freedoms. Color Me Quilts will also host a presentation in the Niles Plaza at 11:30am to present quilts of honor to deserving veterans.
The Fremont Art Association will be participating in the event with their annual Fiber Arts and Flower Show. You will see lovely displays of crochet, free form knitting, quilting, sewing, and many other forms of needle arts.
Souvenir charms will be available for $2 along the Charm Trail in select shops in Niles. If you would like to have them attached to a bracelet, you can find help at Color Me Quilts.
With such a great variety of features, don’t miss this fabulous Spring Fling!