North Wind Quilters Guild
Members of the North Wind Quilters Guild enjoy traveling together and going on day trips. We of course love anything to do with quilting like going to Pacific International Quilt Festival, local Quilt Shows, Shop Hops, etc. but we also enjoy getting together and doing activities outside of our normal Guild activities. Whether it be going to a museum, a ferry trip to shop in San Francisco, seeing a sporting event or having afternoon tea at a Tea House we love to get out there and see the world!
We will be going on an excursion in the new year! The trip will be to the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild's 33rd Annual Show at the Folsom Community Center. It will be on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 and we will leave the front parking lot of the Adult Recreation Center in Fairfield at 8:30 am. We will be car pooling and will need drivers to volunteer. You may sign up at the January or February General Meeting. Any questions please contact Becky Griswold.
Most Recent Trips
Monday, May 23th, 2016 members of the NWQG went for an interesting and informative trip to Berkeley, California. They visited Lacis Lace and Textile Museum and took a tour of it's current exhibit. The museum and gift shop fill two large rooms and two stories. They are said to be “Lacis is part grandma's attic, part community hall and part boutique.” They have over 500 bolts of lace, buttons, ribbons, trims and 3,000 books on textiles “.
The collection of the Kliot laces and textiles represents 40 years of dedication to the preservation of the finest of human handiwork. The collection includes thousands of specimens from pre-Columbian Peru, the finest from the 17th c. European courts and examples of the machine laces exemplifying the 19th c. industrial revolution. An extensive library, focusing on lace, textiles and costume includes over 10,000 items of books, patterns, articles and other ephemera. Related tools of the textile craft include those for all varieties of lace-making as well as an extensive collection of sewing machines.
The group also spent some quality time enjoying some retail shopping at Stone Mountain and Daughters Fabric Store. They also enjoyed a lovely lunch before the tour of the Museum.
On Thursday, March 10th, 2016 members of the NWQG met for a wee bit of Afternoon Tea to help celebrate an early St. Patrick's Day. We once again went to Linde Lane Tea Room in Dixon. Some members were wearing green so that the luck of the Irish would be with them. We indulged ourselves with a lovely tea. Many ladies decided to bring a friend with them to enjoy tea also. A lovely time was had by all!
On Thursday, December 3rd, 2016 we once again ventured across the bay by ferry from Vallejo to Pier 41 and the Ferry Building in San Francisco. We enjoyed the Holiday decorations and even managed to do a little Christmas shopping. The ferry took us from Vallejo to Pier 41 in San Francisco which was just a short walk to Pier 39. It also stopped at the Ferry Building and several people got off there to avoid the rain. We went on the first ferry that left Vallejo in the morning and arrived at Pier 39 about 1 hour later. Upon arriving at Pier 39 and/or the Ferry Building most of us shopped for awhile and then had an early lunch before groups went off on their own. Several members brought along a friend or companion with them too. For the return trip we all came back on the same ferry to Vallejo. The rain followed us across the bay but did manage to leave long enough for us to have a wonderful day. It is always easy to have a fun filled day with friends when you are out and about having fun!
For more information about any of our trips please contact 1st Vice President/Travel Chairperson: Becky Griswold