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!
On March 26th and May 28, 2019 we will be touring the Niles Depot and the historical section of the town of Niles. Niles is located near Fremont. the depot was built to house the railroad and dates from 1870. We are looking forward to this adventure.
Most Recent Trips
On September 26, 2018 a group of guild members drove to Woodland and toured the Valley Oak Wool Mill. The attendees were able to observe the process of taking sheep wool through the steps to create woven fabric. Everyone found the process very interesting and afterward enjoyed a delicious lunch.
We went to a River Cats Baseball game on July 15, 2018. A good time was had by all.
We had a wonderful trip and viewed the beautiuful quilts at the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild's 33rd Annual Show at the Folsom Community Center. We went on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. The members thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the beautiful quilts on display and also looking at all the wares available from the Vendors at the show.
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.
For more information about any of our trips please contact 1st Vice President/Travel Chairperson: Becky Griswold