Sunday, June 20, 2010

California Quiltin'

The first quilt trail in Callifornia was begun by the Kelseyville Pear Festival Committee in Lake County. The first quilt was installed on the barn at Hill Creek Ranch, where wine grapes and olives are grown. I love this photo with the rustic horse statue!

Lady of the Lake sparkling pear wine is produced at Mt. Konocti Growers, so it was only natural that the quilt pattern of the same name was chosen for the shed at the co-op.

The grapevine pattern, Martha's Vineyard, is hung on the side of a Main Street building that houses a tasting room for Wildhurst Vineyards.

Big Oak Ranch Blazing Star is a combination of many quilts passed down to the present owners, one of which still adorns a bed in the Sears and Roebuck House. Yes, houses, barns, and other buidings could once be ordered from everyone's favorite catalog; I have come across several of these in my travels.

To find out more about this growing trail:

I am so lucky--I have an old friend who lives about 100 miles from Kelseyville. Might just be an excuse for a trip!


  1. That ahorse is amazing! And I do especially love the blue and white Lady of The Lake pattern!! :-) The quilt trail is so much fun!!

  2. I love the horse, too--great photo! I am ready for a trip to California!

  3. Your blog is so inspiring! It's making my mind whir with ideas..

  4. Where can I purchase a horse like this one?