Niles Wildflower Garden Art and Quilt Show
hosted by Niles Main Street Association
Sunday, May 17, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Niles Town Plaza, 37592 Niles Boulevard, Fremont
Free admission, Garden Tour Tickets $12 in advance, $15 on the day
Deep in the Heart of Spring! If you find yourself in Niles on Sunday, May 17th, 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 7 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 harm’s 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!
The Show is a unique event celebrating Spring and the Beauty of home and garden. The Garden Tour ticket admits you to several of the most beautiful gardens in Niles.
Quilts will be on exhibit at Niles Plaza and around town. From 10:00AM-3:00PM local nurseries and crafts vendors will line the Niles Boulevard sidewalks with plants and garden supplies, as well as arts and crafts. Watch demonstrations on mulching and recycling. Don't miss this fun and exciting day, shop the unique Niles shops, restaurants, Niles Canyon Railway, and Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.