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Quilting Adventures


We're happy to finally share information about our 2024 California Quilt Adventure.


After crisscrossing the country for many years, we think it’s time to explore a bit of California. With the upcoming date shift for the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara from October to July, we decided to focus there! PIQF is a well-established, large regional quilt show and always has outstanding quilts on display in addition to a nice selection of vendors . . . and we all know how we quilters love to shop!


California Quilt Adventure – July 26 through July 30, 2024


We’ve planned our arrival in Santa Clara for Friday, July 26 and our Welcome Dinner (included) for that evening at our hotel, the Santa Clara Hilton, just across the street from the convention center. We’ll spend most of the Saturday at the show. Late Saturday afternoon, we will visit the San Jose Quilt Museum and then we’re off to dinner at Dish n Dash (included) in nearby Milpitas.


On Sunday, we’ve planned a day in Monterey. We will visit the world-famous Monterey Aquarium and explore Fisherman’s Wharf where you can pick just the right restaurant on the wharf for some of the famous local seafood. In the afternoon we will visit Back Porch Quilts in Pacific Grove. We’ll return to the hotel in the evening where you’re on your own for dinner.


Monday our first stop will be Filoli Estate. Filoli is a vibrant landscape of the Bay area, situated on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone, in Woodside, California. The estate boasts 564 acres of beauty nestled along the slopes of California’s coastal range. Originally built as a private residence in 1917, Filoli was opened to the public in 1975. The property is considered one of the finest remaining country estates of the 20th century, featuring a 54,000+ square-foot Georgian revival-style mansion, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8-acre Gentleman’s Orchard, and hundreds of acres of Natural Lands with 5 distinct ecosytems and a 1-mile Estate Trail. We have allowed sufficient time to explore the house and gardens.


In the afternoon, we’ll head back to the coast to explore Half Moon Bay. You’ll have time for lunch and shopping in the quaint downtown area. Our next stop will be at Always Quilting in San Mateo. From there we will go to Sunnyvale and Historic Murphy Avenue which is a downtown street with past, present, and future, full of restaurants, bars, and specialty shops. You’ll have time there to shop and have dinner on your own. 


On Tuesday, it’s time to return home. After breakfast we’ll depart for the San Jose Airport and our return flights.


The trip price includes hotel accommodations at the Hilton Santa Clara, breakfast daily, two dinners, admission to the quilt show, San Jose Quilt Museum, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Filoli, transportation throughout our stay via an air-conditioned motor coach, and gratuity for the driver.




Double occupancy:        $1,410
Single occupancy:         $1,775


We still have space available so please contact us for more details.


Trip Coordinator: Lynn Crawford (760) 408-3545 or

Contact Us:

Address: PO Box 3214
                Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Pam Overton       
Lynn Crawford