Rio Linda Elverta September 16, 2017 Country Faire

The ladies of the RLEQP proudly rode on their float in the Rio Linda Elverta Country Fair. The ladi  es even showed off their chicken legs. Later they manned a booth explaining the quilt trail project and promoting barn quilt for everyone. It was a fun community event. There were contests for biggest vegetables, weeds, flowers, music and lots of craft and food booths.


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LIBRARY QUILT    June 17, 2017


We dedicated the Rio Linda library barn quilt today! It is 8 feet square and two-sided. The first side is the Little Red Hen story quilt. It’s the librarian Sally’s favorite story and, of course, Rio Linda is known for chickens. The second side is a bookshelf full of books that were “sold ” to people and businesses in town as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Rio Linda Library and Rio Linda Elverta Quilt Trail project. It also honors the winners of our Kid’s Quilt Design contest held at the Rio Linda Elverta Country Faire, September 2016. And winners of the library’s centennial celebration quiche contest! There are a few books still available for supporters 😉

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Wally the Walnut Tree

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This very special project pays tribute to Wally the Walnut, the Legacy Award Winning Tree from the Sacramento Tree Foundation, and possibly the largest walnut tree in the Sacramento Valley Region. Flying geese cross a harvest moon above Wally’s fall foliage, and on the opposite side, Wally’s spring leaves brighten City Park on Elkhorn Blvd. From left to right in the first photo, Sharon King (back) Deb Crowe, Audrey Medina, Sandy Sanders, Susan Trautman, and Ana Marie Tomlinson.

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Water Skier


Elinor Anklin and George Harsch chose a very wavy Galaxy block to represent the Bell Acqua Water Ski Lakes at 1048 Ski Park Court in Rio Linda. The ski park hosts national and international competitions and nearby homeowners can enjoy waterfront property and water ski lessons right out their own back door.

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Carpenter’s Wheel


Carpenter’s wheel shows the flowers in Sharon and Randy King’s yard at 7420 Dry Creek Road. Sharon, a retired high school art teacher, serves as our resident art advisor, and used her talent to show zinnias, pansies, and poppies. She included leaves from the periwinkle that covers her lawn with batik-like textures done in green fading to blue. The center is surrounded by 4 plaid square reminiscent of an old plate that she dug up in the yard. This block is an experiment, says Sharon, with metalics and gel pens. If they fade, Sharon intends to paint over the areas with exterior flat paint and seal it. “I’ll never know  if they will work outside till I try it, kind of the artist/carpenter/craftsman attitude of making something new.”

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1943 Farmall Tractor


Vicki Van Steyn chose a very patriotic way to show her tractor pride at 5808 W. 6th Street in Rio Linda.

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Arabian Horse Block

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Drive by 443 W. Ascot Ave for a look at Sandy and Archie Sanders Arabian Horse quilt block on the side of the barn.  The Sanders built their Rio Linda home in 1974, where  Archie, a retired Rio Linda teacher, could live near work, and Sandy could enjoy riding and showing her Arabian horse.

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