Patchwork maker show returns


Fresh cuttings


Creators fair in the city center

The Patchwork Show returns to downtown Santa Rosa June 25-26 with unique, handcrafted items to spruce up your home or yourself.

More than 140 creators, artisans and designers will display their creations in the Old Courthouse Square while a DJ plays classical music. The family event includes a Patchwork Junior section featuring young creatives, as well as cooking and DIY activities. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit, dearhandmadelife on Facebook or on Instagram for more information.

Architectural Design Awards Open

The American Institute of Architects Redwood Empire is accepting nominations for its Design Awards program, with categories for working professionals and middle and high school students.

The AIA Redwood Empire Design Awards program recognizes excellence in local architectural projects and practices, both built and unbuilt. In addition to recognizing outstanding design work, the program aims to establish design excellence practices in the community.

Projects designed, renovated or built after January 1, 2017 can be submitted.

Registration is open until July 15 and the submission portal will be open from July 15 to August 15.

Registration for middle and high school students is open from July 15 to August 15, with submissions being accepted from August 15 to September 15.

The winners will be announced at a gala on October 15.

AlA Redwood Empire is a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a professional association that represents member architects and professionals from eight northern California regions, including Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Modoc, Siskiyou counties , Sonoma and Trinity. To submit a project and for more information, visit

Soon the sale of summer plants

Other plant sales have passed, but the small Willowside school nursery continues.

Mark your calendar for June 25, when the student-supported enterprise reopens with gifts for your garden. Look for Adiantum pedatum; yellow gazania; Salvia farina; hanging succulent pots; herbs like rosemary, lavender, and chocolate mint; and a selection of hot red pokers in orange, yellow and mixed colors. The nursery is also stocked with yarrow, yellow primroses, sundrops, ‘Glowing Embers’ hydrangeas and other drought-tolerant, water-efficient perennials native to California, of grasses and abutilons. $6 for 1 gallon containers.

The student nursery is at the corner of Hall and Willowside roads in Santa Rosa. For more information, call Jan Lochner at 707-569-4724.

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