Quilt Show

“Spring on the Strait”

CSS presents their biennial quilt show “Spring on the Strait” at the Benicia Clock Tower. The next quilt show is planned for spring of 2024.

Video overview of the show held on Apr 30-May 1, 2022 – https://youtu.be/QlH78vobAro

2022 GUEST ARTIST – Laurie Grant

I have been a “needle artist” since early childhood but it wasn’t until the late 80’s that I became a paid professional. I began working for a needlework design company cross stitching models for the magazine they published. It was after the company closed locally that I began my needlework framing and finishing business, Finishing Touches. When the quilting bug hit me, I discontinued the framing work and converted to longarm quilting. My specialty is hand guided custom quilting, which I have thoroughly loved for the past 20 years.

For more information on Laurie’s business please see her website – https://finishingtouchesquilts.com/


  • The Cotton Patch – Sewing machines, kits, patterns – https://thecottonpatch.shop/
  • Creative Ps and Qs – Batiks, fun fabrics, quilting patterns and kits – www.creativepsandqs.com
  • Designers’ Needs – Dupioni silks, leather purses, jewelry – www.designersneeds.com
  • Fabrications – Fabric earrings and pins
  • Femmage – Benicia fabric shop for precuts, patterns, and thread
  • Griffin Industries – Sells and sharpens knives and scissors
  • Heartstrings – Dolls, small whimsies, pin cushions – www.heartstringsyarn.com
  • Just for Fun – Handweaving and polymer clay jewelry & buttons – http://www.dottycalabresecom
  • Lady Bug Lace – Pattern design company providing custom designs, patterns, kits, baby items, and black & white fabric – www.ladybuglace.com
  • Material Girlfriends – Designer/instructor patterns, quilt kits and notions – www.materialgirlfriends.com
  • Peruvian Treasures – Handcrafted fine jewelry