February 11, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm free
A quilt display and a new art exhibit at the Olivas Adobe stitch together stories of the Rancho life and how work and play are intertwined.
Featured is wall hanging sized adobe quilt designed by docent Debra Milbourne with an appliqued rendering of the Olivas Adobe at its center with embellishing fabrics used along the border to depict the mission grapes, rose, and herb gardens. The famous great horned owl that nests in the eucalyptus tree near the adobe along with other rancho creatures create a whimsical yard around the adobe . Several other quilts will be on display in the rancho rooms and exhibit spaces featuring different eras and feature different quilting techniques.
Complimenting the quilts and the historic landmark in the small adobe is a new exhibit by the Plein Aire Artists of Ventura County;. Celebrating Animals of the Rancho. An artist reception will be held from 12- 1pm on the 11th, where the public can meet the artists and talk about the inspiration behind the paintings featuring sheep, horses, and cattle. All artwork is for sale and the art exhibit will remain up though the end of May. The Quilt exhibit is one day only. www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe