Jane Ingram Allen and Volunteers have been busy working at Rincon Ridge Park in Santa Rosa building a “flower bed” for the Living Quilt for Santa Rosa Public Art Project.  The “bed” is almost finished and a big “thank you” to all the volunteers who came out these last few very smoky days to help build the bed and make the headboard and footboard of local trimmed branches.  Here are a few photos taken by my husband Timothy S. Allen of the bed making in  progress.  We used lots of willow and other tree branches and decorated it will colorful fall leaves and some bay leaves.  We are hoping the bay will keep away the many deer in the Park as some of the “bed” in process was damaged by deer on Saturday night.



The “bed” will be ready for the installation of the handmade paper quilt with seeds for wildflowers in the pulp at the installation ceremony on Sunday, November 25, at 3 PM.  Everyone is invited and below is the invitation to the installation.

“Living Quilt for Santa Rosa” Installation Ceremony

Sunday, November 25, 2018


Rincon Ridge Park

3960 Park Gardens Drive

(off Fountaingrove Parkway at Rincon Ridge Drive)

Santa Rosa, California 95404

Everyone is invited to join artist Jane Ingram Allen and volunteers to help lay down the handmade paper quilt with seeds in the pulp that will change over time to produce living blooming wildflowers in the same colors and patterns as the “quilt.”  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make this public artwork, and we hope “Living Quilt for Santa Rosa” will bring new life and beauty over the coming months to this area that was severely affected by the wildfires last October. Hope you can join us for the installation and dedication of the public art project on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3PM.