The 2012Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is always a visual delight of colors, textures, lines, patterns, and unusual 3D elements. And that's just the people..not the quilts !
It is one of my quilting highlights of the entire year and one I will limp, crawl, or beg a ride to, in order to attend! So, in spite of some unusual challenges, and an extremely challenging two months, I took one day ..just for myself..and headed to Sisters to see the show.
It was a beautiful and amazing day...well, until it started pouring down rain, and then we had thunder, and then a lightning show lit up the sky! First time it has rained during the quilt show in 37 years!!! Even cut short by a few hours and with viewers running from "cover to cover" ..it was still so much fun!
Held the second Saturday in July, the small town of Sisters is filled to the rafters with as many as 13,000 visitors. And every one of us is armed with a camera, a list of the quilt locations, a water bottle, and the determination to map our course and search our this amazing Never (Ending) land of creative expression in the textile arts.
One of the most delightful parts of the entire Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show was the Cover to Cover book club quilter's amazing challenge.....The "Peter and Wendy" Quilts.
'Cover to Cover' was formed in 2000 by a group of quilt artists who challenged themselves to read a specific book and creatively and thematically express that book in the creation of a quilt.
In an effort to make more interesting quilts (and be motivated to get them finished), the group acknowledges that each member may have different quilting interests and abilities, so each member brings her unique talent and her individual ideas into play and creates pieces that may range from the traditional to the free form and highly artistic art quilt.
This year, the group's work is based on "Peter Pan' by Sir James Mathew Barrie. You walk into a wonderful never never land of quilt artistry and simply allow yourself to 'Believe'!!!
Anything and everything is possible, and we can all be young forever in this magical forest of quilts.
After two solid months of excessive challenges, and new ones seeming to arrive every day, well...all anyone can do is simply continue to ....
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: 2012...links to all posts listed below in this category
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: So Many Quilts to Want to Make!
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Two Rivers
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Small Wonders Abound
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Wonders of All Kind
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Rosalie Dace
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Teacher's Tent
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Peter and Wendy Quilts
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Shows: 2009 -2012