The Teacher's Tent at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is one of those 'do not miss!' locations for some truly fabulous quilts.
And 2012 was a 'banner year'! As the name says, it is where all of the quilts made by the various professional quilters..the teachers of the 'Quilter's Affaire' week long series of classes that run the whole week preceding the quilt show are displayed.
And that display is so fun, and so inspirational that it truly makes you wish you could have taken at least one of their classes. Unfortunately, the classes come at premium values..just to get into one requires a combination of applying on the opening day of registration, and picked many, many alternate choices to just get into one of them, much less multiples.
But the next best thing, to individual classes is seeing each of their submitted classes on display i the 'Teachers' Tent."
My overwhelming feeling was that as is evidenced by the quilts at Sisters and most noticeably by the teacher's quilt..the tidal wave of modern, liberated, and most of all 'art' quilts are charging through most of the traditional barriers of the set patterns of scrappy quilts or simple color combos that we have all seen for so many years.
Even the most traditional of quilters are now letting loose with their creative imaginations and entering the brave new world of one of a kind designs and breaking away from the old tried and true quilts, more and more.
The very feeling of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, where anyone can have their quilts shown, their is no overall judging except in select competitions that others have introduced, truly changes our whole view of quilts for the sheer love of making and displaying them.
As this quilt says:
Teachers from the 2012 Quilter's Affair classes (which preceded the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show) are listed below. Can you even begin to guess which quilter made any of the quilts that I have shown in this post?
|Karla Alexander, Salem, OR |
Rob Appell, Morro Bay, CA
Alethea Ballard, Walnut Creek, CA
Christine Barnes, Grass Valley, CA
Colleen Blackwood, Pendleton, OR
Emily Cier, Seattle, WA
Alma de la Melena Cox, San Rafael, CA
Rosalie Dace, Durban, South Africa
Jackie Erickson, Sisters, OR; Visit the Stitchin’
Post’s blog for August 5, 2010 to “see” Jackie
Janet Fogg, Lake Oswego, OR
|Sally Frey, Fortuna, CA; Sally publishes her own patterns under Kenmar Designs |
Cara Gulati, San Rafael, CA
Scott Hansen, Everett, WA
Elizabeth Hartman, Hillsboro, OR
Karin Hellaby, Suffolk, UK
Ruth Ingham, Sisters, OR
is our local quilt appraiser
June Jaeger, Prineville, OR
Jan Bressler and Lou Shafer, Philomath, OR
Judy Johnson, Sunriver, OR
Lynn Koolish, Berkeley, CA
Gwen Marston, Beaver Island, MI
|Sue McMahan, Bend, OR|
teaches regularly at the Stitchin’ Post
Jane Hardy Miller, Miami, FL
Vivienne Moore, Salem, OR
designs and teaches in the Salem/Portland area
Hilde Morin, Portland, OR
Tonye Belinda Phillips, Camp Sherman, OR
Barbara Shapel, Washougal, WA
Sue Spargo,Uniontown, OH
Lawry Thorn, Sisters, OR; Visit the Stitchin’ Post’s blog entry for November 11, 2009 to “see” Lawry
Jean Wells, Sisters, OR
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
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