Monday, July 14, 2008

Sisters Oregon Quilt Show

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show was cooler, larger, more varied, and perhaps even more diversified this year. All in all, it was a visual and sensory delight. With the 1,200 quilts spread out over the small western town with a population of 1,460, it took between 400 and 500 volunteers to hang the quilts quilts (on every available surface in town!)

Locals tell me that one of the best parts is the hanging of the quilts. Volunteers work tirelessly to hang lines filled with clothespins from every surface in the town. Quilts hang from rooftops, eaves, awnings, shade trees, inside galleries, quilt shops, and outside on drive-ins, auto stores, feed stores, shoe stores and realty offices. It is a delightful sight for bright eyes and sore feet to observe.

Three of us met the 1pm roll call at the Sisters Library, Cher, Doni, and I, (Michele) and we set out to see all of the quilts we might have missed seeing earlier in the day, individually.

I found Dot's 'Citrus' and her 'Motorcycle Mama'...and I even have a newspaper that mentions the motorycle quilt...but I had depleted my third set of batteries before I got its formal photo! Sorry, Dot...hope this close-up, the newspaper article which mentioned it, and seeing it on the side of the Auto Parts store all count ;)

Other favorites will be showcased later, but these photos fill you with the true spirit and energy of one is considered the largest outdoor quilt show in the nation, and some believe in the world....

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Sisters Outdoors Quilt Show Photos
Butterfly Quilts
"Gyotaku" Fish Quilts
Jane Sassaman

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