Friday, July 10, 2015

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2015

It's that time of the year again!

Time for 20,000 people (from all over the world!) to suddenly converge on the tiny town of Sisters, Oregon for the famous Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Everyone should go to this least once.....and if you go back again, you know you're a dedicated quilter or quilt lover; because the heat, the crowds, and the traffic, make for a challenging experience. It's challenging but it is also extremely unique and quite entertaining!

Sisters, Oregon is a very small 1880's styled 'Western' town in Central Oregon. It boasts a population of get this...approximately 1,500 people and most of them are probably not quilters ;-)

But for one amazing day in July...always the second Saturday of this month, up to 20,000 quilters swarm in and take over the town. 1,200 quilts are displayed,....on every single available surface that the eyes can see and the hands can reach. It is a one in a lifetime experience and yes, you really should add it to your bucket list if you quilt, if you just love quilts, if you own a quilt and if you just love color, and people, and fun, and new experiences!

This year the temperature is apparently plummeting from our high 90s all week  to 89 degrees 79 degrees thundershowers!

I think it was high 90s last year. But like last year, there is a chance of thunderstorms. We like to announce events in a big way in Oregon!
So bring, a hat..for either sun or raindrops..and a shirt that can go on top of your t-shirt, or maybe even..gasp...a light jacket.

I needed a pair of sock for severe blisters one year and when I saw the socks were over $20, I walked right by them and kept going. cheap cheap.

Don't forget sunscreen..on you, or in your bag, the hat, your camera /cell phone, spending money for an ice cream cone and if  you're flush with $, a lunch, and then plastic if you have the extra moolah for all the fabric, books, gimmicks, and fun you need to label as Christmas once you've got in into your closet, under the bed, or hidden in the attic labeled 'grandma's favorites'.

You know the drill! As for the rest of it....

Enjoy a few of my photos from last year!!! I took hundreds and hundreds but picasa is not playing nicely today, so here's what comes up and stays put in the blog post!

And then, here are all the things you need to know for 2015 and quick links for them, too!!!

And if you can't go, check out my previous posts from 2007 on and start saving your money for a trip next year! One quilt show you truly don't want to miss. But like potato chips..well, you know. Save even more for the next year after that!!!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Quick Links for July 11, 2015! 

Sisters, Oregon Cascade Ave, Sisters, OR 97759 
Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:00am to 4:00 pm

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Home Page and Office 

Address: 220 Ash St. Sisters Oregon 97759
Show Office Phone Number 541-549-0989

The Stitchin Post

Jean Well, founder and owner of the Stitching Post
Quilt Shop 

Monday - Saturday 9-5 | Sunday 10-4
(Summer Hours: Mon. - Sat. Memorial Day – Labor Day 9-6, Sun. 10-4)

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on Facebook

With Heart and Hands: Sister Outdoor Quilt Show 

Blog posts and photos from 2007-2015


2015 added in soon!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2014
Dreaming in Color...
The Fabulous "Wish Upon a Card" Project
150th Anniversary State Parks Quilts
Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2013: The Teacher's Tent
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: ab-strakt-ed, improvisational, or modern?

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 Show 2011
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: The Alice Quilts and Other Wonders
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Diverse, Modern, Liberated and Fun!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2009
Sisters OR: The Little Town With a Big Heart
The Gee's Bend Quilters
Gee's Bend Quilters Sing
Freddy and Gwen: In Sisters Again!
Queen Bonnie of Quiltville and the Quilters' Quest 

Sisters Oregon Quilt Show 2008 (1)
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (2) 2008
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Jane Sassaman
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Butterfly Quilts
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Gyotaku" Fish Quilts

Flying Geese Head for Sisters, Oregon
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: The Atmosphere Says It All
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: The Buildings are Part of the Quilts
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: The People Create the Mood
Sisters: Last But Not Least .... The Quilts !
My Flying Geese Got Cooked, But I'm Back in the Saddle, Again

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey from Alaska to Oregon with thousands of free Quilting, Sewing, and Crafting Patterns and Tutorials. Help change the world, one little quilt, art quilt, and prayer flag at a time!


Celia said...

Wonderful! I hope to see this next year, not much of a quilter, a few baby quilts but the things to see here are super. Enjoy yourself,

Joyce Carter said...

I wish I could go. It would be a dream come true.