Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2018 :: Part 4

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The Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild had a strong showing at the Sisters Quilt Show.  My guild had a special exhibit from last year's challenge "Periodic Table of the Elements".  I'm sure there were many guild member's quilts in other special exhibits as well as the general show too.  I'm highlighting the challenge quilts first and then a special exhibit of the quilts of Jill Monley, past president of the guild and master quilter.

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

 Quilts of Jill Monley

Quilts of Jill Monley

As I said above Jill is a master quilter.  She is proficient in many different techniques from applique to piecing and she also teaches machine quilting.  Her quilts are all her own designs.  Jill's quilts had their own special exhibit at the Five Pine Lodge just on the east edge of town.  

 Quilts of Jill Monley

Quilts of Jill Monley

 Quilts of Jill Monley

Quilts of Jill Monley

 Quilts of Jill Monley

Quilts of Jill Monley

 Quilts of Jill Monley

Quilts of Jill Monley

 Quilts of Jill Monley

Quilts of Jill Monley

 Quilts of Jill Monley

Quilts of Jill Monley

 Quilts of Jill Monley

Quilts of Jill Monley

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2018 :: Part 3

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One of the nice things about the Sisters Quilt Show is that there's something for everyone.  This post is all about animals in quilts.  There were some really fun ones and many were made from patterns or kits, but the pink horse above was done freehand. Isn't it wonderful!

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 Love, love, love this one!

Love, love, love this one!

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 East of the Cascade Quilters Collage Quilts

East of the Cascade Quilters Collage Quilts

 East of the Cascade Quilters Collage Quilts

East of the Cascade Quilters Collage Quilts

 East of the Cascade Quilters Collage Quilts

East of the Cascade Quilters Collage Quilts

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2018 :: Part 2

 Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

This post is all about the modern quilts.  There were a lot of fabulous modern quilts including those by the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild, the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, the QuiltCon Traveling Exhibit, ab-strakt-ed, the Kona Color of the Year collection.  

 Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

 Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

 Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

 Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

 Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

 QuiltCon Traveling Exhibit

QuiltCon Traveling Exhibit

 QuiltCon Traveling Exhibit

QuiltCon Traveling Exhibit

 Made You Look exhibit by  ab-strakt-ed

Made You Look exhibit by ab-strakt-ed

 Made You Look exhibit by  ab-strakt-ed

Made You Look exhibit by ab-strakt-ed

 Made You Look exhibit by  ab-strakt-ed

Made You Look exhibit by ab-strakt-ed

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 Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

 Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

 Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

 Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

 Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

Words Unbound by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild

 My favorite from the Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge

My favorite from the Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge

 Kona Color of the Year Challenge

Kona Color of the Year Challenge

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Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2018 :: Part 1

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The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is done for another year!  It was a good one with nearly perfect weather (it was a little too hot), but a grand time nonetheless.  Today's post will be about some overall shots of the show and a few special exhibits.  Over the next week I'll also be posting some more detailed shots of various exhibits and categories according to my whims.  

This year I took a lot more crowd photos.  I thought I'd try to give more of a sense of what it's like to be here for the show.  The morning is the most crowded and since quilts start to be hung before 8 am, most of the show is up by then even though the official start time is 9 am.  It almost always gets really hot in the afternoon and this year it got up to 95.  The crowds often thin by mid afternoon when it's that hot.  People seek air-conditioned interiors, cool shady spots, and icy drinks.  

Anyway, I didn't realize this until I got a look at my photos that I just happened to catch a photo of Jean Wells (above right).  Jean is the owner of the Stitchin' Post and the one who started putting on this show 43 years ago.  She looks like she has one of the quilts that's going to be hung in front of the shop.  

My stats for the day: 

  • I walked over 6 miles.
  • I drank four big bottles of water and one iced chai from here (yum!).
  • I spent 5 hours walking and taking photos all over town.
  • I slathered on the sunscreen three times.
  • I hurt my back, took some Advil and shouldered on.
  • I went home and crashed in the hammock.

All that is to say, if you ever have plans to come to the show make sure you are well rested, well hydrated, well fed, and ready for fun!

Enjoy the photos.  I put in attributions when I knew them off the top of my head, but I didn't get photos of labels or make a huge effort to get names of quilters.  It was just too much for such a busy day and over 1300 quilts to see.

PS- I hope you'll see from these photos why Sisters is my favorite little town in Oregon.  It has enough charm to compete with the best of them.

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 Quilt Block Contest

Quilt Block Contest

 Quilt Block Contest

Quilt Block Contest

 Quilt Block Contest

Quilt Block Contest

 Quilt Block Contest

Quilt Block Contest

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 Featured Quilter Liz Weeks

Featured Quilter Liz Weeks

 Featured Quilter Liz Weeks

Featured Quilter Liz Weeks

 Featured Quilter Liz Weeks

Featured Quilter Liz Weeks

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 Teacher's Tent- Kathy Doughty

Teacher's Tent- Kathy Doughty

 Teacher's Tent- Karla Alexander

Teacher's Tent- Karla Alexander

 Teacher's Tent- Tonye Belinda Phillips

Teacher's Tent- Tonye Belinda Phillips

 Teacher's Tent- Rosalie Dace

Teacher's Tent- Rosalie Dace

 Teacher's Tent- Rosalie Dace

Teacher's Tent- Rosalie Dace

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 Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

 Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

 Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

 Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

 Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

 Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts/Blankets!

Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts/Blankets!

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 The Lady Quilts by Freddy Moran

The Lady Quilts by Freddy Moran

 The Lady Quilts by Freddy Moran

The Lady Quilts by Freddy Moran

 The Lady Quilts by Freddy Moran

The Lady Quilts by Freddy Moran

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 Inspirational Instructor Colleen Blackwood

Inspirational Instructor Colleen Blackwood

 Inspirational Instructor Colleen Blackwood

Inspirational Instructor Colleen Blackwood

 Inspirational Instructor Colleen Blackwood

Inspirational Instructor Colleen Blackwood

 Fabulous Faces!

Fabulous Faces!

The Creativity Project

Have you heard of The Creativity Project by Kim Soper of Leland Ave Studios?  Kim is doing a year long series of weekly conversations with quilters.  There are so many wonderful quilters in this series and we are only half way through the year.  Last month I was honored to be asked to be included and thrilled to be in such great company!  My interview published today and I hope you'll check it out.