SOQS 2017 : 7 : A Walk Around Town

Jae's Beatles III by Jae Stewart

Jae's Beatles III by Jae Stewart

In my last post about the 2017 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show I'd like to take you on a walk around town.  These quilts are many of the general show quilts and some of the other special exhibits I haven't previously shown.  Enjoy the color and artistry that is the SOQS!  

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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

Kona Color Challenge

Kona Color Challenge

Kona Color Challenge

Kona Color Challenge

Kona Color Challenge

Kona Color Challenge

Forest Galorest by Lynne Steele

Forest Galorest by Lynne Steele

Annie by Catherine Garner

Annie by Catherine Garner

A Rainbow in the Desert by Karen Oster

A Rainbow in the Desert by Karen Oster

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Hardly Strictly Kaffe by Christine Chase

Hardly Strictly Kaffe by Christine Chase

My 4 Cats by Dianne Centers

My 4 Cats by Dianne Centers

Vortex by Peggy Roberts

Vortex by Peggy Roberts

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Cascade Ave, the main drag through town.

Cascade Ave, the main drag through town.

Roxanne by Agnes Fried

Roxanne by Agnes Fried

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Uncle Sam by Rocky Morris

Uncle Sam by Rocky Morris

Love this LFL, the largest one I've seen around here.

Love this LFL, the largest one I've seen around here.

Lyon Bear by Sarah Sharp

Lyon Bear by Sarah Sharp

Muchas Poochas by Pat Guzzardo

Muchas Poochas by Pat Guzzardo

Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

Stitchin' Post Employee Challenge Quilts

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When You Cook by Dianne Kane, Cover to Cover Quilters

When You Cook by Dianne Kane, Cover to Cover Quilters

Fall Harvest by Pat Busby, Cover to Cover Quilters

Fall Harvest by Pat Busby, Cover to Cover Quilters

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Blockin' Robins

Blockin' Robins

Blockin' Robins

Blockin' Robins

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild

Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild

Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild

Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild

Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild

June Jaeger made this for advertising for Bend Broadband- cool!

June Jaeger made this for advertising for Bend Broadband- cool!

SOQS 2017 : 6 : Central Oregon SAQA- Pathways

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Right now the town of Sisters, Oregon has been overtaken by a thick cover of smoke from the Milli fire west of town.  In fact, the smoke is covering much of central Oregon including my house in Bend and there are bits of ash falling.  I hope the fire fighting efforts are successful and we have no lives lost or property damage.  Despite all that, I want to take you back to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July.  I actually have one more post to do after this one and I want to get them done by tomorrow so I can post about the eclipse next week.  Stay tuned for that! 

The Central Oregon SAQA group is an active group of some 20-30 quilt artists from our region and even a few from over the mountains in western Oregon.  There's some serious talent here, probably due to our extreme good fortune of having the Stitchin' Post in town, along with all the great teachers Jean Wells brings in.  The challenge for this year had the theme Pathways and there are many different interpretations.  I think I may have missed a few of the quilts, but this is most of them.   I hope you enjoy!  

The Oregon Trail by Sharon Carvalho

The Oregon Trail by Sharon Carvalho

Pathway to Hanukkah by Sarah Kaufman

Pathway to Hanukkah by Sarah Kaufman

A Walk Through the Forest by Kim McCray

A Walk Through the Forest by Kim McCray

Sing, Dance, Laugh, Dream, Love by Dianne Browning

Sing, Dance, Laugh, Dream, Love by Dianne Browning

Go This Way by Pat Pease

Go This Way by Pat Pease

In and Out, Around and About by Jean Wells Keenan

In and Out, Around and About by Jean Wells Keenan

Heading West by Helen Brisson

Heading West by Helen Brisson

Words Matter by Jan Tetzlaff Make Straight the Path by Judy Beaver The Recycled Road by Tierney Hogan

Words Matter by Jan Tetzlaff
Make Straight the Path by Judy Beaver
The Recycled Road by Tierney Hogan

Pigeon Pass by Julia Jeans Unraveled by Jody Rusconi Farside of Beyond by June Jaeger

Pigeon Pass by Julia Jeans
Unraveled by Jody Rusconi
Farside of Beyond by June Jaeger

Pathway through Yellowstone by Kris Lang Where To? by Betty Gientke Walk by Marion Shimoda

Pathway through Yellowstone by Kris Lang
Where To? by Betty Gientke
Walk by Marion Shimoda

Sunrise by Charlene Kenny Suspended in Twilight by Barbara Doust-Boggess Oglethorpe Square by Kristin Shields

Sunrise by Charlene Kenny
Suspended in Twilight by Barbara Doust-Boggess
Oglethorpe Square by Kristin Shields

The Water Will Find Its Path by Torrie Gordon Winter's Quest by Susan Cobb

The Water Will Find Its Path by Torrie Gordon
Winter's Quest by Susan Cobb

Let Red Lead the Way by Kristan Collins Plugged Arteries, "Sad" by Kathy Kutansky Hundertwasser's Pathway by Martha Sanders

Let Red Lead the Way by Kristan Collins
Plugged Arteries, "Sad" by Kathy Kutansky
Hundertwasser's Pathway by Martha Sanders

Sydney, 1985 by Patti Stewart

Sydney, 1985 by Patti Stewart

SOQS 2017 : 5 : The Storytellers Book

Storytellers Book, photo by Marion Shimoda

Storytellers Book, photo by Marion Shimoda

The Storytellers Book was a new fundraiser for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this year.  Dan Rickards, who designed the poster for the show this year, came up with this idea for a real oversized book (2' x 3')  with pages made of quilts.  Twelve quilt artists were asked to created pieces for the book, and one of them was me.  It was an honor to be included in the inaugural year of this project.

Rickards worked with leather artist Julia Zell to create this beautiful handtooled leather cover.  The pages were made with poster board and the quilts were attached with velcro.  Each quilt was offered on silent auction with a buy it now price.  

Contents Page, photo by Marion Shimoda

Contents Page, photo by Marion Shimoda

The book was located at Sisters High School in the week before the quilt show.  Unfortunately, I didn't realize that, so I never got good photos of it before quilt show day.  The first three photos here were taken by my friend Marion Shimoda.  The others below that were taken on quilt show day with poor lighting, but I hope you can appreciate how big the book is and what a cool idea it was. 

My Quilt!- Once Upon a Quilt by Kristin Shields, photo by Marion Shimoda

My Quilt!- Once Upon a Quilt by Kristin Shields, photo by Marion Shimoda

The people who turned the pages for folks to see the quilts were apparently quite exhausted by the effort to move the pages.  I'm not sure if they'll change the process for next year, but it was created with the intention of having this be a fundraiser each year now.  

What a treat it was to see my quilt in the book!  You can read the story about my quilt here.  I don't know who did the written pages, but they look amazing too.  The photos below were taken in the courtyard of The Open Door cafe on quilt show day.  Enjoy!

Quilt by Karen Shadley

Quilt by Karen Shadley

Quilt by Joanne Myers

Quilt by Joanne Myers

Quilt by Ruth Ingham

Quilt by Ruth Ingham

This is my friend Jan Tetzlaff turning pages on quilt show morning.  She gave a little spiel about each quilt as she turned the pages.  She can attest to the fact that these pages were heavy!  I'm sure all the extra embellishments on my page didn't help.

Quilt by Valori Wells Kennedy

Quilt by Valori Wells Kennedy

Quilt by June Jaeger

Quilt by June Jaeger

Each of these quilts tell a little story about their makers.  I wish I'd gotten photos of all of them, but trust me, this was a wonderfully unique idea and I hope it continues for many years to come!

SOQS 2017 : 4 : The Undercover Quilters

The Undercover Quilters- All the Light We Cannot See

The Undercover Quilters- All the Light We Cannot See

My small group, The Undercover Quilters, is a book and quilting club.  We read and discuss a book every month and once a year we choose a book to make quilts from.  Our special exhibit All the Light We Cannot See was shown at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this year.  It looked really good on the shady side of the Hen's Tooth shop.  Luckily, Martha made these signs (below) to go with the exhibit so you can read something about us.

The orange and purple quilt you can see above was accidentally hung right in the middle of our exhibit, but was not part of our exhibit.  All the other quilts get highlighted below.  Enjoy!

Path of Souls by Jane Davis

Path of Souls by Jane Davis

Jane was inspired by the radio waves which are a major subject of the book.  She includes quotes from the book as well.

Radiation by Cindy O'Neal

Radiation by Cindy O'Neal

Cindy was inspired to show the light within all of us, the "inner light" we cannot see that is created from our life experiences.  She also breaks this light down into the full spectrum of colors.  

Delectable Mountain Waves by Wanda Barkhurst

Delectable Mountain Waves by Wanda Barkhurst

Wanda is the over-achiever in our group.  This small quilt is made from leftovers from her larger quilt you'll see below. She was inspired by the theme of movement of light and sound that runs through the book.

Marie-Laure's Shells by Susan Mondry

Marie-Laure's Shells by Susan Mondry

Susan created a quilt that depicts Marie-Laure's shelf of shells with real life shells she has attached to a pin-tucked ocean.

Wanda Barkhurst

Wanda Barkhurst

I didn't get a photo of Wanda's label on this one, but I believe the border pattern emulates the soundwaves that run through the book.

For the Watchers and Dreamers by Kristin Shields

For the Watchers and Dreamers by Kristin Shields

My quilt was inspired by a scene at the very end of the book where Frederick is visited by an owl.  I have long wanted to do a close up of a bird's eye and this was the perfect opportunity.  

Radio Waves by Lani Sanders

Radio Waves by Lani Sanders

Lani's quilt was inspired by the radio wave theme that runs through the book. 

Calm Yourself by Betty Gientke

Calm Yourself by Betty Gientke

Betty's improvisational design was inspired by her travels to Paris.

Murex Magic by Martha Sanders

Murex Magic by Martha Sanders

Martha's quilt is made with hand dyed and painted fabrics which are sculpted to create the French coastline where most of the book takes place.

A Touch of Paris by Sally Black

A Touch of Paris by Sally Black

Sally's quilt was inspired by the miniature village that Marie-Laure's father created for his blind daughter to learn to navigate the streets of Paris.  Sally's quilt is completely hand stitched and created with various textural scraps of fabric placed as if in a map.  

Shock Wave by Janelle Rebick

Shock Wave by Janelle Rebick

Janelle's quilt was inspired by the sound and radio waves in the book.  The Star of David represents the treatment of the Jews during World War 2.

SOQS 2017 : 3 : Teacher's Tent

Sujata Shah

Sujata Shah

The teacher's tent is a highlight of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  All teachers who are invited to teach at Quilter's Affair the week before the show are also invited to show a quilt or several under the teacher's tent on show day.  You will see the best of the best from these accomplished quilters.  Enjoy!

Tonye Belinda Phillips

Tonye Belinda Phillips

Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke

Sarah Fielke

Rosalie Dace

Rosalie Dace

Maria Shell

Maria Shell

Lawry Thorn

Lawry Thorn

Karla Alexander

Karla Alexander

June Jaeger

June Jaeger

Jean Wells

Jean Wells

Deborah Boschert

Deborah Boschert

Deborah Boschert

Deborah Boschert

Colleen Blackwood

Colleen Blackwood

Colleen Blackwood detail

Colleen Blackwood detail