My highlights from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

I beg your indulgence as I replace this week’s Paper Piecing Monday with a selection of highlights from my weekend at the Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show.  First up has to be…

Fireman twoThe firemen putting up the quilts.  We arrived early (around 7.45am) to set up the PMQG bits and pieces for the show and managed to see quite a few of the quilts go up.

This was my first time to the Sister’s Show and I was blown away by the volume of quilts.  Everywhere you look there were quilts hanging from building… over a thousand of them in total.

Quilts everywhereWhat follows is a smattering of the quilts that caught my eye on Saturday, starting with some of the PMQG quilts…

Ann Marie Cowley's Pantone Quilt
                                             Ann Marie Cowley’s Pantone Quilt
Cheri Langley's Converging Corners Quilt
                                          Cheri Langley’s Converging Corners Quilt

And on the other side of the building Elizabeth Hartman’s new Sampler quilt was hanging…

Elizabeth Hartman's sampler quiltThere were modern quilts scattered all over town including…

Parts Department by Jeanette Pilak
                                                 Parts Department by Jeanette Pilak
Untitled by Maren Johnson
                                                      Untitled by Maren Johnson

This quilt is made up of the same little block, the detail is just amazing….

Detail of Untitled

Detail of Lines and Spaces by Carol Webb
                                     Detail of Lines and Spaces by Carol Webb
Detail of Teal Zeal by Elizabeth Beck
                                                  Detail of Teal Zeal by Elizabeth Beck

In the air-conditioned library (it got close to 100 degrees outside)  local quilt artists Wendy Hill and Pat Pease had an exhibition of their amazing work…

Wendy Hill Quilt detailWall quilt by Wendy HillSide two of Wendy Hill quiltAnd the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild had a wonderful exhibition of its members quilts, which all used the Ohio Star block in the most wonderful ways including Katy’s Camp Fire Ohio Star…

Ohio Star quiltand this wonderful quilt with the Ohio Star printed onto the quilt… genius!

Ohio Wedding by Christy Merrit
                                             Ohio Wedding by Christy Merrit

Scattered around town there were a number of quilts that used denims in their construction including…

Aerial View by Diana Jacks
                                                       Aerial View by Diana Jacks

The details in this quilt are amazing..

Aerial View detailI can not imagine piecing such a thick fabric let alone quilting it… but Diane Jackson managed to do the most amazing quilting on her piece “Red Square”.

Detail of Red Square by Diane Jackson
                                              Detail of Red Square by Diane Jackson

Animals were also well represented in the show with my favorites being this fellow…

Dog quiltand Elizabeth Hartman’s Liberty Fox quilt…

Elizabeth Hartman Foxes DetailThere were of course hundreds of more classic quilts including the fabulously scrappy…

Pineapples for Joanne by Jane Jensen Davis
                                    Pineapples for Joanne by Jane Jensen Davis
Poppy Blaze Big Bang by Sheree Lloyd
                                        Poppy Blaze Big Bang by Sheree Lloyd

 As well as some beautiful vintage quilts….

Hawaiian quilt detailVinatge quiltBut my favorite of the show has to be this beauty…

Under the Waves by Malleva Abenes
                                                Under the Waves by Malleva Abenes

It is a seriously amazing quilt… and that wave… wow….

To finish up I leave you with our Modern Quilters group shot.  Towards the end of the day a group of modern quilters from all over gathered to say hi before scattering to the wind…

Modern Guild group

 

30 thoughts on “My highlights from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

  1. It was a fabulous fabulous experience being there. I didn’t make it to the meet up as I was too dang hot but I see some of my fabulous Fraser Valley Modern quilt guild peeps in your photo!

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I have never been able to go to that show. One of these years!! The Poppy Blaze Big Bang by Sheree Lloyd must be HUGE! So many diamonds to cut and sew perfectly! I loved seeing the modern quilts. Don’t know that I could pick a favorite though Lines and Spaces by Carol Webb is very appealing. Your blog is wonderful. Thank you again for investing in the time it takes to share with us.

  3. Wow, this looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing all the photos. I’m especially drawn to that multi-colored quilting with the zig-zags thrown in, not sure if it is Wendy Hill or Pat Pease…?

  4. Thank you for sharing pics! I didn’t make it there this year so this is kind of a nice “snap shot” (pun intended) of the experience. Sad you got sunburned! I wonder how those quilts do with all that sunlight but, I worry about things like that living in TX. Thanks again! 🙂

  5. It was a great show this year and I’m sorry that I didn’t make it to the photo op. My sis and I started melting in the heat but were fortunate enough to take a couple of classes in Sisters for the first time!

  6. I’ve never been to Sisters.. hope to get there one day. Thanks so much for sharing part of your experience here. I love many of the quilts you’ve featured, and am very proud of my friend Maren J.

  7. Ridiculously beautiful masterpieces…One that painfully caught my eye was the “Under the Waves” quilt. To put it together is already a feat, but to do it well and convey the quilter’s perspective is quite impressive. Kudos to all!

  8. Thanks for highlighting my quilt! What an honor. Mine was the Ohio Campfire – I love the photo you took. You really captured the detail! Thanks again! Cheers, Katy

  9. Greetings! How wonderful to find a post with images of my very first exhibited quilts on the net!! I recently had a discussion w/ another artist about my quilt ‘Aerial View’, and that there was another quilter doing a similar theme. She couldn’t remember the artist’s name, so I did a google search for “Aerial View Quilts”, and found you. Thank you so much for the nice compliments, I was surprised, and excited to see my work on-line.. That said, I would like to credit Sharon Baggs as the quilter of both “Aerial View” and “Red Square”; she’s simply marvelous. I neglected to give her credit at the SOQS, so feel I must here. Thanks again for the wonderful post.

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