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…
The 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.
What 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
- Cheri Langley’s Converging Corners Quilt
And on the other side of the building Elizabeth Hartman’s new Sampler quilt was hanging…
There were modern quilts scattered all over town including…
- Parts Department by Jeanette Pilak
- Untitled by Maren Johnson
This quilt is made up of the same little block, the detail is just amazing….
- Detail of Lines and Spaces by Carol Webb
- 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…
And 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…
and this wonderful quilt with the Ohio Star printed onto the quilt… genius!
- 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
The details in this quilt are amazing..
I 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
Animals were also well represented in the show with my favorites being this fellow…
and Elizabeth Hartman’s Liberty Fox quilt…
There were of course hundreds of more classic quilts including the fabulously scrappy…
- Pineapples for Joanne by Jane Jensen Davis
- Poppy Blaze Big Bang by Sheree Lloyd
As well as some beautiful vintage quilts….
But my favorite of the show has to be this beauty…
- 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…