Every year, second Saturday of July, is the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. It's just such a spectacle and great tradition. I've been going for years with friends and each year I still love it. It is primarily sponsored by the Stitchin Post, which is a large store in the town of Sisters (which is a charming little western town about 20 miles west of Bend with a population now up to 2,000!). This is their employee challenge which is always hung on their outside wall.
Here is a look at the store and street from the front. The main street is closed to cars and the town goes all out in decorating! There are baskets of flowers at every corner and every sidewalk seems to have flowers:
It's been very warm this week in Central Oregon so we started very early and drank lots of water. We were completely wilted by lunch time!
Here are some of my favorite quilts! I will say that we noticed a big jump in the number of modern quilts vs traditional.
These little pieces of this postage stamp quilt appear to be 1" finished and were just perfectly pieced. I thought the setting was really interesting. The tag said all the fabrics were Jo Morton's fabric lines.
This was in the teacher's tent (a special section of the show where the teachers from the week's classes hang their samples for the classes they were teaching) and was made by Kathy Doughty, from Australia. We happened to meet her while admiring a different quilt, which contained her fabric and she told us all about that!
Cherrywood Fabrics has been doing a challenge each year and showing the entries throughout the country. This year's challenge was "Van Gogh" and quilters submitted their interpretations of that. The setting was super crowded so I wasn't able to get any good pictures (or see very many of the quilts, either) but I did snap one picture:
There are many more pictures to share. My dh and I are going for a bike ride before it heats up today. Claire left early this morning so the cabin is once again eerily quiet!