Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sisters Quilt Show










The Sisters quilt show is a one day event where over 1,000 quilts are hung on buildings around the entire town. For the first time, the main highway was closed and traffic diverted! This was a wonderful change which eliminated the noise and dodging of traffic! As always the quilts were incredible! The day started out cool but by 11am it was HOT! Here are just a few of my favorites...the penguin quilt was an award winner in the youth category. Definitely a future quilter with lots of fabric fun ahead.


As always there were wonderful vendors with lots of temptations. Two of my favorite were Denim and Silk, located in one of the shops in Sisters. They have beautiful denim jackets with silk cuffs, collars and linings. One is now at the top of my wish list for my birthday! Check out their web site at http://www.denimsilk.com/
My other favorite find was Fourth Corner Quilts from Ashland, Oregon.
Delightful old quilts without the normal outrageous prices. Looking forward to visiting the shop next time I'm in Ashland.
I've been enjoying a few rainy days here in Oregon. The grassfields are being mowed and the straw baled which has caused my allergies and asthma to go out of control, so I've not sewed much. I've just finished a minky baby quilt. I was using leftovers from another quilt as I hate sewing with minky since it slips all over the place. I end up pinning every seam and it still slips. Next we are off to Texas for a week with friends in the Hill country.

3 comments:

Lizzy said...

I liked the basket quilts.
Thanks for sharing.

Lizzy

ShinyNewThing said...

You're not kidding that it got hot! I gave up about 12:30 because I was actually feeling dizzy - but I had been on the go since 6:45 am because I helped to hang some of the quilts. It was a great day, great to see the community so involved as well.
Best wishes, Sharon

MOLLY said...

One of my things "to do" is visit the quilt show in Sisters. Maybe next year. Thanks for all the info and the pics of beautiful quilts. I love your blog!