A typical Oregon scene on the way to Sisters. It's been so dry in theses parts. The paddock on the left has been irrigated. Isn't it amazing what a little water can do?
We arrived in Sisters at about 8:00am. Volunteers were still hanging quilts. They were super organised. The quilt hangers had a selection of quilts to hang, a picture of the hanging location showing where each quilt was to go.
Anyone who has made a quilt they would like to show may enter it for exhibition. There are no awards and no restrictions on entry. 1300 quilts on show this year! The town was closed to traffic for the day, making it very easy to stroll around. We loved that we could look at quilts from a distance. Sometimes at indoor shows it is hard to get far enough back from some quilts to truly appreciate them.
See that quilt in the middle of the lady? It's made from Storm at Sea blocks, except for some appliqué for her hand. The ring on her finger is made from a re purposed watch.
I was delighted to come across some quilts made by Leanne of She Can Quilt. She is the person who inspired me to try matchstick quilting. Her quilts certainly received a lot of attention.
I am not going to gush on about every quilt we saw. Rather I will throw in a whole lot of photos of things I captured because I liked them or know someone who will.
We were delighted to run into our friend Teresa from Yakima.
Thrilled to see a quilt she quilted on display.
I'm going to give special mention to one more quilt. This was quilted by Angela Walters, another quilting Rock Star
Two happy tired quilters heading back to the car.
Catch you again soon