Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspiration in July

The yearly Sisters Outdoor quilt show is a great place to get inspiration and be around lots of quilters- thousands of quilters.
No matter how many times I've gone I enjoy myself again every year.

I also take plenty of photos every year. This side of the Stithin' Post always hosts the employee challenge. It is a popular photo op.
Here is another one of my favorite photo ops. 

I showed you a photo of Pam and I  but here is another one we took with Kathy Doughty. Pam took a class with her and I used the opportunity to meet them both.
I am a follower of Kathy's blog, Material Obsessions. She seems to be a wonderful teacher and encourager. Her quilt shop does a lot of classes and although they aren't the type of quilts I make I am very intrigued, inspired and fascinated by them.

A close up of Kathy's quilt hanging in the Sisters show.
The log cabin style quilt is hers too.
Kathy brought a little Australian entourage with her and some of their quilts. What fun and unusual quilts. Next to the antique quilts this was my favorite special display at the show.
The lighting wasn't too great, but I hope you enjoy them too.






28 comments:

  1. I love the Material Obsession blog and I've been reading it for quite some time. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these lovely quilt photos, Lori! I need to start saving my pennies so I attend the Sisters Quilt Show next year... a wonderful thing to do on summer break!

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  3. Goegeous!!! I just love seeing the quilts hanging on the buildings.

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  4. The Aussies have their own unique style and color! Very inspiring. I might have to venture outside my box.

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  5. This Quilt show in Sisters seems to be so attractive ! Lovely photos of quilts displayed everywhere... Quite a dream !
    The Material Obsession girls have a style I do not dare to follow yet, but they are better and better as we can see here, thanks for sharing !
    Katell, France

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  6. I think we took pictures of the same quilts!

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  7. Thanks for the tour of the Sisters show! About 10 years ago, I made it to Paducah...maybe Sisters, Oregon will be a reality someday. I've always wanted to go.

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  8. Lots of wonderful quilts for inspiration and really creative designs.

    Debbie

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  9. Thanks for posting, really great quilts.

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  10. I'm presently doing the Tradition with a Twist BOM from Material Obsession which is one of the quilts you took a pic of and I do follow the blog also. Thanks for sharing the photos. Beautiful quilts.
    Lydia

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  11. I enjoyed your pictures very much this morning. They are such happy looking quilts :0)

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  12. The lighting is just beautiful, in person! Maybe next year I'll have to get up there again. It really is the most wonderful show.

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  13. So nice you got to meet the Aussie quilters too! JEALOUS! My DH served a Church mission there and promised he'd take me someday...still waiting after 35 years.

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  14. It never ceases to amaze me the variations that quilters can come up with. Maybe I am in a rut, but I primarily stick to my scrap quilts and reproductions of traditional patterns--only occasionally venturing into a "brave new world". However, I can always appreciate the beauty, creativity and resourcefulness of the other quilting styles and enjoyed this stroll through the Sisters show. One day I will be there to see it myself, and hopefully bump into some of these great bloggers, such as yourself.

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  15. Thanks for the tour of the Sisters Quilt Show. Nostalgic, yet at the same time wondrously new, viewing the Aussie quilts featured this year. I love that their quilts offer a slightly different slant of color, design, etc.

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  16. I visit the Material Obsession blog from time to time too and it is always fascinating to see the amazing fabric combinations that make those quilts sing. Thanks for sharing Aussie quilts!

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  17. Fabulous quilts....thanks for sharing!

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  18. Lori what an eyeful! I think it must be staggering to see so many beautiful quilts together! You are right in saying they inspirational - have they given you any ideas for your next quilt?

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  19. Love the pictures. I was with you and didn't even see the same quilts. How does that happen? Love the new header, too!

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  20. Such wonderful quilts..in such a fun setting! Maybe someday I'll make it there? At least I get to have a peek thanks to your pics!

    I love your Irish Chain too! It's such a classic. :)

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  21. I loved seeing the quilts. The grandmothers flower garden has struck a cord with me. Love the log cabin too.

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  22. oh Lori how jealous I am that you got to meet Kathy and see those beautiful quilts of hers.
    I loved seeing the pictures of the antique quilts as well...can't wait to see which ones inspired you enough to make reproductions of or quilts inspired by...
    Glad you had fun and was able to sew , sew, sew!
    thanks for sharing made my day reading the posts and drinking my first cup of coffee this am
    thanks
    Kathie

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  23. very different and unique style on those Australian quilts.
    i really like the last one using the grandmothers flower garden pattern.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  24. What a display. Thanks so much for sharing these quilts that make me sit in awe of such talent with fabric and color and piecing and gosh just overall design. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Thanks for sharing those beautiful quilts! Would love to see the Sisters show some day.

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  26. great to meet you! really great photos - thanks!

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  27. Have loved seeing the Sisters show pictures this year... and then I found your links to past Sisters shows and LOVED seeing those as well.

    Because of blogs and the internet it would be like old home week seeing folks we have never met but that we "visit" with several times a week - weird. Thanks for the visit.

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  28. I always seem to be on vacation during this show! Thanks for sharing the photos. I loved looking at them!

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