Monday, July 15, 2019

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

The yearly Sisters quilt show was Saturday and although it leans toward the modern side more and more it is still a fun summer show to attend.
Here are a few highlights:
This aqua color was very prevalent throughout the show this year!
The side wall of the Stitchin' Posts are hung with the employee challenge quilts.

I've been to show several years ago when the main street through Sisters was not closed for the show. Traffic would back up for miles!
There are quilt rescue teams throughout town ready to rescue a quilt that has fallen, come partially unhooked or any other tragedy that may befall a quilt in an outdoor venue.
This quilt was one of my favorites. How darn cute is that?

This was another one I adored! Check out the details below.  Made by Tonye Belinda Phillips.

This was a lovely way to use and enjoy French General fabrics.
Ran into local friends, and standing in front of another French General fabric quilt!

A lovely traditional quilt using lots of different reds!

Of course, there were many more lovely quilts, but these are the first few that really caught my eye!

Let's make it a wonderful week!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Stitchin' Post

I always love to stop by the Stitchin' Post prior to the quilt show. They have it stocked to the max with new wonderful vignettes and quilt samples hanging.  Here's a breeze through the store.

 Any teachers doing classes this week are completely stocked up with any supplies, books, or patterns students may need or want.

If you have never been to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, and one day would like to attend, let me make a recommendation. If you come any distance and only go on Saturday, the day of the show, you miss out on so much! Quilt show week is so exciting with lots of classes and lectures and fun quilt related things to do and see. It is fun to stay nearby and enjoy it all! I live about 45 minutes away and it is a bit too far to travel back and forth a few times during the week. I've stayed nearby for a few days leading up to the show and it makes it so much more fun!!

 After my quilt shop stop I met friends at the high school for lunch. They were taking classes.
 Here I am with Jo and Pam. (they are staying in cabins at Camp Sherman for the week) They are from CA and were my contacts when I made my trip to Chico with quilts, supplies and money that YOU generously donated!!  ALL the women I had lunch with were affected in some way by the Paradise fire and helped in big ways! It was good for me to see them again in better circumstances.
Thank you again for all your help!! It made a huge difference!!

We have an employee out for vacation so it has been a busy work week for me, but arranged it to be able to get to the show for a few hours on Saturday. Let me know if you'll be there! My plan is still lunch at the park around noon.
 My son, his girlfriend and her mom made it to Central Oregon and were able to stop overnight and visit. Maui mom (as my son calls her) is on her way home back to Maui after seeing the kids for a couple of weeks. I don't get to see them often enough so this was great!
Here's my Instagram feed for the week. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Double Four-Patch

The double 4 patch went together pretty quickly, but deciding on a border did not!

Medium blue, dark blue....
Okay, neither!I liked pink but couldn't make it work.

So I went with cheddar and brown! Weird combination, but one that said quirky and humble. I have one other quilt with a border like this and it was an accident, this one was on purpose. 
As I mentioned before a double 4 patch is an old pattern but this setting is from Red Crinoline, called Wilderness Road. It was a fun one to swap with friends and gave us a big variety of prints. Thanks Kevin and Kathy!

A close up. 

If you only want quilts, you can end right here.

Had a quick overnight backpacking trip on Saturday to the Mt Jefferson Wilderness area west of Sisters, Oregon.

Porter can't jump over the logs so we have to help. 

Fishing was not good, mosquitoes were looking for lunch, but we had a good time away.

I hope your week is going great!

Monday, July 8, 2019

First Friday at Quiltworks

Quiltworks has a wonderful gallery this month of quilts from past exhibitors. I made a point of going to the First Friday event.
 My friend, Phyllis, had her lovely sampler to share. 
You can click on the descriptions to enlarge and read.

Gorgeous applique sampler!!

 Loved the story on this one.

 This one was really sweet too.

And my primitive Sweet Land of Liberty quilt.

I hope you'll stop by Quiltworks if you'll be coming for the Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters.

Have a fantastic week!