Sisters Quilt Show – a look back to a few years past
The annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show will be here in just a few short months. Last year I only attended for a short amount of time and didn’t really take a lot of photos. So in honor of the show being so close, I thought it would be fun to re-visit this post from two years ago when I had a quilt displayed and meet all sorts of sewing stars! Enjoy! – Kat
Today (Sat 7/9/16) was the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the show..it’s the worlds largest outdoor quilt show, and I had a quilt displayed at the show this year so there was no way I was missing it. I had heard about this show long before I moved to OR, and for the past few summers my schedule just didn’t work out, but since I had a quilt at the show this year, I made sure that I was free. And I’m soooo glad that I did. (warning this post has lots of photos!)
The highlight of my day was meeting the sew-lebrities. I got to meet my quilting idol Angela Walters.
You can tell by the photo just how ecstatic I was to meet her. (I had tried to sign up for her class, but it filled up soo fast that I was unable to get a spot). She very sweet and nice and I’m still in awe that I got to meet her, she even gave me a hug and complimented me on my hair. I was in fan girl heaven. Just an amazing moment that meant so much to me, and I’m grateful that she took that few moments out of her day to stop and make my day.
Me and Angela!!!!!!
Next up, I got to meet Quilt Dad!! I’ve been following John Q. Adams on social media for a long time now….so I was incredibly happy to actually get to meet him in real life. He creates amazing quilts, and he’s a published quilt author! He too was very nice and took a moment to chat with me. Again..so greatful that he stopped and took a photo with me.
Me and Quilt Dad!!!!!
And lastly, I met Rob Appell from Man Sewing! Rob does fantastic sewing and quilting tutorials online, and it was so cool to see his work in person, and to meet him. He also took a few moments to chat with me. He has an great laugh, and fun energy just rolls off him. Thanks for photo Rob!!
Me and Rob in front of his quilt.
Now onto the quilts!! Sooo many cool, amazing, beautiful, wonderful quilts. It truly was great to be surrounded by all the quilts, so many like-minded folks & artists, and of course the mountains. Sisters really is the perfect setting for a quilt show.
My quilt was part of the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild special exhibit. Our exhibit was all about “cool colors”…and they looked fantastic all hung up in a group. It was definitely a “cool” moment to see my quilt hung up among all the other amazing works of art.
Me and My Quilt.
COMQG Cool Colors Exhibit.
And now just some random photos that I took while at the show. This years show had 1287 quilts!!! There were soo many gorgeous quilts that it’s impossible to photograph them all..so here are the photos that I did take. They are in no particular order, just quilts that caught my eye and I had to have a photo of them for one reason or another. Some photos I took because I loved the colors, some I took because I loved the pattern, others because I loved the theme of the quilt. Some just took my breathe away and I wanted to be able to view them over and over again. My favorite part was seeing the quilts amidst nature. I loved seeing flowers in front of the quilts. Soo pretty. Enjoy the photos!