2013 Sisters, OR "INDOOR" Quilt Show - Day 1
Every year Sisters, Oregon hosts the wonderful Sisters OUTDOOR Quilt Show the 2nd weekend of July...but many do not know that hundreds of quilts continue to be displayed in the shops around Sisters and Bend, OR for the entire month of July. Even though I wasn't able to make it to the "Outdoor" (official) Quilt Show, I did manage to get to Sisters later in the month and see many of the quilts displayed "indoors". The weather was Hot, Hot, Hot...around 95 degrees every day. So, most of my browsing (and picture taking) was done between 10 am and noon and then it was off to cooler locations.
So, here are some pictures for your enjoyment...of my favorites. The ones I considered "special" have notes and/or detail pictures. ENJOY!
This first group of quilts was in the quilt shop. Forgive me, but my eye was first drawn to these 3-dimensional landscape quilts. (It might be hard to see in the pictures, but they literally had three quilt pieces: fore-ground, mid-ground, and back-ground.)
The theme of this year's quilt show was rivers and fishing so...
Other beautiful quilts on display in the quilt store:
And the next three are for Gini and all the applique lovers here:
These two quilts were hung out-side the quilt store and taken in each night:
All the remaining pictures of quilts were taken in various shops/stores around the town of Sisters, OR:
This is an antique quilt that was for sale...the second picture shows the label with its story.
This is a wall of the public restroom building in Sisters with pictures of quilts. Looking one way:
And the other way:
This was really cute...displayed in the local shoe store:
The next two photos are of this charming little quilt:
This next quilt was just stunning on several levels! I really like the use of black and white with colors (note the meandering band of color in the outside border) and the very unique label.
Doesn't this label just give you ideas! I really liked how she did the bias binding around the edges.
And another outstanding quilt that was one of my favorites! Black, white, and Red...Itty, Bitty Log Cabin blocks! Reminds me of Judy E from Enumclaw's work, but I checked and it wasn't hers!!!
You are not suppose to touch the quilts, but I did stick my finger in front of the quilt so you could see just how tiny these little rows are.
This is getting pretty long so I am going to split up the post into two sections, so be sure and check back for Day 2!