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Hey Sisters! More of the Quilt Show

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Still brimming with excitement over our little trip out to Sisters, Oregon for the fabulous annual Quilt Show. I shared some of my favorite quilts when we got back but have so many more photos to add.

quilts hung from buildings & fences...

quite possibly one of the strangest/coolest things i've seen in a long long time. An actual quilt (fabric!) made to fit over this mini van with little openings for handles & lights & license plates. Windows made of mesh so that you can actually drive with this thing?? Definitely a curious example of quilting....I wish I had the tape recorder on so you could hear Mr. Quiltish's remarks on this......

cool idea of double photo quilts...I bet these look amazing showcased on a huge living room wall....

patchwork bike...so adorable. I missed the raffle though...I definitely would've been the coolest mom in the neighborhood pedaling around with this beauty :)

Love the bright on black, and it's always fun to see circles on a quilt. This is inspiring a table runner for me...though I'd probably leave the border plain....

asian sampler...definitely something I hadn't seen before. very original!

this reminded us of jack's book- Three Little Owls.

Ah, Bronco Billy's.  A fun little place. Have I mentioned Sisters also has an annual rodeo (one of many I used to attend growing up....before I became a little more focused on animal rights....) gorgeous camping areas and a famed ice-cream stand? All this made for a wild destination in high school & college. Lots of stories to be told about times at Bronco Billy's....

Ok, back to quilting. Adore these birds and how the fabric choice & color makes them more intriguing rather than cutesy...

salute to my British pals!

This little beauty really stood out. Plus it totally reminded me of Paula Prass' home & Christmas decorations last year - obviously a very memorable blog post she had!

Very interested quilt show attenders.
I love them for coming with me on this little trip & being in good spirits about it all. As I said, I really wish I could've captured all Mr. Quiltish's commentary....he really knew how to make the best of fussy quilting ladies & me bee lining off in every direction to find the 'best in show!'

Jack's favorite part of the trip? Camping after. Giddy with excitement over sleeping in a tent for the very first time.  Doesn't get much better than this!

More Sisters!
Bari J Ackerman's (designer & teacher at show) posts:  Creative Sewers & Creativity & Inspiration
Valori Wells' (designer & co-owner of Stitchin' Post- shop behind it all!) Video of the Show


Marci Girl said...

The last photo of you two in the tent in priceless! Love it!

Waterrose said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. I hope one day to attend...I love quilts and that car was amazing!

myredbike said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm so happy you shared a photo of the bike that stole my heart! I currently have an image of that bike as my desktop wallpaper. Why isn't it available in Canada?

The circle quilt is cool and I'd love to see your interpretation of it!