Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Countdown to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

It’s Thursday July 7th, just one more day to get through until the 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday July 9th! It will be the 41st annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!

Last night I attended the Men Behind the Quilts: Quilt Auction and Calendar Preview in Sisters, Oregon. My friend Susan made the quilt on the cover of the calendar (and my friend Betty Anne quilted it) and I joined them for the charity fundraiser dinner and to see how well Susan’s quilt would sell at the fundraiser auction.

The annual calendar, Men Behind the Quilts, is for sale online and in person at the Stitchin’ Post. This calendar features local attractive men from a wide range of age groups posing with beautifully crafted quilts in beautiful settings.

Many of the men are “scantily clad” in the photos but all “special parts” are covered up with a quilt – hence the name of the calendar “Men Behind the Quilts”!

It is a great fundraiser to support the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (the show director shared at the auction event last night examples from the huge price ticket just to put on this non-profit event each year – who knew it cost so much for closing off streets, advertising and port-a-pottys?)

During the event last night I got a formal introduction to the brilliant and dedicated blogger, Anna Bates of Woolie Mammoth. I consider her blog one of the premiere blogs of the Pacific NW! She has a huge following and posts excellent stories, interviews and videos. I am sort of a “fan girl” so it was so great to meet her!

Speaking of videos on Anna’s blog, if you want to get a feel of what it is like in Sisters, Oregon during Quilters Affair week (the week before the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show) and during the show, check out her blog at and watch the her videos and interviews with the nationally known teachers that teach during Quilters Affair Week as well as the happenings during Quilters Affair Week.  She also has a YouTube Channel – Quilt Roadies with videos of RV adventures and quilting!

Terry “the Quilting Husband” and I are excited to see our 10 quilts (5 by him and 5 by me) in the show. Here is photo from the post Putting the “P” in Procrastination of our stack of quilts for the show:


Another fellow blogger buddy, Claire of knitNkwilt will have an art quilt in the show and I am looking forward to finding it and taking photos for her.

Sigh, I feel like a kid before Christmas …waiting…

12 thoughts on “Countdown to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show”

  1. And of course, now that it is time for the show I wish I was going. But looking at the rush I am in, I am glad to have the day at home. I’ll have to enjoy it vicariously.

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  2. How long does it take you to make a quilt, start to finish from picking out the cloths you want, to cutting them up…the design…the whole thing????

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