Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2018, Part I

This is a follow up to the post Beastie Adventures: Sisters, Oregon.

I mentioned in this post that I had two pieces in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (July 14, 2018) this year. Originally I was only going to have one piece, my 18″ x 40″ quilt for our annual Central Oregon SAQA themed show: The Threads That Bind

 The Recycled Love

The Recycled Love (2018)

However a couple weeks ago I got an e-mail from Jeannette Pilak asking for additional quilts for Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) Sponsors. The “Sponsor Quilts” are hung in the local businesses that financially support the show a week before the show. “Sponsor Quilts” help support sponsors by encouraging SOQS attendees to visit their shops and businesses to see additional quilts.

I was honored to be included in the list of those invited to help out, so I decided to also put this quilt in SOQS as a “Sponsor Quilt”:

Additional Conversations

Additional Conversations (2018)

I am listing Additional Conversations for sale as the show as I’ve been invited to create another quilt with the same inspired design for a very special show, that of course is secret and I cannot share information on yet.

Speaking of secret shows, if you are wondering why lately I have not posted photos of any works in progress it is because I am working on a secret quilt for a future Women of Color Quilting Network Show and I cannot share images until the show is announced.

I know several of you have worked or are currently working on secret quilts too for special shows/books/events. It will be fun when we can all reveal them!

Other SOQS Stuff

Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH) does not have any quilts in the show this year. It is not like 2016 when he had FIVE quilts in the show and SOLD TWO! I also had five quilts in the show and SOLD NONE. He teased me quite a bit about that as he was a very new quilter and I am a long-time quilter. He was in the special Man Made exhibit so that might have given him more exposure (or his quilts were just more appealing than mine).

For this SOQS one of my blogging buddies, Becca @Pretty Piney who lives on the East Coast of the U.S. has a quilt in the show this year and I am going to take photos for her and send them on to her.  I met Becca in person in NYC September 2017 while we were both attending Quilters Take Manhattan and we were both trying to photography our mutual blogging buddy, Mary @Zippy Quilts piece! It was one of those “talk about a small world” moments!

I have a bunch of blog posts on previous Sisters Outdoor Shows and if you would like to read those stories and see some of the amazing quilts people display at the show, check out this series of posts: Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

And I will likely do a series of posts on this years show. I am especially excited about this years show as my two beloved Sister-in-Laws, who are both quilters, are coming for a visit to see the show and to hang out with TTQH (their brother) and me!

For next year there are rumors that some of my California-based Quilting Sisters might come for a visit during the show! We had a blast a couple of years ago when they visited and I might need to check with them before I share some of the hysterical shenanigans that occurred during their visit…something to do with a quilter’s cutting mat and I can say no more at this time – ha!

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn


20 thoughts on “Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2018, Part I”

  1. Audrey Hepburn, still a treasure, RIP.

    Enjoy the show this year. Your Additional Conversations is a stunner, as I hope I’ve said before.

    My secret project is for Son and his bride. I need to test a couple of things before I can finish it. You know — it was going well but then not. Applique continues to be a mysterious skill… 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much and congrats on planning a 2019 entry. It is so fun to go to the show and find out where they’ve hung your quilt (and if you want to be silly you can do like I’ve done and stand back and listen for comments as show attendee view your quilt)


  2. Smart idea to hang quilts in shops! It will also expose people who aren’t in town for the show to those beautiful pieces of work. Who knows, they might get tempted to check out the others ;-).
    I’ve never sold a quilt, I have only given them away so far but I can imagine I will at some point in the future. Setting a price that really values all the time and effort that went into making the quilt seems a challenge to me though.


  3. Wonderful to read that you’ll be showcasing these beautiful works this year. I’ve enjoyed hearing about the making of both, and am happy to know they’ll get their moment in the sun. 🙂 Sounds like a fun and busy time! And congrats to TTQH on last year’s sales! 🙂

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  4. I love the idea of recycling for quilting – as originally they used up scraps and reused items originally – am guilty of playing mainly with new fabric – though have not closed the idea of recycling (am an avid recycler in many other parts of my life!). Hope the show and trip went well !

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