Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The BIG Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

My week in Sisters, in central Oregon, culminated Saturday with the 40th annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. More than 1,400 quilts were shown for that one day throughout the picturesque town.

The second Saturday of every July -- the dry season --  everyone gets into the act. An army of volunteers hangs quilts early in the morning and takes them down when the show ends at 4 p.m. Most of them appeared to be hung with clothespins clipped to rope or clothesline.

The show draws more than 12,500 visitors from throughout the United States and many foreign countries. It's the largest outdoor quilt show in the world.

The town is filled with flowers and ornamental grasses, which served as a nice setting for the quilts.

My parting shot is what greeted us outside our condo door. Shortly before we arrived, a thunderstorm split this tree and sent it toppling -- luckily -- away from the building.

Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

What a fabulous display, and I love the natural landscape! Wow, sure glad you weren't there when the tree got split. That would have been really scary!

The Idaho Beauty said...

More please! Enjoying seeing this through your eyes. Such artfully composed pictures showing not just the quilts but giving us the flavor of the area.

Robbie said...

So much much inspiration! Lucky you!!!