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

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

The 41st Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show went up on Saturday after the overnight rain cleared just in time. It was the culmination of a week of classes and other quilt events in the small high desert central Oregon town.

More than 1,000 quilts were displayed for the day on downtown businesses, hung from porches, roofs and walls. An army of volunteers hangs the quilts every year, and there has only been one year so far when they had to be taken down because of rain.

The town's glorious flowers and quaint western style buildings added to the visual appeal.

The quilts above are hung on the side of The Stitchin' Post, the town's famous quilt store started by Jean Wells, who also started the quilt festival four decades ago.

I have a lot more photos, but I'm still frustrated with the process of figuring out how to get them easily onto the blog with this Apple computer. Maybe I need to go to the Apple store and ask a nice teen-ager to help me. With any luck, I'll be able to remember the convoluted process I used and post photos about the classes and shops tomorrow.

Have a colorful day


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful! Hope you can get comfortable with the new technology. It's such a huge part of our lives today in all areas.

Lynda said...

Sherrie, Beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing. I've been using Macs for years and love them. I bet the kids would be happy to help you.