Monday, May 23, 2016

July 9th - Largest Outdoor Quilt Show sponsored by Kaufman Fabrics

Largest Outdoor Quilt Show - Sisters Oregon July 9th

2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show™ Presented by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show™ (SOQS) is internationally recognized as the world's largest outdoor quilt show and quilt sale displaying more than 1300 quilts representing fiber artists from around the world.

More than 10,000 visitors from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries flock to Sisters on the second Saturday in July. Master quilt makers teach classes and workshops during Quilt Week and exhibit their quilts at our annual Quilt Show. In addition, hundreds of quilts are displayed in our "show-and-tell" exhibits - first time quilters, youth, quilts made by men - throughout the town of Sisters. Quilt exhibitors range in age from 10-92.

For information on the events below, contact • 541-549-0989 •
To buy tickets for the raffle quilt click here.
raffle quilt
2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt show Raffle Quilt by Teri Woods. Quilted by Cindy Young.

Quilt Show Poster Signing –
Kathy Deggendorfer
Friday, May 27, 4-6:30 pm
Stitchin’ Post

SOQS Quilt Walk
Sisters: July 1 – 31
Old Mill District, Bend: July 3 – 19

SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll
Sunday, July 3, Noon – 4 PM
Downtown Sisters

Men Behind the Quilts Quilt Auction & Calendar Preview
Wednesday, July 6, 5:30 PM
Tent Behind Sisters Art Works
(Ticketed event – Details at
or under “Special Events”)

Poster Signing – Artist Kathy Deggendorfer
Thursday, July 7, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Stitchin’ Post

Wish Upon A Card – Michael Miller Fabric Challenge
Reception & Silent Auction
Thursday, July 7, 3:30 pm-6 pm
Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce
241 E. Main Street, Sisters

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Saturday, July 9, 9 AM – 4 PM
Downtown Sisters
(Details at 

Poster Signing – Artist Kathy Deggendorfer
Saturday, July 9, 9 AM – 1 PM
Stitchin’ Post

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Sunday!
Sunday, July 10, 9 AM – 3 PM
FivePine Campus & Downtown Sisters
(Details listed under “Special Events”)
For information on the events below,
contact • 541-549-6061

Quilter’s Affair Classes

Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 8
Sisters High School

Evening Programs

Tuesday, July 5 & Thursday, July 7
Ticketed Events – Sisters High School

Black Butte Ranch Quilt Show

Friday, July 8, 9 am – 2 pm
Black Butte Ranch Lodge
(Show is Free, tickets are required for lunch buffet. Details listed under “Special Events”)

Picnic in the Park

Friday, July 8, 5:30 pm
Ticketed Event – Village Green Park
(Lecture is Free, tickets are required for Picnic dinner. Details listed under “Special Events”)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Solo Exhibit at Soft Expressions Features Sharon Jaeger's Patterns

Members of Quilts on the Wall enjoyed a bird themed solo exhibit by Artist Sharon Jaeger.  Retired from a highly technical engineering career, Sharon knew her love of birds would lead her her second love, art quilting.  Sharon creates finely pieced backgrounds for her main subject  - birds. 
Sharon was encouraged to design patterns so her whimsical patterns could be enjoyed by all. Sharon's husband actively supported her solo exhibit, picking the first piece visitors saw as they ascended the stairs at Soft Expressions.    

Posted by Carol Churchill

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Jo Sarachman is teaching a marbling class on Wednesday June 8 2016, at the 
Whittier Art Gallery.  

Create colorful works of art by transferring floating paint onto fabric or paper.  

Maximum 7 participants so register now.   

Call Jo at 562-698-7153 to register and get supplies to process your fabric before class.

Class and Materials Fee $30.  Class is  from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. 

You provide additional fabric cut to 8x11 inches; paper stock 8x11;
plastic gloves, apron, newspaper to work on; additional paint: Dynaflow or Golden High Flow; a Dish Pan to rinse art; and plastic bag to transport your art work home.

Posted by Carol Churchill

The President's Challenge for May 2016 was Radical Symmetry.  Members brought in 12x12 projects with their interpretation of the theme.

Committees are being formed to expand the Quilts on the Wall exhibits.

The July meeting will feature Jane Dunnewold. Check out her website and bring a guest to the meeting.    Jane will also teach a class...but it has been filled, so don't miss the lecture.


Our juried challenge CROSSINGS is due in July.   The size is 36 to 40 inches on each side.

Our March 2016 President's Challenge was SHAPES.

Submitted by Carol Churchill