Saturday July 13, 2019 44th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

QUILT REGISTRATION for our 44th Annual Quilt Show, July 13, 2019, is now closed.


Quilt Delivery June 28 – July 5    10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Closed July 4)

For quilt delivery in person: deliver to our Event Office

148  Sisters Park Drive, Sisters OR

For quilt delivery by mail:

220 S Ash Street, Suite 4, Sisters OR  97759


Quilt Pick-up – at our Event Office, 148 Sisters Park Drive, Sisters OR

Sunday, July 14  8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Monday, July 15 – Wednesday, July 17  10:00 am to 4:00 pm


PLEASE NOTE:   Quilter’s Affair is produced by the Sisters retail quilt shop, the Stitchin’ Post.  For information call the shop at 541-549-6061 or visit Quilter’s Affair.

Thanks to our Board of Directors: Jeff, Myrna, Jean, Carol, Donna, and Jan, for all their volunteer hours during our 43rd annual Quilt Show and week of activities.

The stunning 2019 Raffle Quilt made by June Jaeger

Quilter’s Road Trip Special Exhibit

Submit your “Quilter’s Road Trip” -themed quilts for this year’s special exhibit at Quilt Camp, have a chance to win prizes from Maywood Studio, and have your quilts hung among the vintage trailers that inspired the Quilter’s Road Trip fabric designed by Kathy Deggendorfer.

Registration is now open, and the exhibit is limited to the first 20 registered quilts. Photos must be submitted with your registration and preference is given to those quilts using Quilter’s Road Trip fabric.

Deadline for this special exhibit is June 1, 2019. Register on our site, selecting “special exhibits”.

Laird Superfood 2019 Challenge




Laird Superfood 2019 Sport of Quilting Challenge        

Laird Superfood Shaka Logo

Quilters are inspired to interpret symbols and logos that present Laird Superfoods to the world and how they relate to the Sport of Quilting. Laird Superfood products provide clean, nutrient-dense produces for optimal performance and healthy living–exactly what fuels quilters! 

  • BEST IN SHOW WINNER: The Best in Show winning quilt will interpret the essence of the Laird Superfood brand:  Optimal Performance and Healthy Living.
  • CASH PRIZE: The quilt chosen as “Best in Show” will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000 from Laird Superfood.
  • The Laird Superfood Sport of Quilting Challenge RulesArtists are encouraged to explore, interpret, and illustrate the elements of optimal performance, healthy living, and sustainable energy and the Sport of Quilting.
    • The challenge is open to all quilters.
    • Quilt Registration Due:  All quilts must be entered into the SOQS quilt entry website by 5pm, PST,  Friday, May 31st, 2019.
    • The physical Quilts must be delivered to SOQS by: June 22, 2019 to be juried. Location information for physical delivery will be provided to entrants on June 1st.
    • Quilt Label: Sew or securely attach name of quilt and your name to back of the quilt
    • Premiere Location: All quilts entered into The Sport of Quilting Challenge at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, will be displayed on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Sisters, Oregon.
    • BEST IN SHOW WINNER: The Best in Show winning quilt will interpret the essence of the Laird Superfood brand:  Optimal Performance and Healthy Living.
    • CASH PRIZE: The quilt chosen as “Best in Show” will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000 from Laird Superfood.   The quilt chosen as “Best in Show” will become property of Laird Superfood and travel to events and with celebrities, representing Laird Superfood.
    • Quilt Story: Each quilt must include a quilt story or artist’s statement of 200 words describing the creation of the work from inspiration and/or concept to final artwork.
    • Quilt Size Requirements: 40” x 40” PLEASE OBSERVE THE SIZE REQUIREMENT
    • Jurors: Representatives of Laird Superfoods and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show will select the winner.

    About Laird Superfood:  Laird Superfood was founded by serial entrepreneur Paul Hodge and Laird Hamilton, the world-renowned big-wave surfer. The company creates clean, nutrient-dense products free of preservatives and chemicals, which currently includes coffee, coffee creamer, and other performance/superfood supplements. Laird has 15 employees in Sisters and plans to build a production facility.

    “These products provide the minerals and nutrients you need to sustain your energy and improve your performance,” Laird said. “It’s not just for extreme sports or for professional athletes like my wife, Gabby. They’re designed for anyone who’s looking to get a little more out of life… whether it’s a friendly game of tennis or an exhausting day at the office or a great day of surfing.”

    Questions can be directed to:  SOQS  541-549-0989

2019 Raffle Quilt Nature’s Abundance 50″ x 70″ by June Jaeger

 Nature’s Abundance 50″ x70″  was deigned, pieced, and quilted by June Jaeger.  (A pattern will be  available at the Stitchin’ Post in spring).


This year’s beautiful raffle quilt was inspired by the 2019 Quilt Show theme, Bountiful Living.

Tickets will once again be sold at the SOQS office, the Stitchin’ Post and at all Quilt Show and other events throughout Sisters including the Sunday, June 10th, Sisters Rodeo Buckaroo Breakfast presented by Kiwanis of Sisters at the Rodeo grounds.

Proceeds from our annual raffle quilt are shared between Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and Kiwanis of Sisters, helping to raise money to support Kiwanis programs, including the local scholarships and Food Bank.

Tickets are  $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at 4:00pm on Saturday, July 13, Quilt Show day, on the lawn behind the Stitchin’ Post. Winner need not be present to win the quilt.  For more information, call Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm  541-549-0989.  Note: We can’t sell raffle tickets online, but by calling our office, we can make a transaction over the phone or arrange a by mail transaction.  Thank you for your support!

2019 Wish Upon A Card Fundraiser & Fabric Challenge

2019 Winners:

First Place

Fabric postcard, green flowered dress

Kathy Jasper, Beaverton, OR

Second Place

Fabric Postcard, house and tree

Mega Decker, Bend, OR

Third Place

Fabric postcard, birds on birdhouse

Janice Hill, Portland, OR

Honorable Mention

Fabric Postcard, beach scene

Suzanne Irving, Tucson, AZ

Fabric Postcard, Farmer and old truck

Louanne Pasternostro, Darby, MT

Fabric postcard, 3-D blue flowers

Karen Smith, Schroon Lake, NY

Postcard size artwork donated by artists from around the world will be displayed for sale and auction in Sisters during Quilt Week.

We welcome all fabric postcards simple or complicated!  Their sale provides funding for the production of the annual, free quilt show AND the SOQS Visual Arts Scholarship Fund, benefiting Sisters High School students going to college.

Fabric postcards have 3 layers.

  • A top decorated layer
  • A middle firmer layer that can be done with batting, flannel, fusible fleece products, fast2fuse, timtex, or cardboard
  • A backing of muslin or light colored solid fabric to write on.


Carolyn Friedlander’s Harriott Collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics is featured for the Robert Kaufman Fabric Challenge.  Challenge fabrics this year: Blueprint and Willow squares courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  



Non-juried cards must be received by June 30, 2019 to be part of this year’s WISH Card sale.

Mail donated fabric post cards to WISH/SOQS 220 S. Ash Street #4, Sisters, OR   97759

Postcard Exhibit, Sale & Auctions
July 8 -12    Sisters High School – individual cards sold daily 11:30 am-12:30 pm

July 12        Sisters High School – The Silent Auction of teacher-created cards will end at 12:30 pm

July 13       WISH TENT at Village Green – Postcards for sale and Robert Kaufman winners displayed during Quilt Show. Robert Kaufman  Challenge winners acknowledged at 2:30 in Wish tent.

The Wish Upon A Card project, silent auction, and sale of donated fabric postcards are all a Community Partner fundraiser sponsored by:    High Desert Frameworks!,  Robert Kaufman Fabrics, and  TruVue Museum Glass.

Visit:  2018 RKF Challenge Honorable Mention Winners
Visit:  2017 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Winners
Visit:  2017 Wish Upon A Card Honorable Mention (Framed)
Visit: 2016 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Winners
Visit:  2016 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Honorable Mention Cards

2019 Quilt Block Contest presented by FreeSpirit Fabric

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of FreeSpirit Fabrics we offer Tula Pink’s fabrics  for our 2019 contest.

Let your creativity fly with a selection of Fabric from Tula Pink   for  FreeSpirit Fabrics

Thanks to the generous  sponsorship of FreeSpirit Fabrics, we’ll send you a  selection of fabrics and you create a block – it’s that simple! From all the blocks submitted, our Quilters Affair instructors select their favorite blocks with the block winning a “Best in Show” prize of $50 cash. Each of the winners receive their own block back along with a group of other blocks submitted and a special ribbon. All the blocks will be displayed during the Quilt Show.  SCROLL DOWN FOR 2019 Quilt Block Contest Rules

Some of Tula PInk fabrics for the  2019 contest

Fabric packets are $10 and quantities are limited. They can be purchased in the link below.

 Tula Pink  is an illustrator, a fabric designer, a quilter, an author, a quilt maker, who often teaches in Sisters, Oregon.  All of Tula’s fabrics participating in the Quilt Block Challenge are available now.

From all the blocks submitted to our contest, our Quilter’s Affair instructors  select their favorite blocks. The winning block is awarded a “Best in Show” $50 cash prize. Each of the winners receive their own block back along with a group of other blocks submitted and a special ribbon. All the blocks will be displayed during the Quilt Show.   SCROLL DOWN FOR 2019 Quilt Block Contest Rules


QBC Fabric2015Here are the rules:

  1. MATERIAL: Our challenge to you is to create a quilt block using ONLY the fabrics in your packet. Please use all of the fabrics. We have included one 10” square of fabric in each packet that you may use as a background if you choose to make an appliqué block. There is no need to pre-wash the fabrics.

2. TECHNIQUE: Blocks may be pieced by hand or machine. Appliqué blocks may be sewn by machine or hand. You may use fusible web or interfacing. Embellishments such as hand embroidery, ribbons, buttons, and decorative machine stitches are welcome. Please: NO machine-embroidered blocks.

3.  SIZE: Blocks must measure 9½” x 9½” from raw edge to raw edge. This will allow a ¼” seam allowance on all edges. We are sorry but we will not include blocks in the judging that do not measure exactly 9 ½” square.

4.JUDGING: Our Quilters Affair instructors will select their favorite blocks and the block with the most votes will receive a “Best in Show” prize of $50.00. There will also be several Honorable Mentions. Each of the winners will receive their own block back along with a group of other blocks and a special ribbon. All of the blocks will be on display on Quilt Show Day.

5. LABEL: Sew or securely attach your name and address to the CENTER BACK of the block or use an address label. A sticky label in the center is easier to remove without distorting the block. Please do not tape or staple anything to your block.

6. DEADLINE: All block entries must be received by June 15th, 2019. Return your block(s) to:   Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show/QBC, 220 S. Ash St. #4, Sisters, OR   97759.

Our thanks to FreeSpirit Fabrics and Quilter’s Affair Instructor, Tula Pink, for generously sponsoring our annual Quilt Block contest. Please visit their website to see all their amazing offerings FreeSpirit Fabrics

SOQS Quilt Walk- inside Sisters businesses

Our Quilt Walk features quilts made by talented Central Oregon quilters. More than 100 quilts go on display during the first two weeks of July, many for sale, in businesses that sponsor the show as a thank you to them for their support.  

You  may take a walking tour of beautiful downtown Sisters to see more than 100 quilts on display in sponsoring businesses.  

SOQS Quilt Walk brochures with a map and list of participating businesses will be available at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce at 291 E. Main St., the Stitchin’ Post, and show sponsoring businesses in Bend’s Old Mill District and Sisters now!

Sisters Quilt Walk  : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 1 – 15, 2018.

Presenting Sponsor


Major Sponsors

Common Threads
Hen’s Tooth
Paulina Springs Books
Raven Makes Gallery
Sisters Coffee Company


SOQS Arts Scholarship Award

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) Board members Carol Dixon, Jeff Omodt, and Myrna Dow presented the first SOQS Arts & Design Scholarship to Sisters High School senior Laura Waltosz.

Laura will use the scholarship for art supplies and expenses studying arts at Central Oregon Community College.
SOQS raises funds for the scholarship each year through our Wish Upon a Card, fabric post card auction and sale.

SOQS Board members Myrna Dow & Carol Dixon award 2017 Scholarship to Laura Waltosz