July 8-14 2018 SOQS

QUILT REGISTRATION for our 43rd Annual Quilt Show, July 14, 2018, will open on this site February 3rd.

PLEASE NOTE:   Quilter’s Affair is produced by the Sisters retail quilt shop, the Stitchin’ Post.  For information call the shop at 541-549-0989 or visit Quilter’s Affair.

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

2018 Raffle Quilt Creative Trails 81″ x 92.5″

 Creative Trails  81″ x 92.5″ was designed by Valori Wells from her collection Musings for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. (pattern available at the Stitchin’ Post).  This quilt was pieced by Donna Rice and Jan Tetzlaff  with tremendous help from the East of the Cascades Quilt Group. Laura Simmons quilted  it. 

2018 Raffle Quilt Creative Trails 81″ x 92.5 

This year’s beautiful raffle quilt was inspired by the 2018 Quilt Show theme, Creative Journeys.

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 $1 each or six for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn at 4:00pm on Saturday, July 8, Quilt Show day, on the lawn behind the Stitchin’ Post. Winner need not be present to win the quilt.  For more information, call Monday-Wednesday 11am-2pm  541-549-0989.

2018 Raffle Bike – Sponsored by Blazin’ Saddles Bike Shop

2018 Raffle Bike Sponsored by  Blazin’ Saddles Bike Shop

Laguna from Valori Wells Musings collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

As popular as ever, our raffle bike is designed  Valori Wells Kennedy in collaboration with our generous sponsor,  Blazin’ Saddles Cycle N Style. This is a one-of-a-kind cruiser bike.   Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website to see the first snapshot of the finished bike!

Raffle tickets are still only $5 each and can be purchased at the Stitchin’ Post, or with the Order Form on Page XX.  The drawing for the bike is at 4pm on Quilt Show day.  The winner need not be present.  We are happy to ship the bike if our winner is from out of town.

2017 SOQS Raffle Bike

We encourage you to stop in to visit our friends at Blazin’ Saddles Cycle-N-Style who annually make this raffle possible.

2018 Wish Upon A Card Fundraiser & Fabric Challenge

Wish Upon A Card
A benefit for the SOQS Art Scholarship fund

Thanks to our generous sponsors:  High Desert Frameworks!
and Robert Kaufman Fabrics

 To Request Challenge Fabric email your contact info and quantity of Challenge Fabric Packets to Virginia Hall: ghallpg@gmail.com.

You are invited to donate fabric postcards for our 11th annual juried show and silent auction.  Submit fabric postcards by APRIL  15th.   Mail postcards to:  SOQS/Wish, 220 S. Ash St., #4, Sisters, OR 97759

WISH UPON A CARD is a FUNDRAISERThe three top  Robert Kaufman Fabrics  Challenge Fabric, featuring Musings by Valori Wells Designs, winners and other cards selected by jury will be custom framed compliments of High Desert Framework! and silent auctioned.  Remaining unframed cards are for sale throughout quilt week and on Quilt Show day.   A portion of the proceeds from the Wish Project, benefits the 2018 SOQS Arts  Scholarship Fund. 

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

July 8-13   10am-4pm daily Sisters High School Commons
July 12  3:30pm-6:00pm WISH reception. Challenge winners announced at 4:30pm.  At Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, 291 E. Main Street

2017 Fabric Challenge Winners fabric  winners:

First Place Marge Ellington

Second Place Geri P-Kutras

Third Place Kristan Collins







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

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

2018 Quilt Block Contest presented by FreeSpirit Fabric

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of FreeSpirit Fabrics we offer Kathy Doughty’s Horizon fabric line for our 2018 contest. 

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.


BLOCKS ARE DUE JUNE 15 each year.  Send your completed block to: SOQS/QBC 220 S. Ash St. #4, Sisters, OR  97759

QBC Fabric2015

Owner, Material Obsession

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

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

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