SOQS 2018 Show Guide

Thanks to Bend Bulletin for our beautiful 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2018 SOQS Show Guide CLICK HERE

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 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

You are invited to donate fabric postcards for our silent auction.  Submit fabric postcards by JUNE  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   11:30am-2:30pm daily Sisters High School Commons
July 12  3:30pm-6:00pm WISH reception. Challenge winners announced at 4:30pm, at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, 291 E. Main Street

2018 RKF Challenge Winners

2018 1st Place Winner Kristan Collins

2018 2nd Place, Kathy Jasper

               2018 3rd Place: JoAnn May


2018 RKF Challenge Honorable Mention Winners

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 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 14.


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

Laird Superfood 2019 Challenge


The Laird Superfood Sport of Quilting Challenge
for 2019
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.

  • 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.
  • 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: June 1st 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
    • Quilt Size: 40” x 40”
    • 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

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.

Kathy Doughty owner of Material Obsession shop in Australia.  About the fabric line HORIZONS:   Travel in your mind to the horizon…where the earth meets the sky….where the familiar morphs into the universe…where discovery abides and possibilities are limitless. Powered by the sun, the Australian horizon inspired me to create mood in a glance with light lines and shadow, vibrant color and dusty dream shades. The outback is a unique world where the key element is contrast. Step in and share this place filled with surprise…birds that do not fly, trees filled with water!

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 2018 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, 2018. Return your block(s) to:   Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show/QBC, 220 S. Ash St. #4, Sisters, OR   97759.

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