Special Quilt Show Offer: Four Centuries of Quilts

Four Centuries of Quilts  $75.00 Regular Retail

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Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

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Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection Hardcover – Oct 28, 2014 by Linda Baumgarten

An exquisite and authoritative look at four centuries of quilts and quilting from around the world.
Quilts are among the most utilitarian of art objects, yet the best among them possess a formal beauty that rivals anything made on canvas. This landmark book, drawn from the world-renowned collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, highlights the splendor and craft of quilts with more than 300 superb color images and details. Fascinating essays by two noted scholars trace the evolution of quilting styles and trends as they relate to the social, political, and economic issues of their time.

The collection includes quilts made by diverse religious and cultural groups over 400 years and across continents, from the Mediterranean, England, France, America, and Polynesia. The earliest quilts were made in India and the Mediterranean for export to the west and date to the late 16th century. Examples from 18th- to 20th-century America, many made by Amish and African-American quilters, reflect the multicultural nature of American society and include boldly colored and patterned worsteds and brilliant pieced and appliquéd works of art.

Grand in scope and handsomely produced, Four Centuries of Quilts: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection is sure to be one of the most useful and beloved references on quilts and quilting for years to come.








Raffle Quilt 2017 “A Story of Stars” by Susan Cobb

2017 SOQS Raffle Quilt

A Story of Stars

 A Story of Stars, 78″ x 86″, was designed and piece by Susan Cobb, quilted by Laura Simmons.  This year’s beautiful raffle quilt was inspired by the 2017 Quilt Show theme, Storytellers. On the back of the quilt is the legend relating to each star, it’s name and the era, starting with the 1840’s Ohio Star through to the modern Chicago Star. How many can you identify? 

The quilt is on display inside the Stitchin’ Post and must be seen to appreciate the exquisite piecing and quilting! 

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 11, 2017 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 more than $6,500 to support Kiwanis programs, including the local 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.

2017 Wish Upon A Card – Fabric Postcards Fundraiser & Fabric Challenge Contest

Wish Upon A Card
A benefit for the SOQS  Scholarship fund

Lawry Thorn, inspired by Cat Lady Quilt by Sarah Watts, for Cotton & Steel Fabrics

Thanks to our generous sponsors:  High Desert Frameworks! and Michael Miller Fabrics.

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


The three top Michael Miller Fabric Challenge 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 SOQS Visual Arts & Design Scholarship fund. 

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

July 2  4pm-5:30pm at Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce
July 3-7 Sisters High School Commons  9am-4pm
July 8  9am-4pm at Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce

2017 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge 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!, Michael Miller 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


2017 Quilt Block Contest presented by FreeSpirit Fabric

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of  FreeSpirit Fabric  more than 100 persons received a packet of fabric from Tula Pink’s Slow & Steady fabric line. 

From all the blocks submitted to our contest, our Quilter’s Affair 2017  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 Fabric2015Our thanks to FreeSpirit Fabrics for generously sponsoring our annual Quilt Block contest. Please visit their website to see all their amazing offerings FreeSpirit Fabrics

2017 Quilt Block Packets are SOLD OUT

SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll Sunday July 2, 2017 noon-4pm

SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Noon – 4pm

Presented by Clearwater Gallery & The Open Door

Fiber artists from around Central Oregon demonstrate and exhibit their work during the 14th Annual SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll. Artists are on hand showing you how it’s done and some may even have a project you can try yourself!


Please support our Fiber Arts Srtoll sponsors: Clearwater Gallery & The Open Door Restaurant, Common Threads, Hen’s Tooth, Paulina Springs Book Store, Raven Makes Gallery, and Sisters Coffee Company.

The 2017 SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll Sponsoring Business Locations & Artists include:

Clearwater Gallery & The Open Door:  Sheila Finzer, SOQS Featured Gallery Artist; Tricia Biesmann, Nuno Felted Wearable Art
Common Threads:  Stephani Stanley, Hand Weaving
The Hen’s Tooth:  Pat Riddle, Wool Handstitching Featuring Works by Tonye Phillips
Paulina Springs Books:  Patti Mann, “The Hat Lady” – Knitted Hats
Raven Makes Gallery: Navajo Rug Exhibition – CANCELLED
Sisters Coffee Company:  Sisters of the Heart, Quilts of Uganda
Additional sponsoring business locations include:
Alpaca by Design: Leela Morimoto, Origami Earrings, Necklaces, Lights and Wall Art
Bedouin & Navigator News: Janet Brockway, Carolyn Platt, Kit Stafford and Robin Rapp; A Practice in Wabi Sabi
Culver Cabin Interiors/ Flowers by Deanna:  Barb Peters, Spinning & Wood Rugs
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center:  The Collection of Bert Kronmiller and the Hmong Story Quilt, Quilt Exhibits
Gary Cooley Collection Gallery: Sharyl McCulloch, Weaving & Knitting
Hood Avenue Art: Patricia Freeman-Martin, Print Making, Mixed Media Stitched Collages in Paper & Fabric
Hop & Brew: Pat Morris, Nancy Russell, Janie Molvar; Knitting, Come Join Us!
The Jewel: Kerry Vine, Off Loom Bead Weaving
Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery:  Harriet Langmas, Rag Hats & Sweaters
The Last Resort: Sarah Peery, Handmade Felt with Silk, Wool & Various Natural Fabrics
Mackenzie Creek Mercantile:  Teresa Simmons, Spinning
Melvin’s Fir Street Market:  Jody Rusconi, Intuitive Piecing
The Paper Place Holly Simonette, Hand Weaving
Sisters City Hall :  Two Rivers, Three Sisters 17-panel quilt installation
Sisters Chamber of Commerce: Wish Upon a Card Fabric Post Cards, Reception 4pm-5:30pm
Sisters Drug & Gift: Jan Isbell, Wool Scarves & Hats
Sisters Log Furniture: HEARTWARMERS,  Blankets to Warm a Heart
Sisters Public Library: MIX, Quilt Exhibit: “Urban PDX”
The Stitchin’ Post: Valori Wells, Block Printing
Sundance Shoes  High Desert Rug Hookers
Twigs: Jean Wells, Mixed Media Approach to Quilt Design
Yo Bean: Lily Alexander, Loom Knitting

If you are a fiber artist interested in participating in this premier FiberArts Stroll in the future, please contact karen@SOQS.org or 541-549-0989.

Raffle Bike 2017 presented by Blazin’ Saddles Cycle-N-Style

2017 SOQS Raffle Bike

Valori Wells contributed the design from her Marks fabric line. Our generous sponsor, Blazin’ Saddles Cycle-N-Style,  helped us create  another  one-of-a-kind cruiser bike!

The bike basket will be chocked full of SOQS bling!  Buy our tickets now and you could be cruisin’ down to your favorite fabric store on this cool ride.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Stitchin’ Post or by mail to the Quilt Show office .  Please include self addressed stamped envelope for return of ticket stubs.  Please send a check payable to “SOQS” to: Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show/BikeTix, 220 S. Ash St. #4, Sisters, OR  97759

 The drawing for the bike is on the lawn behind The Stitchin’ Post at 4 pm on Quilt Show Day.  The winner need not be present. We will be happy to ship the bike within the USA  if our winner is from out of town.

Thanks to our friends at Blazin Saddles Cycle-N-Style in Sisters, for making this raffle possible!

Wish Upon a Card Reception July 2, 4-5:30pm

Sunday, July 2  4-5:30 PM
Wish Upon a Card Reception

sponsored by High Desert Frameworks!  and TruVue Glass.Hosted by the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce
291 E. Main St. Sisters, Oregon
Sunday, July 2  4-5:30 PM

The unveiling of the Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge Fabric Postcards Winners.  Refreshments provided; Open to the public; FREE!

First Place Marge Ellington

Second Place Geri P-Kutras







Third Place Kristan Collins

Congratulations to our 2017 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Winners!  Come see these beauties framed by our framing sponsor
High Desert Frameworks!





Wish Upon a Card Exhibit and Silent Auction
is fundraiser for Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and the SOQS Visual Arts & Design Scholarship Fund. Two locations featuring selected framed postcards for auction and unframed postcards for sale:
Sisters High School  July 3-7  (Silent auction closes July 7)
Quilt Show Day July 8:   Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce Silent auction closes at 4pm on Saturday, July 8
For photos of last year’s entries, see photos here .

2017 SOQS Arts & Design Enrichment 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