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

Wish Upon A Card
A benefit for SOQS & the SOQS Visual Arts & Design 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. Once again, we’re adding a fabric challenge and contest!  Any cards submitted using the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge fabric will be entered into the contest.    

 

 

Michael Miller Fabric Collections Sweet Emma Flower Drift (L) and Lovely Llamas Rocky (R).

 2017 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Rules

WISH UPON A CARD is a FUNDRAISER

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 theWish Project, benefits the SOQS Visual Arts & Design Scholarship fund.

Postcard size artwork donated by artists from around the world are displayed in Sisters during Quilt Week July 2-8, 2017.   You may purchase one of the framed original artworks at auction. Unframed fabric postcards, perfect for mailing, go on sale July 3rd.

Wish Card Challenge packets will be available mid-January 2017.
TO REQUEST WISH UPON A CARD CHALLENGE PACKET, EMAIL: info@soqs.org. Challenge Packets will be ready to mail out in mid January 2017.  SUBMIT POSTCARDS BY APRIL 15 each year TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CHALLENGE PRIZES AND CUSTOM FRAMING!  Mail postcards to: SOQS, 220 S. Ash St., #4, Sisters, OR 97759

For more information or to learn how to make fabric postcards, take a class or visit our website for instructions:  How to Make Fabric Postcards

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

Visit to see  2016 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Winners
Visit to see  2016 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge Honorable Mention Cards
Visit to see:     2015 Michael Miller Fabric Challenge at our  SOQS Facebook Photo Album

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Quilt Block Contest 2017 presented by FreeSpirit Fabric


FreeSpirit
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of  FreeSpirit Fabric  in January 2017 we’ll send you  a selection of fabrics from  FreeSpirit line by one of their amazing designers.

From all the blocks submitted, our Quilter’s Affair 2016  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.

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

Download  2017 Quilt Block Contest Rules

BLOCKS ARE DUE JUNE 15 each year.

QBC Fabric2015Our thanks to FreeSpirit Fabrics for generously sponsoring our annual Quilt Block contest.  Please visit their website to see all their amazing offerings http://www.freespiritfabrics.com/

NOTE:
BEGINNING JANUARY 2017 YOU CAN
use the link and cart below to order  your Quilt Block Contest packet on this page. with Paypal  (you do NOT have to have a Paypal account) or you may send a check payable to “SOQS” to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show/QBC 220 S. Ash St. #4, Sisters, OR  97759.

Questions? call our office Monday-Wednesday 11am-1pm –  541-549-0989

QBC Packets AVAILABLE mid JANUARY 2017

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.

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

BikeOur raffle bicycles have been coveted by folks from near and far.  Back by popular demand, Valori Wells Kennedy is collaborating with our generous sponsor, Blazin’ Saddles Cycle-N-Style, to design another one-of-a-kind cruiser bike that is sure to delight everyone.

 

 

As always, the bike basket will be chocked full of Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show bling!  Buy your 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!

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

Fiber Arts Stroll & Quilt Walk

SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll & Quilt Walk

2016 SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Noon – 4pm

Fiber artists from around Central Oregon demonstrate, exhibit their work during the 13th 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!

 

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Please support our past Stroll sponsors: Clearwater Gallery, Common Threads, Hen’s Tooth, Paulina Springs Book Store, Gary Cooley the Collection Gallery, and Sisters Coffee Company.

The 2016 SOQS Fiber Arts Stroll Artists & Locations included:

Clearwater Gallery: Sharon Carvalho, SOQS Featured Gallery Artist; Tricia Biesmann & Cindy Summerfield, Nuno Felting with natural fibers.
Gary Cooley Collection Gallery – Sharyl McCulloch, Unique Knitted and Knotted fiber Wear
Sisters Coffee Company:  Sisters of the Heart, Quilts of Uganda
Paulina Springs Books:  Marieclaire Van Dam, Handmade Books and Decorated Boxes
The Hen’s Tooth:  Pat Riddle, Handstitching Wool, Applique, Embroidery
Common Threads:  Stephani Stanley, Hand Weaving
Beacham’s Clock Co.: Myrna Dow, Hand wrapped fabric mats
Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery:  Sarah Peery, Handmade Felt with Silk, Wool & other Natural Fibers
The Paper Place Helen Brisson, Painting on Fabric
Bedouin & Navigator News Kristin Shields, Modern Improvisational Patchwork
Melvin’s Fir Street Market:  Lily Alexander, Loom Knitting
Sisters Drug & Gift: Harriet Langmas, Rag Hats & Sweaters
Sundance Shoes  High Desert Rug Hookers
Sisters Log Furniture: HEARTWARMERS,  Blankets to Warm a Heart
The Jewel Arts Gallery: Kerry Vine, Off Loom Bead Weaving
Ear Expressions:  Ivy Davis, Felted Brooches, Pouches and Magnets
The Stitchin’ PostTwigs: Jean Wells & Valori Wells Kennedy, Block Printing
The Culver House/ Flowers by Deanna:  Valorie Webster, Fiber Baskets
Mackenzie Creek Mercantile:  Barb Peters, Hand-Spun Yarn & Rugs
Alpaca by Design:  Leela Morimoto, Origami Earrings, Necklaces, and Pendant Lights
Alpenhimmel Creative Arts Emporium: Natalie V. Mason, Block Printing and Watercoloring Fabric
Pieceful Expressions:  Eric & Nicole Gunson, Pattern designers & quilt makers
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center :  Candy Woods Quilt Exhibit,  in the Lodge
Sisters City Hall :  Two Rivers, Three Sisters 17-panel quilt installation
Sisters Chamber of Commerce: Wish Upon a Card Fabric Post Cards, demonstration, sale and auction

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