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 “Bountiful Living” Poster by Kathy Deggendorfer

2019 Bountiful Living by Kathy Deggendorfer

2019 Quilt Show Poster
Bountiful Living, by Kathy Deggendorfer 

We are excited to present the artwork of Sisters artist Kathy Deggendorfer for our 2019 Quilt Show poster celebrating the theme, “Bountiful Living”.

Artist Kathy Deggendorfer has her studio, home, and other pursuits in Sisters, Oregon.  Rich with color and pattern, Kathy’s work is collected throughout the Pacific Northwest and is featured on clothing by Columbia Sportswear. Since 2016, Kathy’s artwork has been made into fabric by Maywood Studios.

Learn more about Kathy Deggendorfer HERE

Get your copy of the 2019 poster autographed at these meet the artist  poster signing receptions hosted at The Stitchin Post:   Saturday, May 25th  noon – 3pm  and ib Saturday, July 13th,  9am-noon  Quilt Show Day.

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!

July 14, 2019 SOQS Sunday! Sponsored by FivePine Lodge & Conference Center

Sunday, July 14, 2019 8am – 3pm

Join us at the beautiful FivePine Lodge campus for a stunning outdoor display of quilts and a special lecture.

CAROLYN FRIEDLANDER, Featured Speaker, 9am lecture (ticketed event)      Presented by Robert Kaufman Fabrics    


Carolyn Friedlander Lecture (9am);
alking Tours or Carolyn’s quilt exhibit will be at 8an and 1:30pm 

Carolyn Friedlander’s aesthetic draws on elements of art, architecture, and the history of quilt making. Carolyn’s work examines the duality inherent in modern approaches to traditional craft: the intersections between manufactured and organic, experimental and time tested, machine pieced and hand sewn.

Visual and literary artists as well as traditional and modern quilting enthusiasts will learn much from this lecture focusing on inspiration and the creative process.

Sunday Lecture 9:00am $35.00
Inside FivePine Conference Center

Lecture Tickets


Sunday Walking Tours  8am tour sold-out. Tickets available for 1:30pm Walking Tour
Please note
The Walking Tours fill quickly as space is very limited by the fragile environment where quilts are displayed.

1:30 PM Walking Tour

2019 Sisters Celebrity Sew Down, July 10 presented by FreeSpirit Fabrics

Wednesday, July 10, 5:30pm – 8:30pm  
Sisters High School Auditorium  Appetizers & No Host Bar
Sew Down Silent Auction:  Teacher’s Pet Gift Baskets (see more below)

Enjoy the friendly competition between two talented teams of sewers!  Team Tula Pink vs Team Rob Appell.   See who can finish a quilt top first under time limit.  How does each team approach the design, delegate tasks, and work collaboratively for the win!  Two lucky audience members will win these quilt tops and Valori Wells Designs will quilt them for the winners!

Team Tula Pink  vs Team Rob Appell





Sew Down Silent Auction:   Our talented and generous Quilters Affair instructors have created “Teacher Pet” Baskets filled with delights for a silent auction. In addition, we will auction TWO opportunities for a Golf Cart Tour around the Saturday, July 13th Quilt Show with a Celebrity Quilter’s Affair Instructor

Tickets are $20 and go on sale January 1, 2019 

Celebrity Sew Down

All proceeds help to support the annual production of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show which is free to attend, but not free to produce.  Join us in thanking our generous sponsor  FreeSpirit Fabrics   

2019 Featured Quilters – Susan Cobb & BettyAnne Guadalupe

2019 Featured Quilters Susan and Betty

2019  Featured Quilters: A Daring Duo
Susan Cobb & BettyAnne Guadalupe

Generally, in this relationship, Betty Anne quilts almost all Susan’s quilt tops. In the process, over the past ten years, the two have become great friends.  Betty Anne is not only an expert long-arm quilter she is also an expert quilt maker; quilting teacher, has won many awards,  and has exhibited her work including as the featured machine quilter at SOQS in 2010.  Susan was a two-dimensional Fine Art artist for many years, studied art at university, taught art in adult night school, showed her work in galleries and street fairs, worked as a graphics artist and learned to make quilts in 2008. Susan was commissioned to create the 2018 SOQS Raffle quilt, The Story of Stars.  They both have great variety in their own works and noticeable differences between one another in their fabric choices and overall quilt top imagery.  Regardless, these two ladies have tons of fun bouncing ideas off one another and making quilts for the love of the creative process.








2019 Machine Embroidery Exhibit by Dixie Baker

2019 Machine Embroidery Exhibit by Dixie Baker 

Dixie Baker, Machine Embroidery

We’ve heard a lot of discussion about machine embroidery—using a specialty embroidery machine to create patters and personal designs.  It might seem intimidating to some.    We agree it takes time and practice to develop a  truly unique machine embroidery skill.

We invited our dear friend Dixie Baker to show some of her work on Quilt Show Day to inspire new and current embroiderers with her creative ideas.

You can see more Dixie’s own quilts inside her Sisters business, Dixie’s Western Apparel


2019 Inspirational Instructor – Scott Hansen Presented by Banyan Batiks

2019 Inspiration Instructor, Scott Hansen

Each year we honor one of our talented quilting instructors in this exhibit. We pay tribute to a teacher who goes above and beyond to share their knowledge and skill.



Our 2019 Inspirational Instructor Exhibit honors Scott Hansen  Presented by BANYAN BATIKS 

When creating a new quilt, Scott is always excited by the colors, values, and textures of the fabrics. He love seeing how they work together to bring his designs on paper to life in the cloth. “Student work amazes me and encourages me to keep creating new designs that will stretch my and their imagination,” he says.

Banyan Batiks is pleased to present their designer, Scott Hansen

2019 Featured Gallery Artist-June Jaeger presented by Clearwater Gallery

June Jaeger, 2019 Featured Gallery Artist at Clearwater Gallery

Featured Gallery Artist June Jaeger- Presented by CLEARWATER GALLERY, Sisters

June is one of three sisters, Jean, June and Judy and they are all artists.  June started quilting at the encouragement of her sister Jean Wells, (who founded the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in 1975) during the long wet valley winter of 1979.  AFter that first quilt, June designed her first  pattern while working for Daisy Kingdom in 1980.  Missing her country roots and slower pace of life she moved to Pendelton where she owned the Log Cabin QuiltWorks store from 1992-1998.

Now, with a home and studio in Sisters, June’s patterns, books, and classes can be found at the Stitchin’ Post

We are grateful for the continued support for more than a decade of Clearwater Gallery where you will see June’s exhibit the month of July 2019.

2019 Made by Men Exhibit: Quilts & Quilting by Men

MADE BY MEN Exhibit during Quilt Show:

Each year we feature an exhibit of the quilts made and quilted by men. Over the years, this exhibit has grown in quantity of quilts and the number of men who submit them, from across the country.

Registration for the 2019 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show will open on February 15th.  Your quilt doesn’t need to be completed at registration time.  Registration closes when we’ve reached capacity or May 31st, whichever comes first.










LEFT:    Hal of Finishing Touch Quilting, 2016
RIGHT: Love & Gillies B-17 by Collin Fellows Quilter, 2016 SOQS
Below:  Mike Denton Quilting, our 2018 Machine Quilter Showcase Exhibit


Men Behind the Quilt 2019 Calendar Order your calendar now!

Our 2019 12-month calendar was unveiled at the July 11 Calendar party where we auctioned off the quilts which appear in the calendar–quilts donated by  Karla Alexander; Rob Appell; Amy Butler; Joe the quilter Cunningham; Kathy Doughty; Jacquie Gering; Scott Hansen; June Jaeger; Freddy Moran; Jean Wells; Valori Wells; and The Stitchin’ Post. To see an album of the quilts visit: 2019 Men Behind the Quilts Calendar (quilts).

Our calendars always sell out.  You will want to grab several for gifts, birthdays, or just to enjoy!

DOMESTIC Shipping charges below.
INTERNATIONAL  please email for international shipping rates. 

Men Behind the Quilts Calendar – Domestic


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

The Next Generation Quilting Exhibit

Calling all quilters up to age 18 for the 2019  NEXT 4hcrazyquilters2016GENERATION quilt exhibit.  The quilts in this special exhibit are made by  youth quilters up to the age of 18.

Pictured: 4H Crazy Quilters who exhibit their own quilts and help youth learn how to sew with make-and-take projects at the 2019 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Youth Activity tent.




To be included in this exhibit:

1) Quilts must be made by the entrant but can be quilted by someone else;
2) Quilts must be at least 40” x 40” and not more than 80” x 80”;
3) Only one entry per person in this exhibit please.
4) Each quilter must create an account in order to register their quilt in this category (see instructions Feb 1 2018)
5)  All quilts entered in this exhibit receive a special ribbon.
Starting February 1st 2019, when quilt entry opens, you may enter a Next Generation quilt online, by selecting the category under “Special Exhibit – Next Generation.”    NextGenMom3Kids

Questions?  Call the office Monday-Wednesday 10am-2pm at 541-549-0989.

SOQS Endowment Fund

The SOQS Endowment Fund was established to support the future growth and activities of our nonprofit organization to ensure stability in meeting our financial goals, which, in turn provide stability in our bringing our mission to life for year’s to come.  Endowment funds are permanently set aside and invested, generating further earnings.  After significant growth in the fund, expenditures are made from the earnings, leaving the principal intact.

Your contribution will help grow the SOQS Endowment Fund.  Since the announcement, we’ve raised more than $9,000 to bring us within $12,538 of our goal.  Thank you to the many donors who contributed to the SOQS Endowment Fund.  

To ensure your gift benefits our organization’s short and long term financial sustainability goals SOQS established the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Endowment Fund with the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF).  As an OCF partner, SOQS participates in OCF’s professional managed investment program, receives professional guidance and advice on complex gift transactions (such as real estate and stocks), and has access to experts to advise those who wish to make  charitable estate planned gifts to our Endowment Fund.

Click Here to download or print a contribution form to send with  a check or credit card information. You may send a check made payable to SOQS Endowment Fund to our office, or request a contribution form by calling the office.

To learn more about how to create a legacy donation in your will, please call Executive Director, Dawn Boyd, 541-549-0989.   Send donations to:  SOQS, 220 S. Ash, Suite 4, Sisters, OR  97759

Thank you for your generous support!
SSJ.Inc. dba Sisters Outdoor Quilt show is a registered 501 (c) (3)  Fed ID#14-1941732


June Jaeger    Sue McMahon   Betsy Rickles   Jodi Rusconi  John & Jean Wells Keenan

Lanz Family Trust                Anonymous

Torrie Gordon,  John Keenan & Jean Wells Keenan, Kathy Miller 

Joyce Donaldson, Nancy Ruth Mast, Jeff Omodt & Winnie St. John,  Nancy Ruth Mast, Marion Shimoda, Jan Tetzlaff

Dr. Scott A & Kristin C Collins, Sheryl Gordon, Christopher W. Heaton, Sharyl McCulloch, Jeanette Pilak, John & Judy Troike, Carol Zosel & Chuck Harper, Pamela Zurer

Sheryl Chandler, Nikki Cooper,  Annabell Douglass, Beth Hanson,  Patricia Mullen, Judy Trego, Deborah Thomas

In Honor of Mary & Lester Raby
In Honor of Jane Humphrey
In Honor of Jean Wells & Valori Wells

In Honor of June Shimoda
In Honor of Drs. Scott & Kristan Collins
In Memory of Inge Ricker
In Memory of Peggy Lou Nakahara
In Memory of Harvey Humphrey 

On July 8, 2015 in honor of Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show’s  40th  Anniversary, founder Jean Wells Keenan announced the creation of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Endowment Fund to ensure that the SOQS show and programs continues long after most of us are long gone.  Jean announced that generous donors created a 40th Anniversary challenge: they would donate $25,000 to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Endowment Fund, if SOQS raises an additional $25,000 to grow the SOQS Endowment Fund to a total of $40,000 in its first year.  That challenge was met in the first 8 months of the campaign thanks to our many generous donors.

Quilting Activity Area 2019: For Youth to Experience the Art of Quilting

Cute examples of some of the kids quilt projects.

Cute examples of some of the “make-and-take” quilt projects.

On Quilt Show Day, the Quilting Activity Area  introduces young people to the art of quilting.

Youth work with our volunteers and learn about design, color, and quilting terms.  Youth may make small take-home project with the help of our volunteers.  (Sorry, due to limited resources, this area is for youth up to age 16).

Hours are 10:30 to 2:30 on Quilt Show Day.

The Activity Area is located in the parking lot of Melvin’s Fir Street Market at the Corner of Fir and Hood Streets.

Thanks to the generosity of our many Central Oregon quilting volunteers who give their time and expertise to the Quilting Activity Area.

Quilters’ Affair Classes & Events July 2019-Produced by The Stitchin’ Post

Quilter’s Affair   workshops, classes, and events are produced by The Stitchin’ Post.

Quilter’s Affair runs Monday-Friday of quilt week (July 8-12) prior to the annual quilt show (which is always on the second Saturday in July–July 13, 2019).

For more information, or to purchase tickets to Quilter’s Affair classes, workschops or events,  please visit the Quilter’s Affair webpage in early January (classes sell out quickly)

Visit  The Stitchin’ Post, Sisters, Oregon
or call 541-549-6061