Annual events are listed below to help you plan your next visit.
The Event calendar below is as current as possible, check back in for
updates and more information.
For example descriptions of the events, scroll down further to see last
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the Art of Quilting
A month long exhibit at Franklin
Crossing, Downtown Bend, Beg. March 7, 2014
Artist Reception at First Friday Art Walk on March 7, 5-8 PM,
Around the Block Fiber Arts Stroll
Sunday, July 6, 2014,
Noon - 4 PM; Throughout Sisters
Around the Block Quilt Walk
Tuesday, July 1 -
Thursday, July 31, 2014;
During Regular Business Hours
Event is not limited to Sisters, but throughout Central Oregon-Maps
available; See link below for a full list of business participants
Quilters Affair Classes & Events
||July 7 -11, 2014;
Sisters High School, Call the 541-549-6061 for information
"Men Behind the Quilts"
2014 Calendar Premiere Party!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014; 5:30 PM
The lawn behind the Sisters Art
Works Building-204 W. Adams Ave.
2014 Artist Receptions
Dan Rickards Poster Signing
Jean Wells and Dan Rickards
Saturday, May 24, 2014; 1 PM - 4 PM
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 4 - 6:30 PM at Clearwater Gallery
Quilting Activity Area
Quilt Show Day -
July 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM; Town Square
Day - July 12, 2014- Drawing 4 PM; Behind the Stitchin' Post
Day - July 12, 2014- Drawing at 4 PM; Behind the Stitchin' Post
Stay and Play in Sisters
Daily events during the week before
the show- giving our locals, visitors, and Quilters Affair
students something to experience everyday!
Outdoor Quilt Show Sunday!
Lecture & Walking Tours
Sunday, July 13, 2014 FivePine Conference Center
Lecture-11:00 AM; Tours-9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Check your Show Guide for exhibit descriptions and locations
Volunteer Appreciation Event
Time and date to be determined; The
Lodge at Black Butte Ranch
Our First public event of the year! The
“Fabrications – the Art of Quilting” exhibit will open
with a First Friday reception on March 7 from 5 – 8 pm. Join us at
Franklin Crossing, on the corner of Franklin & Bond in downtown Bend
for the opening or stop by any day to view the juried show of art
and contemporary quilts.
Fabrications is the
only juried exhibit of art and contemporary quilts in Central
Oregon. In 2013 quilts were submitted from Oregon, Washington, California
and Arizona for consideration. Jurors selected quilts that
represent original design, excellent composition, and unique surface
and finishing techniques.
Three of the
from last year's event.
Check out our
Facebook album for images of last year's juried selections from
Camp Sherman, Oregon
On the first weekend of July, fiber artists from around
Central Oregon will demonstrate, exhibit and sell their work during
the Annual Fiber Arts Stroll. More than twenty fiber artists share
their textile arts including quilts, weaving, basketry, fabric dying
and much, much more. This is the most unique art stroll in Sisters
– the artists are on hand showing you how it’s done and some may
even have a project you can try yourself!
If you are a fiber artist interested in participating in
this premiere Arts Stroll, click
for the Call To Artist Entry Form.
Maps for this event will be available at the Sisters Area
Chamber of Commerce, the Stitchin’ Post, and at
participating businesses after Friday, July 4th.
The Quilt Walk features quilts made by our talented Central
Oregon quilters. There will be more than 100 quilts on
display, many for sale, in businesses that sponsor the show
as a thank you to them for their support. Take a walking
tour of beautiful downtown Sisters or visit The Old Mill
District in Bend where quilts are also exhibited in more
than 20 locations.
Quilt Walk brochures with a map and list of participating
businesses will be available at the Sisters Area Chamber of
Commerce at 241 E. Main St., the Stitchin’ Post, and show
sponsoring businesses in Sisters and Bend in late June.
Sisters Quilt Walk: July 1 - 31, 2014.
Old Mill District Quilt
Walk: July 4 - 20, 2014.
Our Men Behind the
Quilts Calendar is back! An 18 month calendar with all new quilts,
fabulous new men, and a few good sports returning to help our cause.
These calendars make excellent gifts for that good humored quilter
in your life, so think ahead for birthdays and holidays! We
completely sold out of our 2012 calendars, so make sure to purchase
Calendars are on sale at the Stitchin' Post, Alpaca
by Design, Abigail's On Main, Beacham's Clock Co, Blazin Saddles,
Common Threads, Paulina Springs Books, Mackenzie Creek Mercantile,
Melvin's Fir Street Market, The Paper Place, Sisters Chamber of
Commerce, Sisters Drug and Gift, and FivePine Lodge. In Bend,
calendars may be purchased at High Desert Frameworks!, Morrow's
Sewing, BJ’s Quilt Basket, Cynthia’s Sewing Center, and Sew Many
Quilts. Calendar sales through the website will begin mailing out
Get your tickets to
the Calendar Premiere Party, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The event
will be held at the Sisters Art Works building (204 W. Adams St.) at
5:30 PM. The evening will also feature a live auction of the
calendar quilts (Sorry! NOT the models!), music, delicious appetizers, adult beverages, and a whole
lot of fun. Calendars will be offered at a discount price and models
will be there to personally autograph the calendars.
2014 Men Behind the Quilts Calendar Here! Shipping will begin July
the Calendar Premiere Party are on sale now!
Buy your calendar at the party for a discount and get it autographed
by the men personally!
here to see a virtual photo album
of the 2012 Calendar Premiere Party!
Dan Rickards, owner
Clearwater Gallery/The Open Door is having a poster signing
event for this year's 2014 Quilt Show poster. Dan is an amazing
local artist who's design for the 2014 poster art inspired the 2014
theme, "It Takes a Village".
Signing: Saturday, May 24th, 1 PM -4 PM
Clearwater Gallery - 303 W. Hood Ave, downtown Sisters
The Clearwater Gallery
will host a reception for Jean Wells on Thursday, July 10.
Jean is an amazing woman, renowned author, instructor, owner of the
Stitchin' Post quilt
shop and founder
of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!
Her work will be on display in the Gallery beginning with the Around
the Block Fiber Arts Stroll on Sunday, July 6.
Please join for this
inspiring exhibit of her work.
Reception: Thursday, July 10, 4 - 6:30 pm
Clearwater Gallery - 303 W. Hood Ave, downtown Sisters
On Quilt Show Day, the Activity Area introduces young people to the art of quilting.
Quilters-to-be are welcome to create a small take-home
project with the help of our volunteers. Hours are 10:30 to 2:30 on Quilt Show Day. The Activity
Area is located in Town Square.
Chalk-a-Block™ is a fun activity for everyone!
Stop by Town Square and help us fill it in!
Here are some cute examples of some of the kids quilt projects....
"Starlight in Sisters" was
conceived and designed by Jean Wells and pieced by the East of the
Cascades Quilters. Laura Simmons, featured in our 2014 Machine
Quilter Showcase, did the assembly and quilting. Jean Wells drew
inspiration for our raffle quilt from the national exhibit,
Quilted in Honor,
which will be in Sisters for our 2014 Quilt Show. Quilted In Honor,
Island Batik, is a
fund raising initiative for "Operation
one of the top military fund raising organizations, and is intended
to harness the collective power of the quilting industry to give
back to the ones that need it most. A pattern for Starlight in
Sisters and a kit will be available from the
Stitchin' Post as of
our annual raffle quilt are shared between Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Show™ and Kiwanis of Sisters–helping to raise more than $5,500 to
support Kiwanis programs, including the local Food Bank.
Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
Congratulations to last year's winner Wendie Vermillion!
If you prefer to mail a check, Please send it to:
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show/QuiltTix
220 S. Ash Street #4
Sisters, OR 97759
(We appreciate stickers with your name & phone
for ticket orders of $10.00 or more.)
The winning ticket will be drawn at 4:00 pm on
July 12th (Quilt Show day), on the lawn behind the Stitchin'
Winner need not be present to win the quilt. Good
you liked the raffle bike before, you are going to LOVE it now!
We have a spectacular, one-of-a-kind, cruiser bike designed by
Valori Wells Kennedy for our raffle this year. And the bike basket is
chock full of Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show bling! Buy your
and you could be cruisin' down to your favorite fabric store on this
cool ride. (Photo depicts
the 2013 cruiser. The 2014 photos will be coming soon!)
The drawing for the bike is at 4 pm on Quilt Show Day and
the winner need not be present. We will be happy to ship the bike if
our winner is from out of town. Thanks to our friends at
Saddles Cycle-N-Style for making this raffle possible!
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the
Sisters Park & Recreation or by mail. Please include self
addressed stamped envelope
for return of ticket stubs.
Jill Eliason is last year's proud winner of our raffle bike.
Please send a check payable to "SOQS" to:
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show/BikeTix
220 S. Ash St. #4
Sisters, OR 97759
We are partnering with the Sisters
Area Chamber of Commerce and the Deschutes Land Trust to provide you
with a whole week of fun ways to explore Sisters Country.
Looking for something to do after your Quilters Affair class?
Or maybe you're just here for the day. Either way, try one of our Stay and Play
events. Registration is limited - sign up soon!
Walking Tour of Sisters
A tour of Sisters' historic old "haunts"!
Monday, July 7, & Wednesday, July 9 3:30-5 PM
Meet at the Sisters Chamber of Commerce 3:15 PM
Maximum 15; minimum 5;
Jamie@soqs.org to register--Please
indicate the Monday or Wednesday Tour!
Creek Restoration Tour
The tour is lead by the
Deschutes Land Trust.
comfortable walking shoes.
Tuesday, July 8 3:30-5:30 PM
Meet at the Sisters City Hall 3:15 PM
Maximum 20; minimum of 5;
Jamie@soqs.org to register
Participants provide own transportation to the tour site.
Wish Upon a Card Reception
Hosted by the
Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce
291 E. Main St. Sisters, Oregon
Thursday, July 10 3:30-6 PM
The unveiling of the Michael Miller Challenge Fabric Postcards
to the public; FREE!
For instructions on how to create and enter a Wish
Card postcard, click
here for more
Wish Upon a Card Exhibit and Silent
A Benefit for Wendy's Wish/St. Charles Cancer
Two locations featuring selected framed postcards for auction and
unframed postcards for sale!
Sisters High School July 7-11 (Silent auction closes July 11)
Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce July 6-12 (Silent auction
closes July 12)
For photos of last year's entries, click
Clearwater Gallery/The Open Door Wine Bar
303 West Hood St. Sisters, Oregon
Thursday, July 10, 4 PM - 6:30 PM
Meet the Featured Gallery Artists Jean Wells,
& 2014 Poster Artist Dan Rickards!
Open to the
"From Fleece to Finish" at Panorama Ranch
A guided tour of a
working alpaca farm
Friday, July 11, 11 AM - 1 PM (Lunch Provided)
$20 per ticket
Meets at the Sisters Chamber of Commerce at 10:45 AM
Participants to provide own transportation
here to visit Panorama Ranch's website.
Too much to see in one day? Here’s just a sampling
of the quilting exhibits that you can save for
Sunday, July 13, 10 am – 3 pm:
"A Natural Affinity..."
Wendy Hill with Pat Pease, Sisters Public Library
"Celebrating California's State Parks"
Quilters' Sew-ciety of Redding, CA
"Two Rivers, Three Sisters"
Sisters City Hall
"Dreaming in Color by Kaffe Fassett"
Cover to Cover Book Club Quilters
June Jaeger's Class Quilts
"The Language of Flowers"
The Undercover Quilters, Bend
Teacher, long arm quilter, and
noted author Angela Walters is our guest speaker on Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Sunday! Located among the pines at the beautiful
FivePine Lodge & Conference Center.
Author of two
books, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and
In the Studio with Angela Walters, her lecture will
articulate the design process and visual elements of modern
longarm quilting. One the tour, Angela will exhibit her work
from the beginning-- at the side of her husband's
grandfather to present time where thousands of swirls,
feathers, and parallel lines later, she turned her passion
of stitches and fabric into a thriving business focused on
modern machine quilting.
Lecture – 11 am - $20
Walking Tours – 9:30 am & 1:30 pm -
Tours are SOLD OUT!
To purchase your tickets to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Sunday! lecture, please email