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 year's activities. 

 
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Event Date/Time/Location
Fabrications – the Art of Quilting
Artist Reception
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, Downtown Bend
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

Raffle Quilt
Bicycle Raffle
Quilt Show Day - July 12, 2014- Drawing 4 PM; Behind the Stitchin' Post
Quilt Show 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!
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Sunday!
Lecture & Walking Tours

Special Exhibits
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.



 

June Jaeger
Prineville, Oregon

Three of the
amazing entries
 from last year's event.

 

Kathy Blondell
Portland, Oregon

 

Check out our Facebook album for images of last year's juried selections from Fabrications!





Tonye Belinda Phillips
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 here 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 yours early.

Calendars will go on sale at our Calendar Premiere Party, Wednesday, July 9th. Calendars will also be available at the Stitchin' Post quilt shop, Five Pine Lodge and Conference Center, Melvin's Fir Street Market, and Sisters Drug!  A complete listing of businesses selling the calendars will be available in June. We will also have online ordering for the calendars available after July 13th. 

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 on hand to personally autograph the calendars.

 

Supporting Sponsors



Melvin's Fir Street Market
Rio Restaurant in Sisters
 

Pre-Order your calendar today by emailing Jamie@soqs.org Orders will not be mailed until July 31st.

Tickets to the party are on sale now!

Men Under the Quilts Calendar Premiere Party

   

 Click here to see a virtual photo album of the 2012 Calendar Premiere Party!

    

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Dan Rickards, owner of 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".

Artist Poster 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....



 


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"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, led by Island Batik, is a fund raising initiative for "Operation Homefront," 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 March 1st.

Proceeds from 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
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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
number for ticket orders of $10.00 or more.)

The winning ticket will be drawn at 4:00 pm on Saturday,
July 12th (Quilt Show day), on the lawn behind the Stitchin' Post. 
Winner need not be present to win the quilt. Good Luck!

 

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If 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 tickets now 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 Blazin Saddles Cycle-N-Style for making this raffle possible!

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Stitchin' Post, 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.  Congratulations, Jill!

Please send a check payable to "SOQS" to:
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show/BikeTix
220 S. Ash St. #4
Sisters, OR  97759

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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!

Historical 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;
Pre-registration required

Email Jamie@soqs.org to register--Please indicate the Monday or Wednesday Tour!
FREE!
                                                                                          
Whychus Creek Restoration Tour                                 
The tour is lead by the Deschutes Land Trust
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
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Tuesday, July 8  3:30-5:30 PM
Meet at the Sisters City Hall 3:15 PM

Maximum 20; minimum of 5;
Pre-registration required
 
Email Jamie@soqs.org to register
Participants provide own transportation to the tour site.                            
FREE!
 

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

Refreshments provided;
Open to the public; FREE!

For instructions on how to create and enter a Wish Card postcard, click here for more information

Wish Upon a Card Exhibit and Silent Auction
A Benefit for Wendy's Wish/St. Charles Cancer Care Center!
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 here

 

Artist Reception
Hosted by 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!
Refreshments served
Open to the public
Free!

 

JeanWells                                                              Dan Rickards
 


"From Fleece to Finish" at Panorama Ranch

A guided tour of a working alpaca farm
Friday, July 11,  11 AM - 1 PM  (Lunch Provided)
pre-registration required-Email Jamie@soqs.org to register
$20 per ticket
Maximum 25

Meets at the Sisters Chamber of Commerce at 10:45 AM
Participants to provide own transportation
Click here to visit Panorama Ranch's website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

"Two Rivers, Three Sisters"
Sisters City Hall

"Dreaming in Color by Kaffe Fassett"
Cover to Cover Book Club Quilters

"Best Friends"
June Jaeger's Class Quilts

"The Language of Flowers"
The Undercover Quilters, Bend

(Check back in here after June 1 for a complete listing of Sunday exhibits)



 

 


Featured Speaker Angela Walters

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 - $15

To purchase your tickets to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Sunday! lecture or walking tour, please email Jamie@soqs.org

Or Call 541-549-0989!

The Walking Tours fill quickly – if you don’t get in and would like to be placed on a wait list for a possible third tour, email Jamie@soqs.org




 

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