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.
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2014 Fabrications –
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
Calendar Premiere Party
Wednesday, July 9, 2014;
To be Determined
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
Events to be determined closer to the
2014 Show; Stay tuned!
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
Lodge at Black Butte Ranch
third Annual “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. 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.
Call for Entries here. Submissions are due by January 17,
2014. Selections will be announced by February 15.
Three of the
from last year's event.
Camp Sherman, Oregon
Check out our
Facebook album for images of last year's juried selections.
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, please contact
Maps will also be
available for pick up 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.
Mill District Quilt Walk: July 4 - 20, 2014.
You’re invited to a fun filled night of lights, camera, action!!!
Begin the evening as a star, experiencing the Paparazzi, having your
photo taken with Quilt Man, talking to a variety of well-known
artists and enjoying delicious desserts by Tate & Tate. The award
winning quilt documentary “Stitched” – (starring Hollis Chatelain,
Caryl Bryer Fallert and Randall Cook) will be previewed. Film
director Jena Moreno will introduce the documentary, and after the
show, Jena and her husband Tom Gandy, editor and cameraman, will
sign DVD’s and answer questions about their experiences in making
the film. The evening’s festivities will conclude with a Parade of
Award Winning Quilts from Central Oregon quilters, Door Prizes and
the drawing for the Quilter’s Shopping Spree Raffle – valued at more
than $650. Thanks to
BJ’s Quilt Basket,
Cynthia’s Sewing Machine Center,
Sew Many Quilts,
for donating gift certificates to make this a real shopping spree.
You get to select all the “pieces” (fabric, thread, batting, pattern
and much more) you need to create a queen size quilt – and have it
machine quilted!! For a list of items the winning quilter
is entitled to purchase with their gift
ONLY 1200 tickets are available
for this raffle. The raffle drawing will be held at the conclusion
of the evening’s festivities, 8:30pm. You do not have to be present
to win. To learn more about “Stitched” check out our recent
Tickets are available at the door, doors open at 6 p.m., $20 for
adults, $10 for 12 and under. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for
$5. You can also purchase tickets in person, just visit
one of the following locations or events shown
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". (New poster image to come soon!) The event will be held on May
24th, (Same weekend as the Stitchin' Post's
Birthday Sale!) and will feature a happy hour
Signing: Saturday, May 24th, 1 PM -4 PM
Clearwater Gallery - 303 W. Hood Ave, downtown Sisters
will host a reception for Jean Wells on Thursday, July 10.
Jean is a renowned author, instructor, quilt shop owner 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 7. 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
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 ~ Hope to see
Cute examples of some of the kids quilt projects.....
of Color" was designed by Jean Wells and pieced by the East of the
Cascades Quilters. Laura Simmons of Sisters did the final
assembly and the magnificent quilting. The quilt design echoes
the wonderful artwork of Dan Rickards in this year's show poster.
Our signature 'fish block' was designed by Stitchin' Post employee
Paige Vitek and has made an appearance in a number of our raffle
pattern for the annual raffle quilt and a kit will be available from
the Stitchin’ Post.
from the proceeds of our raffle quilt is donated to our Community
Partner, Kiwanis of Sisters. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
has donated over $4,500 to Kiwanis of Sisters to support their community
services for our residents in
need, including our local Food Bank.
Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
Wendie Vermillion of Sisters is this
year's winner of our raffle quilt.
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.)
Tickets will also be sold on the back lawn of Stitchin' Post until
the raffle drawing at 4 pm on Quilt Show day.
Winner need not be present.
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 Kathy
Deggendorfer 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
We are also announcing our newest Community Partnership to share the
money raised from our Bike Raffle. Sisters Park & Recreation
(SPRD) will receive 25% of the proceeds to support programs and
scholarships that allow kids to participate in arts, recreation and
other enrichment activities.
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!
The bike will be at the Stitchin' Post if you want to check it out
and we'll also have it at various SPRD events.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the
Sisters Park & Recreation or by mail. Please include SASE
for return of ticket stubs.
Jill Eliason of Overland Park,
Kansas is this 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 Maximum 15; minimum 5; pre-registration required
Monday, July 8, & Wednesday, July 10 3:30-5 PM Email
Jamie@soqs.org to register
Meet at the Sisters Chamber of Commerce 3:15 PM
FREE - Tour is full
Creek Restoration Tour Maximum 20; minimum of 5; pre-registration required
Tuesday, July 9 3:30-5:30 PM Email
Jamie@soqs.org to register
Participants provide own transportation FREE
- Tour is full
Meet at the Sisters City Hall 3:15 PM
Tour begins with overview of Two Rivers, Three Sisters Quilt
The tour is lead by the
Deschutes Land Trust. Wear
comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Wish Upon a Card Reception
Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, July 11 3:30-6 PM 291 E. Main St. Sisters, Oregon
Reception to honor all "Wish Card" donors and unveil the Michael
Miller Challenge Fabric Postcards.
Refreshments provided, including tastings from Faith, Hope and
Charity Winery, open to the public.
Jean Wells Artist Reception
Clearwater Gallery/The Open Door Wine Bar
Thursday, July 11 4 PM - 6:30 PM
303 West Hood St. Sisters, Oregon
Meet the Featured Gallery Artist, refreshments, open to the
"From Fleece to Finish" at Panorama Ranch
Maximum 25; minimum of 5; pre-registration required
A guided tour of a
working alpaca farm
$15 per ticket - Tour is full
Friday, July 12 11 AM - 1 PM (Lunch Provided)
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 14, 10 am – 3 pm:
"Modern Quilt Design"
guest speakers at FivePine
A complete list of exhibits
available in downtown
Sisters on Sunday
Alissa Haight Carlton
We host a special guest lecturer and quilts on display among the
pines at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center during Save it for
Sunday. We are honored to have authors and Modern Quilt Guild
leaders Alissa Haight Carlton and Elizabeth Hartman, share what’s happening in the
modern quilting movement and host a tour of beautiful quilts
from around the country.
Their lecture will get inside the
design process and the visual elements of modern quilt
design. In the walking tour, they will share their own work,
collaborative projects from online quilting bees, and the QuiltCon touring show, which will include the category
winners from this modern-focused quilt show. Have you read
about modern quilting and wondered what all the fuss was
about? This is a great chance to find out more about the
process of modern quilt design and to see work from a wide
variety of modern quilters. 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
Lecture – 11 am - $20
Walking Tours – 9:30 am, 1:30 & 2:30 pm - $15
tickets are still available at the door!
Walking Tours are sold out!