2018 Featured Quilt – Liz Weeks

2018 Featured Quilter Liz Weeks of Sisters

2018  Featured Quilter, Liz Weeks                I am a retired elementary school teacher. We moved to Sisters 13 years ago–it was the best move ever.

My mother and grandmother taught me to sew, knit, crochet and embroider. On a trip to Australia in 1999 I stayed with a high school friend who is a quilter. She invited me to go on a shop hop, on a bus, with a bunch of her friends. I was astounded when I saw all these women buying what I now know are fat quarters. I always had in the back of my mind that someday I wanted to make a really nice quilt. After returning home from that trip I thought maybe I had better take some classes and I did. This is what started me down the road of fat quarters, mats, rulers and rotary cutters.

I have had the opportunity to teach quilting at Coffee Creek Women’s Prison in Wilsonville while we still lived in the Portland area. I continue to participate as the Central Oregon liaison for that program. I also participate in the Quilts for Kids program in Sisters (East of the Cascade Quilt Group).

One of my greatest joys is teaching my granddaughter, Ella, to quilt. This is her second year having a quilt in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Liz teaching granddaughter Ella quilting