“Two Rivers, Three Sisters” started in 2012 as groundbreaking a ground-breaking collaboration between the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, National Forest Foundation and U.S. Forest Service to find a new way to connect people to the wild rivers that frame Sisters – the Metolius River and Whychus Creek. Through the lens of fiber art, the project goal is to inspire and educate people about the need to care for the lost river Whychus, a gem that has been forgotten for a century and is only now being rediscovered as its historic name, water flows, and fish return.
The project outcome is “Two Rivers, Three Sisters” a forty foot long quilt installation, made up of seventeen quilt panels, with Whychus Creek as the single connecting element. The pieces communicate the importance of this dynamic river to the community, for both its natural and cultural resources.
Twenty Central Oregon quilters were invited to participate. Each quilter was selected because of their unique style. The installation will unite this variety of styles from abstract interpretations to more realistic depictions. Each unique quilt piece will speak to the quilters inspiration while the common thread of the river unites the work into a whole.
Check out our “Quilt for Two Rivers” video.
“Two Rivers, Three Sisters” is now in it’s permanent installation at the Sisters City Hall. You may visit it during the annual quilt show (always the second Saturday in July) or during normal City Hall business hours.
- Two Rivers, Three Sisters Exhibit in City Hall