Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Sisters Quilt Show

'Baby Hexagon' quilt designed and made by Brigitte Giblin from Sydney Australia.

Wendy, Aimee and I rose really early to help hang the quilts. It is an amazing experience and so well organized. Within a couple of hours all 1200 quilts are hung on buildings and in parks through out the small town of Sisters. The whole town is transformed and thousands of enthusiastic quilters arrive for the day.

'Carmen Miranda' quilt designed and made by Brigitte Giblin from Sydney Australia.

There is also a teachers tent that features quilts designed by all the teachers who taught at the show. The quilt above is Kathy Doughty from Australia.

 These two were designed by Tonye Phillips from Camp Sherman, OR.

 Pamela Goecke Saint Cloud, MN.

 The Gees Bend Quilts


 Relaxing in the late afternoon

Wendy, Aimee and I stayed for a couple of extra days. On the Sunday after the show we attended a Lecture and quilt exhibit by Jean  Wells. Will post about that soon.
Take care


  1. This years show was such a great one!

  2. Wonderful quilts!Glad you are enjoying yourselves!Thanks for sharing!

  3. What an amazing display of amazing quilts!! Very inspiring-- thanks for sharing!

  4. What great quilts, all of them. I would have loved to have been there.

  5. Wonderful show of quilts, thank you for sharing.


  6. I used to walk my feet raw in Sisters. And Gees Bend was there, eh? You must have had great fun. I can close my eyes and smell the pine. what a place.

  7. bellissimi lavori, un valzer di colori stupendo!

  8. Hi Sue, love the quilt show, especially the pictures of the Gees Bend ladies and their quilts.

    Nancy in MT

  9. I just read this again. I did the early rise one year, and we took our bundle of quilts and went off to hang them. I was so amazed that in just those couple of hours the town magically transformed itself - such a dramatic thing, that change. And the firemen hanged the entire blind wall of the Stitching post, tacking quilts to it from crown to earth. The smell of the morning. Then breakfast down the road. We knew where all the best bathrooms were - and how to find the little hidden stores back in the keyholes. My grandchildren still wear the sweaters I bought there -