Every year for the past 38 years Jean and Valori Wells (once Valori was old enough) have been putting together a fantastic quilt show-Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show . The quaint town in Oregon turns into an outdoor quilt show for one day. The buildings in town are all lined with any kind of quilt you can image. Leading up to the one day show are classes and lectures. This year two of our board members, Alissa Haight Carlton and Elizabeth Hartman, were among those teachers.
One of the lectures that Alissa and Elizabeth gave together was Save it for Sunday. The lecture was focused on their different processes and the role visual elements of modern quilt design play in their work. In the outdoor walking tour, they shared their own work, collaborative projects from online quilting bees, and the QuiltCon touring show. The outdoor setting was truly beautiful and a perfect backdrop for the quilts. A few of those quilts are pictured below.
The photos below are from the Central Oregon MQG special exhibit (check out their blog for more photos). Guild members used Kona Coal and Lime for this Two Plus One Challenge. Members were allowed these two colors plus one other color of their choice. The quilts could also contain prints that coordinated with the Coal and Lime.
The Portland MQG was another special exhibit that showed at Sisters. This is the third year for the Portland MQG.
If you ever have the opportunity to attend the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show we highly recommend it! Thank you Jean and Valori for supporting the modern quilt movement and inviting so many of our guild to participate in such a fun show.