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There have been very few posts this week -- Are we all off doing something interesting?  (Thank you, Peggy, for your weekly endeavor!)  I was sorting through some photographs, and I stumbled upon this one, taken at the Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, in 2009 or so.  I have been there three times.  It is always the second Saturday in July -- can be really hot; maybe windy; very rarely threatening rain, so they always hang the quilts.

This is a store front on the main drag through this adorable little logging town.  I took it very early in the morning, so there are some shadows of overhead power lines across a couple of the quilts.  Who has been there?  What did you think?

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 10, 2015 at 5:10am
Yes, I got it, thanks!
Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on March 9, 2015 at 8:32pm

I posted a note on your link, Peggy.  I hope it went through.  Thanks for the following and the photo album.  Take care.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 9, 2015 at 3:57pm
Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 9, 2015 at 3:55pm
I took this photo two years later. The quilts are different and the bush has grown.

I have an album in my photos of all the quilts I saw.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on March 5, 2015 at 10:16am

No offense to those of you currently suffering from an excess of winter, this was taken on one of the self-driven visits (in July):  My BFF's, Nancy, Marcella, Louise and me.  (Don't forget the hat if you go!)

Comment by Barbara Graham on March 5, 2015 at 9:53am

Oh, I meant to start by mentioning how much I would like to go to Sisters for the show. I don't see it happening but maybe some day.....

Comment by Barbara Graham on March 5, 2015 at 9:52am

I have no idea what's keeping other off the site but I've been running in circles. Some work related some not. It seems like there has been a conspiracy lately to keep me away from my computer--that means I don't get to visit my QWU friends or get any work done.

The weather in so many parts of the country has been nasty. Last year was our turn. February was shockingly nice but we are back to winter. My least favorite thing about it is scraping the truck's windshield so I can see to drive the dog up to the walking path around the lakes.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on March 5, 2015 at 9:20am

Happy to see you and DH, Pam!

Sisters is a very charming little town in central Oregon, named for the three mountains nearby, but the Quilt Show is one day only!  They have to re-route the main highway through town so the logging trucks don't run over the wandering quilter ladies, who are looking up and not watching their steps!  It's a free show, of course, completely produced by volunteers, and was the brain-child of Jean Wells, the owner of The Stitchin' Post, the well known quilt shop in town.  Her daughter is Valorie Wells, the designer.  

Like BJ, I have attended both ways; by driving myself (and friends) and by tour bus chartered by our quilt guild.  I think I like the self-organized trips better, except for the PARKING PROBLEM!  Good grief!  Sisters residents say they all leave town on the 2nd Saturday in July -- I can see why!  Still, it's a grand adventure, not to be missed by quiltaholics!

Comment by Pam/NY on March 5, 2015 at 8:21am

Great photo...would be so much fun to get to hang there for a week! Been soaking up the sun in Ft Myers...I hate to post anything because so many are sick of winter and I don't blame them!My sister put me in charge of guarding the pool...okay!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on March 5, 2015 at 4:47am

I've been there twice. It's amazing. The first time I went was with a couple of my quilty girlfriends. We got to stay in a gorgeous house in Bend and visited the quilt show plus several quilt shops, along with doing our own quilt retreat.  The second time I went, again with a girlfriend, with a quilt tour bus from Portland. That was great fun too. So much to try to take in as the quilts are not just outside, but in many of the shops too. You are right - it can be mighty hot. Definitely need sun protection and comfy walking shoes.

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