Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I  have mentioned before of my "summer progress" to Montana.  This year we were able to stop in many wonderful places.  Most of these places were new to us....so that made it even more joyous.

This is my first "quilt show" and I have to say....the talent shown was overwhelming.  This show in Sisters, Oregon is one of the largest in the nation....with entrants from all over the U.S. and many foreign entrants as well.

I'm showing just a small sample of the beautiful quilts displayed there.

The above is a quilt made into an actual piece of art work.
It was about 4X6 so it was really quite amazing.

I am drawn more to the contemporary quilts...but they also had so many traditional patterns as well.

The quilts were hung throughout the entire town of Sisters.  Every building....every surface that could be covered with quilts was.....there were hundreds of them.

I'm showing you just a few of my favorites.....it would be impossible to show them all.

The craftsmanship and creativity was simply mind boggling.
If you are ever in the area during the annual show in Sisters.....it is definitely a must see.

I hope you have enjoyed this display of wonderful talent.

Have a beautiful day,



  1. Oh Jo, I bet you had a fantastic time at the Quilt Show. I love all the quilts that you have shared photos of...They are all gorgeous! I especially love the first one of the tree. I loved all the bright colors.

  2. Those quilts are beautiful and the work involved is amazing. Such creative people out there.

  3. I'm humbled into whimpering goo. I "quilt" a little, but nothing like that. That's art. Mine is just stitching material together. I've heard about that Sister's Quilt Show. I don't think I could stand the beauty all at once.

  4. amazing!!!!
    thanx for sharing :D

  5. These quilts are FABULOUS!!!!

  6. Fantastic! I love when someone can take material and turn it into a quilt that looks like a beautiful painting! Absolutely amazing. It must have been magical to see them all over town. Hope you have a great rest of the week. Tammy

  7. Absolutely beautiful quilts!!!

  8. Gorgeus...I couldn't be able to choose one of them,I like all!

  9. Awesomeness, I can only imagine the time, skill and creativity involved. Lucky you for seeing that!


  10. You, my lady, have a beautiful blog. I do think you should incorporate some flowers if you get a chance :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog and following. BTW, bushhogging is when you have a big honkin' lawnmower on the back of a tractor and you cut wide swaths of unruly grass, shrubs, small trees, and small pets. (Just kidding about the pets).

  11. Gorgeous! Especially love the one with the two birds (crows?)

  12. Oh, my, what else will we find in common? I had a wonderful Aunt Ruthie, too. Mine passed many years ago, but she was a very special person.

  13. How fun that you can see something new as you travel along this year, how awesome. I've lived in quilt country most of my life, even have a couple that my grandma made. Every quilt is a labor of love for sure. These are gorgeous, thanks for showing them Jo.

    Enjoy your journey:)

  14. Amazing talent:) I have been to quilt shows and always come home inspired.
    ~Debra xxx
    capers of the vintage vixens

  15. When I attend the State Fair one of my fav stops is the Quilt Displays, the talent of the Artists leaves me in awe... Labors of Love every one! These are magnificent... hard to pick a fav, but the one with the Woman in the Archway draws me in.

    On your next visit to AZ be sure to stop by both of Carol's Cottage Garden Shops, they are only walking distance from each other in Old Town Glendale. Each has a distinctive Style.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  16. Those quilts are amazing. I would love to just walk around and oooohhh and awwwwww all day.

  17. You must have come through Portland. Sorry we didn't get together for tea. If you come back through, please get in touch.

  18. Beautiful pieces of art. My sister always has a quilt or two on the go. I admire the patience and talent such work takes.

  19. Wow! What gorgeous works. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a beautiful weekend.

  20. Love all things quilt. Have a few that my grandmother made, all with old traditional patterns. When I go to the shows today (we do have a quilt Museum in Paducah KY) I am always drawn to the 'art' quilts.

  21. It would be worth a trip to Sisters to see those quilts.
    There is a group of ladies in Gees Bend, Alabama that do remarkable quilts.
    Thanks for sharing.


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