Sisters, OR Quilt Show
July 14, 2008 § 4 Comments
We are back, tired, and recovering from a whirlwind weekend trip to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. All I can say is… WOW. I heard that there were over 1200 quilts on display, both inside participating business and outside on the streets. I’m sure I didn’t see them all. One woman on our bus said that she was counting and gave up after 800. I didn’t even have the gumption to begin counting.
I really, really, really wanted to get this rub-on tattoo. But I also really, really, really wanted a shower when we got back to the hotel. And I wanted it to last more than just one day. You see my dilemma.
What impressed me the most was the care and detail that was given to coordinate the quilts to the buildings or surroundings where they were displayed.
There were masses of people along with the masses of quilts. This woman was kind enough to act as Foot Traffic Police to stop the steady stream long enough so I could snap a photo.
There were quilts by beginners as well as famous quilt artists. Most of them were for sale. And I did see quite a few marked as sold. This one, I believe, was made by Velda Newman and carried a price tag of $30,000. I didn’t go back and check at the end of the day to see if it was sold.
In the High Desert Gallery I fell in love with the work by Kathy Deggendorfer and Tonye Belinda Phillips. They are friends. One paints and the other quilts. They have collaborated on a few limited editions and I was dying to buy this one called Coming Home in the Miss Dotty series. I stood in front of it for hours (ok, maybe not hours, but quite a long time) trying to find a way to justify starting an art collection. Sigh.
It was a great trip. I got a little bit of sunburn where I didn’t get the sun block thick enough. And, I took a lot of pictures. I’ll try to upload a few each day this week. I agree with the advice at one end of town… Come Back Soon. I’m ready. When can we go?