Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

July 12, 2011 § 12 Comments

Hanging of the Quilts

Laurie and I got up at 6am and drove into town to watch the hanging of the quilts. But they didn’t start hanging until 7 or 7:30 so we sat at the coffee shop and drank coffee until then.  The firemen hang the quilts off of  The Stitchin’ Post building. While simultaneously there are assigned groups of people hanging quilts on every building around town.   It was all done within an hour or so.

What impresses me most about this show is the planning that goes into it. Not only the organizational efforts of just making it happen, but also the aesthetic quality.  So many of the quilts are paired with buildings that match the theme of the quilt and quilts are grouped together by style and color. Someone has been working hard behind the scenes before we ever see it out on the street.  In fact, the whole week of classes seemed so smoothly orchestrated as well!

Partners in Crime

I can’t even imagine how much business this coffee shop does during the week of the quilt show.  When we left to go watch the quilts being hung the line to order was out the door and around the sidewalk!  When we got there at 6am there was no line and just a handful of people sitting inside.

The quilt that got away

This is the antique quilt that  almost came home with me.  I just loved it!  But I was hesitating… and when I went back it was gone.  Next time I need to make a faster decision!

There are more photos of the quilt show over HERE on my Flickr account.  Enjoy!  It was such a fun week!!

§ 12 Responses to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

  • jennifer says:

    i love that picture of the firemen. really, they could be doing any kind of work in those positions. the fact that they are hanging quilts makes it extra good.

  • Annessa says:

    I love that it’s a community effort! During these times it is so important to go back to the simple things that bring us joy and together as communities – weather locally or internationally as bloggers.

  • isabel says:

    That antique quilt doesn’t came home but those memories will never leave your mind. What a great “adevnture”!

  • Pratima says:

    Thank you, Anita for these beautiful quilt pictures. It is heartwarming to see everyone in the community coming together… hard to imagine the level of planning required for such a huge outdoor event!

  • Blue.Ridge.Girl says:

    It has been so fun to read about your visit to the quilt show and classes…makes me envy you (I know, we are not supposed to envy!) I love the dresden project and the journal quilt project you came home with. All in all it sounds like it was a fulfilling week!

  • Jenny McH says:

    What a gorgeous antique quilt…a pity it was gone when you came back, although maybe it was meant to be, there might be another antique quilt that you cross paths with in the future, that you love more.
    I shall be going to your Flickr account, thanks for sharing your photos.

  • Lynn says:

    Oh I bet this quilt show keeps the entire town in the black!!!! What a great experience. I’m off to flickr now…..

  • nifty says:

    Hi Anita, It was great to meet you too! Your quilt in Kathy’s class was wonderful. I’ll look forward to seeing your progress.

  • veerle says:

    I would love to have been there. So many beautiful things to look at!
    Here in Belgium we couldn’t hang anything outside because of the bad weather🙂 Have fun quilting along!

  • Karen says:

    I have so enjoyed all the Sisters pictures. The trip is definitely on my “bucket list” – maybe next year! Thanks for sharing.

  • Row says:

    Wow, thank you so much for the quilts and the sunshine. You have brightened a very rainy day for me.

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