Quilts Under the Trees

On Sunday, we attended an annual event: a lecture by a “quilt/fabric celebrity” then a tour of their works hung in a beautiful area beneath tall trees. This year, Rob Appell entertained us with his stories. He says he gets his energy from his mom and I’d like to meet her! It was a beautiful day and cool in the shade, thank goodness!

Appell has created patterns that highlight endangered species to raise funds. Our friend, Sue, has completed the tiger wallhanging! It is striking.

That afternoon, we went to the Old Mill area to see quilts hanging in the shops and restaurants. There was a concert going on in the amphitheater and I got a big kick out of the geese hanging out with the paddlers and floaters while the snow-capped peaks looked on.

What a fun Sunday in Central Oregon!

Sisters Quilt Show 2017

After a lovely visit in Portland with a dear friend, we headed to Central Oregon. Mt. Hood was showing off for us.

We were so excited to see our “quilty” friends and catch up! We spent a fun day crafting outdoors…

…then on Saturday, we hit the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Although it was a blistering hot day, the crowds were there to enjoy the quilts hanging all over the “Wild West” downtown.

I am partial to embellishments and embroidery and had plenty of examples to inspire me.

           

The showstopper exhibit was a collection of wall hangings inspired by the Lion King. This is a traveling exhibition and we were so excited to see it. These works of art are amazing!

Thank you, Sisters, Oregon, and all the volunteers who make this event happen!