We arrived very early in the morning, because we wanted to start by seeing how they sort and hang all of the quilts...
|The light of dawn on the main street in Sisters on the morning of the show.|
The quilts are all lying out in black bags along the sidewalks in the areas where they will be hung. The bags have labels on them. Normally, having a quilt in a black bag would worry me terribly because I'd be afraid they'd get thrown away, but I'm pretty sure the folks in Sisters know better! Hehehe. They do look a bit like body bags, though...
Some of the quilts, like these that go up high on the side of The Stitchin' Post building, require the help of the local fire department. It's quite a big deal, and there was an audience, with plenty of ladies hoping to get their picture with a fire fighter.
We also found a lovely tasting room for locally distilled spirits from Cascade Street Distillery that opens early on event weekends like this. I highly recommend their spicy vodka bloody Mary! And the Marionberry vodka to absolutely wonderful!
|Quilting With My Peeps|
|The main street is shut down for the day and people are everywhere, enjoying quilts and shopping in the local shops.|
|My Lovely Girls, made and quilted by Barbara Bowman and Sunny Days, made and quilted by Marcia Jacobson|
|Bend Sky made by Jan Tetzlaff and quilted by Tammy MacArthur; Rain made and quilted by Scott Hansen; Circled made and quilted by June Jaeger|
|Be Square, made and quilted by Jill Huntington|
|Zinnia, made and quilted by Stacey Day|
|ABC's of Life, made by Harriet Bender and quilted by Sandy Lackowski|
|Shadow Liberty, made by Sarah Bond|
|Simple Folk, made by Sarah Fielke and quilted by Jeanette Bruce|
|Midnight at the Oasis by Jen Kingwell|
|Cow Abstractions by Violet Craft|
|Rattled, made by Tula Pink and quilted by Kathleen Riggins|
|Silver Expression, made and quilted by Colleen Blackwood|
|Flower Cocktail, made by Robin Long Ruth and quilted by Wanda Rains|
|Chic Country, made and quilted by Jenny Pedigo, Sew Kind of Wonderful|
Keep on quilting!