In addition to Christmas Shows, one of The Hen’s Tooth favorite events in our hometown of Sisters, Oregon. 2014 was a huge success and we made a lot of new friends.
Sisters Annual Quilt Show
Colorful quilts and spectacular scenery featured in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show makes the second Saturday in July a special day. In the early morning, the town blossoms with color as quilts are hung on storefronts.
At this one day only show, quilts festoon the outside of buildings all over town from 9:30 am to 5 pm in a celebration of the quilter’s craft. During the week preceding the Saturday show, the quilts are on display in the sponsoring businesses. There are quilting classes, lectures and a raffle quilt
Sisters Quilt Show Information
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and inspire the public about the art of quilting and to benefit the school and community groups of Sisters and Central Oregon. We do that through a series of annual events, most notably the largest outdoor Quilt Show in the world held on the second Saturday of July. The show began when the founder, Jean Wells Keenan, hung a dozen quilts made by her students outside her quilt shop on a Saturday in July. A few more ladies brought their quilts to show, then a few more and a few more. The show became an annual event, hosted by the East of the Cascades quilt guild. As the show gained in size and popularity it outgrew the resources of the guild. In 2003, an Executive Director was hired to manage the show and new events were added including the Around the Block Quilt Walk and Fiber Arts Stroll, Wish Upon a Card and other fundraisers for local causes.