Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) kicks off quilt show week with the Arts Stroll on Sunday, July 6, noon until 4pm throughout downtown Sisters. At this free event, visitors will experience demonstrations up close with artists showcasing all manners of fiber arts including felting, knitting with various materials, traditional rug hooking, pine needle basketry, fabric painting, quilting, beaded jewelry and fabric dying.
“Visitors can engage in “hands on” projects with the various artists from marbleizing fabric to the art of pine needle basketry,” said Sister Outdoor Quilt Show Events Director Tammy Ambrose. “Not only can you stroll and view a wide variety of fiber arts, but you will be able to take part in and learn what it takes to create these works of art.”
Artists will exhibit at various Sisters businesses which have been sponsoring and partnering with the Fiber Arts Stroll for more than a decade. Maps detailing artists and their location in businesses are available throughout downtown, including The Stitchin’ Post and the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce.
AROUND THE BLOCK QUILT WALK IN SISTERS AND BEND IN JULY – The quilt walk is a self-guided tour throughout Sisters, July 1-31, and at the Old Mill District and other businesses in Bend, July 4-20. The Quilt Walk features more than 100 different quilts on display in businesses that sponsor the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
“This annual Quilt Walk is an opportunity for people to view beautiful quilts on display, and to also visit those businesses who sponsor and support the annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show,” said Ambrose.
More than 80 businesses in Sisters and Bend participate in the Quilt Walk. Quilts on display in these businesses provide information about the artist, design, quilter and inspiration for its creation.
Quilt Walk brochures detailing the tour are available at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, The Stitchin’ Post, local quilt shops, and participating businesses. For more information call 541-549-1004 or visit: http://sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/events.htm#ATB