Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show(SOQS) announces theme and major sponsors for the 42nd annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show which will take place Saturday, July 8. SOQS Sunday will be held on July 9 at FivePine Lodge and Conference Center. Storytellers is the theme of this year’s show and the 2017 poster created by Sisters’ artist,
“It is so inspiring to us when our local artists, who are inspired by the environment of Sisters marry their visions, skill and talents with the Quilt Show theme,” said Jean Wells Keenan, founder of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. “Dan really brings his understanding of the town, the environment and this iconic event and brings it all to life in a way that evokes the town of Sisters.”
“The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a show-and-tell exhibit of quilts from around the country and the world. It is not judged or juried,” said Executive Director Jeanette Pilak. “We are happy to accept quilts with the few limitations listed in our entry criteria. We are proud to display quilt work, be it your first quilt or an art quilt,” she says.
Each year the show selects three featured artists from talented Central Oregon quilters. The 2017 Inspirational Instructor is Sue Spargo, of Uniontown, Ohio where she lives and works at her business,Sue Spargo folk art Quilts. Sue is a favorite teacher in Sisters and enjoys a national following. Featured Quilter is Tamra Dumolt of Sisters. The Machine Quilter Showcase features the work of Corni Quinlivan of Bend.