The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show will take place Saturday, July 11. A Timeless Tapestry is the theme of this year’s show and the 2015 poster created by Sisters’ artist, songwriter and singer Dennis McGregor.
“I always enjoy working with our local artists who find inspiration in all things Sisters, from our environment, to Central Oregon traditions,” said Jean Wells Keenan, chair emeritus and founder of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
“Dennis McGregor is one of our local artists whose gifts tell the Sisters story be it through his visual arts or his songwriting. We knew that however he captured our sense of place, it would speak to everyone–those who live here and those who visit here.”
McGregor described his poster saying, “From the beginning I wanted the quilt to be the visual beacon in the center of a scene that evoked a sense of place. The quilt is at the heart of the image filling it with light, just as the quilt show is at the heart of our summer festivities in Sisters, filling our streets with their visual creativity and throngs of visitors from all over the world.” The poster may be ordered online from the Stitchin Post at www.stitchinpost.com/sisters-quilt-show.
“The depth of community involvement by everyone in Sisters during the Quilt Show is amazing to experience,” said Ken Kaufman, CEO of Robert Kaufman Fabrics. “As a family-run business, we feel drawn to this kind of unique event. Sisters is like one big family, and we feel lucky to be a part of their coming together for such a successful quilt show. We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 40th anniversary Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.”
Additional sponsorship has been received from the Roundhouse Foundation. Roundhouse Foundation trustee Kathy Deggendorfer noted Roundhouse has supported the Quilt Show for five years.
According to Pilak, Quilt Show staff and volunteers are already noting an increased interest this year. “We are hearing from visitors who haven’t been to the quilt show in a long while, if ever, who are planning to attend our 40th Anniversary event. Whether you are participating as a entrant, attending one of the Stitchin’ Post’s Quilter’s Affair classes or planning on attending for inspiration and appreciation, you won’t want to miss this year’s array of talent and creativity,” she says. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Sisters and Central Oregon for July 6-12 to help us celebrate 40 years of the world’s best fiber arts creativity!”