Infinite Stitches is the theme of this year’s show and the 2016 poster is created by Sisters’ artist, Kathy Deggendorfer. The 41st annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show which will take place Saturday, July 9, 2016. SOQS Sunday will be held on July 10 at FivePine Lodge and Conference Center.
“I always enjoy working with our local artists who are inspired by the environment of Sisters,” said Jean Wells Keenan, chair emeritus and founder of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. “Kathy’s work is iconic and her work reflects all things Sisters. When you see her work it has that Central Oregon sense of place while telling her own unique story.”
Kathy Deggendorfer described her poster saying:
“It is an honor to have created the image that symbolizes the 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. “Infinite Stitches” was a beautiful theme to interpret as a painting. I was inspired to create the poster by the hanging flower baskets that line the streets of Sisters. They are like colorful quilts in themselves with great mixtures of color and texture.”
“Years ago I spent time in Oaxaca Mexico and bought several floral embroidered bags. Those colorful flowers and that beautiful stitching spoke to the theme. I am also inspired by the work of my friends Sue Spargo and Tonye Belinda Phillips who do such amazing applique and elaborate floral work on their quilts with thread and fabric.
“The hanging basket is framed by the Three Sisters Mountains on the top and by Ponderosa Pines on the sides. I hear Quilt Show attendees say coming to Sisters and breathing our mountain air, with its delightful sprinkle of ponderosa pine scent, provides them vivid memories to carry home. I hope that this poster reminds them of a wonderful creative time in their lives and the warm reception they received here in Sisters.”
The poster may be ordered online from the Stitchin Post at 2016 SOQS Poster by Kathy Deggendorfer. To see more of Kathy Deggendorfer’ s iconic work, visit her website www.kathydeggendorfer.com
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and inspire the public about the art of quilting and to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the schools and community of Sisters and Central Oregon. We accomplish this through a series of annual events, most notably the largest outdoor Quilt Show in the world held on the second Saturday of July. The 40th annual event will be July 9, 2016, SOQS Sunday on July 10, 2016. www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org
2016 Poster, “Infinite Stitches” by Kathy Deggendorfer
Photo, Kathy Deggendorfer 2016 SOQS Poster Artist