Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Largest Outdoor Quilt Show in the World

The 40th annual event will be July 11. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is showing two quilt exhibits at the Sisters Branch of the Deschutes Public Library during July. Featured are a mix of art and contemporary quilts, some made by nationally recognized quilters and some created by Oregon quilters who used inks to create photo-like quilts.

MIX: Materials In The Extreme features 21 small pieces by seven artists. MIX artists developed a series of new works examining the concept of “in the extreme.” Whether it be through use of a single theme or similar technique, the work explores material, shape or distortion and color in the extreme. To further unify the body of work, each piece is rendered at 18 inches square.

MIX is a Portland, Oregon based group of artists dedicated to the creation of fiber art. Members of this group create bodies of work for exhibit venues and display. The group meets once a month to critique, challenge and encourage one another, while exploring the design principles of their craft and other art media.

Members have used a wide range of techniques in their art including surface design (such as dyeing, printing, painting, screen printing, embroidery) piecing and appliqué (including fusing), quilting (machine and by hand) and several others.

Painting Quilts with Ink is an exhibition of quilts made by various Oregon artists who learned the technique from Prineville author, artist and quilter, June Jaeger.

Using Tsukineko inks as paints, these five quilt artist used a favorite photograph as inspiration to create their own fabric picture. Employee techniques of texture, “dry brush” and innovative painting brings these fabric portraits and pictures to life. Finishing and quilting the paintings enhanced the quilts to become unique one-of-a-kind creations.

Library hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm Saturdays.
110 N. Cedar Street, Sisters

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