Friday, July 11, 2014

Oregon Diverse - Part Two

The focus of the trip was the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, OR. This show was started 39 years ago by Jean Wells, the owner of the Stitching Post. What impressed me the most was the fact that the entire town participates in this show. There were over 500 volunteers involved in the preparation, execution and clean up.
Then picture above is about 6:30 a.m. the morning of the show as we were finding the breakfast. Look how quiet the main street looks...just wait.

The fun began with the firefights hanging the quilts on the end of the Stitchin Post. The crowed gasped as they "nailed" the quilts to the building. Really, nails.

This is a sunset from the house we stayed out about 7 miles north of town. Those are the three peaks called the Sisters.

We had the pleasure of visiting the Panorama Alpaca Ranch east of Sisters for lunch and a chance to go in the pasture with the new babies. This year they had seven total, the one closest is the only girl born this year.

And there were quilts everywhere. Over 1400 were hung for the show. Some of those were in businesses and stayed up all month. The rest were outside for just that day. They even have a Quilt Rescue crew that are tasked with taking them all down fast in case it rains. They told us that last year it did and all the outdoor quilts were down in 30 minutes, that is impressive.

The street above was about noon time. The numbers for the day neared 20,000 visitors. It was amazing how many tour buses were parked on the outskirts of town.

I love this crazy log cabin effect. It is one of the scrap ideas I brought home to try.

And the Portland Airport. The fun is over and it is time to go home.
We had lots of fun.

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