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WAVEJourney Attends Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Color Me, Dazzle Me, Inspire Me!
The many quilts on display are works-of-art that will amaze visitors by the detail and number of hours spent in their creation. This world-class event features submissions from quilters around the globe, where visitors will find approximately one-third of the quilts on display are for sale (so take your credit card).
The 2008 event held on Saturday July 12TH, had a number of spectacular quilts from near and far, but my personal favorites were by a quilter all the way from Tokyo, Japan (who had travelled with her seven quilts), and African quilts from El Shaddai.
The El Shaddai quilts, shown at The Sisters Coffee Company, are made by survivors of the Rwandan genocide who are in an orphanage for boys. The orphanage teaches the boys how to make quilts, therefore providing them with a skill and a way to make money for their future survival.
The City of Sisters, with a population of 1706, swells to more than 10,000 for this popular event that is free to attendees and held each year on the second week in July. A very full day of events and activities at the show and around the city keep visitors pleasantly occupied from 9:30AM to 5:00PM, with areas set up to teach kids how to quilt, music performances, food booths, raffles to enter, and show posters, mugs, t-shirts and other memorabilia to purchase (this year’s poster was designed by Paul Alan Bennett).
A fun event for the entire family, but with the majority of visitors to the show being women of all ages and backgrounds, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is the perfect event for a girls-get-away in the High Desert of Central Oregon.
If You Go:
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
Sisters Chamber of Commerce
Sisters Oregon Guide
The Rwandan Orphans Project
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