When I was strolling down Hood Avenue on 9 July 2022, something across the street caught my eye. I was there to see the art of quilters at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Though the event has taken breaks due to wildfire smoke and pandemics, it proudly celebrated its 47th year in 2022.
A WOW! quilt
I had to take a closer look at this quilt. WOW! I think it was my favorite of the whole show. The intricate stitching and subtle changes in color drew me towards it. There are signs telling you not to touch the quilts, but I really wanted to touch this one.
I continued my walk and noted some of the interesting architecture in this western-themed town. This clock business was one of my favorites. I’ve always wanted to live in a house with a tower.
Some quilts attracted a lot of attention and I had to wait for visitors to pass by before snapping a picture. Here is one of those.
And here’s another one. You can see why visitors were attracted to them.
Here’s another with a starburst pattern.
And one with a star pattern.
Fruit and plant patterns
The quilt below included a crop of pineapples. I remember my Hawaiian auntie telling me they symbolize welcome, happiness, and the hospitality associated with the islands.
Plant patterns were popular. This one included cactus. I like it because it reminded me of the cactus blooming in my own garden right now.
The colorful quilt at the right end shows a garden in full bloom.
Here’s a closer look at the vibrant tones of the quilt on the left end of the picture. Gorgeous!
This show shines a light on the work of quilters and businesses you may have overlooked. Here’s an outdoor recreation gear store.
This is a real estate business.
And here’s another outdoor equipment store.
This quilt hung outside the front door. It’s another of my favorites. It’s like a bouquet of intense colors.
The same but different
Some quilts used parts of the same pattern but different fabrics. Here is one…
And here’s another in different colors.
The art of quilters using different shapes
Some quilts had patterns within squares.
Here’s another one, on the left.
This line of quilts had several square-based patterns.
Others were more diamond shaped.
This one had a beautiful compliment of colors.
A few had bold hexagons full of color.
Others incorporated overlapping circles.
Some contained a combination of shapes, composed of triangles and diamonds.
The lines of this quilt drew my attention.
Well, that’s it for my coverage of the 2022 Sisters Outdoor Quilt show. I hope you were impressed by the art of quilters.
After spending a lot of time editing this three-part post, I think it’s time for me to zone out and watch a little TV. 😉
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