Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Inspiring.  Overwhelming.  Gorgeous.  Thousands of people.  Achy feet.  Pretty darn amazing.

Love the cute trees!

The purple is vibrant!

Estimated attendance for today is 12,000 folks.

Super cool quilts!
My favorite quilt was a set of 21 quilts called Quilt for Two Rivers.  Here's the background on it:

Our world is like a quilt, stitched together of many pieces- rivers, mountains, plants, rocks, wildlife… and people.  “Quilt for Two Rivers” is a ground-breaking collaboration between the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, National Forest Foundation and U.S. Forest Service to find a new way to connect people to the wild rivers that frame Sisters – the Metolius River and Whychus Creek. Through the lens of fiber art, the Quilt for Two Rivers goal is to inspire and educate people about the need to care for the lost river Whychus, a gem that has been forgotten for a century and is only now being rediscovered as its historic name, water flows, and fish return. 

The project outcome will be a forty foot long quilt installation, made up of seventeen quilt panels, with Whychus Creek as the single connecting element. A second, smaller group of quilts will consist of four tall and narrow panels. The pieces will communicate the importance of this dynamic river to the community, for both its natural and cultural resources.

It's on display in Sisters until the end of the month.  I may go to Sisters again to show Emil.

Pretty cool, eh?  Definitely worth the time to see it and brave the masses.  Actually, the crowd wasn't bad at all since the whole town is blocked off.  Plenty of room to meander.  We packed a lunch, wore comfy shoes, and plenty of sunscreen.

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