Sunday, July 12, 2009

Quilt Show part 2

If you arrive in town early, early, early in the morning, the weather is cool and it's not too crowded. The main street looks like this.

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this…

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and this…

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However, as the day goes on, it starts to look like this…

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We went home at 11:30, so I have no idea how much more crowded it got. But…for some reason, it doesn’t feel crowded. In past years, the attendance figure has been estimated at upwards of 20,000 people. You have to keep in mind that the whole town of Sisters has a population of just over 1,000. LOL. This year there were 1300 quilts on display.

I’ll show you my favorite quilt first! I’m sure it won’t surprise anyone.

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All WOOL! It was made by a quilter from Canada. I thought it should have come home with me, but I am too short and couldn't get it down. Darn!

I also loved this one. The pattern is by Miss Rosie’s. I think I have it in my "collection", so I might just have to pull it out and get working on one for me! (and it doesn’t even have any applique…whoa, that’s a shockeroo for me).

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Here are more for your viewing pleasure.

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I just love the way the quilts are hanging from the trees and buildings.

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This quilter became my new best friend…unfortunately, I don’t know her name. LOL (she kept getting in my pictures and we had a good laugh about it)

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Don’t want to over stimulate you with too many pics at once, so…more tomorrow. Hasta la vista, baby!

21 comments:

Kathie said...

oh anne the pictures are wonderful and you can bet I would be there early to just soak in all those quilts hanging
how exciting!
thanks so much for sharing them..so nice o fyou to share with us
Kathie

Sandy F said...

Looks like it was a great show this year. Talk to you soon

Sherri said...

I really enjoyed the quilt show part one and two...someday I'd love to get up there for the "real thing!" But your great pictures were wonderful!

Carol said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

KC Quilter said...

I have really enjoyed your Sisters Quilt Show pix!!! We went in 2004 and I'm still talking about it LOL. We arrived early enough to watch them hanging quilts and that was an experience in itself.

Stephanie said...

That wool quilt is a stunner!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Quilt heaven - what a wonderful show!

Pat said...

They are all so beautiful!

Karen said...

I see more than one applique quilt in your photos. Both are good. I can see why you liked the wool one and the Miss Rosie pattern quilt also.
I am assuming that, as usual, they had no rain during the show days.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is any way to show off quilts than outside..Beautiful and thank you for sharing. I too like the Miss Rosie quilt pattern. Louise

Sue said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Hope I can see it in person someday.

Sue said...

That was just awesome! Sure wish I could have been there...all those beautiful quilts!!
Thank you so much for posting and glad the weather was nice!!

Carrie P. said...

Awesome. I can't believe how many women are all together on the streets but then in some photos I saw some men.
The wool quilt is so beautiful as are all of them.

Connie W said...

Wonderful quilts!

Crispy said...

More great pics Anne. I did see a ladder in one of the pictures, perfect for a short person to reach a favorite quilt LOL.

Crispy

LADY BEVERLY said...

Anne -- thank you for the the wonderful pictures - you did a great job. I don't know if I will ever get there, but would love to. I have heard much about it and realize that you made me feel like I was there.

Glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing!

Bev

Libby said...

What a great show! 1,300 quilts and 1,000 residents . . . . enough for every man, woman and child to have more than one quilt. I like it *s*

Shasta said...

I am really enjoying the show. Thanks for sharing it with us.

ranette said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your pictures with all of us who don't get to go to Sister's....I really do appreciate it so much.

brigette said...

OH. MY. GOSH.
i'm amazed.

Valori Wells said...

One of my blog readers told me about your great photos. I had to come take a look. Love the one of the crowd!! I don't think I ever get out late enough to see the crowd like that. I am out in the mornings. I have to agree that it never really seems busy with the Cascade street closed. I love that! I also have to thank you for the flattering photo of me!!! Hard to find a flattering side of yourself when you are pregnant! Thanks! Valori