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Thread: Sisters Quilt Show

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    I seen that the quilt show in Sisters, Oregon is in July.
    Which leads me to this tidbit I heard while we were at my husband's doctor appointment last week.

    I was reading a quilting book and he told us that he heard there was more drinking and booze sold during the quilt show, than at the rodeo the month before.

    Wonder who was doing all the drinkin'?

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    Could be quilters???? Could be DHs?????

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    I think it's all the "spouces" or "significant others" that got dragged to the show with the quilter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I think it's all the "spouces" or "significant others" that got dragged to the show with the quilter.
    I think I agree with this!!!

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    Geez...things must have really changed since I had the great good fortune of attending this show with my dh. I admit that it has been quite a few years ago, but I know that we weren't drinking and I had no awareness of any others that were either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KGoodhand
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I think it's all the "spouces" or "significant others" that got dragged to the show with the quilter.
    I think I agree with this!!!
    Me too. What a funny statistic! :lol:

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    I have no idea where that came from. I go to the Sisters Quilt Show every year and I haven't seen any drinking going on. Hmmmm.

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    There are "after hours" parties that occur...both for the merchants and the attendees...and I'd be willing to bet that if the statistic was broken down, a lot of the alcohol involved is wine...

    As for "street parties"...they don't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    There are "after hours" parties that occur...both for the merchants and the attendees...and I'd be willing to bet that if the statistic was broken down, a lot of the alcohol involved is wine...

    As for "street parties"...they don't happen.
    True, Sisters doesn't seem the "street party" type of town.....lol
    Question though....

    How does one drink in Sisters if one's nose is stuck up in the air all the time?..........LOL :shock: :lol: 8-)

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    Nasal-gastric tube?? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Nasal-gastric tube?? ;)
    It would have to be a designer one. Maybe with the Columbia logo... :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I think it's all the "spouces" or "significant others" that got dragged to the show with the quilter.
    I hope so. I can't imagine firing up my machine if I had been drinking. Scary.

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    Well, I'll tell my DH about that -- maybe THEN I can drag him there!! LOL Actually, can't drink on the streets in Oregon so I suspect it's the vendors and participants at the bar after hours!

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    I've been missing something the last five years in Sisters! Wine?? I can bring a bottle to share!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Well, I'll tell my DH about that -- maybe THEN I can drag him there!! LOL Actually, can't drink on the streets in Oregon so I suspect it's the vendors and participants at the bar after hours!
    So they say about drinking in the streets...what about wearing a camel back thingy those bike riders wear, instead of water its filled with booze...see more drunken quilters ............LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinwinder
    Geez...things must have really changed since I had the great good fortune of attending this show with my dh. I admit that it has been quite a few years ago, but I know that we weren't drinking and I had no awareness of any others that were either.
    Yes, I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wine Woman
    I've been missing something the last five years in Sisters! Wine?? I can bring a bottle to share!
    ME TOO! We could all meet in that little park a few blocks behind Main St
    8-)

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    QUI - Quilting under the influence is not a good thing

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    Okay, I fess up . . I do a LOT of drinking while at the Sisters Quilt Show. WATER, that is! Because it is usually hot!

    Booze . . no way! I want to be able to focus on all the beautiful quilts.

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    I don't know...I think there are some partying quilty friends heading out to OR!!

    It's probably in the evenings, don't you think? Once you're in your hotel with your friends and/or significant other people probably kick back and tie one on----I HAD to add the Aunt Grace reference!

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    It was probably everyone trying out the Vodka recipe for spray starch.

    Or, maybe they have finally discovered "the source" of all those creative juices flowing... ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinwinder
    Geez...things must have really changed since I had the great good fortune of attending this show with my dh. I admit that it has been quite a few years ago, but I know that we weren't drinking and I had no awareness of any others that were either.
    \

    BobbinWinder, I have to agree with you. I've been to the Sister's Quilt show several times and I'm truly unaware of any drinking going on. They do have saloons/taverns in town but I just haven't seen anyone drunk or out of line. I'd say there are more folks "drunk" on ice cream and soft drinks and snowcones (Oh! ya, fudge is a biggy there too) because in July in SISTERS it's hotter than a pistol! Up to 119 degrees during the day and that area boasts of having had FROST at night at least once or twice every month iof the year! Let's hope the drunkards are partaking of ice cream and snowcones, not alcohol.

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    Anyone noticed that for a town with such a prominant quilt show that there's only ONE quilt shop in Sisters? I know it's a small town, but it just seems hinky somehow... like no one else has picked up on the idea that quilt stores could be profitable in a town that hosts a few thousand quilters every summer?

    On another note...attendance at the quilt show was down by half this past summer...the economy has hit there too... :(

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    Charlee, great photo!
    Sad to hear but imagine that the show will pick up again soon. The couple shows we've dealt with out here say if they can make the same as the year before, they're doing REALLY well. Travel is down considerably as people find things to do closer to home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GladGrams
    It was probably everyone trying out the Vodka recipe for spray starch.

    Or, maybe they have finally discovered "the source" of all those creative juices flowing... ???
    Vodka spray starch?.......Where is the recipe?.....LOL

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