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Thread: Sisters, Oregon quilt show????

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Just curious -- anyone coming to the quilt show in a few weeks? It's July 10 this year! I've lived in Oregon all my life -- and within 1 hour and 15 minutes of Sisters.....and this is the FIRST show I'll get to go to!!!! Am catching a bus with my girlfriend in Bend and going to be there! Anyone else??? :mrgreen:

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    I've been trying to talk my sisters into going to this show for several years. I would love to go!

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    Too far away for me. Take pics and share please.

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    I will be there from July 3 to the 11th. Five friends and I rent a house in Eagle Crest and sew, sew, sew. Usually we all take a couple classes, but this year none of us found any that we really wanted to take, so a couple of our gals are going to have quilting classes right at the house. It should be fun. We do this every other year, and I am getting anxious. The show itself is absolutely wonderful. Hope the weather over there perks up. It hasn't been looking too great lately.

    For those of you who don't know about this show, it is, I believe, the largest outdoor quilt show in the U.S., if not the world. There are classes every day for a week if you want to take them, and lots of lectures and other activities. The show itself is on Saturday (always the second Saturday in July) and quilts are hung all over town. There are quilts hung in the stores, but the majority of them are hung outside, from everything that a quilt can be hung from. It is absolutely awesome. If you ever get a chance, you should try to get there.

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    Weather is looking better, Judy! We've got sun and 80 degrees today! I wasn't aware of classes??? Guess I'd better go to the web site!!!!

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    I went to the Sisters show a few years ago with 3 friends. We drove from Napa, CA and brought journals with us. We plotted our route to take us to as many quilt shops as we could possibly get to up and back again. We hit 39 shops! And that didn't count Sisters itself. We wrote about each shop in our journal -- the layout, the fabrics, the shopkeepers and the bathrooms (very important!). We had an incredible time and so made so many memories. So if you get an opportunity to make the trip -- do it! And hit as many quilt shops as you can!
    What fun you will have!!!

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    I've lived in Oregon since 1983 and this will be my first year. I was going to go by bus, but my husband decided he would like to go, too. We are driving over. Can't wait. I promised a friend in Pennsyvania lots of pics.

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    Yes indeed. I have been there several times. I live in Dallas, Oregon and we have an RV. so we will go ahead of time because the crowd is so big that its hard to actually shop or look in the stores without being trampled. Take it from me to go a day ahead or stay a day after. Its only one day, so it gets bombarded from everywhere. It gets pretty hot most of the time too so take a hat. I hope the weather is good. We shall see. Good luck and have a good time.

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    I have been wanting to get there for the past 3 years & other things got in the way. I plan on going this year for sure. My husband is going to take me. I'm looking forward to it & plan on taking lots of photos. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhueluna
    Yes indeed. I have been there several times. I live in Dallas, Oregon and we have an RV. so we will go ahead of time because the crowd is so big that its hard to actually shop or look in the stores without being trampled. Take it from me to go a day ahead or stay a day after. Its only one day, so it gets bombarded from everywhere. It gets pretty hot most of the time too so take a hat. I hope the weather is good. We shall see. Good luck and have a good time.
    You have a great shop in Dallas, too! Good point about the hat. Supposed to be in the 80s all week....looks like a HOT summer!! :thumbup:

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    Oh you been to Grandma's attic huh? It is a good one alright. Grandma Rachel knows her stuff too.

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    I've had my motel reservations for months. Now if hubby gets his vacation approved we will be arriving in Bend on Friday the 9th and then driving to Sisters early Saturday morning for the quilt show.

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    I have a friend who has family in a town not too far from Sisters. She goes down every summer and has taken in the quilt show. Marge has a super time of it. Wear comfy shoes, bring a hat, also sunscreen.

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    I'll be there on Saturday if I can get off work!

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    Iffin I lived there instead of here, I would be there. Love that part of the country and should have moved there when I had the chance.

    Have fun!

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    There are a few women who are planning to get together that day from our group here in the NW. I don't recall now who is actually going to be able to go. I was planning to go but I have two sons who have a birthday that day and one of them is going to be out on his Navy ship for the next 10 months or so. I suppose we should have a birthday party instead of a quilt show! :( Maybe next year!

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    You will enjoy yourself; in fact, you'll probably think you've enjoyed a little peak at heaven. Haven't been to Sisters in many, many years but it WILL BE AWESOME!!! I'm soooooo jealous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhueluna
    Oh you been to Grandma's attic huh? It is a good one alright. Grandma Rachel knows her stuff too.
    Yip -- been there --bought some fabric to make mom some placemats. Made a mistake and called them...was able to order over the phone. Had the fabric within days! Great service. And GREAT selection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenBarnes
    There are a few women who are planning to get together that day from our group here in the NW. I don't recall now who is actually going to be able to go. I was planning to go but I have two sons who have a birthday that day and one of them is going to be out on his Navy ship for the next 10 months or so. I suppose we should have a birthday party instead of a quilt show! :( Maybe next year!
    Ah shoot! But definately do the birthday thing.....best of luck for your son on the ship, too!

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    I definitely will be at the gathering in September! It is in The Dalles which is a little closer to you Dee! Feathers is hosting then... Have a good time in Sisters!

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    Wish I had known about this sooner. We're near Medford, but it would be a nice drive. Is it worth driving up for only a day?

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    The actual quilt show is only one day. Of course, some of the quilts are hanging in the stores throughout the week, but Saturday (the 10th) is THE DAY when all the quilts are hanging.

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    I'll be there!! Can't wait it's so much fun. We are planning on meeting in the park in Sisters on Saturday. Stay tuned to QB'ers of NW I'm sure the details will be posted soon! Hope to meet many of you!

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    I am, and my husband will be doing some research in the local taverns. You remember, more drinking going on at the quilt show than the rodeo. :) He is going to see if this is in fact a true story.

    He will be conducting interviews in between sips of Bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenBarnes
    I definitely will be at the gathering in September! It is in The Dalles which is a little closer to you Dee! Feathers is hosting then... Have a good time in Sisters!
    The Dalles is about 3 hours north of where Dee and I are from. Lovely area though, the Columbia River is up there.

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