Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sisters, OR? Brigadoon?

Can it be a whole week since my first time experiencing the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show?
I wanted to share just a few photos of my time last Saturday, for it was as magical as that tale of Brigadoon ( you know that old musical with Gene Kelly). As you entered the city, early---way before the start time of 9am you were treated to the magic of watching the city fill up with quilts.

The big show was down at The Stitching Post where the quilts were hung by fireman literally hanging off the roof.
The quilts were hung everywhere.


Next, the people came pouring in, and everyone in town took part in greeting and caring for these thousands and thousands of visitors...


Then almost like that Brigadoon of legend, come 4pm the quilts came down, disappeared and if there were a mist to be seen the streets of Sisters returned to the lovely, quiet community for another year.

If you haven't experienced it yet, it should be on your bucket list. Thank you Jean & Valori Wells, and all the amazing people of Sisters, OR and all the volunteers from around the world that make the magic happen!

5 comments:

country girl said...

Amazing town and amazing quilts. Glad I could be a part of it. I'll be back next year.

Waterrose said...

Brigadoon is a good analogy. It always cracks me up that they hang the quilts from everything outdoors...then I think about the white gloved ladies at quilt shows.....lol

育隆 said...

Joy shared with others are more enjoyed.............................................................

Rose Hughes said...

true words, true words... joy shared with other is truly enjoyed more. thank you all for you wonderful comments.

natalie. beyond the reef said...

What a dream come true to go to Sisters - from beginning to end!
Thank you so much for sharing...and I doubt there's a quilter out there that would mind their quilt being handled by a firefighter!!!