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By Prudence Lay, Feature Editor ~
The small town of Sisters, Oregon is transformed every year on the second Saturday in July from a quiet mountain town to a bustling metropolis of quilters and quilt lovers from all over the world who come to see the town blanketed in beautiful quilts.
This amazing show will celebrate its 36th anniversary July 9, 2011 with a full week of exciting activities leading up to the big day, including walking tours and lectures.
Every year, quilters from all around the world gather in Sisters to experience one of the most colorful displays of the quilters’ art to be found in the United States. Sisters’ downtown is wrapped in quilts, hung early on the morning of the show by a dedicated — and careful — crew of volunteers.
Traffic is rerouted around Sisters’ downtown, creating a pedestrian mall along a quarter mile of Cascade Avenue, the main street through town. Traffic and parking details are available at http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/.
Quilt Show excitement begins the weekend before the show with the eighth annual Around the Block Fiber Arts Stroll and Quilt Walk and the Wish Upon a Card silent auction of fabric postcards. Proceeds benefit Wendy’s Wish, a project that offers cancer support services to those who can’t afford them.
If you love quilts or the fabric arts in general, you will be glad you made the trip to central Oregon to experience this amazing display of over 1300 quilts displayed in this delightful town.
For more information on the 35th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and associated events visit http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/.
With more than three decades of home interior design and international travel experience, Prudence Lay has developed a sharp eye for how to create inviting living environments and adventurous travel experiences. Currently Prudence and her family reside in Sisters, Oregon where she is enjoying her latest adventure as Home and Travel Feature Editor of LivingBetterat50+.