At the center of the community is the vibrant Stitchin’ Post
dedicated to nurture a close-knit venue
and enthusiastically embraces citizens
from surrounding neighborhoods and visitors.
Another big day today.
It’s the Small Wonders Challenge quilts.
What a treat
to music (Jeremy behind the hula girl and his guitar)
to art quilts.
The challenge and fundraiser is indeed one of the highlights of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS.)
It’s a judged contest (with prizes) and all donated quilts are of original designs.
Want to know how important Quilt Show is to some people?
Small Wonders are quilts sized between 18 and 24 inches
donated to help raise money for the show and for kids to attend summer programs through Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD.)
Last year, over 80 entries were received, raising $1,100 for a local charity. Not a quilter? No problem. There are other ways to help…from becoming a sponsor, a friend of SOQS, a volunteer, or buying one or more of these small wonders,
or this year’s bright and cheery poster–designed by local inspiring artist Kathy Deggendorfer—from her Go To Town painting done with liquid watercolor on Rives BFK Printmakers paper. “The smooth surface of the paper and the liquid watercolor make it possible to achieve really intense and saturated color.”–said Kathy. It’s just the way she likes it.
or other show memorabilia at the shop or at the July’s quilt show.
Here again, quilters from all over the country have let out their Inner Animal.
The Small Wonders quilts will be exhibited at the shop for the month of May.
In July, the quilts will be sold and the quilt show will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to the Malone Scholarship Fund at SPRD. The Malone Fund supports recreational, sports and art programs and activities for Sisters youth.
Five of the sixSmall Wonders Challenge winners were announced. Best Use of Color by Jean Wells Keenan
Best Art/Contemporary Quilt by Betty Gientke
Best Use of the Michael Miller challenge fabric by my dear friend Kristin Shields, next year’s SOQS Featured Quilter. (Our friend Myria on the right.)
Best interpretation of the show theme by Bev King
Judges Choice by Betty Gientke again!
Here’s your chance to to participate, too…cast your Viewers Choice vote for your favorite!
All Small Wonders quilts will be on display at the Stitchin’ Post throughout the month of June.
Thanks, Ann RIchardson, for all your hard work. You’ve outdone yourself, once again, Ann.
Thanks to Kristin‘s impeccable door-to-door service,
I arrived at Summit High in time to listen my middle teen sing in choir.
Life is good!
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)