After a couple of days, we headed to Sisters, Oregon, about 30 minutes from Bend.
Every year, for the past 37 years, on the 3rd Saturday of July, in a small town in Oregon, named Sisters (named for the 3 mountain peaks which were named after 3 sisters), there is an one day outdoor quilt show. For those who have never been to it, it is truly a "must see" to be added to any quilter's "Bucket List" of places to see.
Most of the 3000+ beautiful quilts, from all over the US and beyond, are displayed outside on building walls,
fences, large quilt racks, railings and balconies, etc.,
all over the town of Sisters. It is a sight to behold!!
The quilts are amazing and one day is hardly enough time to really appreciate and see each and every quilt, especially last year. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on July 14th, 2012, will be remembered, not only for being a fabulous great quilt show, but also, for being the only year the quilt show was rained out! It was our first visit to this quilt show. We had only seen about half of the quilts, and the quilts were all removed and taken down within an half an hour, by 3:30 pm. It didn't just lightly rain; it also hailed and poured rain for several hours!
We loved seeing all the beautiful quilts and do plan to return this year. We are praying (probably along with many others) that the show will not see any rain this year!!
After our time in Bend, we headed back to California, spending some time with the Nances at their home in Redding. Then we caravaned to Lake Almanor and spent a week with our other camping friends the Lauries and Merandis. It's a rustic campground, right on the lake's edge, but it's seeing our friends that draws us there!!
Great vacation, as always!!
You can see more of my pictures from the Sisters Quilt Show on my flickr page.
To see our summer vacation pictures click this link.