Friday, July 9, 2010

Hey Sistas!!

It is a wonderful week to be away from all the hustle and bustle and stress of home...and be at my favorite cabin on the Metolius River in Camp Sherman Oregon.

Of course the fabulous classes and world famous Stitchin Post make for a little more than just nature loving time! Great classes with Pam Dinndorf of Aardvark Quilts.

If you haven't checked out her patterns you really should. Simple, vintage feel, and they lend themselves to a variety of fabric styles. Awesome! Had fun meeting up with Carmen from Honey Run who is here taking a four day marathon class with the sweet wool diva Sue Spargo.

Tonye Phillips has a new shop/studio in town these days and we went there for some inspiration and shopping. Along with Kathy Deggendorfer who paints just gorgeous happy watercolors of life in flowers, animals, and the scenery of Sisters and surrounding areas.

Of course Jean Wells
who is also getting inducted into the Quilters' Hall of Fame next week
has been working hard to put her latest work in a gallery show this year.
The High Desert Gallery has a stunning display of her work. p.s. I think I may be coming home with a small one this year!!

Ricky Tims was very inspiring yesterday about quilting your quilt top. A three hour lecture on how he approaches this daunting task. As he says, just one 6 inch spot at a time and soon you are all done. Yeah, right! Alex Anderson was entertaining and personable too. I hadn't realized she was such an ambitious hand quilter. wow.. beautiful and no fear! Tomorrow is the big show. Hundreds of quilts and thousands of people. The estimate is 1400 quilts. It's amazing and the vibe is colorful and happy. Hope you are happy too. xo Pam


  1. REading your post, I am turning slightly green with envy, Pam. Sisters is a fun place, that's for sure. Have you found the source of that river? It's interesting.

  2. Sounds like you had a great time. Can hardly wait to hear more about it.

  3. Okay yes I am jealous. I want to go next year. Can you do lunch Tues. or Wed? Love ya Marsha

  4. I do have to say we did have a wonderful time!!! :) Oxox

  5. How inspiring! I must go. I'm glad you had so much fun!