Saturday, July 9, 2016

2016 Sisters Outdoor Quiltshow

Today (Sat 7/9/16) was the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the's the worlds largest outdoor quilt show, and I had a quilt displayed at the show this year so there was no way I was missing it. I had heard about this show long before I moved to OR, and for the past few summers my schedule just didn't work out, but since I had a quilt at the show this year, I made sure that I was free. And I'm soooo glad that I did. (warning this post has lots of photos!)

The highlight of my day was meeting the sew-lebrities. I got to meet my quilting idol Angela Walters.
You can tell by the photo just how ecstatic I was to meet her. (I had tried to sign up for her class, but it filled up soo fast that I was unable to get a spot). She very sweet and nice and I'm still in awe that I got to meet her, she even gave me a hug and complimented me on my hair. I was in fan girl heaven. Just an amazing moment that meant so much to me, and I'm grateful that she took that few moments out of her day to stop and make my day.
Me and Angela!!!!!!

Next up, I got to meet Quilt Dad!! I've been following John Q. Adams on social media for a long time I was incredibly happy to actually get to meet him in real life. He creates amazing quilts, and he's a published quilt author!  He too was very nice and took a moment to chat with me. greatful that he stopped and took a photo with me.
Me and Quilt Dad!!!!!

And lastly, I met Rob Appell from Man Sewing! Rob does fantastic sewing and quilting tutorials online, and it was so cool to see his work in person, and to meet him. He also took a few moments to chat with me.  He has an great laugh, and fun energy just rolls off him. Thanks for photo Rob!!
Me and Rob in front of his quilt.

Now onto the quilts!! Sooo many cool, amazing, beautiful, wonderful quilts. It truly was great to be surrounded by all the quilts, so many like-minded folks & artists, and of course the mountains. Sisters really is the perfect setting for a quilt show.

 My quilt was part of the Central Oregon Modern Quilt Guild special exhibit. Our exhibit was all about "cool colors"...and they looked fantastic all hung up in a group. It was definitely a "cool" moment to see my quilt hung up among all the other amazing works of art.
Me and My Quilt.   
COMQG Cool Colors Exhibit.

And now just some random photos that I took while at the show. This years show had 1287 quilts!!! There were soo many gorgeous quilts that it's impossible to photograph them here are the photos that I did take. They are in no particular order, just quilts that caught my eye and I had to have a photo of them for one reason or another. Some photos I took because I loved the colors, some I took because I loved the pattern, others because I loved the theme of the quilt. Some just took my breathe away and I wanted to be able to view them over and over again. My favorite part was seeing the quilts amidst nature. I loved seeing flowers in front of the quilts. Soo pretty.  Enjoy the photos!
The side of The Stitchin' Post.

Too Adorable.

These were once vintage towels!

Flowers + Quilts = amazing

Some cool machine embroidery.

Log cabin Flag!!!

Animals + quilt blocks = fantastic idea!

The red dress was covered with crystals!

So many amazing colors.

I just loved this art quilt.

More art love.

So cool!!!

Quilts everywhere you look!

A bazillion hexies!



Here fishy fishy.

Who me???

This photo I took for Krista. She knows why.

Farm life.


I heart roosters.

This would look great in my kitchen.

I thought my husband would like this one.
I love yellow and gray. amazing.

I love deer.

Lighthouse & a canoe in the same photo! Score!

Did I mention I love deer?

Sooo many pieces of fabric.

Seriously..look at it close up. Amazing.

The Depot Cafe !! Lunch was delicious.

Angela Walters quilted this!!!

More of Angela's quilting.

Flowers + Vintage Truck = wicked cool

Woof woof. Love this.

Super in love with the clipped corner.

The theme was Doors.

Looks soo real.

Hope you liked these photos! I can't wait for next years show!
-Kat  :)

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Welcome to Calico Cali Designs! I’m Kat, digitizer and sewing enthusiast. I learned how to digitize in 2010 from master digitizer Walter Floriani…it was an amazing experience. Soon instead of spending my time sewing, quilting and stitching out other people’s embroidery designs, I was sewing, quilting and stitching out my own embroidery designs. I created this blog, not only as a place to share my embroidery designs, but also as a place to share all the things I make, sew, paint, embroider, and create. You’ll see posts about my life, my studio, patterns I’ve sewn and products I’ve tested. I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. Follow me on twitter . Hugs!! – Kat