Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Our Paige is kind of a big deal!

Our very own CLMQG President, Paige Prescott, had one of her fabulous quilts on display this past weekend at the annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon!! This is the quilt - her giant Dresden inspired by a vacation trip she took to Cannon Beach, Oregon...

Every year on the second Saturday in July, over 1,000 quilts (this year over 1,300) are hung and displayed outdoors for one day only. The week leading up to the show is filled with lectures, tours, and classes led by some of the biggest names in the quilting world. Hundreds of volunteers help to organize the event, and hang and take down the quilts on that one day; many volunteers travel from other states just to help and be part of this wonderful show. During the week of the show, Sisters, Oregon plays host to approximately 12,500 visitors! All this in an 1880's style town with a population of just over 2,000 people - amazing!

The two photos posted here were taken at the Sisters Quilt Show on Saturday, July 13. To read more about the annual outdoor show click here.

You can watch some great photo slideshows of this year's quilts here at the Woolie Mammoth blog. This is the site where Paige located the photos of her quilt hanging at the show :) There are several posts about the show's quilts since the blog author is one of the volunteers, and each separate post has it's own corresponding slideshow. Lot's of eye candy! Watching them will make you want to buy a plane ticket and make hotel reservations right now for next year's show!!

And if you need further evidence that Paige is a big deal, Anna Bates (the Woolie Mammoth blog author) told Paige she had lunch with Elizabeth Hartman, Alissa Haight Carlton and Ann Richardson (two big names in the quilting world and the Director of the Sisters show) and they were all talking about her Cannon Beach quilt!!

Paige has written a pattern for this quilt and it is available for purchase here in the SewMod Designs Etsy shop. You can read more about the quilt and pattern, and see some detail shots of Paige's amazing quilting here on the SewMod Designs blog. To read more about Paige's past quilting adventures, click here to see her blog - PaigeAlaine.

Congratulations Paige!! I think we should all take a field trip to this show next year. Who's with me??

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