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2012 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!

 

July 10-15, 2012

Experience the
37th Annual Sisters
Outdoor Quilt Show

A Quilt Sampler
Shop Hop

A Tour of Hood River
and much much more!

Join Stitchin’ Heaven Travel for the Quilter’s Journey of a Lifetime! You’ll meet and get to know many quilters as we tour the gorgeous Portland area enjoying the sites, the quilt shops, and finally, the ultimate quilter’s destination: the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!

We’ve got a full schedule of exhilarating and inspiring stops planned including a tour through several of the Hood River Fruit Loop stops and the beautiful Multnomah Falls.  Then, it’s off to visit seven featured shops from the Quilt Shop Sampler magazine.  

The Big Finale? The piece de resistance? We’ll visit the renowned Stitchin’ Post, be there for the Quilter’s Picnic and Lecture, and take in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!

What it's All About

With your paid registration, you will receive

  • Accommodations for three nights in Portland, Oregon

  • Accommodations for two nights in Bend, Oregon

  • Shuttle service to and from all of the listed destinations

  • Tickets and admission to all of the listed destinations

  • Picnic and Lecture the night before the show in the park

  • Breakfast is included each day, two lunches, and three dinners

  • Special commemorative Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show T-Shirt

Hood River Fruit Loop Tour

On Tuesday, July 10th, everyone will arrive at the Portland Holiday Inn Express (Nob Hill), check in, and help themselves to dinner in the area.  Then, we’ll meet later, and have a Get Acquainted Party back at the hotel.

On Wednesday, July 11th, we’ll have breakfast at the hotel, then, we’re off to tour the scenic Columbia River Gorge. 

First, we will head off to the Hood River Historical Shopping District where you will find several blocks of hundred year old storefronts that include an antiques shop, an ice cream parlor, and a candle shop.

Next, we’ll enjoy a drive along the Hood River Fruit Loop Tour, where we’ll visit theLavender Valley Lavender Farm Lavender Valley Lavender Farm - Oregon’s Premier Lavender Farm, featuring four acres of lavender, 65 different varieties, and over 100 lavender products! 

Then, we will visit one of Hood River's most famous wineries for some afternoon refreshments, sampling some of the locally made wines.

The Cascade Alpacas Foothills Yarn & Fiber is where we’ll find gentle alpacas, and touch the yarn that inspires creativity.  The full-service yarn shop offers a wonderful selection of quality yarn and equipment for knitting, crocheting, weaving, and spinning. Gifts too! 

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah FallsAt dinnertime, we’ll visit and dine at Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall.

The Multnomah Falls Lodge offers an authentic northwestern cuisine, served in a rustic, romantic setting. We’ll enjoy a buffet-style dinner of prime rib and salmon, vegetables, and oh, such wonderful desserts. A meal you’re sure to remember for a long time. Oh, and did we mention that part of the movie Twilight was filmed here?  It was!  Really!

The Shop Hop

Greenbaum's Quilted ForestFirst stop is at a historic shop.  Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest is a third generation family business that has evolved over time. In 1900, It started as a dry goods store; in 1946 became a fabric store; and finally a quilt shop, in 1988. The shop is in a beautiful historic structure that was built in 1889, and is located in the heart of the downtown historic district in Salem, Oregon.

Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest is known regionally for its innovative classes, and showcasing the newest products and fabrics that compliment its trend-setting personality.  Sylvia Dorney, the current owner and granddaughter of founder Izzy Greenbaum, continues the family tradition of providing excellent customer service and quality merchandise.  In 2003, they were recognized by Better Homes and Gardens’ Quilt Sampler magazine as a “Top Ten Quilt Shop”. 

We'll stop by the Capitol building for some lunch (included) and exploring and then it is off to our next quilt shop.

Next, we’re off to Keizer, Oregon, to visit The Cotton Patch Quilt Shop, where we will find a warm, inviting shop full of quilting atmosphere.  This great new store, opened in 2009, by Diane, is bright, welcoming, and growing daily with a large collection of fabrics.

Then it's off to the Pine Needle Quilt Shop, owned by Geri Grasvik. Pine Needle Quilt Shop was Top Ten shop in 1999 and offers over 4500 square feet of fabric, and over 50 quilts hanging!  Along with the retail store almost bursting with color and prints, they bring together the newest fabrics with the freshest patterns, offering “quilting inspiration, and kits.”

On Friday, July 13th, the day we’ve been waiting for, we’re off to BJ’s Quilt Basket after we stop at Boston's Pizza for lunch. With a 5,600 square-foot store, housing over 4000 bolts of fine fabric and notions, books and magazines, they are Central Oregon's largest quilting and sewing supply store.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Stitchin' Post Quilt ShopFinally!  That afternoon, we’ll arrive at the Stitchin’ Post, in Sisters, the shop where it all began!  We’ll enjoy a look around, visit with owners, Jeanand Valori Wells, and take it all in.  The fabrics, the kits! It may all be a blur, but a beautiful blur, no less. Finally, we’ll dine at the annual Quilter’s Picnic hosted by The Stitchin’ Post, and stay for the Lecture that evening.  Visit their website at www.stitchinpost.com

That night, we’ll sleep locally, in Bend, and be rested for the big day ahead!

Be ready to be amazed, because, on Saturday, July 14th, we’ll be up at sunrise and off to the 37th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!  The Beauty! The glamour! The Quilts! It’s truly something to be admired. You’re free to walk at your own pace while you enjoy the immense size and simple wonder of this grand event.

Sisters, OR, Qoudoor Quilt ShowWhen Jean Wells Keenan decided tohanga few quiltsoutside of herstore, The Stitchin’ Post, on a warm summer day, she had no idea the legacy she was embarking upon. Thirty-six years later, the annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show has grown to showcase over 1,300 quilts blanketing the small town of Sisters, Oregon, population: 1,925. Every July the population swells to nearly seven times that amount as quilt-enthusiasts from around the globe travel to scenic Central Oregon to view quilts from prominent, accomplished artists and instructors right alongside those Sisters, OR, Qoudoor Quilt Showof their neighbors, friends and family members.

Each year, the Quilt show offers an array of exhibits and contests, and feature different quilters, teachers, upcoming quilters, and influential people in the quilting community.  And we’re sure you won’t be let down in 2012. Just like a quilter’s fabric stash, it seems to just continue getting bigger and better with each passing year.

They say all good things must come to an end, so at 5pm when the Quilt Show is over, we will board the bus and head to the Brand33 Restaurant at the beautiful Aspen Lakes golf course. We will indulge in a three course fine dining meal, included in the cost of your tour!

On Sunday, July 15th, we’ll check out of the hotel, board the bus, and arrive at the Portland Airport by 12:30 to drop off any passengers taking a flight out. We’ll then return to the Holiday Inn Express, to drop off any remaining passengers, if needed.

All flights home should be scheduled after 2:00 p.m.

Pricing & Reservations

The total cost for this extraordinary trip is
$995 per person, double occupancy*
There is a $200.00, per person, deposit due at registration.
*
Transportation to Portland not included.

Meet our Travel Consultant

Have questions?
Our Travel Consultant is happy to help!

Clay Luttrell
with Stitchin' Heaven Travel

clay@stitchinheaventravel.com

Phone: (903) 363-9810


Stitchin' Heaven Travel is a division of Stitchin' Heaven, Inc.

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