Sunday, February 17, 2008
The Camp Sherman Quilt Show
The beauty of central Oregon is not limited to the natural landscape. The communities of Sisters and Camp Sherman have numerous artists. Painters and photographers are well represented, however, this area is equally known for the quilting work being done. Twice each year the Pine Needlers, a group of about 200 women hold a show in the Camp Sherman Community Hall where quilts are hung from the rafters of the building. Each quilt is unique and often has a long family history or a personal story of it's creation. This is museum quality on a down-home level. The quilts aren't for sale so a modest entrance fee, small quilted potholders, and snacks, sold by the "Pine Nuts" (husbands of the quilters) give the Pine Needlers a little profit which funds a scholarship fund for local students. The other show is held in conjunction with the Sisters Quilt Show in July when the streets in town are closed to traffic and thousands come to see the magnificent creations that cloth, thread and artistic vision create.