Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) is internationally recognized as the world’s largest outdoor quilt show and quilt sale displaying more than 1300 quilts representing fiber artists from around the world. More than 10,000 visitors from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries flock to Sisters on the second Saturday in July. Master quilt makers teach classes and workshops during Quilt Week and exhibit their quilts at our annual Quilt Show. In addition, hundreds of quilts are displayed in the “show-and-tell” exhibits – first time quilters, youth, quilts made by men – throughout the town of Sisters. Quilt exhibitors range in age from 10-92. Many of the quilts on display can be purchased with a portion of the proceeds supporting SOQS, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which produces the annual Quilt Show. It is the mission of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show to educate the public about the art, skill, and heritage of traditional and contemporary quilts and fiber arts, while enhancing the cultural vitality of the community of Sisters and Central Oregon.
2020 The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) announced that it will cancel the events for the 2020 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The 2020 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show was scheduled for Saturday, July 11.
“Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our volunteers, guests and all community members and as such we are following the best health protocols at this time. Sadly, that includes restructuring what our show day will look like,” Dawn Boyd, executive director of SOQS stated.
For 45 years the event has blanketed the entire town with up to 1,400 quilts, offering a rainbow of art and color and welcoming many thousands of visitors who travel here from around the world.
This year’s show will be REIMAGINED into a virtual experience. SOQS guests will be able to see many of the same exhibits and exciting quilt displays that we already have planned, but they will enjoy show day online from the safety of their homes. “Ultimately, the SOQS Board is committed to celebrating our 45th Anniversary this year. This may look different from previous years, but we will continue to embrace the beauty and art of quilting with everyone,” Boyd continued. “I am so sorry that this difficult decision had to be made, but I believe that it is the right one at this time. As people – and quilters – one of our greatest strengths is our capacity to adjust and be flexible when necessary. This is especially important to remember during these times.”
SOQS will continue to post updates on virtual show day activities via their social media accounts and website.