Submitted by Liz M.
The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is held the second Saturday of July each year. This year, July 11, marked the 45th anniversary of the show. Due to COVID-19 cancellations, the show used the internet and social media to hold the show virtually. A virtual show is not the same as an in-person show but the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and The Stitchin’ Post teams put a lot of work into sharing quilts and information with quilters around the world.
During the week prior to the show, 12 quilts were shared each day and two demonstrations were posted on The Stitchin’ Post FaceBook page. Some of the information was also posted to YouTube. The links are below.
Check out the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show website to see the special exhibits. Click “enter the show” and you can scroll through the 16 videos, including the featured quilter, Tonye Phillips. https://www.soqs.org/
Many quilters (over 500) posted photos of their quilts in outdoor spaces to Instagram. If you have an Instagram account, search for: #soqs2020
I found the information in the demonstrations to be helpful and I am considering trying to block print some hand-dyed fabric. Jean’s “no ruler cutting” session reinforced the class techniques I learned with her in a 2015 Quilters Affair class. This quilt is the product of that class.
Did you participate in the show by posting a quilt? If so, please submit it to our Inspirations so we can see it! If you did not post a quilt, do you have concerns about sharing on social media? Other comments?
Please list additional Sisters Outdoors Quilt Show links that members would enjoy or to share ideas that MPS can use to help us stay connected until we can be together in person again.