This was a GOOD week!
A few months back our board of directors had a day-long retreat to do some long range planning for the show & events. They created a plan for funding the show that included a Presenting Sponsor – an organization that would have their name attached to the show in advertising & promotion. We thought it might take a year or two to find that sponsor – but WAIT – not so! I’m thrilled to announce that The Roundhouse Foundation, located right here in Sisters, is the new Presenting Sponsor for Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. And you heard it here first! Kathy Deggendorfer manages the foundation and we’ve had a great relationship with Kathy for years. Kathy was our poster artist in 2007 and the Foundation has funded other projects for us . We are honored to have them associated with our events. The mission of Roundhouse is to encourage community enrichment and economic development through the arts in Central Oregon. How perfect is that? Thank you Kathy!
Speaking of projects Roundhouse has funded for us – the Wish Upon a Card project is one of those. This fundraiser for local charity is aiming for $10,000 this year and we need lots of postcards to sell and silent auction. Time to get going on a fabric postcard or two. 4″ x 6″ – pretty small! Just put a little stabilizer in between the front and back – we usually use Fast-2-Fuse from C&T, but batting works too. Just like a tiny little quilt. And if its selected for framing – you’ll be AMAZED at how your little card becomes instant artwork – no kidding! We want 1,000 cards so pass this on to all of your friends.
It’s been an absolutely beautiful late winter/early early spring week in Sisters. Tons of sunshine and shirtsleeve weather. The corgis and I discovered a big cave in the rock wall just below our house. There was a pile of deer bones in it and you just know that deer didn’t die in there! We’ve had several cougar sitings in the neighborhood – could one be just under our noses? hmmmmm
Oh – I almost forgot (sorry Susan!!). Our Quilt Block Contest packets are going fast but there are some left. We’re still waiting for one last fabric to come in, but we should start mailing those out in a couple of weeks. This year’s fabrics are all black & whites and you get to add one color. Its going to be a really cool display and everyone who returns a block has a chance to win enough blocks to make a quilt top. Full instructions here to get a fabric packet and instructions.
Have a great week!!