On Eagle Watch
For the last couple of weeks we’ve been watching a live feed of a pair of nesting golden eagles. Their nest is very close to our (home) office and we often see one of them flying around while watching the other sitting on two eggs in the nest. The eggs should hatch in the next five days or so – its VERY cool and even cooler when they hatch. Give a watch! http://eagle.mmmeee.net/?page_id=2 We have people from all over the country watching these guys – they nested here 8 years ago with tragic results – the baby died when it fell from the nest just as it was learning to fly. We’re hoping for better results this time around!
In Quilt Show news – the Around the Block Fiber Arts Stroll Poster is at the printers! I mentioned before that it includes little snippets of all the artists work. Here’s a small picture of it. We’ll get it up on the arts stroll website early next week. Quilt Entry Confirmations will go out right after May 1 for quilts accepted through April 30 and again after June 1 for quilts accepted after April 30. We’re not full for sale entries yet – but we’re getting close!
The Wish Upon a Card fabric postcards are coming in and there are some beautiful ones! We said they need to be here by April 15 if you want them considered for the silent auction but we’re actually going to jury them the first week of May – SO THERE”S STILL TIME! I’ll take some pictures of the ones we’ve received and post them next week. We’ll select 30 or 40 cards and with the Quilters Affair Instructor cards, there should be about 75 or 80 total framed cards for the silent auction. Can’t thank Myrna Dow and High Desert Gallery enough for donating ALL of the labor and materials to frame all of those cards. Please stop by their gallery when you’re in Sisters (or Redmond or Bend – they’ve got 3 locations) and thank them when you’re in town.
Time to start signing up our volunteers! Last year’s Volunteer of the Year, Sharon (along with her husband John) posted this on our Facebook page. They are the MOST amazing volunteers ever. We just love our volunteers ;^). Check out our website page for volunteering and get in touch if you’d like to be part of the fun. The jobs say ‘2009’ – we’ll update that soon, but you’ll get a good idea of the jobs available. Here’s Sharon’s posting:
I have been volunteering for the SOQS for 8 years. My neighbor invited me to come and help the first year I moved to Sisters. Each year, I have tried new tasks and have met so many wonderful people. Last year, my husband and I were honored as the Volunteers of the Year. I always look forward to starting my work in …the spring. Ann Richardson is the best person you will ever work for! She knows how to find the right job for the right person and always remembers how to make it fun! There are so many different facets to the show that there really is a job that everyone would enjoy. Each year, Ann adds more events so there is always something new to try. I am so proud to play a small part in this amazing show. I hope you’ll come and join us by volunteering this year.
enough! gotta go feed the corgis.