The Oregon Garden’s 80-acre botanical sanctuary will be in full color in January as hundreds of vibrant quilts from throughout the Northwest unfurl for the 2016 Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show presented by Hope Village, Jan. 22 through 24 from 10am to 4pm. Admission to the Quilt Show, which includes Garden admission, is $9; free for children 4 & under.
The event will feature more than 100 quilts on display, quilting demonstrations, a variety of quilt-related vendors, a tearoom presented by Stash Tea, and lectures by featured textile artist Kathie Kerler of Portland.
Quilters are invited to submit quilts of their choice for display in the show, with prizes awarded in appliqué, piecework, art design and traditional quilts. There is also a Quilt Challenge presented by Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest, where entrants submit a quilt made from the designated challenge fabric: The Garden of Earthly Delight by HR Bosch. There is an entry fee of $10 per quilt entered into the show, and the deadline is Jan. 9, 2015. View and download entry forms at www.oregongarden.org/events/quiltshow.
For quilters seeking in-depth instruction, there will be four workshops held in conjunction with the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show: Accenting with Creative Cords and Satin Stitch & Drizzle with Kathie Kerler; and Basics of Wool Felting and Beyond the Basics of Wool Felting with Tyler Merrill. Dates, prices and skill levels vary for each workshop, visit www.oregongarden.org/events/quiltworkshops for full details and to register.
The Oregon Garden Resort, a Moonstone Hotel property that offers 103 rooms overlooking The Oregon Garden and the sweeping Willamette Valley, is located just steps away from the quilt show. A special Quilt Show package starts at only $119 for two people, and includes accommodations, two admissions to the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show, a commemorative tote bag, lunch at the Oregon Garden Resort food booth at the Quilt Show, continental breakfast buffet and admission to The Oregon Garden. Book online at www.oregongardenresort.com/Packages.htm.
The event is generously sponsored by Hope Village and Stash Tea. For event details, Quilt Challenge rules, workshop registration information and requirements related to quilt entries, visit www.oregongarden.org/events/quiltshow.