Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show at The Oregon Garden

 The Oregon Garden’s 80-acre botanical sanctuary will be full of color in January as hundreds of vibrant quilts from throughout the Northwest unfurl for the 2014 Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show, Jan. 24 through 26 from 10am to 4pm.The event will feature more than 100 quilts on display, quilting demonstrations and lectures, a variety of quilt-related vendors, and a tearoom with lunch fare and specialty concessions. The Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show is included with regular Garden admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors 60 and older, $8 students 12-17, $5 children 5-11, and free for children 4 & under and Oregon Garden members.

The event will highlight guest artist Lura Schwarz Smith, a textile artist who has merged her art background with quilting techniques in the effort to express the inner life through fabric art. One of her quilts was named one of the “100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century,” and she was included in the “30 Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World” exhibit at the first Tokyo Dome quilt show in 2002. Schwarz Smith will have quilts on display and be giving daily lectures throughout the show.

For intermediate to advanced quilters quilters seeking in-depth instruction, The Oregon Garden is offering a workshop with Lura Schwarz Smith in conjunction with the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show. Transforming the Traditionalwhich will teach quilters how to give old favorites new twists, runs from Jan. 21-23 from 9am to 4pm daily and costs $300; price includes lunch all three days.

The Oregon Garden Resort, a Moonstone Hotel property that offers 103 rooms overlooking The Oregon Garden and the sweeping Willamette Valley, is presenting a variety of lodging packages throughout the week for both Quilt Show and workshop attendees. For rates and more information, visit

The event is generously sponsored by Mennonite Village, Stash Tea and The Oregonian. For Quilt Show event details, Quilt Challenge rules, workshop registration information and requirements related to quilt entries, visit


The Oregon Garden offers more than 80 acres that showcase the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest with more than 20 individual themed gardens and related attractions. The mission of The Oregon Garden is to welcome and inspire all visitors with an appreciation for the extraordinary ecology of the Pacific Northwest, and to provide a meaningful educational experience for gardeners of all skill levels and ages. The Oregon Garden offers memberships that help support new improvements and visitor programs. Visit or call 503-874-8100 for more information.

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