Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show 2014

14 Jul


I did something that I’ve always wanted to – but never done before-  this past weekend! I went to the Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show. Over 1,300 quilts were hung around town – which is deceptively larger than I’ve always believed. The first quilts we saw were in the “Quilted in Honor” by Operation Homefront group. I loved this section. We actually walked through it twice and I noticed more details the second time! 

I won’t overwhelm you with allllll the quilt photos I took in one post, so this will be a mini-series. I hope you like quilts! (If not, come back next week hehe) I learned a lot about different types of patterns and their names from my aunt – if I had been smarter I would have written down all that precious information. As it is, I only wrote down two bits! Pathetic. 

Enjoy some patriotic quilts.

Patriot Stars

                                                               “Patriot Stars”

close up - each white area had detailed embroidery in it.

close up – each white area had detailed embroidery in it.


sister's quilt show

                                                       “Let Freedom Ring”


sister's quilt show



sister's quilt show

                                                     “The Maple Leaf Forever”


"Freedom Protector"

                                                             “Freedom Protector”

I really liked this one! 

"Warm Hugs -Patriotic" and "Coming Home"

                                 “Warm Hugs -Patriotic” and “Coming Home”

"And the Flag was Still There"

                                                    “And the Flag was Still There”

This quilt (above) was made by a quilt shop owner in Morrow Bay California- close to where my mom’s family lives. It might be one of my favorites of this section!

"Stars Of Honor"

                                                                   “Stars Of Honor”

"Stars and Stripes Forever"

                                                    “Stars and Stripes Forever”


To check out more information on the quilt show , click here

We spent about four hours walking the town, seeing no two quilts alike. We stopped and had lunch at a nice little restaurant called The Porch (here are some reviews) – it was so nice to get out of the 90degree plus sun! 

Come back later in the week for the rest of the quilts! 

43 Responses to “Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show 2014”

  1. Maryann July 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Beautiful! Wonderful to see the patriotism!


  2. Bekkie - Lipstick & Lullabies July 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    Beautiful quilts! I’m always so amazed when people can put something like this together!


  3. Betsy Gettis July 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    wow! these quilts are all so intricate. that is some serious talent!


  4. susiereece July 14, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    These are spectacular!!!


  5. Lauren July 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    I wish I could do that. Sewing machines are so intimidating to me!!


  6. estherjulee July 15, 2014 at 2:04 am #

    These are amazing! I’ve always wanted to make my own quilt


  7. Jenna @ A Savory Feast July 15, 2014 at 5:12 am #

    I’m just learning to sew but it would be fun to make a quilt someday!


  8. Jamie @ Makeuplifelove July 15, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    Wow those are super beautiful. The detailing is amazing.


  9. Becca July 15, 2014 at 6:21 am #

    I’m not into quilting, per se. But still I’m impressed by the quality of the quils in your photos! My friend is a big quilter and it amazes me the patience it takes planning and cutting out shapes to the exact dimension requirements!


  10. Alicia July 15, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    How fun! I haven’t made a quilt in ages, but this inspires me!


  11. omgitschelsea July 15, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    How neat!! So much work goes into a beautiful quilt.


  12. Carly Anderson (@lipglosscrayons) July 15, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    These are all such beautiful quilts! I’m in love with all the patriotic ones.


  13. lovetheskinnys July 15, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Quilts are so impressive! It is seriously an art. And you have to have so much patience.


  14. myrabev July 15, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Those are some cute and adorable quilts, I remember when I was a kid helping my mum make a quilt.


    • booksnbakery July 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      oh really? I’m so jealous! I had hoped to at least take a quilting class with my mom but haven’t been able to do that. What a memory


  15. Hima Rajana July 15, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Whoa, that’s so cool! I love how much work goes into each of these!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts


  16. Lisa Heath July 15, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    Whoa! I love these


  17. Kristen Forgione July 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    WOW! This work is impressive! Beautiful!


  18. Taneja's Bride July 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Absolutely LOVE all the patriotic prints – I went to a quilt show once, and it was magnificent to see all the hard work that was put into each piece! ❤


  19. Ashley July 15, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Very pretty!


  20. leannaalways July 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Those quilts are so pretty and very detailed! I love how quilts are so warm!


    • booksnbakery July 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

      I love pretty much everything about quilts. The time, effort and love put into each one.


  21. Katreena @ Sugar Spice & Everything Life July 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    Wow. A lot of talent in those quilts.



  22. teamwiking July 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Some of those quilts are so detailed, wow! I tried to quilt once and failed horribly so I just don’t try any more. I don’t have the patience for it.


    • booksnbakery July 16, 2014 at 10:52 am #

      oh no! yeah, i am wondering if i’ll have the patience for it when i do finally try my hand at it!


  23. mathewsbambina July 16, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    wow! those quilts are gorgeous! so much talent!


  24. Ashley Frederickson July 16, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    LOVE these quilts. That must take so much time for all that detail. One day I really want to learn.


    • booksnbakery July 16, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      I do too. I can’t wait to take some quilting classes!


  25. Kristine Foley (@tffunedited) July 16, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    BEAUTIFUL! Takes so much talent and skill! I’d love to get a custom quilt for each of my girl’s


  26. cambibsandbaubles July 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Awesome! I love the details.


  27. Sierra Charlesworth (@SierrasView) July 16, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Wow!!! Amazing!


  28. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest July 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    Those are some gorgeous quilts. I like the one that’s just red and white.


  29. Jess July 16, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    This is so great! I love how patriotic everything is!


  30. mrsthreeinthree July 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    How cool! I’ve always loved quilts!


    • booksnbakery July 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

      I just did another post of more quilts. hehe. i kinda went crazy taking photos! they are just so pretty


  31. thelaurawayblog July 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Patriotic quilts? that’s so awesome!


  32. Rose L. August 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Such detailed work on that first quilt! They are inspiring!


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