Every second Saturday in July, the town of Sisters, Oregon turns into a beautiful outdoor display of phenomenal quilters talent. The main road is closed to traffic as quilts are displayed as far as the eye can see.
My mom has been an avid quilter for years now and when I graduated from college and had new found time for "hobbies" I learned that her passion had been passed down to me. So when word got around last year that we had moved to Bend, my mom and all her quilting friends had the trip planned within days!
She and two of her friends spent last Thursday driving from Grass Valley (CA) to Bend with little more than giddy excitement to keep them going. Friday we spent most of the day shopping in Sisters, trying to beat the crowds that would fill the stores on Saturday. The kids did great. Aubrey spent hours in the front pack while Brendan took his choice between three "grandmas" and a mommy's hand to hold. Saturday morning we got up EARLY and headed for the quilt show. After breakfast at a local restaurant we spent hours taking in every bit of display that we could. So much to see in so little time!
And as Hotel Bessman closed its doors and said goodbye to our guests yesterday, they were already planning the trip for next year. :)