Tuesday, December 4, 2012

2013 Quilt Show Overview

The Oregon Garden’s 6th annual Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show runs Jan. 25 - 26, 2013,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will feature quilting demonstrations and lectures, quilt-related vendors, and a tearoom with lunch fare. The event will highlight guest artist Charlotte Warr Andersen, creator of one-of-a-kind pictorial quilts, who will be giving daily lectures. 

The Rhythm and Hues and Elements exhibits will be on display from High Fiber Diet.

You're invited to submit quilts for display in the show, with an entry fee of $10 per quilt. Ribbons will be awarded for Viewer’s Choice in appliqué, piecework, art design and traditional quilts. We also invite you to participate in the Quilt Challenge, where participants submit a quilt made from a designated challenge fabric. This year’s fabric is called “Yellow Iris & Peony” by Kaffe Fassett Collective. 

We are also offering a three-day pictorial appliqué workshop with featured artist Andersen from January 22 through 24. The price of $250 includes the workshop and lunch all three days.

The 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. Or volunteer and receive free admission, contact volunteer@oregongarden.org or 503-874-2533.

The Oregon Garden Resort is presenting a variety of lodging packages throughout the week for both Quilt Show and workshop attendees. Make reservations online or by calling 503-874-2500.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Start sending us your entry forms! You can download forms by clicking the tabs above this post. We are accepting regular quilt entries as well as challenge quilt entries. And there are still a couple spots left in the workshop too!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2013 Vendors

If you're interested in being a vendor at Stitches in Bloom, we have a few spots left (about 10 total). Spots fill up quick so visit the vendor page for information and to download your form!

Friday, March 16, 2012


Make sure to explore the site for information and forms for the 2013 Quilt Challenge, Workshop, and Show.
Remember that Workshop fees and room packages are 10% off if you register by the end of July!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Workshop Feedback

We want to know what you think about quilting workshops. Here is a 4 question survey that will help us shape our workshop program in the years to come!

Monday, February 13, 2012

People's Choice Awards

Sorry I didn't post these earlier!
the 2012 people's choice winners were:
Applique: Civil War Stars pieced by Marjorie McCanse of Salem, OR. Quilted by Rhone Beyers.
Pieced: Hawaiian Star Pieced by Denise Rigsbee of Welches, OR. Quilted by Loretta Orsborn
Traditional: Kinderspiel Pieced by MariAnne Johnson of Corvallis, OR. Quilted by Connie Watkins
Art: Raven's Treasures pieced and quilted by Jan Story or Dallas, OR.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you to all who came to the quilt show. It was bigger than ever and we can't wait to see you next year. I'll post some photos as soon as we have them!

2013 Book Mark featuring Charlotte's work!

As you might have noticed, the blog has been updated to 2013 information. Workshop registration, Quilt Challenge, and Quilt Show entry forms are available on the forms page as well as information throughout the blog on next year's show. Make sure to take advantage of the 10% early registration discount for the workshop with Charlotte Warr Andersen.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Looks like we're going to have a beautiful weekend for Stitches in Bloom 2012. Come see the quilts and enjoy the Garden while you're here. It's included in your admission!

Stitches in Bloom Totes! $5

Our totes arrived today- just in time!
These great big bags will be for sale at The Oregon Garden booth for $5. Perfect for carrying all of the fun wares from the other vendors!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Quilts, Quilts, and more Quilts

Just got back up to the office after working on the show layout with Mary Goodson. So excited for everyone to see these incredible quilts!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coming in 2013...

I know we are just getting into the swing of 2012 but we would like to announce some exciting things for Stitches in Bloom 2013.

Our featured artist will be Charlotte Warr Andersen. She creates incredible pictorial quilts of both people and landscapes. She will teach a 3-day workshop preceding Stitches in Bloom 2013. Early registration will be available at this year's show. Anyone who registers by the end of the show will receive 15% off their total cost of registration-including their room if they choose a room package! There are only 20 spots!

We have also chosen our 2013 Challenge Quilt fabric. It's a beautiful Iris and Peony print by Kaffe Fassett. The 2013 challenge is sponsored by Greenbaum's Quilted Forest. First place will receive a $100 gift certificate. Greenbaum's will have this fabric available at the show!

Stop by The Oregon Garden booth at the show for information and to pick up forms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Looks like we will have about 190 quilts for you to enjoy at the show. Pretty fantastic!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Been processing quilt entries like crazy! Keep 'em comin', deadline is Friday!

Oregon SAQA Exhibit

We are excited to announce we will be showing the Oregon Studio Art Quilt Association's exhibit, Oregon: State of Diversity II at Stitches in Bloom this year. The exhibit will be making its debut at our show so make sure to come out and be one of the first to experience this fantastic collection of quilts!
Read more about the exhibit here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Demo and Lecture Schedule

You can view this year's demo and lecture schedule here!

Mary's River Quilt Guild

Head over to our guilds page to view the beautiful raffle quilt being displayed by Mary's River at the Stitches in Bloom show!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Challenge Quilts

Today was the deadline for the challenge quilts and we got some really incredible submissions. I know this was truly a challenge for some because of the large pattern vs small quilt conundrum but our submissions are creative and beautiful. We've got them hanging in the Resort until the show so that everyone can enjoy them.
Valori Wells will be coming by this month to pick her favorite and then we'll announce the winners. Because we only had 4 brave souls submit quilts they will all get a prize of some sort. Thank you. ladies for your stunning work!
 Below are my (not so great) iphone photos of the quilts. You'll have to come to the show or the Resort to see them in all their true glory!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Northwest Quilters

Northwest Quilters will be our second guild represented at the show and will be raffling off a spectacular quilt called "Before I-84."
Visit the Guild page to take a look!