Sisters, OR 2001 Here We Come

Sisters, OR 2001 Here We Come

Post by Kath » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00



A group of us from NH are planning on a trip up to Sisters for the
Outdoor show in July of 2001.  It looks like we will fly into Portland
and drive unless those who know - know better and share : ).  There will
be at least 6 of us and maybe as many as a dozen so we will need to rent
one or two vans to make the drive down to Sisters.

I am looking for suggestions on what would be the your suggestion for
the itinerary.  We will probably fly into Portland on Wednesday and
leave on Sunday.  What shops should we stop at on the way down and any
sites that we should visit and/or good restaurants that we don't want to
miss.  I recently got a notice about staying at a school in Sisters
during the show that they turn into a bed and breakfast - anybody ever
stay there and have any thoughts on that.  Should we spend a day at the
show or more?  Should we stay in Sisters all four nights or hop around
to different parts of Oregon?

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

--

"Families are like quilts: lives pieced together, stitched with smiles
and tears, colored with memories, bound with LOVE."

 
 
 

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Post by BeeLa » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


My only suggustion is when you fly over Michigan, drop down a rope and I will
hang on really. really tight till we get to Portland.  Say she whinning  "I
want to go"  Have fun  Betty

 
 
 

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Post by Marissa Vignal » Wed, 19 Jul 2000 04:00:00


uh uh.. I will be in Seattle by then if things go as planned.... wheat is
"Sisters Outdoor show"?

Quote:

> A group of us from NH are planning on a trip up to Sisters for the
> Outdoor show in July of 2001.  It looks like we will fly into Portland
> and drive unless those who know - know better and share : ).  There will
> be at least 6 of us and maybe as many as a dozen so we will need to rent
> one or two vans to make the drive down to Sisters.

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Post by Sue » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Reserve your hotel RIGHT NOW.  A lot of people book a year in advance so if
you want to stay in Sisters go phone now.  If those rooms are booked then
try the Best Western in Bend.  The first year I went we couldn't get a hotel
for my big crowd (9) in Sisters or Bend.  We ended up renting a condo in Sun
River which is about 45 mins away but it was really nice.--
Sue


Quote:
> A group of us from NH are planning on a trip up to Sisters for the
> Outdoor show in July of 2001.  It looks like we will fly into Portland
> and drive unless those who know - know better and share : ).  There will
> be at least 6 of us and maybe as many as a dozen so we will need to rent
> one or two vans to make the drive down to Sisters.

> I am looking for suggestions on what would be the your suggestion for
> the itinerary.  We will probably fly into Portland on Wednesday and
> leave on Sunday.  What shops should we stop at on the way down and any
> sites that we should visit and/or good restaurants that we don't want to
> miss.  I recently got a notice about staying at a school in Sisters
> during the show that they turn into a bed and breakfast - anybody ever
> stay there and have any thoughts on that.  Should we spend a day at the
> show or more?  Should we stay in Sisters all four nights or hop around
> to different parts of Oregon?

> Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

> --

> "Families are like quilts: lives pieced together, stitched with smiles
> and tears, colored with memories, bound with LOVE."

 
 
 

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Post by shhdesign » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00


The Sister's Quilt show is always the second Saturday in July.
I agree with Sue, try and book your hotel now.  In Salem there are several
quilt shops that I would recommend.
Simply Friends
1855 25th St. SE

Greenbaum's Quilted Forest
Downtown sorry I don't have the addy

If you drive down from Portland on I-5 there are several shops along that
corridor.
In Portland you would want to check out Daisy Kingdom.
In Lake Oswego check out  The Pine Needle 429 First Street, it was in the
BH&G Quilt shop sampler in 1999.
If you have time to go abit farther south check out the Quilt Loft in Albany
in the historic district 126 Ferry SW.
In Cottage Grove I highly recommend Pandora's Box 517 Main.
In Coburg check out Foxfire Farm at 32677 E. McKenzie St.
In Dallas Oregon Grandma's Attic Sewing Emporium 155 S.W. Court Street
McMinnville has two Sew Much More at 416 N.E. Third Street and down the
street Boersma's at 203 N.E Third Street...it's huge and has some
interesting antique sewing displays...if you only go to one in McMinville
choose Boersma's.
In Forest Grove check out Main Street Cloth and Mercantile at 2001 Main
Street.
Hillsboro has two shops the *** Quilt...I didn't like and Furever Friends
hidden behind a bright pink door.  A small shop but packed at 2200 N.E.
Cornell Road.
If you decide to go along the Oregon Coast I can recommend a few great
places there.
Sandi in New West. B.C.

Quote:
> uh uh.. I will be in Seattle by then if things go as planned.... wheat is
> "Sisters Outdoor show"?


> > A group of us from NH are planning on a trip up to Sisters for the
> > Outdoor show in July of 2001.  It looks like we will fly into Portland
> > and drive unless those who know - know better and share : ).  There will
> > be at least 6 of us and maybe as many as a dozen so we will need to rent
> > one or two vans to make the drive down to Sisters.

> --
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> There was no year zero!!!!

 
 
 

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Post by Tiggrr » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00



I'll have to check out the ones you mention in Salem.  Haven't been there
yet.

Quote:
> In Portland you would want to check out Daisy Kingdom.

I was overwhelmed here.  Tons of fabric, and I never made it upstairs (bum
ankle then...will definitely do it next time)

Then you listed more stuff to check out.  Day trips with DH are fun and he
doesn't mind stopping at quilt stores.

Quote:
> In Forest Grove check out Main Street Cloth and Mercantile at 2001 Main

Street.

Last I was in there, they had shrunk the shop by half and were possibly
moving.  Don't know if they have, but the clerk said that they were planning
on it.  Also, in my opinion, the people that work here are not as polite as
they could be.

Quote:
> Hillsboro has two shops the *** Quilt...I didn't like

I concur on this one.  There is not much in the way of fabrics (at least
when I was in there), more antiques and stuff.  She does do machine
quilting, which is why I went in since I was going to have her quilt the
last quilt I made (I quilted it myself instead).  She spoke "down" to me,
telling me how to put borders on my quilt like I didn't know and had only
just started quilting when I've been quilting since 1992 (this was last
year).  I'm not an expert but I didn't like the tone.

Quote:
> and Furever Friends hidden behind a bright pink door.  A small shop but

packed at 2200 N.E. Cornell Road.

I've yet to find this one.  I'm told she has odd hours.

There's a quilt store in West Linn that used to be in Tualatin.  It's called
the Quilt Shoppe and was a small shop in Tualatin with quite a lot of
fabric.  I think the new shop is bigger but I don't know where West Linn is
yet! ;)

Tigg (hey, I've only lived in the area a little over 2 years, what can you
expect?)

 
 
 

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Post by Kath » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Wow, Sandi- thanks for all the info.  Just what I was looking for.

--

"Families are like quilts: lives pieced together, stitched with smiles
and tears, colored with memories, bound with LOVE."

Quote:

> The Sister's Quilt show is always the second Saturday in July.
> I agree with Sue, try and book your hotel now.  In Salem there are several
> quilt shops that I would recommend.
> Simply Friends
> 1855 25th St. SE

> Greenbaum's Quilted Forest
> Downtown sorry I don't have the addy

> If you drive down from Portland on I-5 there are several shops along that
> corridor.
> In Portland you would want to check out Daisy Kingdom.
> In Lake Oswego check out  The Pine Needle 429 First Street, it was in the
> BH&G Quilt shop sampler in 1999.
> If you have time to go abit farther south check out the Quilt Loft in Albany
> in the historic district 126 Ferry SW.
> In Cottage Grove I highly recommend Pandora's Box 517 Main.
> In Coburg check out Foxfire Farm at 32677 E. McKenzie St.
> In Dallas Oregon Grandma's Attic Sewing Emporium 155 S.W. Court Street
> McMinnville has two Sew Much More at 416 N.E. Third Street and down the
> street Boersma's at 203 N.E Third Street...it's huge and has some
> interesting antique sewing displays...if you only go to one in McMinville
> choose Boersma's.
> In Forest Grove check out Main Street Cloth and Mercantile at 2001 Main
> Street.
> Hillsboro has two shops the *** Quilt...I didn't like and Furever Friends
> hidden behind a bright pink door.  A small shop but packed at 2200 N.E.
> Cornell Road.
> If you decide to go along the Oregon Coast I can recommend a few great
> places there.
> Sandi in New West. B.C.


> > uh uh.. I will be in Seattle by then if things go as planned.... wheat is
> > "Sisters Outdoor show"?


> > > A group of us from NH are planning on a trip up to Sisters for the
> > > Outdoor show in July of 2001.  It looks like we will fly into Portland
> > > and drive unless those who know - know better and share : ).  There will
> > > be at least 6 of us and maybe as many as a dozen so we will need to rent
> > > one or two vans to make the drive down to Sisters.

> > --
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> > http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > There was no year zero!!!!

 
 
 

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Post by shhdesign » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Glad to help out when I can.  If you want some shops along the Oregon Coast,
I can recommend some, and thanks to BBL and others I have expanded into
Idaho, California, Utah, New Mexico [just Durango-Animas Quilts which is
great].  Just call me Quilter's Information for the West Coast.
Sandi in New West. B.C.

Quote:
> Wow, Sandi- thanks for all the info.  Just what I was looking for.

> --

> "Families are like quilts: lives pieced together, stitched with smiles
> and tears, colored with memories, bound with LOVE."


> > The Sister's Quilt show is always the second Saturday in July.
> > I agree with Sue, try and book your hotel now.  In Salem there are
several
> > quilt shops that I would recommend.
> > Simply Friends
> > 1855 25th St. SE

> > Greenbaum's Quilted Forest
> > Downtown sorry I don't have the addy

> > If you drive down from Portland on I-5 there are several shops along
that
> > corridor.
> > In Portland you would want to check out Daisy Kingdom.
> > In Lake Oswego check out  The Pine Needle 429 First Street, it was in
the
> > BH&G Quilt shop sampler in 1999.
> > If you have time to go abit farther south check out the Quilt Loft in
Albany
> > in the historic district 126 Ferry SW.
> > In Cottage Grove I highly recommend Pandora's Box 517 Main.
> > In Coburg check out Foxfire Farm at 32677 E. McKenzie St.
> > In Dallas Oregon Grandma's Attic Sewing Emporium 155 S.W. Court Street
> > McMinnville has two Sew Much More at 416 N.E. Third Street and down the
> > street Boersma's at 203 N.E Third Street...it's huge and has some
> > interesting antique sewing displays...if you only go to one in
McMinville
> > choose Boersma's.
> > In Forest Grove check out Main Street Cloth and Mercantile at 2001 Main
> > Street.
> > Hillsboro has two shops the *** Quilt...I didn't like and Furever
Friends
> > hidden behind a bright pink door.  A small shop but packed at 2200 N.E.
> > Cornell Road.
> > If you decide to go along the Oregon Coast I can recommend a few great
> > places there.
> > Sandi in New West. B.C.


> > > uh uh.. I will be in Seattle by then if things go as planned.... wheat
is
> > > "Sisters Outdoor show"?


> > > > A group of us from NH are planning on a trip up to Sisters for the
> > > > Outdoor show in July of 2001.  It looks like we will fly into
Portland
> > > > and drive unless those who know - know better and share : ).  There
will
> > > > be at least 6 of us and maybe as many as a dozen so we will need to
rent
> > > > one or two vans to make the drive down to Sisters.

> > > --
> > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> > > http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > > There was no year zero!!!!

 
 
 

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Post by Don/Ge » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00


After you pick up Betty, drop a rope over Columbus and hoist me up.
Gen


Quote:
>My only suggustion is when you fly over Michigan, drop down a rope
and I will
>hang on really. really tight till we get to Portland.  Say she
whinning  "I
>want to go"  Have fun  Betty

 
 
 

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Post by Vickie Y » Fri, 21 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Oooh!  Me too, me too!!  I'll help hold the rope for Gen, then you can
hoist me up, too!  What fun!!  <VBG>

Vickie, in Columbus, too!

Quote:

> After you pick up Betty, drop a rope over Columbus and hoist me up.
> Gen


> >My only suggustion is when you fly over Michigan, drop down a rope
> and I will
> >hang on really. really tight till we get to Portland.  Say she
> whinning  "I
> >want to go"  Have fun  Betty

 
 
 

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Post by Kim Fishe » Fri, 21 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Thanks, Sandi, for all the info- I've got it socked away- I hope to be
living in Portland by the next show! As for Tiggrrr.....

Nice info! When I move up there I will hijack you away from your DH and
take you on a day trip myself. I was only in the area for 6 days and *I*
found West Linn! But I didn't go to the store- I didn't know there was
one there....If you're chicken, wait 6-9 months for me to move and
*I'll* find the darn store! West Linn,  as I recall, it was between
Willamette and Oregon City. South of Lake O.

This could be fun, the blind leading the blind. A Kansan and a
Californian lost in the Oregon wilds....

Also Kim

Quote:

> I was overwhelmed here.  Tons of fabric, and I never made it upstairs (bum
> ankle then...will definitely do it next time)

> Then you listed more stuff to check out.  Day trips with DH are fun and he
> doesn't mind stopping at quilt stores.
> > In Forest Grove check out Main Street Cloth and Mercantile at 2001 Main
> Street.

> Last I was in there, they had shrunk the shop by half and were possibly
> moving.  Don't know if they have, but the clerk said that they were planning
> on it.  Also, in my opinion, the people that work here are not as polite as
> they could be.

> > Hillsboro has two shops the *** Quilt...I didn't like

> I concur on this one.  There is not much in the way of fabrics (at least
> when I was in there), more antiques and stuff.  She does do machine
> quilting, which is why I went in since I was going to have her quilt the
> last quilt I made (I quilted it myself instead).  She spoke "down" to me,
> telling me how to put borders on my quilt like I didn't know and had only
> just started quilting when I've been quilting since 1992 (this was last
> year).  I'm not an expert but I didn't like the tone.

> > and Furever Friends hidden behind a bright pink door.  A small shop but
> packed at 2200 N.E. Cornell Road.

> I've yet to find this one.  I'm told she has odd hours.

> There's a quilt store in West Linn that used to be in Tualatin.  It's called
> the Quilt Shoppe and was a small shop in Tualatin with quite a lot of
> fabric.  I think the new shop is bigger but I don't know where West Linn is
> yet! ;)

> Tigg (hey, I've only lived in the area a little over 2 years, what can you
> expect?)

 
 
 

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Post by Sue » Fri, 28 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Every little town along the coast seams to have a quilt store.  It's just
great.    I just got back from the coast last night.  I did enhance the
stash a fair bit.  I could have expanded it to new heights but it was
impossible to stop at each shop when traveling with 6 kids, 4 non quilting
***s and me.  Sometimes we would go past a shop and the others would
point, laugh and drive faster :(
--
Sue


Quote:
> If you decide to go along the Oregon Coast I can recommend a few great
> places there.
> Sandi in New West. B.C.

 
 
 

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Post by Shirley War » Fri, 28 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Ladies, I spoke with a person at LQS -- she had been to Sisters and has
attended for the past 16 years.  She told me that she and her friends tried
to make an advance reservation at the Comfort Inn in Sisters while they were
there and there were none available for 2001.  Best get crackin' or you'll
be staying in Salem.  (long drive).  They did tell her to call in in January
in case there are cancellations.  Hope they make a "standby" list.
--
Shirley in WA state