Sisters Quilt Show

Sisters Quilt Show

Post by Mtsn » Tue, 16 Jul 2002 00:31:34



I just got home after taking the redeye from Portland Saturday night. Can't
wait to take a shower and sleep all day!

The show was great fun. It was so hot, and you just couldn't escape the heat or
the sun, even in the shade. I'd pop into stores for a few minutes, but I really
wasn't interested in doing anything except seeing the quilts. I arrived early,
around 8AM. I had stayed about 10 miles away at the Eagle Crest Resort. Nice
place - golf, tennis, pool and a spa( which I wish I would have had time to
visit).

Anyway, it did seem to me that there were slightly less quilts than last year.
Or maybe it was just that I wasn't as overwhelmed by the whole thing since this
was a repeat visit.

The funniest thing had to with toilet paper. Yep, toilet paper. I was taking a
picture of a quilt, waiting for an older gentleman to move on so I could get a
better shot. He scooted out of the way and I thanked him, but noticed he was
carrying 2  6-packs of toilet paper. I assumed he was local and was picking
stuff up a the ***tore.  

I walk a little further and I see 2 couples, with the men each holding 2
6packs. They were not local local, their wives were clearly there for the show.
And then I started noticing almost EVERYONE is walking around with packs of
toilet paper. There was a baby stroller crammed full of the stuff on top of
the cover, underneath, in the pockets on the back,*** in bags from the
handles.

At this point, I HAD to know what was going on. I had used the PortOPotty and
was pleased to see there was toilet paper, so I couldn't imagine people were
lugging it around * just in case.*

Well, turns out it's the 100th anniversity of Quilted Northern Toilet Paper. So
they sent a tractor-trailer full to the show and were giving it away free. As
much as you wanted. There was a pickup parked nearby that had 3 cases in the
back. Basically, their feeling was the more you took  - the sooner they could
leave.
There was NO way I was taking any on a plane back to NY, but it was very, very
amusing to watch. I had to take quite a few pictures, because my friends would
never believe it.
I mean, don't these people have a Costco where they live? LOL!

I didn't get to meet up with any RCTQ-ers. I was at the Sisters Hotel (now the
Bronco soemthing) at the appointed hour of 1PM, but after 15 minutes of
approaching every woman in turquoise - with no luck in locating Sandi  -  I
knew I had to get into my air-conditioned car or they were going to have to
cart me away. So I gave up and went to a quilt shop in Bend - The Mercantile
Quilt Shop.

About the quilts - I've been obsessed the last 6 months with the Blooming 9
Patch pattern (Traditions WIth A Twist book). I've made 5 and have 2 more in
the wings. I saw some really great renditions***. It's such a fabulous
quilt when done well. Also, I found a solution to a design problem for another
quilt I want to do that I've been having trouble with for months - THAT
actually made the whole trip worthwhile. There was a nice percentage of the
quilts for sale. Interesting prices - YIKES! It would have been interesting to
know if they were successful in selling.

As was the case last year, water was plentiful and cheap. The only thing that
really annoyed me was the film at the ***tore was $8.99 a roll. I mean, I
live in freaking midtown Manhattan and it doesn't cost anywhere near that. I
thought that was a tad excessive.

Off to sleep.
-Michele (happily back at home in NYC)

 
 
 

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Post by Loren in Seattl » Tue, 16 Jul 2002 14:21:48


Yikes Michelle, I wish I knew what you looked like, since I was also there
at 1:00  looking for Sandy in Turquoise.  Unless you are the woman from
Vancouver who is going to teach a landscape class... Used to live in Ann
Arbor? I had a very nice chat with someone waiting around.  Could it have
been you?

I also had a nice time at the show.  This being my third time, I am getting
better at pacing myself, only taking pictures of the things that really
catch my eye, etc.  Much more fun to just look at the quilts that wait for a
path to clear through the crowd to get a nice shot.

Loren in Seattle


Quote:

> I just got home after taking the redeye from Portland Saturday night.
Can't
> wait to take a shower and sleep all day!

> The show was great fun. It was so hot, and you just couldn't escape the
heat or
> the sun, even in the shade. I'd pop into stores for a few minutes, but I
really
> wasn't interested in doing anything except seeing the quilts. I arrived
early,
> around 8AM. I had stayed about 10 miles away at the Eagle Crest Resort.
Nice
> place - golf, tennis, pool and a spa( which I wish I would have had time
to
> visit).

> Anyway, it did seem to me that there were slightly less quilts than last
year.
> Or maybe it was just that I wasn't as overwhelmed by the whole thing since
this
> was a repeat visit.

> The funniest thing had to with toilet paper. Yep, toilet paper. I was
taking a
> picture of a quilt, waiting for an older gentleman to move on so I could
get a
> better shot. He scooted out of the way and I thanked him, but noticed he
was
> carrying 2  6-packs of toilet paper. I assumed he was local and was
picking
> stuff up a the ***tore.

> I walk a little further and I see 2 couples, with the men each holding 2
> 6packs. They were not local local, their wives were clearly there for the
show.
> And then I started noticing almost EVERYONE is walking around with packs
of
> toilet paper. There was a baby stroller crammed full of the stuff on top
of
> the cover, underneath, in the pockets on the back,*** in bags from
the
> handles.

> At this point, I HAD to know what was going on. I had used the PortOPotty
and
> was pleased to see there was toilet paper, so I couldn't imagine people
were
> lugging it around * just in case.*

> Well, turns out it's the 100th anniversity of Quilted Northern Toilet
Paper. So
> they sent a tractor-trailer full to the show and were giving it away free.
As
> much as you wanted. There was a pickup parked nearby that had 3 cases in
the
> back. Basically, their feeling was the more you took  - the sooner they
could
> leave.
> There was NO way I was taking any on a plane back to NY, but it was very,
very
> amusing to watch. I had to take quite a few pictures, because my friends
would
> never believe it.
> I mean, don't these people have a Costco where they live? LOL!

> I didn't get to meet up with any RCTQ-ers. I was at the Sisters Hotel (now
the
> Bronco soemthing) at the appointed hour of 1PM, but after 15 minutes of
> approaching every woman in turquoise - with no luck in locating Sandi  -
I
> knew I had to get into my air-conditioned car or they were going to have
to
> cart me away. So I gave up and went to a quilt shop in Bend - The
Mercantile
> Quilt Shop.

> About the quilts - I've been obsessed the last 6 months with the Blooming
9
> Patch pattern (Traditions WIth A Twist book). I've made 5 and have 2 more
in
> the wings. I saw some really great renditions***. It's such a
fabulous
> quilt when done well. Also, I found a solution to a design problem for
another
> quilt I want to do that I've been having trouble with for months - THAT
> actually made the whole trip worthwhile. There was a nice percentage of
the
> quilts for sale. Interesting prices - YIKES! It would have been
interesting to
> know if they were successful in selling.

> As was the case last year, water was plentiful and cheap. The only thing
that
> really annoyed me was the film at the ***tore was $8.99 a roll. I mean,
I
> live in freaking midtown Manhattan and it doesn't cost anywhere near that.
I
> thought that was a tad excessive.

> Off to sleep.
> -Michele (happily back at home in NYC)


 
 
 

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Post by Pat in Virgini » Tue, 16 Jul 2002 19:58:26


Sheesh, this group really does need a special signal!!
The boa worked well for the UK gang, but I was
impressed when Susie wore a colorful, artificial lei at
the MAQF in February. I wore a deely bopper (headband
with goofy motifs on springs) .... gives one a head
ache and embarrasses one's non RCTQ friends.  So, I
suggest everyone buy or make a Lei necklace and have it
on hand for possible meetings in shows. Let the good
times roll!
PAT
PS Loren: Michelle lives in NYC.
Quote:

> Yikes Michelle, I wish I knew what you looked like, since I was also there
> at 1:00  looking for Sandy in Turquoise.  Unless you are the woman from
> Vancouver who is going to teach a landscape class... Used to live in Ann
> Arbor? I had a very nice chat with someone waiting around.  Could it have
> been you?

 
 
 

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Post by Tia Mary-remove nekoluvr to repl » Tue, 16 Jul 2002 20:19:14


Quote:

>Sheesh, this group really does need a special signal!!
>The boa worked well for the UK gang, but I was
>impressed when Susie wore a colorful, artificial lei at
>the MAQF in February.



to show that we are from the online newsgroup -- all of our screen names use

   For people from RCTQ, I could see a nice Log Cabin block of desired size


be all you would need!!  HMMM -- maybe I should set my mind to that task.  I
have done a *little* designing of foundation pieced stuff -- this might not be
too difficult.  You never know with this stuff tho'!  CiaoMeow >^;;^<
.
PAX, Tia Mary   >^;;^<    
Angels can't show their wings on earth but nothing was ever said about their
WHISKERS!!  
Nothing is complete without a few cat hairs!

no spaces)
 
 
 

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Post by Pat in Virgini » Tue, 16 Jul 2002 20:40:12



Actually, there is a lovely RCTQ design that some folks
have downloaded and made into badges. The problem with
a name tag or badge is that one then has to go around
looking at everyone's shoulder or uh, um, chest. One
could be walking right in back of an RCTQ person and
neither would even know it. That is why *I* like bold
and NOTICEABLE symbols!! Just *my* opinion, of course!
<S> PAT


Quote:


> >Sheesh, this group really does need a special signal!!
> >The boa worked well for the UK gang, but I was
> >impressed when Susie wore a colorful, artificial lei at
> >the MAQF in February.


> symbol on it.  I should think this would work for quilters too! ...cut some clever notes...

 
 
 

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Post by Tia Mary-remove nekoluvr to repl » Tue, 16 Jul 2002 21:57:18


Quote:

>The problem with
>a name tag or badge is that one then has to go around
>looking at everyone's shoulder or uh, um, chest. One
>could be walking right in back of an RCTQ person and
>neither would even know it. That is why *I* like bold and NOTICEABLE symbols!!


LOL!  It hangs around my neck on a long black rattail cord and is about 5" x 8"
with all sorts of needlework and sewing charms on it.  I have stitched Tia Mary

alphabet letters.  There is fringe on the bottom and a string of blinking
lights all around!!!!  You CAn see me coming from a mile away -- LOL!  Over at
RCTN they call it my name *marquee* because it is so noticeable :-))).

could look at your head instead of your chest :-))).   IIRC, the RCTQ symbol is
a llittle "around the world" block -- is that correct?  Why not make something


CiaoMeow >^;;^<
.
PAX, Tia Mary   >^;;^<    
Angels can't show their wings on earth but nothing was ever said about their
WHISKERS!!  
Nothing is complete without a few cat hairs!

no spaces)
 
 
 

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Post by froo » Wed, 17 Jul 2002 01:03:24


Pat, darling, make one of your famous vests with the RCTQ Around theWorld on
the back! It would look great with a boa, too!

--
Wendy
http://griffinsflight.com/Quilting/quilt1.htm


Quote:

> Actually, there is a lovely RCTQ design that some folks
> have downloaded and made into badges. The problem with
> a name tag or badge is that one then has to go around
> looking at everyone's shoulder or uh, um, chest. One
> could be walking right in back of an RCTQ person and
> neither would even know it. That is why *I* like bold
> and NOTICEABLE symbols!! Just *my* opinion, of course!
> <S> PAT



> > >Sheesh, this group really does need a special signal!!
> > >The boa worked well for the UK gang, but I was
> > >impressed when Susie wore a colorful, artificial lei at
> > >the MAQF in February.

> >    The folks over at RCTN make and wear some sort of badge or pin with

> > symbol on it.  I should think this would work for quilters too! ...cut

some clever notes...
 
 
 

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Post by M » Wed, 17 Jul 2002 03:37:16


So glad to see these posts as my daughter was in the area on a
houseboat and had to evacuate because of the fire in that area. Since
they were only about 30 miles from Sisters, I wasn't sure if the fire
had any impact there.

Maybe next year is my year to get there!
Midge


Quote:
> Sheesh, this group really does need a special signal!!
> The boa worked well for the UK gang, but I was
> impressed when Susie wore a colorful, artificial lei at
> the MAQF in February. I wore a deely bopper (headband
> with goofy motifs on springs) .... gives one a head
> ache and embarrasses one's non RCTQ friends.  So, I
> suggest everyone buy or make a Lei necklace and have it
> on hand for possible meetings in shows. Let the good
> times roll!
> PAT
> PS Loren: Michelle lives in NYC.


> > Yikes Michelle, I wish I knew what you looked like, since I was also there
> > at 1:00  looking for Sandy in Turquoise.  Unless you are the woman from
> > Vancouver who is going to teach a landscape class... Used to live in Ann
> > Arbor? I had a very nice chat with someone waiting around.  Could it have
> > been you?

 
 
 

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Post by Loren in Seattl » Wed, 17 Jul 2002 11:46:44


My problems with such badges is remembering to pack them.  Have a large
guild name tag, even though it lives in the bag that I always take to guild,
somehow the little *** finds a way to be elsewhere on guild night.

The chances that any tag would actually make it with me to another state are
slim at best.

Loren in Seattle.



Quote:

> Actually, there is a lovely RCTQ design that some folks
> have downloaded and made into badges. The problem with
> a name tag or badge is that one then has to go around
> looking at everyone's shoulder or uh, um, chest. One
> could be walking right in back of an RCTQ person and
> neither would even know it. That is why *I* like bold
> and NOTICEABLE symbols!! Just *my* opinion, of course!
> <S> PAT



> > >Sheesh, this group really does need a special signal!!
> > >The boa worked well for the UK gang, but I was
> > >impressed when Susie wore a colorful, artificial lei at
> > >the MAQF in February.

> >    The folks over at RCTN make and wear some sort of badge or pin with

> > symbol on it.  I should think this would work for quilters too! ...cut

some clever notes...
 
 
 

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Post by Mtsn » Wed, 17 Jul 2002 23:04:42


Loren,

LOL! Nope, that wasn't me. I, too, had a lovely chat with a woman from Ohio, so
the wait was pleasant..
Maybe name tags or badges are the answer. Oh well, maybe  I'll be more
successful at a meet up in Houston. <g>

Now, fess up - how many packages of toilet paper did you go home with?

-Michele in NYC

Quote:

>Date: 7/15/02 1:21 AM Eastern Daylight
>Yikes Michelle, I wish I knew what you looked like, since I was also there
>at 1:00  looking for Sandy in Turquoise.  Unless you are the woman from
>Vancouver who is going to teach a landscape class... Used to live in Ann
>Arbor? I had a very nice chat with someone waiting around.  Could it have
>been you?

>I also had a nice time at the show.  This being my third time, I am getting
>better at pacing myself, only taking pictures of the things that really
>catch my eye, etc.  Much more fun to just look at the quilts that wait for a
>path to clear through the crowd to get a nice shot.

>Loren in Seattle

 
 
 

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Post by Ruth in Happy Cam » Thu, 18 Jul 2002 04:58:58


How about a tattoo?
--
Ruth in Happy Camp


Quote:
> My problems with such badges is remembering to pack them.  Have a large
> guild name tag, even though it lives in the bag that I always take to
guild,
> somehow the little *** finds a way to be elsewhere on guild night.

> The chances that any tag would actually make it with me to another state
are
> slim at best.

> Loren in Seattle.




> > Actually, there is a lovely RCTQ design that some folks
> > have downloaded and made into badges. The problem with
> > a name tag or badge is that one then has to go around
> > looking at everyone's shoulder or uh, um, chest. One
> > could be walking right in back of an RCTQ person and
> > neither would even know it. That is why *I* like bold
> > and NOTICEABLE symbols!! Just *my* opinion, of course!
> > <S> PAT



> > > >Sheesh, this group really does need a special signal!!
> > > >The boa worked well for the UK gang, but I was
> > > >impressed when Susie wore a colorful, artificial lei at
> > > >the MAQF in February.

> > >    The folks over at RCTN make and wear some sort of badge or pin with

> > > symbol on it.  I should think this would work for quilters too! ...cut
> some clever notes...

 
 
 

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Post by Rita Alle » Thu, 18 Jul 2002 09:56:34




Quote:
> How about a tattoo?
> --

OMG Ruth, too funny. But I do like that one sewing machine advertisment with
the woman with a born to quilt tattoo, so maybe you are on to something
there. Now to decide which block I want to have tattooed and where.....

Rita in Oregon

 
 
 

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Post by Loren in Seattl » Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:43:05


DH would just *love* that

Loren in Seattle



Quote:
> How about a tattoo?
> --
> Ruth in Happy Camp


> > My problems with such badges is remembering to pack them.  Have a large
> > guild name tag, even though it lives in the bag that I always take to
> guild,
> > somehow the little *** finds a way to be elsewhere on guild night.

> > The chances that any tag would actually make it with me to another state
> are
> > slim at best.

> > Loren in Seattle.




> > > Actually, there is a lovely RCTQ design that some folks
> > > have downloaded and made into badges. The problem with
> > > a name tag or badge is that one then has to go around
> > > looking at everyone's shoulder or uh, um, chest. One
> > > could be walking right in back of an RCTQ person and
> > > neither would even know it. That is why *I* like bold
> > > and NOTICEABLE symbols!! Just *my* opinion, of course!
> > > <S> PAT



> > > > >Sheesh, this group really does need a special signal!!
> > > > >The boa worked well for the UK gang, but I was
> > > > >impressed when Susie wore a colorful, artificial lei at
> > > > >the MAQF in February.

> > > >    The folks over at RCTN make and wear some sort of badge or pin
with

> > > > symbol on it.  I should think this would work for quilters too!
...cut
> > some clever notes...

 
 
 

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Post by Loren in Seattl » Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:45:15


Anyone who would want to walk around in that heat (105 F) lugging a large,
plastic wrapped parcel, which you could purchase in any store for $1.99 is
missing a link or two, IMHO.  Wasn't that the brand that originally had the
ladies knitting the quilt top?

Loren in Seattle


Quote:
> Loren,

> LOL! Nope, that wasn't me. I, too, had a lovely chat with a woman from
Ohio, so
> the wait was pleasant..
> Maybe name tags or badges are the answer. Oh well, maybe  I'll be more
> successful at a meet up in Houston. <g>

> Now, fess up - how many packages of toilet paper did you go home with?

> -Michele in NYC


> >Date: 7/15/02 1:21 AM Eastern Daylight

> >Yikes Michelle, I wish I knew what you looked like, since I was also
there
> >at 1:00  looking for Sandy in Turquoise.  Unless you are the woman from
> >Vancouver who is going to teach a landscape class... Used to live in Ann
> >Arbor? I had a very nice chat with someone waiting around.  Could it have
> >been you?

> >I also had a nice time at the show.  This being my third time, I am
getting
> >better at pacing myself, only taking pictures of the things that really
> >catch my eye, etc.  Much more fun to just look at the quilts that wait
for a
> >path to clear through the crowd to get a nice shot.

> >Loren in Seattle

 
 
 

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Post by Mtsn » Thu, 18 Jul 2002 23:09:52


Yeah, it was Quilted Northern which was kind of a cute marketing tie-in. And,
even though TP is closer to $4+ a pack in NYC, I wouldn't have lugged it for
even a block in that heat.

-Michele in NYC

Quote:
>Subject: Re: Sisters Quilt Show
>From: "Loren in Seattle"

>Anyone who would want to walk around in that heat (105 F) lugging a large,
>plastic wrapped parcel, which you could purchase in any store for $1.99 is
>missing a link or two, IMHO.  Wasn't that the brand that originally had the
>ladies knitting the quilt top?

>Loren in Seattle