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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Dan Rickards is Quilt
depicts a larger-than-life sto-
rybook using quilts as pages.
The storybook sits atop a
wooden table. Whychus
Creek, which runs through
Sisters, and the Three Sisters
Mountains create a stunning
The storybook in his origi-
nal artwork will come to life
as a two-foot-by-three-foot
leather-bound book of quilts
that really do spin a yarn.
“Every quilt tells a story,”
Rickards told The Nugget.
“And I took it very literal and
By Jodi Schneider McNamee
“Storytellers” is the theme
for the 42nd annual Sisters
Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS)
with the 2017 poster created
by Sisters artist Dan Rickards.
This will be Rickards’ fourth
poster for SOQS since he was
first selected in 2009.
“The first poster I ever did
for SOQS was a painting I
named ‘Summer Bliss,’ of my
daughter Emily running with
a quilt through a field of flow-
ers,” Rickards said.
This year’s poster image
See POSTER on page 29
PHOTO BY JEFF OMODT
Sisters Bridge Club
cruises the Caribbean
cruiser and thought it would
be fun to combine two of her
favorite pastimes; and, last
month, 14 of the club’s mem-
bers took her up on the deal.
Starting in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, the
group boarded Holland
America’s cruise ship Nieuw
Amsterdam for the club’s
inaugural week-long cruise
in the Caribbean. Ports of call
included Grand Turk Island,
Puerto Rico, and St. Maarten.
Due to bad weather, a sched-
uled stop at Half Moon Cay
in the Bahamas had to be
By Craig F. Eisenbeis
The Sisters Bridge Club
is quite literally expanding
its horizons. Last month, the
local group of card-players
took their card-playing skills
to the Caribbean on the club’s
first-ever bridge cruise.
Although the Sisters
Bridge Club has been around
for decades, it was on life
support until a few years ago,
when membership suddenly
exploded into the vibrant
group that it is today. The
Club’s current organizer,
Susan Sandberg, is a frequent
See BRIDGE on page 30
Young artists created ball gowns out of newspaper for a wearable art fashion show.
Creativity on display in Sisters
Guerrilla art and found-
item upcycle fashion were
features of the creativity
— and spirit of fun — that
were on display in Sisters last
weekend. It was April 1, but
the artists in town weren’t
fooling around — at least not
They were here for the
2nd annual High Fiber Arts
Symposium at FivePine
Lodge & Conference Center,
hosted by the Sisters Outdoor
The symposium speakers
— through workshops, art
roundtables, and a wearable
art fashion show — explored
how the expressive needs of
the artist have caused the use
of fiber to transcend its hum-
ble origins of “hand-crafted.”
“Pat Clark and I have long
envisioned bringing together
fiber artists to share ideas
and discuss the evolution
of their work as they grow
and learn,” said Jean Wells,
founder of the Sister Outdoor
Quilt Show. “Hosting this
event in Sisters allows us the
opportunity to learn, explore,
and network with the vast
array of fiber artists who are
creatively influenced by envi-
ronment, technology, aging,
Trisha Hassler, the key-
note speaker of the event,
explored her approach to evo-
lution and growth and how
she keeps her creative work
from going stagnant. Hassler,
a life-long artist, incorporates
textiles and found objects in
a wide variety of work. Her
keynote talk focuses on the
importance of inspiration,
how to know where to go
next, and how life-challenges
present opportunities for new
ways of working
Since childhood, Trisha
has stitched, cut, and
See FIBER on page 24
SISTERS AREA MEETING CALENDAR
BOARDS, GROUPS, CLUBS
Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild
4th Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
location information: 541-549-2072.
Al-Anon Mon., noon, Shepherd of the
Hills Lutheran Church / Wed., 6 p.m.,
Central OR Spinners and Weavers
Episcopal Church of the Transfi guration. Guild 4th Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Sisters
541-549-8737 or 541-549-1527.
Library (Jan.-Oct.). 541-639-3217.
Alateen Thursday, 7 p.m., Episcopal
Church of the Transfi guration.
Central Oregon Woodworkers
Guild 2nd Tuesday. 541-639-6216.
Sisters Area SketchUp Users Group
2nd Wednesday, 7 p.m., Earthwood
Timber Frame Homes. 541-549-0924.
Sisters Veterans Thursdays, noon,
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-903-1123.
Sisters Astronomy Club 3rd
Tuesday, 7 p.m., SPRD. 541-549-8846.
Three Sisters Irrigation District
Board of Directors 1st Tuesday,
4 p.m., TSID Offi ce. 541-549-8815.
Sisters Bridge Club Thursdays,
12:30 p.m., The Pines Clubhouse.
Novices welcomed. 541-549-9419.
Three Sisters Lions Club 1st
Thursday, noon, Ray’s Food Place
community room. 541-419-1279.
VFW 8138 & American Legion
Sisters Caregiver Support Group
1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.,
3rd Tuesday, 10 a.m., Ray’s Food Place Sisters City Hall. 541-903-1123 or
Alcoholics Anonymous Thurs. &
community room. 541-771-3258.
Sun., 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the
Transfi guration / Sat., 8 a.m., Episcopal Friends of the Sisters Library Board
Church of the Transfi guration / Mon.,
of Directors 2nd Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ray’s Food Place
5 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
CITY & PARKS
Sisters Library. 541-977-8285.
community room. 541-923-1632.
Church / Big Book study, Tues., noon,
Sisters City Council 2nd & 4th
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church / Heartwarmers (fl eece blanketmakers)
Sisters Habitat for Humanity Board
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Sisters City
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Sisters City Hall.
Gentlemen’s meeting, Wed., 7 a.m.,
of Directors 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church / Hall. Materials provided. 541-408-8505. Location information: 541-549-1193.
Sober Sisters Women’s meeting, Thurs., Hero Quilters of Sisters Thursday, 1 to
Sisters Park & Recreation District
noon, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
Board of Directors 1st Tuesday,
4 p.m. 541-549-1028 or 541-548-3304. Sisters Kiwanis Thursdays, 7 to
8:30 a.m., Brand 33 Restaurant at
Church / Step & Tradition meeting, Fri.,
6 p.m., SPRD building. 541-549-2091.
Military Parents of Sisters 2nd
Aspen Lakes. 541-410-2870.
noon, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
Sisters Planning Commission
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., 17549 Knight Rd.,
Sisters Parent Teacher Community
3rd Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Sisters
Bend (Plainview area). 541-388-9013.
3rd Wednesday, 3 p.m., Sisters
City Hall. 541-549-6022.
Black Butte Macintosh Users Group
Elementary C-wing. 971-570-2405.
3rd Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sisters Oregon Band of Brothers – Sisters
Library community room. 541-549-1471. Chapter Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.,
Sisters Red Hats 1st Friday.
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-408-5594.
FIRE & POLICE
Location information: 541-279-1977.
Black Butte Ranch Bridge Club
SAGE (Senior Activities, Gatherings
Black Butte Ranch Police Dept.
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., BBR community & Enrichment) Wednesdays, 1 to
Sisters Rotary Tuesdays, noon,
Board of Directors Meets monthly.
room. Partner required. 541-595-6236.
Aspen Lakes Lodge. 541-977-6545.
4 p.m. at SPRD. 541-549-2091.
541-595-2191 for time & date.
Central Oregon Council on Aging
Senior Lunch Tuesdays, noon, Sisters
Community Church. 541-678-5483.
East of the Cascades Quilt Guild 4th
Wednesday (September-June), Stitchin’
Post. All are welcome. 541-549-6061.
Sisters Area Photography Club
2nd Wednesday, 4 p.m., Sisters Library
community room. 541-549-6157.
Sisters Trails Alliance Board
1st Wednesday, 5 p.m. Sisters Art
Works. Public welcome. 541-719-8822.
Black Butte Ranch RFPD Board of
Directors 4th Thursday, 9 a.m., Black
Butte Ranch Fire Station. 541-595-2288.
Cloverdale RFPD Board of Directors
3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m., Station 602,
67433 Cloverdale Rd. 541-548-4815.
See the agenda at cloverdalefi re.com.
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD
Board of Directors 3rd Tuesday,
5 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall, 541-549-0771.
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD Drills
Mondays, 7 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall,
301 S. Elm St. 541-549-0771.
Black Butte School Board of
Directors 2nd Tuesday, 0 p.m.,
Black Butte School. 541-595-6203.
Sisters Christian Academy Board
of Directors 2nd Thursday, 8 a.m.,
RE/MAX Out West Realty offi ce at
Outlaw Station. 541-549-4133.
Sisters School District Board of
Directors One Wednesday per month,
SSD Admin Bldg. See schedule at www.
sisters.k12.or.us. 541-549-8521 x4011 .
This listing is for
scheduled meetin regularly
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