Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show

January 22, 2016 - January 24, 2016


Mark your calendar for the 2016 Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show presented by Hope Village, January 22-24, 2016! hv logo FINAL 4-C

The show will feature more than 150 beautiful quiltsvendors selling quilting wares, lectures by featured artists and demonstrations by quilting vendors. Enjoy the Tea Room, presented by Stash Tea, where lunch fare and specialty items will be available for purchase.




Friday, January 22 – Sunday, January 24, 2016

10am to 4pm daily

Quilt Show Admission

Your ticket will also include admission to the Garden.

  • $9
  • Free for children 4 and under
  • Free for members

Volunteer at the event and receive free admission! For more information, contact or 503-874-2533.

2016 Featured Artist

Kathie KerlerKathy Kerler

Kathie credits her mother, Meredith, who taught her to crochet at age four, for sparking a life-long interest in all kinds of fiber art. As a self-taught hand embroiderer for many years, with crewelwork her favorite form of embroidery, Kathie began quilting in 1988.

Since 1995 Kathie has written articles for a variety of publications. Then in January 2007, she became a contributing editor to American Quilter magazine, published in Paducah, Kentucky working with quilters on articles featuring patterns, techniques, and quilting-related topics. Currently, she freelances.

As a National Quilting Association Certified Judge, she has attended two different courses on judging quilts and wearable art. Since 2002, she has judged and juried a variety of regional and national shows and is certified to judge Master Quilts through NQA’s Master Quilt Program.

Kathie has completed rigorous courses in design and embroidery at the London City and Guilds College in London, England and at the Lesage School of Needlework in Paris, France. She exhibits her work at various shows and galleries. In 2009 she completed the Clackamas County Oregon Sesquicentennial Quilt, which hung at the state capitol in Salem and has a permanent home at the County’s new Development Services Building in Oregon City.



Water GardenAt Stitches in Bloom 2016, Kathie will be giving a one-hour lecture titled “Embracing the British Way in the USA” on Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24 at 1pm.  

In the mid-90’s I began a 3½-year program studying design and embroidery through the City and Guilds of London Institute. We completed design work on ten different themes and stitched over 200 samples covering every kind of hand or machine needlework involving a threaded needle. In addition, we created several pieces to show our skills and knowledge in designing and making a piece from start to finish. Mine were a book cover, a shawl, a wall hanging, and a bag. The process is one I still follow today: inspiration leading to research, then drawing, next a full working design followed by sampling a variety of threads and fabrics which lead to the final piece. During the presentation, I will show how I followed the process to create some recent pieces, as well as some of my original City and Guilds artwork, stitch samples, and finished pieces. 


Lectures and Demos Schedule

Saturday, January 23, 2016

  • 12:00pm | Sylvia Dorney- Greenbaums Quilted Forest
  • 1:00pm | Kathie Kerler Lecture- “Embracing the British Way in the USA”
  • 2:00pm | Zewei O’Connor- Dreamscape Studio Oragami

Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • 1:00pm | Kathie Kerler Lecture- “Embracing the British Way in the USA”



Submitting a Quilt Entry

We are no longer accepting quilt submissions for this year’s show.

To submit a quilt, please fill out the Quilt Entry Form. 

  • Quilts must be at least 24″ x 36″ and may not exceed 96″ in width or length.
  • All quilts require a 4” wide finished sleeve along the top edge.
  • Quilts must have a fabric label stitched to the back of each quilt, at or near a bottom corner.  Include the quilt name and the exhibitor’s name.
  • Panels, pre-printed pieces and unfinished quilts will not be accepted for regular display. By definition, a quilt is two layers of fabric with a filling that is stitched together with lines or a pattern.  Quilting must be done by hand or machine.  Tied quilts do not meet the definition of a quilt for this show.
  • A claim check will be issued at the time quilts are delivered to The Oregon Garden.
  • Insurance is the sole responsibility of the entrant.  The Oregon Garden assumes no liability for the quilts and cannot be held responsible in the unlikely event that a quilt is damaged or lost.  Staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the show. The Pavilion will be locked during the overnight hours.
  •  Quilts may be photographed by The Oregon Garden or show attendees.  Submission of a quilt to The Oregon Garden Stitches in Bloom show constitutes permission by the quilter/owner for such photographs.
  •  Quilts may not have been shown in a previous Stitches in Bloom show.
Please Note: Quilt Entry Forms must be filled out, signed and accompanied by a photo and payment of $10 per entry. Quilt entries include admission to Stitches in Bloom & The  Garden.  Stitches in Bloom reserves the right to reject any quilt that does not meet the criteria stated above.

The deadline for submitting a quilt is January 8th. The deadline for submitting a quilt to be featured in the program is January 1st.

Quilt Challenge 2016

Challenge Fabric 2016_The Garden of Earthly Delight by HR Bosc

To submit a challenge quilt, please fill out the Challenge Quilt Entry Form

The 2016 Quilt Challenge is presented by Greenbaum’s Quilted ForestFirst prize will be a $100 gift certificate!

This year’s challenge fabric is The Garden of Earthly Delight by HR Bosch. This fabric is available for purchase at Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest in Salem. Call your local fabric store for availability.

Challenge Rules:

  1. At least one fat quarter of the challenge fabric must be used as an integral part of the quilt and must appear in the body of the quilt.
  2. Any amount of any other fabric may be used.
  3. Quilts may be any shape, but no larger than 36”x36”.
  4. Each quilt must have a finished sleeve of 4” attached to the top back for hanging.
  5. A fabric identification label must be securely sewn to a bottom back corner with the same full name and address as it appears on the entry form as well as the title of the entry.
  6. Panels, pre-printed pieces and unfinished quilts will not be accepted.
  7. By definition, a quilt is two layers of fabric with a filling that is stitched together with lines or a pattern.  Quilting must be done by hand or machine.  Tied quilts do not meet the definition of a quilt for this challenge.

Quilt Challenge Entry Forms and the $10 payment must be received by January 8, 2016. To be featured in the program, quilts must be submitted by January 1, 2016. Please attach a 3×5 color photo of your quilt to your form.



  • Journey’s exhibit “Discovery- Working in a Series”
    • Quilts related in a series
  • STiTCH Exhibit
    • Quilts, paper mache masks, and upholstered chair
  • High Fiber Diet “Making Our Mark”
    • Quilts



We offer guilds and quilting groups the opportunity to have a space at the event and sell raffle tickets, if they submit 25 quilts.

If you’d like a space for your guild in the main event building, start sign-ups NOW. Just ask your members to commit to having a show-ready quilt by December 2014. Then get us your forms as soon as possible so that we can get you a spot before they are all bought up by our wonderful vendors. If your guild can’t come up with 25 quilts on your own, consider partnering with another guild and sharing the space. They are 10×10 spaces so if you get creative or switch off days/hours you should be able to promote both guilds and both raffle quilts.

Also, members of participating guilds have the opportunity to give a demo/lecture during the show. If they have a blog/book/pattern/technique to promote and share, they can sign up for a 30 minute slot during the show. This is only available to vendors and members of participating guilds or by invitation. Please email if your group is interested in raffling a quilt at the show.




Vendor registration is now full.

Food & Beverages

Enjoy the Tea Room, presented by Stash Tea, and a complimentary  cup of hot tea. The Oregon Garden Resort is also offering lunch lunch fare and specialty items in the Tea Room, including sandwiches, wraps and snacks.

If you would like to to enjoy lunch at the Oregon Garden Resort’s Garden View Restaurant, we recommend making a reservation: 503-874-2500 or online. The restaurant is open from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Stay Overnight

Stay the weekend at the Oregon Garden Resort, just steps from the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show. The special Quilt Show Package is available for the 2016 show starting at $120 and will include: 

  • Accommodation
  • Admission into the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show 
  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Admission to The Oregon Garden



Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Hope VillageStash Tea, and Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest.


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