Joined us for the 8th annual Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show at The Oregon Garden, January, the 23rd – 25th. The show will feature more than 100 beautiful quilts, vendors selling quilting wares, lectures by featured artists Cynthia Corbin and Patti Hempen, and demonstrations by quilting vendors.
People’s Choice Winners
- Traditional – Star Struck by Cynthia Shaw
- Art – Low Tide by Helene Knott
- Applique – Garden Patch Cats by Michele Byrum
- Pieced – Moonglow Pattern created by Jenny Beyer by Jean Ludeman
Challenge Quilt Winners
- Pedal Power – Judy Peterson
- Curiously Enchanting – Bobi Herring
- Bohemian Bouquet – Mona Wood
See photos of the winning quilts, as well as photos of the show, on our Facebook page.
Admission to the Quilt Show is included with Garden Admission:
- $11 for adults
- $9 for seniors
- $8 for students 12-17
- $5 for kids 5-11
- Free for children 4 and under
- Free for Garden members
Submitting a 2015 Quilt Entry
Submit a quilt for the 2015 show and you receive free admission to the show; you could also win an overnight stay at the Oregon Garden Resort!
2015 Quilt Entry Forms will be available soon. They 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 Oregon Garden.
Stitches in Bloom reserves the right to reject any quilt that does not meet the criteria stated below.
- 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.
We offer guilds and quilting groups the opportunity to have a booth space and sell raffle tickets at the event, if they submit 25 quilts.
If you’d like a space for your guild during the 2015 event, start sign-ups and turn in your forms as soon as possible, so that we can get you a spot before they are all purchased. If your guild can’t come up with 25 quilts on your own, consider partnering with another guild and sharing the 10×10 space.
Also, members of participating guilds have the opportunity to give a demo/lecture during the show. If you have a blog/book/pattern/technique to promote and share, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if your group is interested.
Quilt Challenge 2015
The 2015 Quilt Challenge is presented by Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest. First prize will be a $100 gift certificate!
This year’s challenge fabric will be available soon and will be available for purchase at Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest in Salem, or call your local fabric store for availability.
- 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.
- Any amount of any other fabric may be used.
- Quilts may be any shape, but no larger than 36”x36”.
- Each quilt must have a finished sleeve of 4” attached to the top back for hanging.
- 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.
- Panels, pre-printed pieces and unfinished quilts will not be accepted.
- 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.
Quilts must be submitted with a Quilt Challenge Form and $10 fee. Please attach a 3×5 color photo of your quilt to your form.
Vendor applications for the 2015 show will be available this fall.
Interested in reaching more than 2,500 quilters at the 2015 show? Contact Brittney to learn more about event sponsorship opportunities: email@example.com.