Thursday, April 28, 2011

Phyllis of Sisters, Oregon Part One!

The quilters of Central Oregon are so lucky that Phyllis decided to retire in Sisters, Oregon. But, maybe we owe a big thank you to Frank, her husband. He was a former smoke chaser stationed in Camp Sherman in the late 1950's and always wanted to move back and call it home. So, one year he brought Phyllis on a vacation...during the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! Thank you Frank!

Phyllis is the type of quilter who can juggle several projects at the same time...and yet manages to actually finish them! After spending time viewing "her space" you understand the true nature of what drives her...Love. Love of family and friends which is expressed in the creative process of her quilt making. Most of her quilts are of a very personal nature...whether it be a few seeds from her father's garden, or a piece of her mother's dress. Her living room has become a place to create. Not only by herself but, with friends. I love the oak dining table she has in the middle of the room for friends to gather and stitch. Which brings us to the generosity of spirit she brings to quilting. She wants to share her ideas, patterns and tips with anyone who has the desire to learn. She has taught classes, given guild presentations, been the Featured Quilter at the 2002 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Featured artist at the 8th Annual Sisters Art Stroll and will continue to shine in the quilting world!

I know you will enjoy slide show #1 which includes a peek at Phyllis world and some of her favorite ideas both for organizing and decor. Saturday's post will be a real treat...her quilts!

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