Sisters arts center to create quilt garden
Last updated 3/1/2022 at Noon
Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA) is seeking proposals for its 2022 Quilt Garden. The project includes a signature garden space at the ranch that is inspired by a quilt design, along with the creation of a quilt fashioned to reflect the garden space. Proposals are sought from Central Oregon quilt makers, artists, and/or designers experienced with quilt patterns.
Pine Meadow Ranch is a working ranch at the southwest corner of Sisters, focused on arts, agricultural and ecological projects,
Proposals are due March 31, and the selection will be made the first week of April. The garden at Pine Meadow Ranch will be a 10-foot-by-10-foot bed as a “Quilt Block Design” or “Quilt Design” out of plants and flowers. Planting for this growing season will begin in early April. Implementation of the garden space quilt pattern will be led by the PMRCAA’s Garden Manager, and the accompanying quilt is to be completed in time for display at the 2022 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, set for July 9.
The Quilt Garden program will be a permanent asset at PMRCAA, and the plantings within the bed will be changed annually for new artists. Every year, signage with the title and designer’s name will be placed near the bed, along with other celebratory and programming activities. More outreach will also be done throughout the season to highlight the chosen designer, and the finalist will receive a stipend of $750. This will be the second annual Quilt Garden. The inaugural garden was launched in 2021 to honor the nationally recognized quilting tradition celebrated in Sisters.
Interested parties are encouraged to apply at https://roundhousefoundation.org/pine-meadow-ranch/2022-quilt-garden-proposals/.