Quilts in the Garden marks 25 years


Last updated 6/21/2022 at Noon


Donna Stockton shows off one of her 150 quilts, some of which will be on display in her garden for the Quilts in the Garden Tour.

After a two-year absence due to COVID-19, the 25th Annual Quilts in the Garden Tour, sponsored by the Sisters Garden Club, will be held on the Thursday of Quilt Show Week, July 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Living with Pollinators.” Tickets are available locally at The Gallimaufry and online at www.sistersgardenclub.com for $20. For the first time ever, due to the popularity of the tour, the number of tickets available is limited and must be purchased ahead of time. Tickets are usually gone by the end of June.

Will call for tickets ordered online will be in the Sisters High School foyer (1700 W. McKinney Butte Rd.) on Wednesday and Thursday, July 6-7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The tour will showcase five beautiful local gardens and several homes, providing the setting for artistically crafted colorful quilts. Garden-themed art will also be available for purchase from local artists at most locations. Garden club volunteers, and the five generous homeowners, organize the tour and serve as hosts the day of the tour.

Again this year, lunch will be available for purchase at the Sisters Community Garden, where visitors can eat among the flowers in the garden while enjoying the Three Sisters view and lovely quilts adorning the garden fence. This fundraising event for the Community Garden is a very popular stop on the tour and arriving early is advised to ensure there is still food available.

A significant portion of the proceeds from the Garden Club’s sole annual fundraiser go back into the community in the form of donations to local nonprofit organizations, such as: Seed to Table, Kiwanis Food Bank, Sisters Community Garden, Family Access Network, Central Oregon Veteran’s Ranch, the greenhouses at all three Sisters schools, Sisters Rotary, Camp Caldera, and others.

Membership in the Sisters Garden Club is $25 a year for an individual and $30 for a family. After June 30, they are $10 and $15. A membership application is available at http://www.sisterscommunitygarden.org.

The club meets once a month on a Saturday and non-members are welcome to come. A calendar of events and monthly meeting topics is available on the website.


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