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Quilt show extends warm invitation

The show might be in late June, but quilters have only eight weeks to enter


Organizers for the Sandy Historical Society’s 15th annual quilt show are accepting applications from area quilters who want to enter their work in the show, scheduled to be held in late June.

The quilt show will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, and be open Friday and Saturday, June 28-29, in the Pioneer Building (the former Sandy High School), 17100 Bluff Road.

Along with the inspiring work of area quilters, the show will feature hourly door-prize drawings each day, a grand prize drawing, vendors’ mall and quilt raffle.

Featured artist this year is Loretta Orsborn of Orsborn Specialty Quilting in Woodburn. Orsborn has been quilting since her parents bought her a sewing machine when she was 8 years old.

Orsborn has won many awards for her machine quilting and is linked with such well-known designers as Marsha McCloskey, Marti Mitchell and Maywood Studio/E.E. Schenck Co.

After an absence of several years, the Quilt Turning event is returning, and organizers are seeking quilts that tell a story.

“Quilts do not have to be antiques to be part of this popular portion of the show,” said Shirley Crow, Quilt Turning chairwoman. “Any quilt that has a story behind it that the owner would like to share with the public is eligible for entry. A volunteer will read the story when the quilt is on display or presented.”

The highly anticipated quilt show is attended by nearly 1,000 people each year and has raised more than $100,000 in 14 years to support capital expenditures for the Sandy Historical Society’s museum.

Quilters can apply for admittance to the show online at sandyhistorical.org, or they can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, call the museum at 503-668-3378. The deadline to apply is Saturday, June 1.