Designer Announced for the First Annual Garden Quilt!

Pine Meadow Ranch is excited to work with local artist and quilter, Kit Stafford, to bring her quilt garden design to life — literally! Kit’s design celebrates the beauty of Sisters and the Central Oregon landscape. Stay tuned to this page and our social media channels for program updates!

About the Garden Quilt Program

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture (PMRCAA) in Sisters, Oregon is partnering with local artists and quilters to design a signature garden space that is inspired by a quilt design. No previous gardening experience is required. Proposals for the 2021 growing season were due Friday, February 12.

The garden, located at Pine Meadow Ranch, will be a 20’ x 20’ bed with ‘quilt-blocks’ no smaller than 12” to be designed out of plants and flowers. Planting for this growing season will begin in early March. Proposals that include time towards implementation of the garden are encouraged. Implementation will be lead by the PMRCAA’s Garden Manager.

While the Garden Bed Quilt program will be a permanent asset at PMRCAA, the plantings within the bed will be changed annually for new artists. Every year, signage with the title and designers name will be placed near the bed – along with other celebratory and programming activities planned.  Garden Bed Quilt press will highlight the chosen designer every year. A stipend of $250 will also be awarded to the finalist.

In addition to creating a quilt design for the Pine Meadow Ranch garden space, the selected quilt designer will also have the opportunity to complete a 40″ x 40″ fabric quilt of the same design and receive an additional $500 stipend for their work. This fabric quilt will become a part of the permanent collection at the Ranch and hung as wall art.

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions.

Need inspiration?

View a photo gallery of the 2020 Quilt Gardens designed for Elkhart County’s Heritage Trail in Indiana:

Questions? For more information, contact:

(541) 904-0700

Published On: April 23rd, 2021 / Categories: Pine Meadow Ranch, Pine Meadow Ranch Programs /