You never think you are going to run across a full-blown quilt exhibit inside of the shop, but that's what happened recently during a visit to QuiltWorks in Bend, Oregon, owned by Marilyn Ulrich. Upstairs in the shop, there was a wonderful exhibit of quilts by Tonye Belinda Phillips, author of Hand-Appliqued Quilts, Whimsical Designs & Simple Techniques.
Tonye is a quilt designer who lives in Camp Sherman, Oregon. She also maintains a studio in Sisters just a few blocks away from the Stitchin' Post quilt shop. Her greatest love is needle-turn applique and hand quilting which you'll find in most of her quilts. Tonye often collaborates with the painter Kathy Deggendorfer and their artwork can be found in the High Desert Gallery in Bend.
Take a few minutes to enjoy the folk-art quilts full of applique flowers and eclectic array of fabrics. And remember, always have your camera with you. You never know what you might find.