Sisters receives Ford Foundation Grant

Published May 20, 2013 at 05:00AM

The city of Sisters received a $10,000 grant to help the city purchase and install a quilt called “Two Rivers, Three Sisters,” which was made by Central Oregon quilt artists.

The quilt is part of a project to raise money for conservation projects near Sisters, along the Whychus Creek drainage, according to a city news release. The city is spending $20,000 to purchase the quilt, half of which will go to the quilters. The other half will pay for the environmental projects. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show raised $12,100, which will cover the remainder of the purchase price and installation cost for the quilt.

The quilt will be displayed in a variety of locations before the city installs it permanently in City Hall in November. Its travel stops include Bend, Portland and Yokohama, Japan. According to the city, the quilt “celebrates the city of Sisters’ natural surroundings and unique quilting culture.”