The Aurora Colony Museum Quilt Show
Celebrating the tradition of quilting as a fine craft in the Aurora Colony, the Old Aurora Colony Museum will host its 45th annual quilt show October 13 to 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This year’s theme is “Crazy About Aurora” and features crazy quilts, along with vintage, antique and modern quilts from area quilters and quilts from the museum collection of about 200 Colony quilts.
Circle of Friends will be the featured quilting group during the event, showing quilts and demonstrating techniques to the public. In the Country Store, all things quilting will be on sale, from books and patterns to fabric and UFOs. Guests can relax in the Steinbach Log Cabin for coffee and quilt talk, and raffle tickets will be available for a beautiful crazy quilt made from 2016 block contest entries. The Aurora Colony Quilters assembled this beauty.
The museum challenges quilters each year to use their creativity and craft in creating blocks for a block contest. Blocks are judged and winning blocks are assembled in a quilt that is raffled, with proceeds going to quilt preservation and research. This year’s challenge is to create a block using a star pattern using white star fabric provided by the museum, plus the quilter’s own selections in black and red. To enter the block contest, visit www.oldauroracolony.org/ or contact the museum at 503-678-5754. The white fabric can be picked up at the museum during regular hours.
Quilt Show admission is $7.50. The museum is located at 15018 2nd Street in Aurora, just 5 miles down Airport Road from Charbonneau.
Source: R. Keddie. 9.10.17