Monday, October 21, 2013

Aurora Colony (Oregon) Quilts

I made it to my favorite quilt show this past weekend- Aurora Colony Quilt show. It is put on by the historical society and I'm such a sucker for old quilts and wonderful settings to see them.  What is wonderful that the show lasts about 10 days and gives so many people a chance to see the show.

Celebrating Our Golden Memories” was the theme for the 41st Annual Quilt Show at the Old Aurora Colony Museum. To celebrate the Aurora Colony Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary “Preserving the Past for the Future 1963-2013” the Museum and Kraus House will be filled with many of the famous Aurora Colony quilts!
ALL but two were old quilts from the colony collection! Here are a few beauties. (And these were not even my favorites!)



What I love most about this quilt is that it is not symmetrical!
Prairie Points- precious!
I love that the blocks are not all facing the same direction. Accident? Or on purpose?

26 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the photos of those wonderful old quilts. My favorite is the red & green applique with all that beautiful quilting. The prairie points are adorable...I must give them a try sometime.

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  2. Love looking at old quilts no matter where or when. Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  3. All that wonderful piecing. And quilting. Thanks for sharing those beautiful quilts.

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  4. Great old quilts...thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow - such wonderful quilts! I love all of them but especially the basket one! Great quilting closeup. Thanks so much for showing :)
    Hilda

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  6. So many beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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  7. Gorgeous eye-candy! Thanks for the treat.

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  8. Wonderful vintage beauties. I love seeing all of the hand quilting.
    Do we get to see your favorites sometime?

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  9. Great quilts! Thanks for sharing. Always so much inspiration in old quilts!

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  10. Oh my! These are wonderful!! Such gorgeous quilting in the baskets of flower quilt. Thanks for sharing your pictures of these beauties!

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  11. All lovely quilts but especially like the first two. Are you going to tease us with more?

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  12. fotos maravillosas!!! me gusta los bloques enfrentados en distinta dirección
    creo que a proposito
    saludos

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  13. Fabulous quilts. The hand quilting is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing these beauties.

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  14. thanks for posting these beauties! I love the log cabin and the quilting on the red & green - delicious!!

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  15. thankyou, I enjoyed these very much.

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  16. Probably accidental, I would think. What lovely quilts! I am taking a short break from quilting while a make a halloween costume for Jonah. Hopefully, I will finish it today so I can get it in the mail.

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing these glorious quilts. Love all the wonderful hand quilting.

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  18. Wonderful! I love the close up shots too! Looking forward to seeing your faves...

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  19. Beautiful quilts! Thank you for the pictures. Hugs,

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  20. I also love looking at old quilts. You have some great pictures of some. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I LOVE the Ocean Waves! It is the quilt I need to use the rest of my Ziplock Baggie of HST's for. I have a bunch of Purple and black ones from Midnight Flight. Thanks for sharing these beauties! I really NEED to find that Antique Quilt area at Sister's next time I go. I'm with Janet O, which one it YOUR Favorite?

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  22. What a great collection. It's so nice when the quilts get to be seen. My favorite? The red and green applique baskets. Thanks for the show.

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  23. well that intensely quilted basket quilt is absolutely gorgeous and i especially love the feather wreaths within the alternate blocks.
    seeing the ocean waves reminds me that i really want to make one of my own someday . . .
    they are all beautiful and i'm looking forward to seeing the ones that were your favorites.

    thank you for sharing.
    :-)
    libbyQ

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  24. p.s. i think accidental as well.

    :-)

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  25. Wonderful quilt show, Lori! The story of the Aurora Colony, and Emma Geisy in particular, is one of my all-time Favorites! Plan to listen to the audiobook a third time!

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  26. always love your quilt show pics!

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