Friday, October 19, 2018

Aurora Quilt Show "Seeing Stars"

This years theme was "Seeing Stars". Someone left a comment that they were beautiful star quilts- yes they sure were!

 This one was actually one of my favorite newly made quilts. Please read the label next to see how she made the best of an "accident"

 This was made for Windham fabrics using one line. Thats always hard to do, but this quilter pulled it off pretty well.
What a super fun star pattern!!

 I was working on Sajou with my French General fabric and this sampler caught my eye. 

This  one was a little disturbing, funky, and cool all at the same time!

 Chrome yellow, poison green and turkey red! What's not to love?? 

I wouldn't call it Shoofly, but what do I know?

I've always been enamored with the 7 sisters block. This was lovely.


Loved the star sashing!! And the stars in the center of the blocks pulls it all together.

 Anybody else think this quilt looks antique? It isn't!
Then I came around the corner and saw the block below.
I had to catch my breath. Seeing this makes my heart hurt all over again. 
I spent some time looking at the blocks and remembering. 

I didn't get a photo of the complete quilt, but what a quilt so obviously sewn with love and honor, even this many years later. We will never forget.

Love to you all. Have an amazing weekend!


  1. Thanks for the tour! The 9/11 quilt grabbed my heart.

  2. Thanks for taking us to the quilt show! It is a lovely show each year!

  3. This was a visual feast, but that last quilt left me with a heartache.

  4. The first quilt....the string star looks unusual. I assume there is binding of some sort around the string stars. Were they then done in applique on the background?

  5. Wow! Wow! WOW!!!! Loved the 7 Sisters, the sampler quilt, and 9-Patches on Point quilt. Actually they were all breathtaking but I guess those three really took my breath away.

  6. Wowza! What’s not to love about each and every one! I πŸ’—πŸ’œπŸ’™❤️πŸ’ star blocks/quilts and this was an amazing treasury of some very lovely ones! I want to make the yellow/green/red one! Absolutely my favorite!

    Binding Sajou this evening! Enjoyed every stitch! Can’t wait to see the others!

    Blessings and hugs?

  7. They all look amazing! Always love to see a quilt show. So much inspiration!

  8. What a beautiful quilt show! Thanks for taking the time to photo the quilts. I'm going to a local quilt show today and I can hardly wait.

  9. I wish I had gone, but couldn't work it into my schedule! Next year for sure.

  10. You know a lot, Lori! That turkey/chrome/poison quilt is an Ohio Star (among other names) but not a Shoo-Fly. The quilts were all wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  11. Thanks for sharing these quilts. So inspiring and beautiful. That first string star quilt is amazing.


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