One of my very favorite fall activities is the Aurora Colony Quilt Show in October. It's hard for me to wait for this excuse to drive out to one of my most favorite places. I like this show because it's a nice blend of contemporary, vintage and antique quilts. Anyone can enter any type of quilt and the visitors get to vote for their favorite quilt...fun! Of course, the setting of the museum is so perfect for quilts.
I love this picture. The basket on the painted cupboard (very Aurora colony) is an Aurora Colony basket. I have yet to find one, but I hope to add one to my collection someday. Jim and I have found a colony chair and a small table, so we are on the hunt for the basket.
A close up of an antique appliqued quilt. So much work and can you see all the hand quilting?
This is a well loved doll blanket in a display at the colony. You know how I love dolly quilts!
This is a contemporary quilt that really appealed to me. The use of fabrics just gives it a vintage feel. It was very well done.
This is another new quilt and it was quite small, but so nicely done. I like the colors an the little star added in each corner.
This part of the show was in the other building with much more light and a different feeling. A group of hand quilters meet at the colony every Thursday morning. I wish I lived closer.
Notice the wallpaper...I love the design. I bought some note cards in the gift shoppe with this print...so pretty.
Sewing machines have come so far, but once, this was such a delight for the home sewer.
We always enjoy the music this couple adds to the many events at the colony. I have several of their offerings. The Christmas one is my favorite.
Another example of a bright and contemporary quilt. This one just made me smile. How could anyone be sad looking at this lovely quilt?
I know, I take a picture every year of the doll house, but I just love it.
The herb society was in the washroom, selling a few of their wares and sharing about their group. They have a great newsletter. They tend the herb gardens at the colony. They were selling a nice herbal tea..Emma's tea.
Jimmy is such a good sport to come with me. It was such a beautiful fall day, as you can see in this photo. These are the days you wish would last forever.
The little store in one of the cabins, is set up with donated goodies you can buy to help raise money for the museum. I always find things I can't live without...you know, fat quarters, patterns, embroidery kits.
I also brought home some great magazines to read through. Each bundle was only $1! I really enjoyed the Southern Lady ones. I haven't seen any of those for years.
Can't wait for next October!