Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Aurora Colony Quilt Show "Home At Last"

Every October, I can't wait to attend the quilt show at the Aurora Colony. Jim and I are members of the historical society and love any excuse to visit! This year's theme was Home at Last and it was the 44th annual quilt show. We have been working on getting ready for the Expo antique show, but we got our work finished and headed out to Aurora. It is a small quilt show, but it's just so sweet and charming. We like to support the colony too.

I am fascinated with wool quilts these days. This one was stunning. Can you see all the quilting on it too? This was one of my favorite quilts at the show.

I had to take a photo for LaVonne! Chickens and roosters seem to pop up on quilts!

This was a stunning quilt. A couple quilters and I had a fun talk about this one and really appreciated it. It is a scrappy quilt, but what a dandy. The quilter really tied it all together with her sashing and border work.

Nice quilting too. So simple but yet just a lovely quilt.

I liked all the work on this one too!

Who's that guy buying those raffle tickets?

This is another favorite of mine...lots of applique on this one. I love all the colors too.

I especially liked the quilting and the interesting border. Borders often make the quilt just fantastic.

In this photo, you are looking at a petticoat and part of a special exhibit at the show. I couldn't believe the work on this. Special articles of clothing were often quilted for warmth. Wool batts were used as the batting.

The exhibit also showed several different sizes of quilted bonnets. Very sweet and useful.

You will always find a fire going in the little laundry room The local herb society sells fun products in this building during the show. It's just an inviting little building to visit.

Firewood ready for those fireplaces on a wet fall day.

Jimmy waits for the cookies that are served in the little cabin and store. He always sits and has coffee and cookies while I do a bit of shopping. All the money goes to the colony from the sales. I always find something I just can't live without! Jimmy leaves extra money for the extra cookies he eats. The cookies are all homemade by the volunteers.

It was wonderful to take in this little show. I can't wait for the show next year! 


Sandra said...

What beautiful quilts! So much time and talent in each one. So happy you were able to attend this special event. Looks like a wonderful day.

mamasmercantile said...

What a wonderful show, I love all the quilts you shared with us but the rooster was a real delight. What a great place to visit.

Lynn Bean said...

Oh my! What beautiful quilts. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Phoebes World said...

Just beautiful.. I would have been in my element visiting. Ive always wanted to try patchwork and quilting...but have been a bit nervous of it. I will try one day..
Phoebe x

Szara Sowa said...

Wonderful exhibition. I am envying you examining all these quilted miracles. Right away I am remembering "Little house on the Prairie", or Anne of Green Gables".:)

Summer said...

Such beautiful quilts ♥

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Just popping in to see how you are doing. So glad that you enjoyed the quilt show!

Linda Fox said...

What fun. The work on some of those quilts is really awesome.

The Victorian Girl said...

It's so nice to see the beautiful hand quilting. It seems like we're seeing it less and less these days and more quilts being machine quilted. There is a real difference in how they feel too.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Wow Linda!!! What beautiful quilts!! Thanks for sharing dear one!!
XXX OOO many blessings and warmth, Linnie

Lady Jane said...

I love the wool applique also. One of these days I will make one of those. The flower applique looks like the Baltimore Bliss pattern by Fat Cat. She has the best pattern designs and she has a slew of free patterns. Thanks for sharing these. Hugs, LJ

Ruth W said...

I am so glad to hear you are recovering...that is such a blessing! The quilt show looks like such fun...especially with cookies for companions! Quilt shows need to be next door to a tire shop according to my Honey! Lol!

Debby Ray said...

Hi Linda! These quilts are just beyond stunning! I can only imagine the hours and hours that are involve in making such intricate designs! It's so good to hear that you are recovering too! Have a wonderful last weekend of October!♥

Doniene said...

Hello sweet Lady Linda. I found your blog through Stephanie's tea cup exchange reveal link up. What lovely, lovely treasures you received!

I love the story of Auroa Colony and it is my dream to visit there one day! I so enjoyed the photos and stories! Thank you for sharing!

Blessings and hugs!