Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quilt Show at Aurora Colony

Jim really enjoyed sitting inside the little cabin with coffee and cookies. The fire was going in the fireplace and it was so warm and cozy inside. They had a little store set up inside with the proceeds going to the Aurora Colony. Of course, I had to help them out by purchasing just a few items! I found a little ironing board for Annabelle too but I don't think she was too pleased with it when I brought it home to her! Too much like work.

Here's an assortment of vintage quilts and new quilts that were hanging in the museum.

The theme this year was "Bountiful Oregon" and this is the quilt that is being raffled off. It is hand quilted by a group of ladies that meet each week at the colony to do hand quilting.

This is the featured quilter was Mary Doak and she had her amazing quilt on display...NATIVE SPIRIT and it was based on the coastal Native American and First Nation tribes. Not your traditional quilt, but my favorite of the show.

She was very kind and loved sharing the story behind her very special quilt. It was fun to visit with her.

I took this photo of one of the volunteers doing some hand quilting. She's often there working on quilts. I'm sorry I didn't get her name.

Of course I found a doll upstairs in the children's room...a doll and a doll house!

Such a fun event! We went on to Hubbard and bought German sausage and the most wonderful bacon at the Voget meat market. We've been going there for about 40 years!
Stopped at our friend's stand for some apples and lots of veggies...tomatoes, squash, cauliflower-even some egg plant. Pat and Bernie are just a riot. I was disappointed that they didn't have their famous apple cider ready yet.

Then onto the Glockenspiel restaurant for a fabulous German meal at Mt Angel. YUMMY and such a cute place. A great day with my hubby. Thank you Jim for such nice day.


Rosetta said...

Carino questo posto!Molto belle le trapunte e il resto che c'è dentro!Buona settimana,Rosetta

Bee happy said...

What a great place to have a look around, the coffee sounds good too :) have a great week.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. It looks like you had a lot of fun, beautiful quilts.

romance-of-roses said...

What a wonderful outing with your hubby. That's the kind of outings that I like and those quilts are fabulous. Have a wonderful week...Lu

Angie said...

You guys have the most fun! You see such fun stuff. Thanks for posting all the pictures. Makes me think I've been there too!
Love, Angie