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!