A number of years ago, a small group of the founding mothers of MPS worked with The old Aurora Colony Museum to coordinate and hang their annual quilt show. The group stayed together and did a second year before handing the reins to a new group of quilters local to Aurora.
The Museum is an interesting venue to stage quilts and quilt-related items. We were able to use many of the historical pieces of furniture, equipment and also the museum’s own quilts. It was fun to decorate the Kraus house with quilts on the beds, walls and railings.
This is the final weekend for the 46th Annual Quilt Show. The location is lovely with an herb garden, log house with fire and refreshments, several historic buildings with hanging quilts and outdoor displays of equipment used by the colony. The weather is beautiful and it is a fun outing!
The theme this year is “Seeing Stars”. One hundred and ten quilts are hanging and many are hand-quilted. This quilt was made by Sandy Nelson and the colors really glowed.
The raffle quilt is red, black and white stars made from last year’s blocks submitted by the community. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday 10/21/18 at the end of the show.
Information on hours and tickets is in this link: http://www.auroracolony.org/old/aurora/calendar_event/seeing_stars/
I hope you are all enjoying the fall weather and spending some time each day sewing!