Aurora: An American Experience in Quilt, Community, and Craft
A fantastic journey. A remarkable commitment. And a simple faith.
Wrap yourself in a riveting American tale told in beautiful stitches and craft
Master storyteller Jane Kirkpatrick extols the beautiful treasures, unknown to a wider public, rediscovered in the Old Aurora Colony of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley. The people and legacy of Aurora, a utopian community founded in the mid-1800s, will stir your imagination, hopes, and dreams; and remind you that every life matters–every daily task, love, aspiration, and endeavor.
Unique and treasured quilt pattern variations
More than 100 photographs (many never-before published) from 1850 to today
Cherished stories from Aurora descendants
Discoveries of fine crafts from the Colony and private collections
With an introduction by renowned American Artist John Houser
Aurora is about the difference every ordinary life can make–and a beautiful celebration of a time and place in which people expressed their most cherished beliefs through the work of their imagination and hands.
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More history than craftsUser Review - Christianbook.com
I was hoping this book would have more illustrations of quilts and crafts that my accomplished quilting sister could use. It is more geared for people wanting to read about the history of the area. Not quite what I was looking for.
Excellent piece of Oregon historyUser Review - Christianbook.com
I picked this book up to look at the beautiful quilts inside but got so much more! I learned so much about the history of that area of Oregon, about the Christian communal society there as well as how amazing the needlework was (and all done by hand). I enjoyed this book so much and plan to make a trip to Aurora to attend one of the festivals mentioned!