Aurora: An American Experience in Quilt, Community, and Craft

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 147 pages
11 Reviews
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.

~Featuring~
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 crafts

User Review  - riversprite - 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. Read full review

Excellent piece of Oregon history

User Review  - Debbie - 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 ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning, best-selling author of two nonfiction books and fourteen novels, including All Together in One Place and the Change and Cherish historical series, which is centered around the founding of the Aurora colony. Jane is a winner of the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center and her titles have been honored by BookSense 76, Literary Guild and Crossings selections as well as finalists for the WILLA Literary Award among others.

A retired clinical social worker, Jane speaks internationally, leading retreats and inspiring others about the power of story in people's lives. She and her husband, Jerry, live on 160 acres at the end of a rutted dirt road in eastern Oregon.

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