Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Aurora Book summary & thought

Now this is going to seem strange coming from me, but I love quilts. My grandmother made one for me I still cherish as a kid. My 9 year old is learning how to quilt from her grandmother. It's a beautiful art. So anything I can do to encourage it to continue is time well spent. Darien

Wrap yourself in a fantastic journey, 
a remarkable commitment, and a spare and splendid story

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—that our lives are the stories other people read first.


Unique and treasured quilt pattern variations

More than 100 photographs, many never-before published, from 1850 to today

Cherished stories from Aurora descendants

Rich images of fine crafts from the Aurora Colony and private collections

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.