Aurora An American Experience in Quilt, Community, and Craft (Hardcover)
|Author: Jane Kirkpatrick|
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|With hundreds of photographs, many historical and never-before published, this beautiful book celebrates the lives of a community that had lived out its faith in spare yet splendid ways.|
From the Publisher:
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.