Winter is a good time to quilt and there is plenty to see and do around the Willamette Valley when the quilting subject comes up!
The annual “Winter Winds Quilt Shop Hop” begins on February 6th and runs through February 16th. It is a chance to be inspired by the many quilt displays in the 16 featured shops as well as taking advantage of sales and free patterns and chances to win great prizes.
Last year, my daughter and I and a friend visited all of the shops on the Willamette Valley path and were loaded up with ideas and two of us even won generous gift certificates!
The 41st Annual Quilt Show and Workshop is scheduled for February 21 – 23 at Zion Mennonite Church in Hubbard and will showcase about 100 beautiful quilts as well as workshops for learning new techniques. They even serve a great homemade soup lunch.
Our little town of Aurora has a rich history of quilts, some of which can be seen at the Aurora Colony Museum. Sure to delight and inspire also, is a beautiful coffee table book, “Aurora An American Experience in Quilt, Community, and Craft” written by Jane Kirkpatrick, a popular Oregon writer.
At the Feller House Bed and Breakfast, you are likely to see a quilt on the table at breakfast.