The Willamette Valley has a rich history of quilting. It was a means of expression for women and a practical way to provide beauty as well as comfort in the home.
Many beautiful historic quilts as well as other arts and crafts can be seen at the Old Aurora Colony Historical Museum here. The museum gives us a picture of what life was like in this part of the valley during the Aurora Colony period from 1856 to 1883.
Women continue to gather at the museum every Tuesday to work on projects, one being the annual quilt that is raffled at the annual October quilt show that benefits the museum.
January 23-25 … Stitches in Bloom at the Oregon Garden in Silverton
February 20 and 21 …Zion Mennonite’s Annual Quilt Show near Hubbard
March 6 and 7 …Metropolitan Patchwork Society’s All Roads Lead to Quilting in Beaverton
April 23-25… Threads of Friendship in Rickreall
Speckled Hen Quilts is our local quilt shop near Aurora and provides lots of inspiration for this quilter.
Stay with us at the Feller House for a cozy nights sleep and great breakfast before beginning your adventure in search of beautiful quilts!