This year's quilt show at the Aurora Colony Museum, themed 'Crazy About Aurora,' starts Friday

COURTESY PHOTO: AURORA COLONY MUSEUM - This year's quilt show theme is 'Crazy About Aurora.' Fittingly, the museum is seeking input on this mysterious crazy quilt, believed to have been made by women or girls in Woodburn in 1936. The quilt will be on display at this year's show.Each quilt has its own story, but sometimes that story gets lost.

Curious minds at the Old Aurora Colony Museum would like to learn more about one of the quilts that will be on display during the 45th annual Old Aurora Colony Museum Quilt Show, which starts Oct. 13 and runs through Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the museum, located in Aurora at 15018 Second St. NE.

In 1936, a group of Woodburn girls or women made a crazy quilt that is said to have been entered in the Oregon State Fair and won first place.

The quilt wound up in the possession of Edith Faber, and her son Jerry Faber later donated it to the Woodburn Senior Estates Quilters.

"We would love to know more about this quilt and the people who embroidered their names on it," said Patrick Harris, executive director of the museum. "Some names might be recognizable to descendants living in the Woodburn, Hubbard, Aurora, Canby (or) Wilsonville area. From the melodious Euphemia Bean to the simpler B H Wells, we're hoping people who attend our show can tell us who some of these people were, and if this was made by a church circle, perhaps 4-H club, or some other group."

This quilt will be just one of more than 80 quilts in this year's show, "Crazy About Aurora."

The show features crazy quilts, including several from the museum's own collection, but will also have antique, vintage, and modern quilts of many other styles. There will also be coffee and cookies by the cozy fireplace in the log cabin, a Colony store of fabrics and quilting supplies, and a raffle quilt made of crazy quilt blocks submitted in last year's block contest.

Admission is $7.50 per person; groups of 10 or more qualify for a special group rate.

For more information go to the Aurora Colony Museum website.

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