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Old Aurora Colony Museum Quilt Show will put its best foot forward for the 48th year with Covid-19 precautions in place

The Old Aurora Colony Museum's 48th annual quilt show, "2020 Visions of Joy" will go on as scheduled Oct. 9-11 and 15-18.

This year's two weekend event will run Friday through Sunday the first weekend, then Thursday through Sunday on the second from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day.

Organizers felt that now, more than ever, it was important to identify what brings people joy and meaning in their lives and share that expression with others. And in that spirit, the decision to hold this year's quilt show was made.

There will be pandemic safety measures in place this year. Visitors must wear masks at all times, even in the courtyard, and social distancing requirements will be enforced. Hand sanitizer will be available and visitors are asked not to touch the quilts.

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Old Aurora Colony Museum's 48th annual quilt show will be held over two weekends in October.

Additionally, due to the social distancing requirements, the show will limit the number of guests that can enter the Ox Barn (show entrance) at any given time. There may be a short wait at the museum.

Cost is $5 per person, with children ages 5 and under free.

To purchase tickets, go to www.auroracolony.org/.

Quilt Block Contest ramping up

The 2020 Quilt Block Contest will carry the them, "Holidays We Love" as quilters are encouraged to let their creativity loose in their block designs.

Twenty winning squares will be pieced and hand quilted by the Old Aurora Colony Hand Quilters, then raffled as a fundraiser for the museum during the 2021 Old Aurora Colony Museum Quilt Show.

Here's how to enter:

Use quilting fabrics of your choice (novelty prints are okay) as long as they are pre-washed 100% cotton. If you use what in the background, use true white or white-on-white, not cream or ivory.

There are size and other requirements for the block to be entered. To find out more, got to https://www.auroracolony.org/events/blockcontest.

There is a limit of two block entries per quilter and the blocks are due to the Old Aurora Colony Museum by Friday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m.


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