Aurora, OR. The Old Aurora Colony 44th Annual Quilt Show is hosting a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. This internationally famous quilt is the sanctuary of the Aurora Presbyterian Church through October 23rd. TheOld Aurora Colony quilt show celebrates the 160th anniversary of the founding of the Aurora Colony in 1856 AND the 50th anniversary of the Old Aurora Colony Museum- in the heart of the French Prairie.

These handmade blocks, created by friends and family, tell the stories of individuals who have lost their lives to AIDS. The NAMES Project Foundation is the international organization that is the custodian of The AIDS Memorial Quilt. The AIDS Memorial Quilt began with a single 3 x 6 foot panel created in San Francisco in 1987. Today, The Quilt is composed of more than 49,000 individual 3 x 6 foot panels, each one commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS. These panels come from every state in the nation, every corner of the globe and they have been sewn by hundreds of thousands of friends, lovers and family members into this epic memorial, the largest piece of ongoing community art in the world.

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Nearly 100 traditional and contemporary quilts will be exhibited throughout the Old Aurora Colony Museum and the historical Kraus House adjacent to the Museum, augmented by antique historical quilts from the Museum’s extensive collection.  The centerpiece, as always, will be the Grand Prize Raffle Quilt, hand-quilted from the 2015 Quilt Block Contest winners by the Old Aurora Colony Quilters (Carol Burger, Ethel Combs, Mary Doak, Laude Hill, Gail McCormick and Dale Rushton),

Here are details about the Old Aurora Colony 44th Annual Quilt Show:

October 14-23, 2016 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

Old Aurora Colony Museum

Admission $7.50 per person
Two Day Pass $12.00 per person
Admission to AIDS Memorial Quilt display-free
Groups of 10+  $5.00 per person

Old Aurora Colony Museum Office: 503-678-5754.

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