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Aurora: An American Experience in Quilt, Community, and Craftby Jane Kirkpatrick
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A fantastic journey. A remarkable commitment. And a simple faith.
Wrap yourself in a riveting American tale told in beautiful stitches and craft
Master storyteller Jane Kirkpatrick extols the beautiful treasures, unknown to a wider public, rediscovered in the Old Aurora Colony of Oregons lush Willamette Valley. The people and legacy of Aurora, a utopian community founded in the mid-1800s, will stir your imagination, hopes, and dreams; and remind you that every life matters-every daily task, love, aspiration, and endeavor.
Unique and treasured quilt pattern variations
More than 100 photographs (many never-before published) from 1850 to today
Cherished stories from Aurora descendants
Discoveries of fine crafts from the Colony and private collections
With an introduction by renowned American Artist John Houser
Aurora is about the difference every ordinary life can make-and a beautiful celebration of a time and place in which people expressed their most cherished beliefs through the work of their imagination and hands.
With hundreds of photographs, many historical and never-before published, this beautiful book celebrates the lives of a community that had lived out its faith in spare yet splendid ways.
About the Author
Jane Kirkpatrick is the award-winning, best-selling author of two nonfiction books and fourteen novels, including All Together in One Place and the Change and Cherish historical series, which is centered around the founding of the Aurora colony. Jane is a winner of the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center and her titles have been honored by BookSense 76, Literary Guild and Crossings selections as well as finalists for the WILLA Literary Award among others.
A retired clinical social worker, Jane speaks internationally, leading retreats and inspiring others about the power of story in peoples lives. She and her husband, Jerry, live on 160 acres at the end of a rutted dirt road in eastern Oregon.
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