Aurora features a legacy of quilts and crafts that tell the story of how pioneers wove together their work, relationships, and faith to build a community and shape the American West. With hundreds of photographs, many historical and never-before published, this beautiful book celebrates the lives of a community that lived out its faith in spare yet splendid ways. For more than twenty years in a time of national turmoil, they successfully tended each other and their neighbors. And what they left behind are simple but unique American treasures:
- vibrantly-colored quilts and textiles,
- exquisitely detailed hand-crafted pieces of furniture,
- musical instruments and music composed and written in blackberry juice ink;
- a legacy of food and faith and family stories.
Through their love of landscape, their relationships caring for each other and their neighbors, their communal work to meet all their needs and have enough to give away, and through their living faith, these Oregon Aurorans inspire our own legacies and remind us that our lives write today the stories we will all leave behind.
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