Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Aurora Quilts will be at the


APRIL 2, 2011 -

Sponsored by
Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary
9322 Center Street (Route 28 South)
Manassas, VA  20110

just down the street from the shop at 9100 Church Street, Suite 101, Manassas, Va 20110  (703) 330-9111

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fabshop Hop!

We're going to be participating in the FabShop Hop starting April 1st. This is a virtual shop hop, where you visit online quilt shops starting April 1st - April 30th. By visiting the sites during this time you'll have an opportunity to explore your "soon to be favorite" fabric/quilt shops as you qualify for random prize drawings.

Register now!  You will have 30 days to get around to over 100 of the sites.

Have you participated in one the FabShop Hops berfore?

Where is that  little rabbit?

Hint: Hop back over to our "on-line" shop and visit with the WHITE ZEBRAS and his Jungle Buddies.

Thimbleberries Border Blast Fabrics - 2nd Quarter - Southern Skies

The fabrics for the 2nd quarter of the Thimbleberries Border Blast Fabrics are at the shop, waiting patiently for the next three months for blocks 4, 5 and 6.

Fabrics for 3rd and 4th quarter are on order!  

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Civil War Reunion Fabrics - Have arrived!

Moda's Civil War Reunion fabrics have arrived in the shop. Amanda is busy entering the fabrics into the inventory, cutting fat quarters and Aurora Rainbows. Check out the Civil War Reunion fabrics out at the online shop at Auroa Quilts.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ribbon Cutting at Aurora Quits on March 16th

Look... A sign! It must be all approved; the Mayor of Manassas, Mr. Parrish, is standing under the sign. Our ribbon cutting ceremony was March 16th. We stopped traffic on the one way street so we could get this picture. What a fun time to have everyone over to the shop. We even had big red scissors to cut the red ribbon. We’re official!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilters' Guild Show

We had a good weekend at the Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilters' Guild Quilt show!

Our booth was set up and being inspected by Kirsten, who was doing some early shopping.

The hospitality room was terrific, we had home made breakfast and lunches provided by guild members.

See you next year!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sign Approval

Last night was the architectural review meeting at the City of Manassas for our business signs, one sign that will be hanging on the street side of the business and a placard on the parking lot side. Good News! The signs have been approved. We'll be back at the Town Hall to obtain a permit to hang the signs today. Then over to the sign maker to deliver the permit.

Look for the signs soon (before March 16th - Ribbon Cutting day, crossed fingers)

We will be a vender at the Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilters' show this weekend, March 12 - 13th at the Prince William Fairgrounds. New fabrics have been arriving, Amanda, the inventory Queen, is busy entering the fabrics into the computer system, printing labels for the bolts, cutting fat quarters and my all time favorites cutting Aurora Rainbows (2 1/2 inch strips from all the fabrics to make up the rainbows).

I think we should answer the phone "Aurora Quilts - Home of the Fighting Rainbows!" Especially, this weekend as the St. Patricks Day parade will be Saturday, and the parade route will go past our front door.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Just One Star - Can comfort a soldier

Moda Fabrics has issued a challenge, 100 quilts in 100 days using the Flag of Valor pattern by Minick and Simpson. To reach this goal of 1,800 star blocks, Moda is asking us to piece JUST ONE STAR block using a medium red or blue and a cream background. Sign each block with your name and state.

The blocks need to be delivered to Moda before May 1, 2011.  Moda will have the quilts done by Flag Day, June 14, 2011. You can drop the blocks off at the shop and I will send one package to Moda.

We have copies of the star pattern in the shop. You may download the Flag of Valor Star pattern.

Aurora Quilts will be sponsoring a series of free Flag of Valor Star block workshops starting at 10:00am - 12:00 or 1:00 - 3:00pm on the following dates: 
  •  April 12, 2011 
 Call (703)330-9111 to reserve your spot in the workshops.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Aurora Rainbows

Aurora Quilts is home to Aurora Rainbows, rolled and ready to go! Aurora Rainbows are 2 1/2 inch pre-cuts strips from all our fabrics and rolled and tied for easy use in your scrappy quilts! Stop by the shop or come see us at the Prince William Fairgrounds - March 12th - 13th.

We were enjoying the sunshine the day we took this picture. It will be a great view once the tree and flowers bloom.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Historic Manassas City Website

We're on the map! The Historic Manassas City website has added our shop to their list of Specialty Shops located in the Historic area of old town. There are a lot of good resturants and shops to browse. Check it out at Historic Manassas Inc, we're the letter "Q" on the map, scroll down to our name and double click on it, you will be redirected to our website. How cool is that!