Monday, April 23, 2012

Quilt Show Updates

Amanda is unpacking and repacking her car for our next Guild Quilt Show in Amherst New York at the Amherst Museum on Tonawanda Creek Road. The show is from April 27 - 29th.

I will be packing for the Faithful Circle Quilters' Quilt Show in Columbia Maryland on April 26th - 28th.

Additional information can be found on our website:

The shop will be closed on Friday and Saturday - April 27 and April 28th. So Amanda and I can go to the shows.

Friday, April 13, 2012

How many fat quarters are there?

Amanda has been cutting fat quarters today. How many fat quarters are there in 7.5 inches of fabric?

We might need to schedule a fat quarter frenzy sale if she keeps up this pace.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mason Dixon Quilt Show April 21 - 22nd


Aurora Quilts will be a vendor at the Mason Dixon Quilt Show April 21 and 22nd. The Friendship Quilters Guild in Hagerstown Maryland is the guild putting together the show.

The location is :
When: April 21 & 22, 2012
Where: Hagerstown Community College, ARCC

We are going to take our new Gammill Vision 18-8 to the show to demonstrate. Stop by and play.
Additional information in on our website at

Monday, March 19, 2012

Southern Comforters Quilt Guild of Bowie Maryland Quilt Show - March 24 - 25th.

We will be at the Southern Comforters Quilt Guild of Bowie Maryland Quilt Show - March 24 - 25th. Check them out on their website,

The show is located at
C. Elizabeth Rieg School
15542 Peach Walker Drive
Bowie, MD 20720

See you there!

Lancaster Pa. Quilt Show at the Host Resort - March 14 -17th, 2012

 This is our booth at the Lancaster Pa Quilt Show at the Host Resorts - March 14 - 17th. 2012.


Our booth was right next door to the Virginia Longarm booth. You can see their thread display in this picture if you squint your eyes. Amanda and I are going to be a Gammill Sales Representative for the Gammill Vision 18 -8. Our machine will arrive on March 27th.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cabin Branch Quilters and Stone House Quilters Quilt Show 2012

We were a vendor at the Cabin Branch Quilters and Stone House Quilters 2012 Annual Quilt show. The membership of both guilds get together and have breakfast and lunch for the show volunteers and the vendors, which is most appreciated by all!

 We have our sample quilts hanging along the back of the booth. The first quilt is the 1600 Quilt Race. Amanda made this one in 55 minutes! It was a lot of fun to watch her speed sew, which is her normal speed!

The next one is a Civil War Reproduction quilt that my friend Susan H. made for us.

The last one is made with big block from Sweet Sixteen fabric, very modern looking quilt.

All three quilts were quilted on our longarm machine.
We had a book shelf full of wonderful books and 509 Spray Bastings.

We have plenty of panels to make sewing children quilts a breeze, from "Good Night Moon" to the "ABC" panels you can see in this picture.

Next show is this week - March 14 - March 17th at the Lancaster Host Resorts. Stop by and say Hello to Amanda. We have a $1.00 off admissions here on the blog and the website,

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gammill Vision 18-8 Sales Representative

I love these shop babies. Kirsten and Quintin are "nap testing" a quilt that my Mother-in-law made in the early 1940's. My daughter Amanda and I quilted it for my Sister-in-law Janet and afterwards my grandchildren did the nap testing. It took 4 generations to complete this top. When is that napping going to start?

But a new shop baby is on the way to keep his big brother company. We have signed up to be a Gammill Vision 18-8 Sales Representative in our shop, Aurora Quilts, 9100 Church Street, Manassas, Virginia 20110.

Big Brother - Gammill Statler Stitcher

Come by the shop or stop in our booth at the Quilt Shows to visit and play with our new shop baby.
Our Quilt Shows are listed on our website. Go here to find out more about the quilt shows.

Baby Brother - Vistion 18-8


  • Color Touch Screen
  • Diagnostics System
  • FM Tuner
  • Stitch-Regulated & Manual Modes
  • Electronic Needle Positioner & Single Stitch
  • Horizontal & Vertical Channel Locks
  • Double-Capacity Bobbin
  • On-Board Bobbin Winder
  • Adjustable Laser Light
  • LED Light Fixture (with Black Light)
  • 10' or 12' Home-Pro Steel Stand
  • On Board Step-by-Step Instruction
  • Meets or exceeds applicable UL and CSA safety standards

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hampton Quilt Show - March 25, 2012

This is me at the Hampton Quilt Show this past weekend. I was enjoying looking at all the wonderful quilts.

The quilt below was a group effort to surprise my friend Ginny R. with a quilt for her birthday. I made five of the blocks and did the quilting on our Gammill Longarm Quiltng machine. Of course we used the every popular Lime Green thread!

Happy Birthday Ginny!

Block of the Month Quilt

This is a picture of the Block of the Month Quilt that we are currently constructing month by month at Aurora Quilts. The pattern and fabric are designed by Marianne Elizabeth and fabrics from RJR. The colors are very rich with a wonderful border fabric to highlight the medalion center. We have room for one or two more particpants in the Block of the Month Club. Call us at 703.330.9111.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Having fun with 2.5" strips

Bebah! Read the directions to me again on how these 2.5" strips go together.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Lancaster Quilt Show March 14 - 17, 2012

Amanda and I will be a vendor at the Lancaster Quilt Show March 14 - 17th. Here is a coupon for $1.00 off the admission to the show sponsored by Aurora Quilts, or you can print it from our website at this link.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Vendor at Quilt Shows

We have a full schedule of quilt shows where we will be a vendor. Starting off with the Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilters Guild in March and ending up in October with the Nimble Fingers Show.

Quilt Show Vendor
 We will be a vendor at the following quilt shows:

March 10 - 12, 2012 Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilters at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Additional information can be found at both the Cabin Branch Quilters and Stone House Quilters websites.

March 14 - 17, 2012 Lancaster Spring Quilt Show in Lancaster PA. at the Host Resort. Additional information is available on the Lancaster Spring Quilt Show website.

March 24 - 25, 2012  Southern Comforters of Bowie, Maryland. Additional information is available on the Southern Comforters of Bowie website.

April 21 - 22, 2012 Mason Dixon  Quilters Guild Quilt Show in Hagerstown, Maryland. Additional information is available on the Mason Dixon Quilters Guild website

April 25 - 28, 2012 Faithful Circle Quilters Quilt Show in Columbia, Maryland. Additional information is available on the Faithful Circle Quilters Quilt Show website.

June 9 - 10, 2012 Annapolis Quilt Guild's quilt show - Quilts by the Bay - located in Annapolis Maryland. Additional information is available on the Annapolis Quilt Guild's website.

June 20 - 23, 2012 Blue Ridge Quilt Festival located in Blacksburg Virginia. Additional information is available on the Blue Ridge Quilters' website.
August 4, 2012  Heartland Quilters on the Eastern Shore - Shop Hop comes to Us. Denton Firehouse, 400 S. 5th Ave, Denton Maryland from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.

October 4 - 6, 2012 Chantilly Sew and Quilt Expo, Chantilly Virginia. Additional information is available on the Original Sew and Quilt Expo website.

October 5 - 7, 2012 Everybody Quilt Show in Westminister, Maryland.

October 12  20, 2012 Nimble Fingers Quilt Show in Potomac Mayland.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas 2011 Present for my Sister In Law

I'm finishing up my Christmas 2011 quilt gifts. Yep, it is now January 2012!

This quilt took 4 generations to complete. This must be a record!
First Generation: My Mother In Law made the quilt top in the 1930's. Love, love the fabrics. It was hand pieced by Lucille.

Second and Third generation: My daughter Amanda (Granddaughter) and I quilted the top.

Four generation: Lucille's great-grandchildren - Kirsten and Quintin were the Nap Testers! Look how sleepy and peaceful the two look.

Unfortunately, since it's taken so long to get this completed including the label and this picture on the back that the cat has had fun taking real naps on the top. Since my  Sister In Law is allegic to cats this will add the final step of washing the quilt before packaging it up to mail. Good thing Janet's birthday is in Feburary. I could count it as both Christmas 2011 and Birthday 2012.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!