by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Turns out, Rick Campbell is the first male quilt block winner in the history of the Old Aurora Colonty Quilt show. The Old Aurora Colony Museum raised more than $12,000 during its 41st annual quilt show, “Celebrating Our Golden Memories.”

The proceeds will help preserve the historic items and artifacts at the museum and enhance future exhibits.

About 800 people viewed 81 of the Old Aurora Colony’s most historic quilts during the show, which ran Oct. 11-20.

The event’s “Are We There Yet” quilt block contest attracted 48 entries.

There were 19 winners. One of them was Rick Campbell, the contest’s first male quilt block contestant. Of course, it was his first quilt block.

Other winners included Carolyn Zacher, Carol Grossman, Fritzi Bronec, Teresa Fritchle, Joann Wozniak, Lucille West, Karen DeBolt, Charlotte Wirfs, Carol Forst, Catherine Harper, Melody Burchyski, Carolyn Zacher, Bev Spilseth, Elizabeth Hinze, Nancy Mandel, Bettirae Willis and Jenny Bonynge.

Their quilt blocks and those by the runners-up will be pieced together and quilted by the Aurora Colony Quilters during 2014.

The quilts then will be raffled off during 2014 to benefit the museum.

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