I apologize for not posting the photos sooner from the Eureka, MT quilt show that we were vendors at on Saturday, August 2. By the time we got back from Eureka, we spent the week cutting and shipping kit orders before we headed to Ohio for a week’s vacation and family reunion.
Tom and I plus Molly, our golden retriever puppy who was extremely good, drove 4 hours from Spokane to Eureka in the northwest corner of MT near Lake Koocanusa for the 4th Annual Outdoor Quilt Show. Here is the link for this show http://www.eurekaquiltshow.com/index.html if you are in the area next year on August 2, 2009. Jackie Robinson of Animas Publications is the creative force behind this show along with her enthusisastic committee. The entire town truly supports this community event with US and Canadian flags and quilting banners on the street poles; plus quilts hung on the main buildings and in the historical village!
We set-up the tables and poles Friday night in a light drizzle, and headed to our cabin for the night. We were at the village by 6 a.m. to finish setting up our booth along with the other 6 quilt vendors, 4 food vendors, and the extremely organized quilt show committee volunteers who were hanging the 400 quilts in the town and village. Most of the quilts were just on display but there were quilts to purchase. Several hundred quilts were being sold to support the Alzheimer’s research through the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) with Ami Simms which earned $1000 for their group. The weather was a little “iffy” as it was cloudy but it ended up being a beautiful day for the show which was from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Quilt lovers from all over MT, ID, WA and Canada attended this show. What a FUN time we had meeting so many nice people who love to QUILT!! We were so busy in our booth that I didn’t have time to take any photos of the quilts on the town buildings but I hope you enjoy the ones I took in the village!