The Eureka Montana Quilt Show
We had a great time at the Eureka Montana Quilt Show! The weather was fabulous, sunny, hot, and very calm, perfect for an outside quilt display.
We arrived Friday afternoon, and checked into our motel, one of only two in the town. Eureka is a one main street town, that has a history back to the 1800"s when people arrived to log and mine. Many of the buildings on "Main Street" were built around 1905. A perfect historical setting for a quilt show!
We spent Friday afternoon and evening visiting some of the local areas and tourist destinations around Eureka. It is a beautiful area with many lakes and forests.
Saturday morning the show started at 9:00 AM. We parked our car, and began the "Walk of Quilts" at the north/west end of main street. As you can see from the pictures, the quilts were hanging from the buildings, most on the fronts, but some on the sides where there was room.
There was such a variety of quilt patterns, themes, sizes and colors. They were all fantastic! I was taking pictures left and right, close ups and shots from across the street. There were lots of people, and vehicles on the road. Many kept getting in my pictures.
We stopped at many of the quilts to admire the intricate quilting or the beautiful embroidering. There were so many that must have taken a long time to complete. They were all for sale, and it surprized me how fast they were putting up the "Sold" signs.
The differences in prices often amazed and puzzled me, it was hard to figure out what the asking prices were based on.
At the south/east end of main street is an historical park, with buildings and homes saved from the old town. Many of them have displays inside telling the history and story of the area.
This park was the setting for the main part of the quilt show. Many, many more quilts were hanging on the outsides of all these buildings in the park and a few miniature quilts were showing inside some of the buildings. There were also many other quilts that were on quilt stands all over the park. There were even some vendor display tents.
There were crowds of people in the park, and they were all oohing and aahing over the beautiful quilts. It was a great atmosphere of people having a wonderful time.
I took way to many pictures, and my wife Beverly and I had a tremendous day at the show.
I will post pictures of the quilts on FaceBook over the next few days.