I have the honor of being art of the 1st Friday art walk in Missoula Montana courtesy of The Loft. I have several pieces hanging and a few of my reversible travel/grocery totes. If you are in Missoula stop by.
The first of what will become an annual Quilts On Main Street in East Helena Montana is August 20th from 10 till 6.
Montana Quilts/ Parker Snowe and Glorious Day Quilt Shoppe will be hosting the small event. Parker Snowe/Montana quilts will be hanging their collection of over 30 Native American star quilts in the 200 block of West Main Street. Theresa from Glorious Day will have her shop open and be hanging quilts of local quilters on her end of East Main Street.
The East Helena branch of the the Lewis and Clark Library has 19 Parker Snowe fiber art quilts on display and will stay open for the entire day.
Art in the Garden at 215 West Main will also be open with artists work available to purchase. If you don't have your copy of Montana Star Quilts - you can get your autographed copy at the garden.
Featured artists -- Ed Mohler oils and leather work, Evi Dixon of Spanish Peaks Alpaca who will be bringing baby alpacas for us and Emily Free Wilson of Free Ceramics. and Prickly Pear Quilts will both have items available as well. Fred Cowie watercolor and all around artist will be set up at 24 West Main thanks to Main Street Eats for making the indoor space available. High Plains Sheepskin 5 West Main will be hanging out sheepskin quilts. Stan Underwood of The Joinery Shop at 208 West Main will have his wares available and right next door at 212 West Main quilts will be hanging from the porch. Ron Darlington is going to play oldies for us.
The Native American star quilt display is on honor of Jerry Belgarde who left us this year, she is the reason I wrote the book Montana Star quilts and that I have such a large collection of star quilts to display. Star quilts are to honor and comfort, my best dog Lulu left me this year with in days of Jerry, Several other of my friends have lost loved ones, best dogs and are loosing some one very loved -- so Quilts on Main Street is to honor them.
Thanks to our sponsors Bev Pickett, Virginia Cochran, Opportunity Bank and Shalon Hastings of The Hub Tacodelsol for helping to make this happen and Kevin Herrin from All Wood Designs for getting the display arbors together at the last minute.
One of my favorite events to have my work at is the Original Governor's Mansion Secret Garden Tour. Every one is in a festive mood and the gardens are wonderful. I'll be set up on the porch across the street from the mansion. Quilts, baskets bags and raffle tickets for the star quilt are available. Hope to see you there.