This is the first chance I have had to post some photos of the Eureka Quilt Show (http://eurekaquiltshow.com/ .) Gary and I had a great time, visiting with the vendors, studying the quilts and enjoying the setting in the historical village of Eureka, Montana.
I can't remember when I last went to a quilt show to just look at quilts rather than be a vendor.
The things I appreciated the most about the show, (other than the quilts, of course):
- There was a limited number of vendors. This is important, because a show should strive for variety, but attendees only have so many dollars to spend.
- There was also a food vendor with scrumptious Mexican food.
- Another big plus, in my book, especially for an outdoor show, were the "Quilt Cops." These volunteers watched over the quilts, in case the wind blew one down, or to keep anyone with greasy hands from touching them, or to answer any questions.
From the outside looking in, this appeared to be a well run quilt show.
The town of Eureka obviously was supportive of this visual feast. Quilts hung on both sides of the street in front of all the businesses. Quilt junkies were crowded into shops and eating establishments.
I was surprised that so many of the quilts were for sale.
All in all it was a wonderful day and a worthwhile get away. If you can, plan to attend next year!