Montana Winter Fair-Quilt Show

It’s called the Montana Winter Fair and it will take place in several areas of Lewistown, MT this coming weekend. But, judging for the quilt show portion of the winter fair has already happened. This quilt was so unique and I decided it would be a fun one to use in my blog. And, as you can see, … Read more

More Quilt Shops

I’ve been out and about visiting a few of the quilt shops on Russell Country’s quilting trail, camera in tow! What a day-brightener to stop in and visit these beautifully decorated shops. The Quilt-Away, located in Great Falls, was recently selected by Better Homes & Gardens as one of the top 10 quilt shops in the United States. That’s … Read more

Visit to The Quilting Hen

For those who don’t know, The Quilting Hen is an incredibly unique quilt shop located one mile north of Carter, MT. The location is…well…in the middle of a grain farm, and very easy to find. When I stopped in the other day there were several customers and the staff was scurrying. Once they took care … Read more

More Quilting Thoughts

As I drove home from the quilting party in Valier I thought about how many of the communities in Russell Country have quilt shops. The size of the town doesn’t seem to make a lot of difference – quilters travel for miles, even to locations in the country – to purchase fabric and connect with other … Read more

Shelby Quilter Authors Book

Shelby, MT quilter Anne Wiens has accomplished what many people only dream about. She wrote and designed a book on quilting. Titled “The Thrifty Quilter” it shows how to make nearly free quilts from leftover fabric. As Anne said, if you quilt, you have scraps. Lots of scraps. This book tells how to organize them using … Read more

One Heck of a Quilt Party

Today I pointed my wheels north on I-15 out of Great Falls and drove about 85 miles to Valier. Valier sits about 14 miles west of the interstate amid some amazing cropland. My reason for going was the Triangle Squares Quilt Guild party for quilters from many miles away. The Quilt Party was at the … Read more

Yellowstone to Glacier Through Central Montana’s Scenic Corridor

Looking for road trip ideas? Visit one or both of Montana’s national parks, take scenic US Hwy 89 between them and you won’t be disappointed. Limited traffic, small town charm, and plenty of things to do all combine for a memorable trip. Let’s start where you exit Yellowstone National Park and work our way north … Read more

Favorite Things to do in Meagher County

On my last visit to Meagher County I starting counting the reasons why people came to vacation in the area. I saw hikers, hunters, campers, retired couples out for a getaway, and people who came to soak in the thermal springs. All in all, that covered quite a variety of people. Here’s a bit of … Read more

Waterfalls, Hot Springs and a Mountain Stream – Your Perfect Central Montana Weekend

Choose your weekend and begin exploring the diverse landscapes of Central Montana. This weekend suggestion will have you visiting a state park, doing your choice of activities – from hiking, fishing, floating, seeking out a waterfall, adding to your bird life-list and soaking in hot springs. Let’s start! We’ll begin by leaving Great Falls and … Read more