Designer – Entrepreneur – Seamstress

The First Friday Artwalk in Great Falls is spread throughout the downtown area and also to the Four West Art League on 16th Street and 2nd Avenue North. The artwalk happens the first Friday evening of each month. Four West Art League is housed on the fourth floor of what used to be the area’s hospital. Individual rooms have become artists’ studios and showrooms. Hallways are decorated leading visitors from one room to the next. … Read more

Made In Montana Marketplace Opens

This morning the Made In Montana Marketplace, held at the Great Falls Civic Center, opened their doors to wholesale buyers. I attended the opening ceremony where Lt. Governor John Bollinger, Great Falls Mayor Michael Winters, and several other dignitaries touted the success of small businesses in the state. Nearly 100 vendor booths filled the Civic Center and what an amazing variety of Montana made goods they have. The brightest colored booth there had to have been Montana … 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 of business we sat and talked about what makes this quilting shop unique. Certainly, the location, a mile off the highway. … Read more

Wonderful Time for a Farmer’s Market

Wow, I went to the Farmer’s Market in downtown Great Falls tonight and decided that this is the time for garden produce at great prices and the best quality. Crookneck squash, basil, heirloom tomatoes and beets rounded out my purchases tonight. Just enough to get me through until the next market Saturday morning. Throughout Russell Country, communities large and small host Farmer’s Markets. Some expand to crafts, entertainment and luscious baked goods. Going to the market becomes … Read more