Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rodeo Quilt for the Hoedown in Red Lodge

A couple of days ago the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum in Red Lodge, Montana dropped by the Quilt Lodge. They told me about their annual fundraiser whose theme this year is “The Hoedown – Outlaw Style” that will take place in September. They politely asked was there anything I’d like to donate from the Quilt Lodge to their auction to help raise funds for the museum in town?

Serendipitously, I had the perfect quilt for the hoedown, my “Home of Champions Rodeo” quilt. Holy cow!! :)  This past spring the spirit of the Wild West and rodeos took hold within me. Fabrics with horse riding cowboys, cowboy boots, cowboy hats and stars fired my quilting passion.

Home of Champions Rodeo Quilt

The border on the quilt is bucking broncos and cowboys. I thought “Home of Champions Rodeo” was a great name as Red Lodge hosts the annual Home of Champions Rodeo every 4th of July holiday.  The reverse is a cowhide-like pattern which is minki to the touch. 
Reverse minki side of quilt

The rich and diverse history of Red Lodge, Montana is on display at the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum in the beautiful historic brick building located on the main street, Broadway Avenue. To preserve all of the local history a fundraiser takes place annually and this year’s theme is “The Hoedown--Outlaw Style”.

Saturday, September 21 at Rock Creek Resort is the date for all the fun. Although not mandatory, attendees can dress according to the theme and perhaps channel one of the many colorful historical characters known to have frequented Red Lodge such as Calamity Jane or the first elected marshal John “Liver-Eating” Johnston.

Festivities start at 5:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by dinner. Entertainment will be provided including dancing. Both a silent and live auction will feature great items including several trips for two, along with my “Home of Champions Rodeo” quilt, of course. :)  Tickets are $50 a person and $750 for a table. It’s going to be a heck of a good time. Look forward to seeing you there!! :)
Close up of minki side


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