Mountain Brook Cooperative Quilt & Craft Market

“Amazing women doing amazing work” say organizers of annual sale

Art Beat

The Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative holds their 13th Quilt and Craft Market in the Mountain View Mennonite Church near Creston on Friday and Saturday, Sep. 29 and 30.  The market will be open from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Starburst Ombre Quilt by Stacia Moore, who is one of the quilters at the Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative's market.
Starburst Ombre Quilt by Stacia Moore, who is one of the quilters at the Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative’s market.

“I like to tell folks that our market is much more than a ‘typical’ craft market,” says member Carol Beck-Edgar. “In fact, we have some amazing women doing amazing work.”

This year’s market will include hand- and machine-quilted quilts and wall hangings, fine art, book-fold art, jewelry, crafts for the kitchen, knitted and crocheted accessories, bags and totes, holiday and home décor, handmade soaps and candles, classic needlework, children’s quilts and accessories and felted wool and fiber items.

The market also features themed areas including Patriotic/Fourth of July, Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Pantry offers crafts for the kitchen as well as baked goods and sweet treats.

The Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative was formed more than 13 years ago by a group of quilters and crafters living in the Mountain Brook area near Creston. The co-op sponsors an annual craft market every fall, and each item is carefully handcrafted by members. There are no assembly-line products offered, and most are made-in-Montana items.

“For example, Beth Hansen introduced us to folded book art last year,” says Beck-Edgar. “I would never have the patience, but her work is wonderful.”

“And then we have Sarah, who not only spins and weaves, but makes handmade soaps and candles. This year, she’s also making beeswax wraps. Judy not only creates wonderful quilts of all sizes, she makes cinnamon rolls for our Pantry.”

In addition to fabric creations, this year’s show features jewelry by Gems and Creations and fine art by Sunnie LeBlanc.  “All in all – much more than a ‘typical’ craft market,” emphasizes Beck-Edgar.

The Mountain View Mennonite Church is located at 795 Mennonite Church Road, off Highway 35 in Creston.