Tasha got her small-business start by making baby/kid products but, despite the success of her products and booth, soon realized that she wasn’t quite passionate about her products. Her family is what she is most passionate about and since her family loves to play games, she began making them for everyone to enjoy. Tasha makes hand sewn board games such as tic-tac-toe, checkers, dominos, backgammon, memory and maze. She has plans to also make hand sewn yard games such as bean bag toss, fishing and hopscotch.
Tasha sells her products from her website and Facebook page, through Amazon, Etsy, Instagram and Pinterest and at local craft shows and markets.
Living on a family farm has given Suzanne a never-ending supply of old fence posts and barbed wire. She started making Santa Posts in the fall of 2017 and decided to try also making snowmen and bunnies. She loves how rewarding it feels to be creative and make something new from something old. Suzanne now makes barbed wire wreaths, barbed wire stars and wheat-filled mason jars in addition to her adorable fence posts.
Suzanne sells her products at craft shows, Facebook and various stores in the valley.
Lois has lived in the Flathead Valley for nearly 30 years. She began making bows for her daughter who was in competitive cheerleading while growing up. Lois’ six children are all grown and have children of their own now. She formed ‘Cora’s Closet Bowtique’ and started making ‘hair pretties’ for her then-5-year-old granddaughter Cora, about ten years ago. Cora is now 15 and Lois is still enjoying making quality and unique products that actually stays put in any type of hair. She uses double prong alligator clips lined with ribbon and silicone grips. Lois’s hair accessories are made with fabric, vegan leather, wool felt, grosgrain ribbon, paper flowers and other embellishments.
Lois sells her products at craft shows, farmers markets, on Facebook and at Sassafras in Kalispell.
Cora’s Closet Bowtique
Jami and her husband Dan “The Salsa Man” started making their delicious salsa after being blessed with a bumper crop of tomatoes one year. They gifted their homemade salsa to friends and family and were encouraged to sell their product. They now make and sell salsa in 7 different heat levels and are growing in popularity every year!
Jami and Dan sell their products online, in 15 different stores in the Flathead, 9 stores in Missoula, at the Kalispell Farmers’ Market and at various craft shows.
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Jill is blessed with a bit of the Blarney, bit by the Muses and gifted with a driving love for beauty and order, creating is a must for Jill. She sees beauty as the innate core of everything. She has chosen many mediums throughout the years to express what she feels. Writing, photography, macramé, silk flower arranging, scrapbooking, dried flowers, needle arts, sewing, and sign making. Her latest endeavor is etched glass. Melding creativity, technology and old school sand blasting to create unique pieces. She collaborates with her companion Dennis to design custom orders.
Judy & Maurice have always enjoyed rocks and making things with them. When they retired they moved to a place where there were lots of long pine needles! After making stone pendants for several years they wanted to do something different. So they learned to do baskets and have been experimenting ever since. They are focusing, at present, on using pine needles and stone slabs, along with other embellishments, to make a variety of shaped baskets. Judy & Maurice also make jewelry from stones and gourd art. Earth Treasures can be found at shows. They plan on putting products in 1 or 2 shops this coming year. Stay Tuned. They also do special orders.
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Jeremy started woodworking in his free-time. When he retired from the US Air Force in 2014, he decided to make a full time career out of his passion. He now makes cedar ornaments, Montana shaped picture frames and much more. You can find Jeremy's products online through his web site or facebook page and in Montana Marie in Kalispell or Cabin in the Falls in Columbia Falls.
Rosanna began crafting by making Christmas gifts for her 5 sisters. She soon discovered how addicting this hobby can be. She now makes a verity of items including: jewelry, hair accessories, book marks, sun catchers and ear muffs. You can find Rosanna's products online through Facebook and Etsy and in person at local farmers markets and craft shows.
The idea of Dirty Trails Soap was created because Christine wanted to handcraft natural sustainable plant based soaps that people would use. Dirty Trails Soap uses only quality oils and butters, that moisturize and cleanse your skin gently. Vegan and Palm Free!! Dirty Trails Soap can be found online, at shows and in local farmers markets.
Wednesday January 16, 2019
Flathead Building Association
309 Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
Just fill out a copy of our Artists Profile form and bring it, along with a few product photos, to the next ACF general meeting. Can't make it to the next meeting? Thanks ok, you can email your completed form and photos to email@example.com or send it to our PO Box:
Artist and Craftsmen of the Flathead
P.O. Box 1684
Kalispell, MT 59903