On Saturday and Sunday, a group of local quilters hosted a patriotic quilt show at Butte's World Museum of Mining as part of the museum's annual Miners' Union Day celebration.
But this wasn't a typical quilting show.
Instead of people bringing in their finished quilts to show off and then take home to give to their friends or family, these patriotic quilts were donated by quilters from across the country to the veterans who first move into the Southwest Montana Regional Veterans Home.
The veterans retirement home in Butte is expected to open in 2020 and to house about 60 vets, as previously reported.
Miriam Haley, a longtime Butte quilter, was one of the women who helped put on this special patriotic quilt show. She said she was overwhelmed with the number of quilts donated--her group hoped to receive 75 quilts for the veterans, but instead received well over 100.
Haley and her quilting group are looking for veterans in southwestern Montana to give these extra quilts to, and described the recent weekend event as a "love fest for veterans."
Learn more about Haley and the patriotic quilt show in this week's episode of "Denizens."