Featured Quilter

Melody Casey

The Eureka Montana Quilt Show is proud to announce the Featured Quilter for 2019 is Eureka’s very own Melody Casey.

Melody has been an active member of the VFW Auxiliary post #6786 since 1988 and the American Legion Post #74 for 15 years.    She has also been an advocate for the Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter.  Mrs. Casey is a current member of three area quilt guilds; Uncommon Threads, Scraps and Threads and the Flathead Quilters’ Guild.  Mel has given of her time and talent generously in the making and gifting of donation quilts for veterans as well as various community needs. 

Melody has been a resident of Eureka since 1987.  She met Almus Casey while she was attending Northwestern Montana College in Havre. The couple married in 1995 and Mr. Casey moved to Eureka.  Melody is the mother of six children, grandmother to thirteen children and great-grandmother to ten children.  One granddaughter Lakeisha Thibault was killed in a tragic accident involving a drunk driver in 2010. 

Melody started quilting seriously about 15 years ago when encouraged by Jackie Robinson, “She really got me into it!”.  Jackie is the founder of the Eureka Montana Outdoor Quilt Show.   Melody also credits her husband of 23 years for his continued support, motivating her to further develop her quilting skills. 

Anyone who knows Mel appreciates her culinary talent and her love of gardening and the outdoors.  These hobbies have influenced her quilting, she now combines color and patterns as skillfully as she adds flavors and texture in the kitchen or colors and dimension in her garden. 

We are pleased to honor her with the title “Featured Quilter” for 2019.

Be sure to stop by and see her beautiful quilts at EMQS!