The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By MARTA VARELA
Whitehall Ledger 

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Jade Benjamin's Handquilted Happiness

 

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Jade Benjamin: Handquilted Happiness

Handquilted Happiness is the perfect name for Jade Benjamin's home-based business. Now 18, she started sewing at age 11, hasn't stopped since, and has no plans to do so. With her bowl cozies, purses and quilts, she loves creating useful items that exist and bring happiness.

Growing up in the Kalispell area, Jade was looking for a hobby so she and her dad Bruce Benjamin went into the Quilt Gallery on a whim. Not only did she find a, so-far, life hobby, but Jade learned how to sew and ended up helping out, making shop samples, first for owner Joan Hodgeboom and later for new owner Marianne Bu...



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