Quilt the town may be a 'brainchild' for our popular local event, but quilt shows in "the Beaver State" are more prevalent than ...well, beaver and the Spotted Owl.
"She would like to do something like that," continues Jill, "but she needs a way to drive the people into the downtown area without having to put tons of money into marketing."
The two promoters joined forces and Quilt The Town and Spring Jamboree are now going to be synonymous, according to Chamber Director Lagan.
Well, they may not be synonymous, but certainly if quilt shows become as popular here as they appear to be in Oregon, Boulder City's Spring Jamboree would add another dimension to its ongoing tourist attractions and put a goose down feather in the cap, or quilt, of Jill and Nanci.
The car show area, which normally occupies the park and parking area in front of City Hall, will be extended into the city parking lot adjacent to Bicentennial Park. That's quite a bit more bright shiny fenders and hoods for the gawking.
The idea, of course, is for the two events to compliment each other and carry visitors to other areas of town from whence they were.
An additional feature is an enlargement of the performance stage (the gazebo) in Bicentennial Park. Not only will the stage size increase, but there will be a shade cover added for the comfort of the performers.
"Another thing I am excited about," says the energetic Chamber Director, "is performer George Reese who has a celtic band - Irish music. George is bringing an African friend named Tumony who has a band that will play African music."
Additional activities will include X Plex (go carts). X Plex have a track in the Eldorado Valley and they are interested in bringing their go cart rides to Colorado Street in front of the Post Office.
The obstacle course will return, but this year instead of using stilts to navigate the course participants will have to use Segways.
A Segway is a stand up two wheel scooter - a Human Transporter (HT) which should prove to be as difficult as the stilts, but faster and more exciting.
Nanci Bowen, Owner
A sidebar with something new.
We are very excited to sponsor the first outdoor quilt show in Boulder City. The show will feature creative works of fabric made by Boulder City and Las Vegas area artists. The quilts, ranging in sizes from King size to miniatures about 12" square, will be hanging along the streets of Old Town in front of the shops and restaurants.
We are sure this show will draw a huge crowd. And we sincerely hope the businesses in Boulder City will benefit from the quilt show as well.
The show is free to the public. Visitors to Spring Jamboree are encouraged to follow signs and walk and enjoy the displays of beautiful handmade quilts.