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By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

Crab Creek Quilting Company now open


Last updated 6/17/2021 at 8:42am

Courtesy of Crab Creek Quilting Company

The Manke family's new quilt store in Odessa opened June 11. Family members Britta Ekstedt, Christian Ekstedt, Jaycee Odenrider, Tristian Klinkenberg, Brandy Manke and Andy Manke, holding baby River Eckstedt, surround the company sign created by Harrington-area artist Gavin Wagner.

ODESSA – Friday, June 11, was the date of the "soft" opening of a new downtown Odessa business, filling an empty storefront on First Avenue. Proprietor Brandy Manke and her family were on hand to meet and greet customers.

Brandy Manke is a native of Bozeman, Mont., a retired Army veteran and former employee in the corporate world with an overriding passion for quilting. She is married to Andy Manke, originally from Harrington, although he attended and graduated from Ritzville High School. He served as a Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy prior to becoming the chief of police in Reardan. The...

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