The Needle Nellies from Georgetown are indeed Quilt Diva's. You girls rock! I titled this post The Power of 15 because the guild has only 15 members. Fifteen very talented, organized, fun-loving, dynamic ladies that know how to put on a quilt show. This group of 15 women made 77 quilts for this show. Seventy-seven quilts!
My association with the guild started when they made my Party in the Garden design for their 2012 opportunity quilt to raise money for the Georgetown Fire Department. Their version of the quilt was incredible! Gail and I marvelled at the fabric selection, to the exquisite construction to the quilting. It truly deserved all of the ribbons that it received prior to the show from County Fairs and other quilt shows.
The Georgetown guild began in 1997. To date, they have raised and donated $34,900 to the fire department. They are the main support for the GFD's training center.
The Georgetown quilt guild is like a well-oiled engine.....just like the engine in this old Studebaker fire truck. They had a job to do to get their show together on the morning of the 15th, and it all came together beautifully, and in short order. Gentlemen and gentlewomen, start your engines and let the quilt show begin!
Poles went up, quilts were hung, tables and chairs were strategically placed, and a quilt show was soon in the making.
A nice breeze blew through the park gently making the quilts sway. I felt as though the quilts were waving at me.
I took lots of pictures, and I know I'm probably leaving some of the Nellies out.....I'm sorry if I did and I apologize in advance. Don't give up on me, I'm posting another round of pictures tomorrow.
The Nellies have an applique sub group. They collectively decide on a project, and all make the same quilt. This is Verna Mosquera's Faded Glory pattern from The Vintage Spool. Or as Carole said, "Not so faded glory." Carole loves bright colors.
The next grouping of photos are the Fire Chief's choice from previous years.
I've finally stopped levitating like a magician's assistant. I'm back on earth from Cloud 9. Back to work at the shop, teaching quilting, laundry, cleaning and all the normal chores that I've let slip over the past month. Mr. Joe has been picking up the slack and is ready to return to his woodworking shop, take off his apron and replace it with his tool belt.
More pictures tomorrow of the show. Like I said in the beginning of this post, "You girls rock!"