Gail and I just returned from the Needle Nellies Quilt Show in Georgetown, CA. All proceeds from the show and ticket sales for the opportunity quilt go directly to the Volunteer Fire Department. I've always said that California is always shaking like a wet dog or we are burning up. No matter what calamity, the Volunteer Fire Department is always there to help.
Our adventure started when we pulled up to the American River Inn, our home for the night.
I can highly recommend the Inn for a quiet getaway destination.
We met up with the Needle Nellies for dinner at the newly renovated Georgetown Hotel.
We had a great dinner out in the patio area. The weather couldn't have been any nicer.
We were up early and headed over to start setting up for the outdoor show. This is the Nellies award winning opportunity quilt, Toyland Tree.
Some of the girls in the Nellies applique group made their own version of Toyland Tree too!
I was just a babe in Toyland looking at their creativity.
This quilter didn't want another Christmas quilt, but she did want to make a baby quilt with the blocks. Too cute!
As the featured artist, the volunteer firemen and the Nellies helped me set up in the gazebo area. This panorama gives you a good idea of all my space.
Here is just a sampling of quilts made by the talented Nellies.
As always, the Needle Nellies rolled out the red carpet and treated us like royalty. Thank you girls for being so special and making our trip to Georgetown so memorable. Your efforts on behalf of the Volunteer Fire Department, make your community safer. You are all a blessing to your quaint, little town.