The 12th annual Needle Nellie Quilt Show, “A Picnic in the Pines,” is Saturday Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Georgetown Park.
The Nellies’ “opportunity quilt” will be on display. Proceeds from ticket sales to win the Party in the Garden quilt will go to the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department Training Center. Tickets will be available the day of the show and on Founders Day, when the drawing will take place.
This year’s Opportunity Quilt is appliqué and was designed by Lynn Wilder. It has won several first place awards in local fairs. Wilder will be attending this show as a guest designer along with Robert Callaham from Nevada.
Georgetown Fire will offer their famous hotdogs and drinks at the show. Several vendors will be there and, always a hit, is the “Country Store” where the Nellies sell quilting supplies, books, fabric, patterns, material and more low prices.
The Nellies will also be selling a few quilts and sewing items.
The Needle Nellies are a group of 16 women who meet twice a month.
This year there are 100 new quilts.
This year the Needle Nellies lost a special person, Berta L. Bender, sister of Donna Hood, one of the group’s charter members. Bender passed away of cancer on April 4, and the Nellies have dedicated this year’s show to her.
She assisted annually with the quilt show, and is known for her award-winning quilts, her enjoyment of nature photography and her extensive world travel.
For additional information contact Abbey Hughmanick at 530-333-4055.