Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Busy Fingers Quilt Club - 60th anniversary
All the best to the Busy Fingers Quilt Club of Alton, IL for recently celebrating its 60th anniversary! In the photo by The Telegraph photographer Margie M. Barnes are from the left:
Mattie Jean Miller, Esther Jackson, Georgia Bratton and Viola Bradshaw holding the Busy Fingers quilting club's new presidential quilt. Other guild members are: Nancy Beacoat, Josephine Beckwith, Wanda Jacques, Viola Bradshaw, Esther Jackson, Edna Cannon, Heather Stewart, Vivian Williams, Rose Pitts, Rose Rhetta and Jane Rhetta.
The Club decided to commemorate it's anniversary and historic Presidential election by creating a special quilt with images of each party's Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates.
The guild does not yet know where the quilt will be displayed. I hope that a local historical society or local museum will document this guild's extraordinary 60 years of quilting! Click here to read a recent Telegraph newspaper article on the guild. Enjoy!