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!


Anonymous said...

I get a great sense of your passion for quilting from this blog, Kyra. I'll share it.


Femin Susan said...

Wishing you " A Happy New Year''

aisha said...

I'm new to your blog but fascinated with the lovely presidential quilt.


Kyra said...

Donkhote - Thanks for stopping by! Hope others from here will visit your African American art site - .

Best, Kyra

Kyra said...


Welcome, welcome! Ok - WHO stitched the FABULOUS Harriet Tubman quilt on your blog?

Best, Kyra