Tuesday October 15th thru Saturday November 2nd, 2019 – Assistance League of Georgetown Area is pleased to announce a special Quilt Show at the Assistance League Thrift Shop here in Georgetown.
A collection of quilts made by the grandmother of a generous donor will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds from their sale will support Assistance League philanthropic programs benefiting the people of the Georgetown area.
The quilter, Rosie Millenbine Thompson from McLeansboro, Illinois, lived from 1904 until 1996. Her favorite pastime in later years was making quilts for her family. She pieced quilts for more than sixty years, buying her fabric at Ben Franklin’s 5 & 10.
In the 70’s, she discovered that they had begun printing sheets with lovely designs, which was a blessing because her eyesight had begun to fail. In her later years, Rosie was able to pay a woman in her town to quilt them on a machine, which saved Rosie’s arthritic hands.
At that time, Rosie would hem the quilts or add her signature prairie points. The embroidered pieces were usually done by other family members. This talented lady provided quilts for her ever growing family of eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and the great, great grandchildren that just kept coming!
Assistance League of Georgetown Area is proud to showcase the work of this remarkable woman and invites you to purchase one of these lovingly quilts and help us continue our philanthropic programs for the people in the Georgetown area.
Tuesday October 15th thru Saturday November 2nd, 2019
The Thrift Shop is open from 10am until 4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays
Where – Map Below
Assistance League Thrift Shop
900 N. Austin Ave. Suite 115
Republic Square, Georgetown
Assistance League of Georgetown Area provides:
-Children in the Georgetown, Florence and Jarrell Independent School Districts with new school clothing and shoes.
-Mentors and assists in reading programs at Jarrell and Jarrell Igo Elementary Schools and Florence Elementary School.
-Plans and assists with monthly birthday parties and holiday parties for residents of a local memory care facility.
-Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Georgetown, Jarrell, and Florence high schools.
-Provides first year elementary school teachers with financial assistance for supplies to enhance their new classroom.
By giving thousands of volunteer hours each month, Assistance League members produce funds that benefit hundreds of children and elderly in Williamson County annually.