Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Birthday, Juliette Low!

This post is my entry into the Bloggers Quilt Festival

It honors Juliette Gordon Low's 150th Birthday!

This quilt, Brownie Heartstrings, was a group project organized by my daughter, Julia. She planned several Brownie badge workshops, so more than 50 Brownie Girl Scouts could learn to sew and create a charity quilt at the same time.

With the blocks completed, Julia assembled the top and did the machine quilting. You might be able to see the free-motion butterflies in the blocks.

Juliette (Daisy) Low founded the Girl Scouts in the USA in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. To celebrate her birthday, 250 local Girl Scouts of all ages gathered at camp last week for a Halloween/Birthday Party.

For the party, Julia wore a vintage uniform from 1940. She presented the quilt to Mary Raymond, our guild charity quilt coordinator, for donation to the Linus Project. I think Daisy would be proud!

I've shown this quilt before when it was on display at the Lowell Quilt Festival, where it won a blue ribbon in the youth category!

Just so you know, a full sheet cake is not big enough for 250 girls, even when the pieces are cut really, really small! (The orange blobs are pumpkins.)

Quilts, camp and cake! It doesn't get any better than that!

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is a very pretty quilt and has such a nice story behind it! Oh dear. I think remember the 100th birthday of Juliet Lowe when I was a Brownie!

Rene' said...

What a great story!!! This quilt is so pretty! What a wonderful way to introduce young girls to the art of quiltmaking. Thanks for sharing!

LisaE said...

Love string quilts! So bright and pretty. Great story. TFS!

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Tell Julia she did an awesome job...I love it! Love the vintage outfit too.

Miri said...

Terrific string quilt and a great story. Love the pix of your daughter in her vintage uniform!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful story and pretty quilt. Your daughter did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing.

Renée said...

From a former Brownie, I'm loving your quilt! It's so bright and pretty.

Annie said...

I've been a Scout for almost forever (I'm I life member of GSUSA) and it's great to see this post and the work of the girls to help others and to honor our founder, Juliet "Daisy" Gordon Low. Keep up the good work as a Girl Scout volunteer! We need more dedicated women like you!