News Tip

Nelly's Needlers at Nepenthe Gallery

This post expresses the views and opinions of the author(s) and not necessarily that of Mount Vernon on the MoVe management or staff.

Pictured from left to right are Nelly’s Needlers: Deb Kempton, Beth Britt, Barbara Gay, Heather Johnson (Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House), Carole Hayward, and Lauren Lyles. They were all on-hand at Nepenthe Gallery as part of a special Mount Vernon exhibit to showcase Mount Vernon and the embroidery of Nelly Custis Lewis who grew up at Mount Vernon, later lived at Woodlawn plantation, and learned her expert needlework skills from her cherished grandmother, Martha Washington.

Nelly’s Needlers is a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the historic home of Woodlawn through the teaching, exhibition, and sale of fine needlework.

This exhibit at Nepenthe Gallery is in conjunction with Mount Vernon’s annual national birthday celebration of George Washington and Woodlawn’s 60th Annual Needlepoint Show.

I'm interested
I disagree with this
This is unverified