Nelly's Needlers at Nepenthe Gallery
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.