Ginny comes from a long line of quilters affiliated with our group. She is the niece of former President Mary Belcourt, the niece of two more members, Susanne Silbernagel and Margaret (Peggy) Lattimore, and the cousin of Amanda Abelmann. She is also the mother of one of our youngest members, Emily.
This dynasty began with Ginny’s grandmother, who taught her to sew when she was in second grade, and helped her make her dress for her first communion. She lived near the Ben Franklin store, which was a quick source for fabrics and sewing supplies at the time. Ginny sewed her own clothing throughout her teen years. She also sewed baby blankets and toys for new cousins.
Ginny grew up in Fargo, although her family did live in Alaska until she was 8 years old. Her father was stationed there. After high school graduation, she studied accounting at NW Tech in Moorhead, now Minnesota State Technical and Community College. She was hired by GL Hanson/Hanson Brothers, and after 25 years, she is still employed there! Since 2002 she and her family have lived in Moorhead.
Ginny has served in many roles in our organization and a tremendous asset to our future.