Quilt Festival Opens to Large Crowd

Sitting on the Porch on a Southern Summer Day, 30 x 40 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2011. Part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit.

The Opening Reception of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival opened Sunday to record crowds and enthusiastic attendees. The South Fulton Arts Center (located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA) was alive with activity.

Over 50 quilts and 20 dolls were on display for viewing. Marva Swanson curated the quilt exhibit, and Cookie Patterson curated the doll exhibit.

Additionally, attendees were treated to quilt demonstrations, doll-making demonstrations, and children were able to create their own quilt block. The highlight of the reception was the Book Fair. Six local authors shared their work in their own unique way. The authors were Faye Adams-Taylor, Dilsa Bailey, Imani Constance, Marquetta Bell-Johnson, Aisha Lumumba and Yusef Poole.

The exhibit remains at South Fulton Arts Center until August 13, 2011. Make sure to go by and vote for your favorite quilt. The prize for “Best of Show” will be awarded to the quilt getting the most votes.

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