Atlanta Quilt Festival Call For Entries

Blue RibbonCALL FOR ENTRY! The Atlanta Quilt Festival seeks quilts of all genres and techniques for its juried exhibit which will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 8/1/18-8/31/18. Quilts must NOT be larger than 60 inches, must have a hanging sleeve, a label and must be available for display July 20, 2018 – September 1, 2018. Cash prizes and ribbons will awarded for Best Art Quilt, Best Traditional Quilt, Best Modern Quilt and Best of Show during Opening Reception 8/5/18.

TO ENTER: In a separate email for each entry, include a description of each quilt and 2 pictures, a full view and a closeup. Email your entry to AtlantaQuiltFestival@gmail.com.

DEADLINE June 30, 2018. $10.00 for each entry. Pay through PAYPAL to AtlantaQuiltFestival@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing your beautiful quilts.

Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and Instagram for more information  on festival activities,

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Entry Forms For 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival Due June 30th

Blue RibbonThe deadline for your entry into the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival is June 30, 2013. Here are  the details.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original quilts and dolls for its 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The theme is A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started.”

If you love sharing your quilts, see the form below to get all the details about entering you quilt in the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. All quilters welcome – beginners and professionals. A $50.00  prize will be awarded to  three quilts: Best Traditional, Best Art Quilt and Best of Show (as voted upon by the viewers). 

Quilts must be no larger than 60 x 60 inches. The entry fee for each quilt is $10.00. Quilts must be available for exhibition from July 26, 2013 – August 13, 2013. 

The entry forms are below. Please mail the form by June 30, 2012 or email Marva Swanson for an extension. Email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with questions or for more information.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

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Tea Themed Journal Quilts at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival will feature an exhibit of tea-themed journal quilts. Journal quilts are small art quilts that measure 8 1/2 x 11 inches — the size of a sheet of paper. They usually capture the emotions of the quilter — much like writing in a journal. The small quilt shown above is called Tea by the Sea and was created by Clemetene Cosby.

If you would like to enter a tea-themed journal quilt, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net no later than July 20th and attach a picture of your quilt. The quilt must be available for display from July 26th- August 10th.

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit is held annually at South Fulton Arts Center, located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Other activities are held at Hammonds House Museum during the first two weeks in August.The exhibit is free and open to the public.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

Emancipation Quilts Needed for the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Strength and Grace, quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2013.

Strength and Grace, quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2013.

Call for quilts – 150 Years of Freedom Stitched in Time

In September of 1862, after the Union’s victory at Antietam, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary decree stating that, unless the rebellious states returned to the Union by January 1, freedom would be granted to slaves within those states. The decree also left room for a plan of compensated emancipation. No Confederate states took the offer, and on January 1, 1863 Lincoln presented the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation declared, “all persons held as slaves within any States, or designated part of the State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” From PBS Africans in America.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks quilts for a special exhibit that celebrates the 150-year-anniversary of the the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The exhibit will be part of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival which will be held July 28 – August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 30349.

Quilt should represent emancipation as interpreted by the quiltmaker.   The focus should be uplifting and positive — a celebration of freedom. It can be an original art quilt or traditional pieced blocks. It can be appliqued and embellished. There are no rules except  dimensions should be under 60 inches.  It must be a completed quilt with a hanging sleeve and a label.

There is no entry fee, but a donation to the Clara Ford Foundation in any amount is welcome and will further the mission of the foundation of sharing quilts. To participate in the exhibit, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with your contact information and photos of your quilt no later than July 15, 2013. Drop-off and pick-up arrangements will be made after receipt of your email.

You may mail your donation to Clara Ford Foundation, 505 Stonebriar Way, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 or simply drop your donation in the donation bowl at the show. We look forward to your participation in this important exhibit.

New Year, New Beginnings

Jewels in the Castle Wall by Jeanette Walton

Jewels in the Castle Wall by Jeanette Walton

The wonderful thing about a new year is that it encourages you to imagine and implement a new life. While I know you made your own resolutions and goals, I encourage all who read this blog to exhibit more. It just doesn’t make sense to spend so much time making a beautiful quilt and then to hide it in the closet. There are plenty of local shows that encourage beginning quilters as well as professionals. The Atlanta Quilt Festival held each year the first two weeks in August at the South Fulton Arts Center is one of those. Others include the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild which will hold its bi-annual show in May, and the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild which will hold its show in March.

Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton

So to inspire you, here is Jeanette Walton’s blue ribbon quilt from the East Cobb Quilt Show. It was originally called Not Fast Food when it appeared in the show, but Jeanette renamed it  Jewels in the Castle Wall.

Quilters, get busy!!

Entry Forms For 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival Due June 30

The deadline for your entry into the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival is June 30, 2012. Here are  the details.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original quilts and dolls for its 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The theme is A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started.”

If you love sharing your quilts, click on the link below to get all the details about entering you quilt in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. All quilters welcome – beginners and professionals. Cash prizes will be awarded to  three quilts: Best Traditional, Best Art Quilt and Best of Show. 

Quilts must be no larger than 60 x 60 inches. The entry fee for each quilt is $10.00. Quilts must be available for exhibition fromJuly 27, 2012 – August 13, 2012.

CLICK HERE FOR QUILT ENTRY DETAILS:  Forms for 2012 Show. Please mail the form by June 30, 2012 or email Marva Swanson for an extension. Email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with questions or for more information.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

Paducah Entries Due January 2

If you are interested in entering a quilt in the American Quilter’s Society annual show in Paducah, KY, the entry deadline is January 2, 2010.  Show dates are April 25 – 28, 2012.

Visit their web site for more details.

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