Atlanta Quilt Festival Has a New Web Site

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The Clara Ford Foundation continues to be one of the sponsors of the Atlanta Quilt Festival, but now the Atlanta Quilt Festival has its own web site.

Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com to view the activities of the 2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival and to register for classes.

See you at the Festival!

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,

African Mask Workshop Sold Out!

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The Master Quilter Workshop held annually during the Atlanta Quilt Festival is SOLD OUT!

Mt. Vernon, NY resident Renee Fleuranges-Valdes will lead a master quilting class on Saturday August 12, 2017 during the 2017 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The workshop will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Quilters will learn how to use improvisational appliqué techniques to make an African mask.

Although this workshop is sold out, visit Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook to check out other activities you may enjoy.

You can also email atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.

Renee Fleuranges-Valdes

2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival Opens August 1st

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The Clara Ford Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit opens August 1, 2018 at the South Fulton Arts Center located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Quilting activities will continue throughout the month of August at Aviation Community Cultural Center, 3900 aviation Circle, Atlanta, GA, 30336, Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30311 and South Fulton Arts Center.

The Opening Reception will be held August 5, 2018 from noon – 4 p.m. at the South Fulton Arts Center and will include a Quilt Market, a special doll exhibit of Elizabeth Smart dolls and a special African Mask exhibit.

Follow the Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Visit atlantaquiltfestival.com to register for classes.

See you at the Festival!

Carole Lyles Shaw Headlines 2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Sarasota Sunset by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset by Carole Lyles Shaw

Carole Lyles Shaw

Carole Lyles Shaw

Quilt Artist Carole Lyles Shaw will headline the 2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Carole will lead a workshop on Improvisational Quilting August 13, 2016 at South Fulton Arts Center. The class will last from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and a sewing machine is required. The class fee is $60.00.

Carole is a leader in the modern quilt movement. She will teach attendees how to choose fabrics and how to use certain techniques to get a modern look in their quilts.

If interested, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net for more information and to register.

Follow the Atlanta Quilt Festival of Facebook for the latest updates. https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaQuiltFestival/.

See You at the Festival!

2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival Dates Announced

Stride Toward Freedom by Brenda Shelby. 2015 winner of Best of Show

The Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum  are pleased to announce that the 2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival will open July 31, 2016 and continue through August 31, 2016. Events will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA and Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Check this site and the Clara Ford Foundation Facebook page often for updates to the schedule of events.

2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival Opens August 2d

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

The 2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival© opens August 2, 2015 at noon at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA and continues until August 31, 2015. The Opening Reception will feature quilts, dolls, children’s activities and our famed Quilt Market.

Other activities during the month of August include a beginning quilt class, beginning dollmaking class, and quilt appraisals. Activities are held at Hammonds House Museum and South Fulton Arts Center.

If you would like for your quilt to be part of the 2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit, email atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com for an entry form. Follow the Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook for frequent updates.

Wishing You A Joyous Holiday Season

 

Merry Christmas, by O.V. Brantley

Merry Christmas, by O.V. Brantley

The Clara Ford Foundation wishes you a joyous holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival in August. Click the donations button on the left to learn how you can support our programs.

Master Class: Collage Portrait Quilts

This year’s master class is taught by Bisa Butler, who is a phenomenal artist with collage portrait quilts using only fabric.

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New York Beauty Goes to Africa Wins Best Traditional Quilt

New York Beauty Goes to Africa by Jeanette Walton

New York Beauty Goes to Africa by Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton’s New York Beauty Goes to Africa won Best Traditional Quilt at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Congratulations, Jeanette!

Herding Ducks On A Happy Water Buffalo Wins Best Art Quilt

 

Herding Ducks on a Happy Water Buffalo by Melinda Rushing

Herding Ducks on a Happy Water Buffalo by Melinda Rushing

Melinda Rushing’s Herding Ducks on a Happy Water Buffalo won Best Art Quilt at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Congratulations, Melinda!

Learn to Make Dolls at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Dolls by the Dazzling Dames Doll Club at the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Dolls by the Dazzling Dames Doll Club at the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Valerie Cookie Patterson

Valerie Cookie Patterson

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Dollmaking class Saturday, August 09, 2014. The class is part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

The class will be taught by Cookie Patterson at the Hammonds House Museum from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA.

The class is $20 which includes the pattern.  Space is limited so reserve your space early. Please contact Cookie Patterson at cookiekeelingdolls@gmail.com to register and to receive further details about the class. You may also register by sending an email to atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook  and on Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Learn to Quilt at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Just Friends by Nina Moore

Just Friends by Nina Moore

Nina Moore

Nina Moore

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Quilting class Saturday, August 09, 2014. The class is part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

The class will be taught by Nina Moore at the South Fulton Arts Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The South Fulton Arts Center is located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. A sewing machine is required for this class.

The  cost of the class is $20.00 which includes a fabric kit. Space is limited so you must reserve your space early. Please contact Nina Moore at nmoore9548@aol.com to reserve your spot and to receive further details about the class. You may also email atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com to register.

If you have always wanted to learn to quilt, this is a great way to get started.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and on Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Quilt Appraisals at Hammonds House Museum August 9

Tumbling in Space by Marva Swanson, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Tumbling in Space by Marva Swanson, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson, Georgia’s only certified quilt appraiser, will appraise quilts at Hammonds House Museum as part of the activities of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014. Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. Appraisals are $50.00 for each quilt.

All other activities of the Atlanta Quilt Festival except the Beginning Dollmaking Class will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

For an appointment to get your quilt appraised, email O.V. Brantley at atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com. Payment is due at the time of the appraisal.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Bisa Butler Will Be the Featured Quilter at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival August 2d

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Hammonds House Museum, South Fulton Arts Center and the Clara Ford Foundation are pleased to announce that Bisa Butler will be the featured quilter at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival. She will teach a collage portrait workshop, lecture and show her quilts August 2, 2014 at South Fulton Arts Center. The cost of the workshop is $60.00 and will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net to register. Visit http://bisabutler.blogspot.com/ to see more of Ms. Butler’s work.

Ms. Butler will be the sixth quilt artist featured in the Quilt Lecture Series. Carolyn L. Mazloomi was featured in 2009. Judy Tipton Rush was featured in 2010. Juanita Yeager was featured in 2011,  Maria Elkins was featured in 2012 and Aisha Lumumba was featured in 2013.

Ms. Butler will lecture and show her quilts at 3 p.m. on August 2, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center Theater. Admission is $10.00 at the door.

The festival exhibit opens July 27, 2014 and runs through August 9, 2014 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© Opens July 27th at South Fulton Arts Center

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby. 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby. 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

The 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© opens Sunday, July 27th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Opening Reception is from noon – 4 p.m., but the exhibit will remain available for viewing until August 9, 2014. Admision is free, but donations are welcome.

The Opening Reception features a quilt market, quilt demonstrations, children’s activities, and entertainment. The quilt exhibit will feature a juried exhibit of exceptional art quilts and a special exhibit of wine-themed quilts.

Other activities held at Hammonds House Museum include quilt appraisals and a Beginning Dollmaking Class.

The 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© is sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation, Hammonds House Museum and South Fulton Arts Center. Check web sites and other social media for the full schedule of activities.

See you at the Festival!

Brown Sugar Stitchers Exhibit at Woodruff Library

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You do not want to miss the Brown Sugar Stitchers exhibit at the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library. The exhibit is ongoing through December 13, 2013.

The quilts are amazing!

Brown Sugar Stitchers Exhibit at Norcross Arts Center

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

An exhibit featuring the quilts of the Brown Sugar Stitchers quilt guild is underway at the Norcross Arts Center, 17 College Street in downtown Norcross, Georgia. The exhibit, which features over 60 quilts, continues through August 31, 2013.

“Swimming with the Fish” Wins Best of Show at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Swimming with the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Swimming with the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Melinda Rushing’s Swimming with the Fish was voted Best of Show by the attendees at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. It also tied for Best Art Quilt.

The Atlanta Quilt Festival is held annually at the South Fulton Arts Center and the Hammonds House Museum the first two weeks in August.

Congratulations Melinda!

Last Chance to See the Quilts of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

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Choose to Bloom by O.V. Brantley

Today is the last day to see the quilts of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival exhibit  ends at 5 p.m. today. The exhibit is at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Be sure to vote for Best of Show while you are there.

Thank you for your support of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival is held each year during the first two weeks in August.

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