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,

2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival Opens August 1st

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Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

The Clara Ford Foundation is pleased to once again co-sponsor the Atlanta Quilt Festival along with Hammonds House Museum and South Fulton Arts Center. The Atlanta Quilt Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The quilt exhibit will be on display for the entire month of August at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 30349. Activities will be held at both South Fulton (SF) and Hammonds House Museum (HH), 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30311. Also the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild will host special activist during its monthly meeting at Wesley Chapel Library in Decatur, GA on August 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Mark your calendar now. The tentative schedule is as follows:

Opening Reception and Quilt Market (SF) August 5, 2018

Master Quilter Workshop (SF) August 11, 2018

Beginning Quilting Class (HH) August 18, 2018

Dollmaking Class (HH) August 18, 2018

Appraisal Lecture by Nancy Franklin (BSS Meeting) August 18, 2018

Quilt Demonstrations (BSS Meeting) August 18, 2018

Trunk Show (HH) August 25, 2018

Collage Class (HH) August 25, 2018

Follow the Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook for updataes.

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!

Wishing You A Joyful Holiday Season

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Ancestral Christmas, art quilt, by O.V. Brantley.

New York Beauty Goes to Africa Wins Best of Show

 

New York Beauty Goes to Africa by Jeanette Walton

New York Beauty Goes to Africa by Jeanette Walton

The viewers of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival Exhibit voted Jeanette Walton’s New York Beauty Goes to Africa Best of Show. This quilt also won Best Traditional Quilt. The South Fulton Arts Center hosted the exhibit.

Congratulations, Jeanette!

Beginning Dollmaking Class a Huge Success

Dollmaking class taught by Cookie Patterson at Hammonds House Museum

Dollmaking class taught by Cookie Patterson at Hammonds House Museum

Students in the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival “sold out” Beginning Dollmaking class worked very hard on their dolls. Cookie Patterson taught the class which was held at Hammonds House Museum.

Below are some of the dolls that were part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival doll exhibit. The Atlanta Quilt Festival is held each year during the first two weeks in August.

Doll exhibit at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Doll exhibit at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

 

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.

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!

“Fire” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Fire by Jeanette Walton

Fire by Jeanette Walton. Photo by India Brantley

There were some amazing quilts in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to whet your appetite for this year’s festival.

Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton

The quilt shown above is called Fire. It was created by Jeanette Walton.

Celebrate with us at the Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival from noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The exhibit closes August 10, 2013.

Amazing quilts! Beautiful dolls! Demonstrations and unique items for sale!

See You at the Festival!

Quilt Market Makes its Debut at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

Shop til you drop at this year’s Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival as the Quilt Market makes its debut.  Enjoy hand dyed fabrics, books and unique works of art while experiencing quilting demonstrations.

Celebrate with us at the Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival from noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The exhibit closes August 10, 2013.

See You at the Festival!

Bluest Eye Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Bluest Eye, by Anita Crosby. Photo by India Brantley

Bluest Eye, by Anita Crosby. Photo by India Brantley

There were some amazing quilts in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to whet your appetite for this year’s festival.

Anita Crosby

Anita Crosby

The quilt shown above is called Bluest Eye. It was created by Anita Crosby.

Celebrate with us at the Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival from noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The exhibit closes August 10, 2013.

Amazing quilts! Beautiful dolls! Demonstrations and unique items for sale!

See You at the Festival!

Linc’s Crazy Quilt Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

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Linc’s Crazy Quilt by Nancy Franklin. Photo by India Brantley

Nancy Franklin

Nancy Franklin

There were some amazing quilts in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to whet your appetite for this year’s festival.

The quilt shown above is called Linc’s Crazy Quilt. It was created by Nancy Franklin.

Celebrate with us at the Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival from noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Amazing quilts! Beautiful dolls! Demonstrations and unique items for sale!

See You at the Festival!

Your Petticoat is Showing was Featured in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Your Petticoat is Showing by Vanessa Brown

Your Petticoat is Showing by Vanessa Brown. Photo by India Brantley

There were some amazing quilts in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to whet your appetite for this year’s festival.

Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown

The quilt shown above is called Your Petticoat is Showing. It was created by Vanessa Brown.

Celebrate with us at the Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival from noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Amazing quilts! Beautiful dolls! Demonstrations and unique items for sale!

See You at the Festival!

“R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” is Best of Show at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. by Aisha Lumumba, Winner of Best of Show at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Aisha Lumumba

The attendees at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival voted R.E.S.P.E.C.T. by Aisha Lumumba Best of Show in the juried exhibit at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Thank you to all who voted.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival is held the first two weeks in August at the South Fulton Arts Center and at Hammonds House Museum.

Congratulations,  Aisha!

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