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.

Yoga Quilting Today at South Fulton Arts Center

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Latifah Shakir

Latifah Shakir

Well known quilt artist Latifah Shakir will lead a workshop that teaches how to power up your quilting with yoga. In this  personal journey you will learn yoga techniques to alleviate symptoms of pain, increase flexibility and strengthen your  joints in your hands and feet.

The class is today  from  noon – 3 p.m. at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The class fee is $15.00. Register by sending an email to atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com. Space is limited so act quickly.

The class will last three hours. Attendees will create a Namaste Flag project which is a fabric collage consisting of fabric, meditating stitching and embellishments.

Supplies required for this class are items you  already have around your home. Bring thread, needle, scissors, fabric scraps, embellishments such as trim, buttons, fabric markers, etc. __ whatever your heart desires. Latifah will bring the rest of the supplies.

See You at the Festival!

Quilt Appraisals Today at Hammonds House Museum

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 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013. Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. Appraisals are $50.00 for each quilt.

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 on Facebook for the latest news.

Aisha Lumumba Will Lecture and Show Her Quilts Saturday

Simple Play, by Aisha Lumumba, 2009.

Simple Play, by Aisha Lumumba, 2009.

Aisha Lumumba is the featured quilter for the  Clara Ford Foundation Quilt Lecture Series  which is held annually during the Atlanta Quilt Festival. Ms. Lumumba is renowned for her amazing portrait quilts that often feature famous African Americans. She has also authored several books.

Aisha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba

Ms. Lumumba will be the fifth 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,  and Maria Elkins was featured in 2012.

Ms. Lumumba will lecture and show her quilts at 3 p.m. on August 3, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center Theater. Admission is $10.00 at the door. Arrive early to view the quilt exhibit and enjoy a wine and cheese reception. Earlier in the day, she will teach a master classes to local quilters.

The festival exhibit opened July 28, 2013 and runs through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

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

Gumbo Lades 2 by Aisha Lumumba, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Gumbo Lades 2 by Aisha Lumumba, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

“Swimming with the Fish” Tied For Best Art Quilt At the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Swimming With the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Swimming With the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Swimming with the Fish won a blue ribbon for Best Art Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This 46 x 46 inch quilt was created by Melinda Rushing. She was also awarded a $50 cash prize.

The Atlanta Quilt Festival continues through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center and Hammonds House Museum. Viewing hours for the  exhibit  at South Fulton Arts Center are

Be sure to cast your vote for Best of Show during your visit.

See you at the Festival!

“Summertime and the Living is Easy” Tied For Best Art Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Summertime and the Living is Easy by Nicole Blackwell

Summertime and the Living is Easy by Nicole Blackwell

Summertime and the Living is Easy won a blue ribbon for Best Art Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This 30 x 42  inch quilt was created by Nicole Blackwell. She was also awarded a $50 cash prize.

The Atlanta Quilt Festival continues through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center and Hammonds House Museum. Viewing hours for the  exhibit  at South Fulton Arts Center are

Be sure to cast your vote for Best of Show during your visit.

See you at the Festival!

“Autumn at Lost Mountain” Won Best Traditional Quilt at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Autumn At Lost Mountain by Jeanette Walton

Autumn At Lost Mountain by Jeanette Walton

Autumn at Lost Mountain won a blue ribbon for Best Traditional Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This 60 x 58 inch quilt was created by Jeanette Walton. She was also awarded a $50 cash prize.

The Atlanta Quilt Festival continues through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center and Hammonds House Museum. Viewing hours for the  exhibit  at South Fulton Arts Center are

Be sure to cast your vote for Best of Show during your visit.

See you at the Festival!

“Tied Up In Knots” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Tied Up in Knots by Latifah Shakir. Photo by India Brantley

Tied Up in Knots by Latifah Shakir. Photo by India Brantley

Latifah Shakir

Latifah Shakir

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 Tied Up In Knots. It was created by Latifah Shakir.

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!

“Thinking About Her Next Quilt” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Thinking About Her Next Quilt by Rosalind Newell. Photo by India Brantley

Thinking About Her Next Quilt by Rosalind Newell. 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.

Rosalind Newell

Rosalind Newell

The quilt shown above is called Thinking About Her Next Quilt. It was created by Rosalind Newell.

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!

“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!

“Sparkling Bloom” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Sparkling Bloom by Brenda Shelby

Sparkling Bloom by Brenda Shelby. Photo by India Brantley

Brenda Shelby

Brenda Shelby

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 Sparkling Bloom. It was created by Brenda Shelby.

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!

“Splash From My Stash” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm. 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.

Aleathia Chisolm

Aleathia Chisolm

The quilt shown above is called Splash From My Stash. Created by Aleathia Chisolm, it won Best Traditional Quilt at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. 

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!

The Diva Dolls Will Be Part of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Dolls at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Dolls at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

The Atlanta Quilt Festival will again feature an exhibition of hand made dolls during the Opening Reception. These ladies are always a hit at the Festival. This year, the exhibit is curated by Gretchen Scott.

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.

Cookie Patterson will teach a Beginning Dollmaking class Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Hammonds House Museum. The class starts at 10 a.m., and the cost is$15.00. Email Cookie Patterson at cincygirl2028@bellsouth.net for more information. You may also call Hammonds House Museum at 404-612-0499 or email quilts@hammondshouse.org.

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!

Power Up Your Quilting With Yoga at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Well known quilt artist Latifah Shakir will lead a workshop that teaches how to power up your quilting with yoga. In this  personal journey you will learn yoga techniques to alleviate symptoms of pain, increase flexibility and strengthen your  joints in your hands and feet.

Latifah Shakir

Latifah Shakir

“Our love for quilting involves long hours of repetitive motion. Come join me and rejuvenate your body emphasizing with breathing exercises and practiced mediation to increase clarity and concentration on your future quilting projects,” says Latifah.

The class will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 from  noon – 3 p.m. at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The class fee is $15.00. Register by sending an email to ovbrant@gmail.com.

Space is limited so act quickly. The class will last three hours. Attendees will create a Namaste Flag project which is a fabric collage consisting of fabric, meditating stitching and embellishments.

Supplies required for this class are items you  already have around your home. Bring thread, needle, scissors, fabric scraps, embellishments such as trim, buttons, fabric markers, etc. __ whatever your heart desires. Don’t bring much as there will only be time to finish two flags, but students can finish their kinetic journal at home. Latifah will bring the rest of the supplies.

See You at the Festival!

Desert Garden Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Desert Garden by Marquetta Bell-Johnson

Desert Garden by Marquetta Bell-Johnson

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.

Marquetta Bell-Johnson

Marquetta Bell-Johnson

The quilt shown above is called Desert Garden. It was created by Marquetta Bell Johnson.

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!

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!

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