Just Friends

Just Friends by Nina Moore, 2011. Photo by India Brantley

One of the best loved past times of quilters is to exchange blocks. These exchanges may have rules such as being required to use a certain color, a certain block, etc. Sometimes there are no rules.

Nina Moore

The featured quilt of the week is called Just Friends by Nina Moore. A group of eight friends contributed two blocks each to make this 16 block quilt. Nina’s color choice for the sashing makes a stunning quilt.

Just Friends was exhibited at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival along with three of the other quilts from this exchange. See more of Nina’s work at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opening July 29, 2012  and continuing through August 11, 2012 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Nina will also teach a Beginning Quilting class at South Fulton Arts Center on August 11, 2012.

Rotation of Cross

Rotation of Cross by Mary Maynard

Mary Maynard

In recognition of the holy season, this week’s featured quilt is Rotation of Cross by Mary Maynard. Mary used a stained glass window technique learned in a class taught by Regina Carter.

Rotation of Cross won Best of Show at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. See more of Mary’s work at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opening July 29, 2012 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Festival will continue through August 11, 2012.

Season’s Turn

Season's Turn, 40 x 40 inches, by Miyata Johnson, 2011. Best Traditional Quilt at 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

A couple of years ago, Miyata Johnson followed through on her resolution to learn to quilt. She took Maxine Moore’s Beginning Quilting Class at Intown Quilters and classes at Southwest Arts Center.

Miyata Johnson

Her quilt Season’s Turn won Best Traditional Quilt at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival,  which was held at the South Fulton Arts Center. Once you know the basics, the sky is the limit.

What are you waiting for? Get started!

Sister Joan

Sister Joan by Jackie Jackson-Harvey

Jackie Jackson-Harvey created Sister Joan as a tribute to her sister Joan who is battling kidney cancer. Quilt artist Lola Jenkins  designed the portrait.  Jackie set the portrait into a panel with one of Joan’s favorite poems Footprints in the Sand to create the 40 x 50 inch quilt.

Jackie Jackson-Harvey

Sister Joan was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.


From Kente Cloth to Bead Cloth

From Kente Cloth to Bead Cloth by Elaine Parker. Photo by India Brantley

From Kente Cloth to Bead Cloth is a very unusual quilt made by Elaine Parker. This small 14 x 26 inch quilt is made of beads. Elaine wove the seed beads into blocks to create the Kente cloth, then hand quilted the piece. She embellished it with cowrie shells.

Elaine Parker

From Kente Cloth to Bead Cloth was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.

To see more of Elaine’s work visit her exhibit entitled Encore which runs November 10, 2011 – December 31, 2011 at the Atrium on Sweet Auburn Art Gallery, Oddfellows Building, 236 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 9 – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Dates For 5th Annual Fiber, Bead and Mixed Media Exhibit Announced

Indelible by Aisha Lumumba. Photo by India Brantley

Aisha Lumumba and Elaine Parker have announced the dates for their 5th Annual Fiber, Bead and Mixed Media Art Exhibit which is entitled Encore! It will be held November 10 – December 31, 2011 at The Atrium on Sweet Auburn Art Gallery in the Oddfellows Building, 236 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303. The Artists’ Reception will be held November 18, 2011 from 6  8 pm.

Aisha Lumumba

Shown above is Aisha’s Indelible. This wonderful sampler of traditional African motifs and fabrics was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.

Senegal

Senegal by Janice Daniel. Photo by India Brantley

Janice Daniel has traveled extensively in Africa, and her quilts are often inspired by her travels. Senegal, which measures 35 x 42 inches, begins with a printed panel that Janice purchased in West Africa. It is bordered by African Fabrics she purchased in the United States. Janice pieced and quilted Senegal on her machine.

Janice Daniel

Senegal was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.

 

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