“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!

Diva Dolls Star at 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Dolls at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Aretha Franklin was not the only star at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Diva dolls also had a starring role at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Here are some of them.

Cookie Patterson  curated  the doll exhibit which was featured July 29, 2012 during the Opening Reception of the Festival. The Festival was held at the South Fulton Arts Center and Hammonds House Museum. It is held annually the first two weeks in August.

More dolls at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt 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!

“Patchwork” is First Runner Up for Best of Show at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Patchwork by Nina Moore

Nina Moore

The attendees at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival voted Nina Moore’s quilt Patchwork First Runner-Up for Best of Show in the  juried exhibit of 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, Nina!

Join Aisha Lumumba For Quilts and Stories Today at South Fulton Arts Center

If Quilts Could Talk by AIsha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba, a well known author and quilt artist, will show her quilts and share the stories behind them during the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Join Aisha Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the South Fulton Arts Center at 1 p.m. for a heartwarming experience. The South Fulton Arts Center is located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Aisha Lumumba

Visit Aisha’s web site to see some of her amazing quilts. Her web site is www.obaquilts.com.

Aisha has recently published two books that are available on Amazon. They areGifted: Art Quilts Featuring African American History Makers and If Quilts Could Talk (My Quilts, My Stories).

This presentation is geared toward an adult audience. It is free and open to the public.

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

Red and White Quilt Exhibit Continues Through August 11

Roses are Red by O.V. Brantley

The Atlanta Quilt Festival Exhibit continues through August 11, 2012 at South Fulton Arts Center. You will not want to miss the beautiful collection of red and white quilts.

The South Fulton Arts Center is located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. It is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

See you at the Festival!

Don’t Miss Maria Elkins’ Lecture and Trunk Show Saturday

Windblown by Maria Elkins

Maria Elkins is the guest lecturer for the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Maria is well known for her portrait quilts which have won national prizes.

Maria Elkins

Her lecture and trunk show will take place Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the South Fulton Arts Center. Come early and view the free quilt exhibit that showcases over 50 quilts. A reception will follow Maria’s lecture.

The South Fulton Arts Center is located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Admission is $10.00 at the door.

Visit Maria’s web site to learn more about her and to see her amazing quilts. Her web site is www.mariaelkins.com.

You will not want to miss this exceptional opportunity to meet Maria and see her amazing quilts up close and personal.

Desert Garden is Winner of Best Art Quilt

Desert Garden by Marquetta Bell-Johnson

Desert Garden by Marquetta Bell-Johnson was chosen by the judges as Best Art Quilt  at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This quilt is a desert scene that features Marquetta’s hand dyed fabrics and her signature yo-yo’s.

The quilts in  the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit are absolutely amazing! They are definitely a must see. The exhibit will remain up through August 11th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Center is open daily from 10 – 5 p.m., but will be open until 7 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012. It is closed Sunday.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. While there, make sure you cast your vote for the one quilt that you think is BEST OF SHOW.

Sparkling Bloom is First Runner Up in the Art Quilt Category

Sparkling Bloom by Brenda Shelby

Sparkling Bloom by Brenda Shelby was chosen by the judges as First Runner-Up in the Art Quilt Category at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This quilt features curved piecing and is embellished with crystals.

The quilts in  the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit are absolutely amazing! They are definitely a must see. The exhibit will remain up through August 11th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Center is open daily from 10 – 5 p.m., but will be open until 7 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012. It is closed Sunday.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. While there, make sure you cast your vote for the one quilt that you think is BEST OF SHOW.

Splash From My Stash is Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm was chosen by the judges as Best Traditional Quilt  at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This quilt is based on the bargello pattern which Aleathia made entirely from her stash.

The quilts in  the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit are absolutely amazing! They are definitely a must see. The exhibit will remain up through August 11th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Center is open daily from 10 – 5 p.m., but will be open until 7 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012. It is closed Sunday.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. While there, make sure you cast your vote for the one quilt that you think is BEST OF SHOW.

Out of Africa was First Runner Up in the Traditional Quilt Category

Out of Africa by Melinda Rushing

Out of Africa by Melinda Rushing was chosen by the judges as First Runner Up in the Traditional Quilt Category. This quilt is based on an original block by Nicole Blackwell which Nicole created for the book Trip Around the World. It is composed of log cabin blocks with appliqué.

The quilts in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit are absolutely amazing! They are definitely a must see. The exhibit will remain up through August 11th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Center is open daily from 10 – 5 p.m., but will be open until 7 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012. It is closed Sunday.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. While there, make sure you cast your vote for the one quilt that you think is BEST OF SHOW.

See a Blue Ribbon Quilt During the Opening Reception of the Atlanta Quilt Festival

Jewels in the Castle Wall by Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton’s Blue Ribbon quilt called Jewels in the Castle Wall will make a guest appearance during the opening reception of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival opens Sunday, July 29, 2012 at noon at the South Fulton Arts Center. The Center is located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Jewels in the Castle Wall won a Blue Ribbon at the East Cobb Quilt Show last year in the two-person quilt category. The exquisite quilting on this quilt was done by Leona Harden. This is a rare opportunity to see a Blue Ribbon quilt up close and personal. You will not be disappointed.

See you at the Festival!

Aisha Lumumba Will Tell Her Quilt Stories During the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Simple Play, by Aisha Lumumba, 2009.

Aisha Lumumba, a well known author and quilt artist, will show her quilts and share the stories behind them during the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Join Aisha Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the South Fulton Arts Center at 1 p.m. for a heartwarming experience. The South Fulton Arts Center is located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Visit Aisha’s web site to see some of her amazing quilts. Her web site iswww.obaquilts.com.

Aisha Lumumba

Aisha has recently published two books that are available on Amazon. They areGifted: Art Quilts Featuring African American History Makers and If Quilts Could Talk (My Quilts, My Stories).

This presentation is geared toward an adult audience. It is free and open to the public.

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

If Quilts Are Not Your Thing, Maybe Dollmaking Is

Sparkle by Cookie Patterson

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Dollmaking class Saturday, August 11, 2012. The class is part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

Valerie Cookie Patterson

The class will be taught by Cookie Patterson at the Hammonds House Museum from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA.

The class is free, but space is limited so you must register. Please contact Cookie Patterson at cincygirl2028@bellsouth.net to register and to receive further details about the class.

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

Have You Always Wanted to Learn To Quilt?

In the Tall Grass by Nina Moore

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Quilting class Saturday, August 11, 2012. The class is part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

Nina Moore

The class will be taught by Nina Moore at the South Fulton Arts Center from 9 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 class is free, but space is limited so youmust register. Please contact Nina Moore at nmoore9548@aol.com to register and to receive further details about the class.

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 on Facebook for the latest news.

The Most Expensive Quilt Ever Sold

Reconciliation Quilt

The most expensive quilt ever sold at auction is a Civil War-era quilt known as the Reconciliation Quilt. It was  bought for $264,000 at Sotheby’s in 1991. It is now at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska .Your quilt may not be worth that much today, but it may be 100 years from now.

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson, Georgia’s only certified quilt appraiser, will appraise quilts at Hammonds House Museum as part of the activities of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012. Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. Appraisals are $45.00 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 ovbrant@gmail.com. Payment is due at the time of the appraisal. Act fast. There are only 12 spots available.

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

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