“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

Choose to Bloom by O.V.  Brantley

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!

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