A Gusty Day

A Gusty Day by Bessie Barnett

The featured quilt of the week in the March 7, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is  my all time favorite quilt for the month of March. The quilt is called A Gusty Day,  and it was created by Bessie Barnett. 

Bessie Barnett

Winter just seems like it doesn’t want to let go of Atlanta this year. We had snow of all things last week! Bessie’s quilt captures the essence of a March day with her beautiful applique of a woman taking a walk on a windy day.
We know Mother Nature will work her March Magic soon, and the cold weather will magically disappear. Warm sunshine and beautiful flowers are just around the corner.

East Cobb Quilt Show Features African American Quilters

The bi-annual East Cobb Quilt Show will feature more African American quilters than ever before when it opens this weekend. While a comprehensive list of African American quilters has not been published, sources reveal that Maxine Moore, Marva Swanson, Clemetene Cosby, Gwen Proctor Johnson, Caroline Williams, Aisha Lumumba and Bessie Barnett all made the cut of the juried show. Bessie’s entry shown here is called A Gusty Day.

The show will feature over 400 quilts in the Cobb County Civic Center. Show hours are September 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. September 16. Admissison is $8.00. For more information, visit the guild’s web site.
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