Swanson’s Quilt Featured in Magazine

A Sunflower in My Garden, by Marva Swanson

Marva Swanson’s quilt A Sunflower in My Garden is featured in the current issue of the magazine published by the National Quilting Association.

You can see more of Marva’s work at the upcoming Sewjourners Quilt Exhibit entitled Uncommon Threads that will open Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Southwest Arts Center, 950 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA.

Marva will also exhibit her quilts at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival  July 31, 2011 – August 13, 2011  at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The theme for this exhibit is A Legacy of Quilting — Look What Big Mama Started.

Swanson’s A Sunflower in My Garden Juried into NQA Show

A Sunflower in My Garden, by Marva Swanson

Marva Swanson’s A Sunflower in My Garden has been juried into the 2010 National Quilting Association. 41st Annual Quilt Show. The show will be held June 17-19, 2010 in Columbus, OH.

Congratulations to Marva!

A Sunflower in My Garden

A Sunflower in My Garden, by Marva Swanson

The featured quilt in the April 4, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is called A Sunflower in My Garden, and it was created by Marva Swanson. This quilt was made using a machine applique technique made popular by renowned quilter Sharon Schamber. The technique requires that you work from the back of the quilt, glue all the pieces together and then stitch the seams on a machine. Marva hired Regina Carter to professionally machine quilt the piece, and then embellished her quilt with crystals.

Marva Swanson

Marva says A Sunflower in My Garden was even more fun to make because it was created in a class of quilting friends with friend Maxine Moore as the teacher. “It was very interesting to see how differently the quilts turned out even though they were made from the same pattern,” she said.
If your garden is not in full bloom yet, this quilt will remind you to look forward to the beautiful blooms that will arrive in just a few weeks.

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