2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival Opens August 2d

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

The 2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival© opens August 2, 2015 at noon at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA and continues until August 31, 2015. The Opening Reception will feature quilts, dolls, children’s activities and our famed Quilt Market.

Other activities during the month of August include a beginning quilt class, beginning dollmaking class, and quilt appraisals. Activities are held at Hammonds House Museum and South Fulton Arts Center.

If you would like for your quilt to be part of the 2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit, email atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com for an entry form. Follow the Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook for frequent updates.

Happy President’s Day!

A Chanage Has Come

This quilt honoring President Barack Obama was created by Aisha Lumumba. It is called A Change Has Come. 

See more of Aisha’s quilt on her web site at www.obaquilts.com and at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival which will be held July 28 – August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Our President Honored With Quilts

Quilters like most Americans were very moved by the candidacy of President Barack Obama. Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi captured many of the quilts that honor the president in her book called Journey of Hope–Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama.

It is available on amazon.com and should be a part of every quilter’s library.

Entry Deadline for Atlanta Quilt Festival Extended

The entry deadline for the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival has been extended to July 1, 2010. This extension applies to both dolls and quilts. Details of how to enter are on this site.

The 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival will open August 1st  and run through August 13, 2010. Highlights include a fabric painting class, book fair, appraisals and family day. The Festival will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 10 -5 p.m. (Closed Sunday).

Entry Deadline June 15 for Atlanta Quilt Festival

Don’t forget the entry deadline for both quilts and dolls for the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival is June 15, 2010. All the details are on this site.

The 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival will be held August 1 – 13, 2010 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. In addition to the quilt  and doll exhibit  there will be a book fair, family day, appraisals and free classes.

Share your creativity with the world!

Am I Crazy?

Am I Crazy? by Thea Crosby

The featured quilt of the week in the May 16, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is called Am I Crazy? and it was created by Thea Crosby. 

 

Thea Crosby

Am I Crazy? is a beautiful example of a special genre of quilts called crazy quilts. To make a crazy quilt, the quilter chooses any and all types of fabrics — cottons, velvets, satins, prints solids, etc.– and pieces them together in a random pattern. Nothing is planned or the same in a crazy quilt — even the stitches are varied, noticeable and become part of the beauty of the quilt. In other words, the quilt is one big, beautiful  improvisation.
 
  
When you look at a crazy quilt, you cannot help but wonder what was going on in the quilter’s life to produce such a quilt. I’ll have to ask Thea when I see her, but I assure you, she is not crazy.
 
But once again, it is proven that out of chaos comes beauty.

Lady Butterfly

Lady Butterfly by Aisha Lumumba

The featured quilt of the week in the May 2, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Lady Butterfly and it was created by Aisha Lumumba.  Aisha says she imagined what it would be like if we could sprout wings and soar above the troubles of the world. I think this lady would find a way to have fun.

Aisha Lumumba

The blue background on this quilt makes me imagine that Lady Butterfly was going through a period in her life that was not so great. But when the wings sprouted, life may have still been blue, but that dress and that hair made it all just a little bit better!
 
Lady Butterfly
measures 50 x 60 inches. She was recently part of the Resplendent exhibit at the Atrium on Auburn Avenue and was offered for sale for $6000.00.

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