Carole Lyles Shaw Headlines 2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Sarasota Sunset by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset by Carole Lyles Shaw

Carole Lyles Shaw

Carole Lyles Shaw

Quilt Artist Carole Lyles Shaw will headline the 2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Carole will lead a workshop on Improvisational Quilting August 13, 2016 at South Fulton Arts Center. The class will last from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and a sewing machine is required. The class fee is $60.00.

Carole is a leader in the modern quilt movement. She will teach attendees how to choose fabrics and how to use certain techniques to get a modern look in their quilts.

If interested, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net for more information and to register.

Follow the Atlanta Quilt Festival of Facebook for the latest updates. https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaQuiltFestival/.

See You at the Festival!

2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival Dates Announced

Stride Toward Freedom by Brenda Shelby. 2015 winner of Best of Show

The Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum  are pleased to announce that the 2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival will open July 31, 2016 and continue through August 31, 2016. Events will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA and Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Check this site and the Clara Ford Foundation Facebook page often for updates to the schedule of events.

Wishing You A Joyful Holiday Season

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Ancestral Christmas, art quilt, by O.V. Brantley.

Wishing You A Joyous Holiday Season

 

Merry Christmas, by O.V. Brantley

Merry Christmas, by O.V. Brantley

The Clara Ford Foundation wishes you a joyous holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival in August. Click the donations button on the left to learn how you can support our programs.

New York Beauty Goes to Africa Wins Best of Show

 

New York Beauty Goes to Africa by Jeanette Walton

New York Beauty Goes to Africa by Jeanette Walton

The viewers of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival Exhibit voted Jeanette Walton’s New York Beauty Goes to Africa Best of Show. This quilt also won Best Traditional Quilt. The South Fulton Arts Center hosted the exhibit.

Congratulations, Jeanette!

Beginning Dollmaking Class a Huge Success

Dollmaking class taught by Cookie Patterson at Hammonds House Museum

Dollmaking class taught by Cookie Patterson at Hammonds House Museum

Students in the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival “sold out” Beginning Dollmaking class worked very hard on their dolls. Cookie Patterson taught the class which was held at Hammonds House Museum.

Below are some of the dolls that were part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival doll exhibit. The Atlanta Quilt Festival is held each year during the first two weeks in August.

Doll exhibit at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Doll exhibit at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

 

New York Beauty Goes to Africa Wins Best Traditional Quilt

New York Beauty Goes to Africa by Jeanette Walton

New York Beauty Goes to Africa by Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton’s New York Beauty Goes to Africa won Best Traditional Quilt at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Congratulations, Jeanette!

Learn to Make Dolls at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Dolls by the Dazzling Dames Doll Club at the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Dolls by the Dazzling Dames Doll Club at the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Valerie Cookie Patterson

Valerie Cookie Patterson

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Dollmaking class Saturday, August 09, 2014. The class is part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

The class will be taught by Cookie Patterson at the Hammonds House Museum from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA.

The class is $20 which includes the pattern.  Space is limited so reserve your space early. Please contact Cookie Patterson at cookiekeelingdolls@gmail.com to register and to receive further details about the class. You may also register by sending an email to atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook  and on Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Learn to Quilt at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Just Friends by Nina Moore

Just Friends by Nina Moore

Nina Moore

Nina Moore

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Quilting class Saturday, August 09, 2014. The class is part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

The class will be taught by Nina Moore at the South Fulton Arts Center from 10 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  cost of the class is $20.00 which includes a fabric kit. Space is limited so you must reserve your space early. Please contact Nina Moore at nmoore9548@aol.com to reserve your spot and to receive further details about the class. You may also email atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com to register.

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 and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and on Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Quilt Appraisals at Hammonds House Museum August 9

Tumbling in Space by Marva Swanson, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Tumbling in Space by Marva Swanson, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

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 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014. Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. Appraisals are $50.00 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 atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com. Payment is due at the time of the appraisal.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Bisa Butler Will Be the Featured Quilter at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival August 2d

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Hammonds House Museum, South Fulton Arts Center and the Clara Ford Foundation are pleased to announce that Bisa Butler will be the featured quilter at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival. She will teach a collage portrait workshop, lecture and show her quilts August 2, 2014 at South Fulton Arts Center. The cost of the workshop is $60.00 and will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net to register. Visit http://bisabutler.blogspot.com/ to see more of Ms. Butler’s work.

Ms. Butler will be the sixth 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,  Maria Elkins was featured in 2012 and Aisha Lumumba was featured in 2013.

Ms. Butler will lecture and show her quilts at 3 p.m. on August 2, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center Theater. Admission is $10.00 at the door.

The festival exhibit opens July 27, 2014 and runs through August 9, 2014 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© Opens July 27th at South Fulton Arts Center

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby. 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby. 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

The 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© opens Sunday, July 27th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Opening Reception is from noon – 4 p.m., but the exhibit will remain available for viewing until August 9, 2014. Admision is free, but donations are welcome.

The Opening Reception features a quilt market, quilt demonstrations, children’s activities, and entertainment. The quilt exhibit will feature a juried exhibit of exceptional art quilts and a special exhibit of wine-themed quilts.

Other activities held at Hammonds House Museum include quilt appraisals and a Beginning Dollmaking Class.

The 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© is sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation, Hammonds House Museum and South Fulton Arts Center. Check web sites and other social media for the full schedule of activities.

See you at the Festival!

Brown Sugar Stitchers Exhibit at Woodruff Library

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You do not want to miss the Brown Sugar Stitchers exhibit at the Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library. The exhibit is ongoing through December 13, 2013.

The quilts are amazing!

“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!

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.

“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!

“Autumn at Lost Mountain” Won Best Traditional Quilt at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Autumn At Lost Mountain by Jeanette Walton

Autumn At Lost Mountain by Jeanette Walton

Autumn at Lost Mountain won a blue ribbon for Best Traditional Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This 60 x 58 inch quilt was created by Jeanette Walton. 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!

“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!

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