African Mask Workshop Sold Out!


The Master Quilter Workshop held annually during the Atlanta Quilt Festival is SOLD OUT!

Mt. Vernon, NY resident Renee Fleuranges-Valdes will lead a master quilting class on Saturday August 12, 2017 during the 2017 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The workshop will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Quilters will learn how to use improvisational appliqué techniques to make an African mask.

Although this workshop is sold out, visit Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook to check out other activities you may enjoy.

You can also email to be placed on the waiting list.

Renee Fleuranges-Valdes

Best Doll at Atlanta Quilt Festival

Best Doll at 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival

The doll that was voted “Best Doll” at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival was created by Cassandra Harrison. This picture does not do  justice to her beauty, but here she is!

Jeanette Walton Teaches at Kiwi Quilts

Jeanette Walton will teach a spectacular bargello quilt called Ribbons in Motion at Kiwi Quilts October 23rd and November 13th. The class will teach fabric selection and how to piece and quilt the quilt in one step.

Jeanette Walton

Cost of the class is $60.00. Visit  for details.

Shown above is Jeanette’s version of the quilt.


Vera by Tonia Mitchell

Summer is the time for play, so the July 11, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  featured a very special playmate for you. Readers, meet Vera! She is very excited to drop by to spend some time with us. She took the time to dress in her finest apparel. She put on her favorite tie-dye dress complete with velvet vest, her special sandals and topped it all off with her ever so chic hat.

Tonia Mitchell

Vera was created my dollmaker extraordinaire Tonia Mitchell. She is part of an awesome collection of dolls and small quilts at the Tonia Mitchell Gallery. A special exhibit of delectable collectibles starts July 15 and continues through July 25. Vera sells for $485, but there are items in all price ranges.
The Tonia Mitchell Gallery is located in Old Town Morrow Marketplace, 1061 Southlake Circle, Suite 200, Morrow, GA. Call 678-876-7238 for hours and directions.

Call For Doll Entries

Sparkle by Cookie Patterson

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original, handmade dolls for its doll exhibit. This exhibit will be part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival being held August 1 -13, 2010 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA..

Entry forms must be received by June 15, 2010 and the doll must be available for exhibit August 1 – August 13.

The entry form is on this web site. For questions, email Cookie Patterson at

Jazzy Quilts on Exhibit in Charleston

Gone Clubbing: Crazy About Jazz by Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook

Gone Clubbing: Crazy About Jazz by Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook


Jazz! Art Quilts in Performance, an exhibit of art quilts with a jazzy theme,  will be on display at the McKinley Washington Auditorium at Avery Research Center in Charleston from June 1 – July 31, 2009.

The exhibit was curated by Curtis Franks.  Renowned quilter, educator and jazz advocate, Dr. Marlene O’Bryant Seabrook,  has a quilt in the exhibit.

The quilts celebrate the cultural heyday of  jazz as art, music and craft.

Admission is free.

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom by Nina Moore

Pearls of Wisdom by Nina Moore

 Pearls of Wisdom, created by Nina Moore, was featured in the Start Your Week with a Quilt© newsletter June 14, 2009.

Nina Moore

Nina Moore

This quilt grew out of a challenge that required the quilter to use the color of her birthstone in a quilt. Nina’s birthstone is pearl, and she has scattered them throughout the bottom of her sea. Nina makes most of her quilts without patterns and just allows  her creativity to guide her. The result is always stunning.

Doesn’t this quilt make you want to put on your scuba gear?

Periodot Sunflower in a World of Its Own

Peridot Sunflower on the Starship Enterprise by Rosalind Newell

Peridot Sunflower on the Starship Enterprise by Rosalind Newell

Rosalind Newell has a flair for naming her quilts, and the March 15, 2009, featured quilt of the week in the Start Your Week With A Quilt newsletter is no exception. She has named it Peridot Sunflower on the Starship Enterprise.

This quilt was made in a class taught by Maxine Moore.  The purpose of the class was to learn a new technique called “piece-liqué.” The technique, created by renowned quilter Sharon Schamber, is a way to make a curved appliqué  quilt by piecing it on a sewing machine. 

When asked how did she come up with the name of the quilt Roz says, “the green is peridot, my August birthstone. It looks like it is floating in space on the black batik background –hence the Starship Enterprise.”

Rosalind Newell

Rosalind Newell

Then she adds slyly,  “Maybe Lieutenant Worf gave it to me!!”

For Startrek fans, Roz always had a crush on Lieutenant Worf. He is her kind of specimen. For those who don’t have a clue about Startrek, I can’t explain it here. Just enjoy the quilt!

Favorite Cousins

Favorite Cousins by Peggy Martin

Favorite Cousins by Peggy Martin

This bright and fun-filled quilt called Favorite Cousins was made by Peggy Martin. I just know these girls are ready to have fun. Peggy made this quilt as a fund raiser for her family reunion. The quilt was raffled to offset expenses of the gathering, and one lucky family member went home with a quilt. Favorite Cousins shows off six little girls in their brightly colored family reunion dresses offset be a coordinating border.  

This quilt should definitely get you in the mood for your family reunion.

Peggy Martin

Peggy Martin

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