“Splash From My Stash” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm. Photo by India Brantley

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.

Aleathia Chisolm

Aleathia Chisolm

The quilt shown above is called Splash From My Stash. Created by Aleathia Chisolm, it won Best Traditional Quilt at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. 

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!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Paranoid Tom by Aleathia Chisolm, 2009.

The Clara Ford Foundation wishes you safe travels and a

Happy Thanksgiving!

Splash From My Stash is Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm was chosen by the judges as Best Traditional Quilt  at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This quilt is based on the bargello pattern which Aleathia made entirely from her stash.

The quilts in  the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit are absolutely amazing! They are definitely a must see. The exhibit will remain up through August 11th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Center is open daily from 10 – 5 p.m., but will be open until 7 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2012. It is closed Sunday.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. While there, make sure you cast your vote for the one quilt that you think is BEST OF SHOW.

Happy Black History Month

Village Values by Aleathia Chisolm

The featured quilt will help us kick off our Black History Month celebrations. It is entitled Village Values, and it was created by Aleathia Chisholm.

Aleathia Chisolm

The center of the quilt is a strip quilt made of African fabrics. Aleathia embroidered the words “unity”, “purpose”, “community” and “culture” in the border of the quilt to give the quilt extra meaning.

We hope you will take a moment this month to reflect upon and celebrate the amazing contributions that African Americans have made to our country.

Forever Friends

Forever Friends, by O.V. Brantley, 2009. Photo by India Brantley

Forever Friends was part of a group of four friendship quilts featured at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit which was held at the South Fulton Arts Center. It was created by O.V. Brantley.

O.V. Brantley

Each quilter shared information about herself, and each quilter made two blocks for each of the other quilters in the group. Aleathia Chisolm, Nina Moore and Rosalind Newell were the other quilters featured.

Just Friends

Just Friends by Nina Moore, 2011. Photo by India Brantley

Just Friends was part of a group of four friendship quilts featured at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit held at the South Fulton Arts Center. It was created by Nina Moore, who also taught the Beginning Quilting class during The Festival

Nina Moore

Each quilter shared information about herself, and each quilter made two blocks for each of the other quilters in the group. Aleathia Chisolm, Rosalind Newell and O.V. Brantley were the other quilters featured.

Keep An Eye On Your Blocks

Keep An Eye On Your Blocks, by Aleathia Chisolm, 2010. Photo by India Brantley

Keep An Eye On Your Blocks was part of a group of four friendship quilts featured at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit  held at the South Fulton Arts Center. It was created by Aleathia Chisolm.

Aleathia Chisolm

Each quilter shared information about herself, and each quilter made two blocks for each of the other quilters in the group. Rosalind Newell, Nina Moore and O.V. Brantley were the other quilters featured.

When a Man Loves a Woman

When a Man Loves a Woman by Aleathia Chisolm

The featured quilt of the week in the February 13, 2011 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is called When a Man Loves a Woman. It was created by Aleathia Chisolm.  
 
This quilt is my all time favorite Valentine’s Day quilt. Aleathia captures in this quilt what most ladies are looking for — a man who will cherish and adore them. 

Aleathia Chisolm

To create this quilt, Aleathia first pieced the black and white background from squares of different fabrics. She then appliquéd the man and woman on top. The loving couple is framed by three borders.
 
See more of Aleathia’s work at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival which will be held July 31, – August 13, 2011 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Paranoid Tom by Aleathia Chisolm, 2009.

The Clara Ford Foundation is so grateful that you invite us into your home each week with the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter. We hope that by sharing some amazing quilts with an encouraging message, we  have lightened your load a little and made you smile.

We wish you a safe and loving Thanksgiving filled with quilts!

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams by Aleathia Chisolm

The featured quilt of the week in the October 24, 2010 edition of the  Start Your Week with a Quilt  newsletter is called Hoop Dreams, and it was made by Aleathia Chisolm just in time for the beginning of basketball season. Each year the members of the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild take time out from their busy quilting schedules to make a special quilt for a child who resides at the Carrie Steele Pitts Home for Children. Hoop Dreams is part of that service project.

Aleathia Chisolm

Aleathia hopes the recipient of her gift is a basketball fan because she has chosen a basketball motif for her quilt. The focus fabric in the large squares shows players who are truly at the top of their games. The basketball border completes the basketball theme of the quilt.

There is no way to cuddle under this quilt without having Hoop Dreams. 

When a Man Loves a Woman

When a Man Loves a Woman by Aleathia Chisolm

 

The featured quilt of the week  in the Sptember 12, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called When a Man Loves a Woman, and it was created by Aleathia Chisolm.  This quilt, along with approximately 50 other quilts and dolls, was part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum. Everyone who believes in true love stopped to admire it. 

Aleathia Chisolm

When a Man Loves a Woman is a small quilt that packs a powerful punch. It measures only 21 x 23 inches.  The focus of the quilt is a  man holding a woman appliqued on a pieced black and white background. The center block is surrounded by three borders which includes an eye-popping red one. The quilt was machine pieced and quilted by Aleathia.
 
To see more of Aleathia’s thought provoking quilts, visit her web site  at www.eclecticquilts.com. 

 

Quilt Me a Story

Quilt Me A Story by Aleathia Chisolm

The featured quilt of the week in the February 28, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter continues our celebration of Black History Month. The quilt is called Quilt Me a Story and it was created by Aleathia Chisolm. 

Aleathia Chisolm

One of the things that is universally loved about quilt is that quilts tell a story. Sometimes the story is in the fabric, and sometimes it is in the design.

Quilt Me a Story was featured in one of the early quilt shows sponsored by the Brown Sugar Stitchers. Aleathia took a simple concept of reading a bedtime story and captured the essence of quilting.
 
The next time you look at a quilt, see if you can “read” the story the quilter is trying to tell. There is nothing like a good story!

Quilts at Allen Temple Church Sunday

I Believe in Angels #7, by O.V. Brantley. For sale at ovbrant.etsy.com.

The Clara Ford Foundation is sponsoring a small exhibit of quilts at the Allen Temple A.M.E. Church in Atlanta  Sunday, Februaruy 21, 2010.

The exhibit  is part the church’s Black History Celebration. The quilts will be available for viewing in the fellowship hall after the morning service.

Quilts by Bessie Barnett,  O.V. Brantley, Aleathia Chisolm, Janice Daniel, and  Elisa Woods will be on display.

Prairie Point Pine Christmas Tree

Prairie Point Pine Christmas Tree by Aleathia Chisolm

 There are all kinds of beautiful Christmas trees. Here is a special one created by Aleathia Chisolm. The “branches” are prairie points.

Village Values

Village Values by Aleathia CHisolm

Village Values by Aleathia CHisolm

Sometimes simple is best. Every quilt is not intended to be worthy of the Smithsonian Museum, and every beautiful quilt is not complicated. Sometimes it is best to let the fabric do the talking. Such is the case with Village Values  created by Aleathia Chisolm. It was featured in the October 5, 2008 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter.

Aleathia Chisolm
Aleathia Chisolm

Village Values is composed of lush, authentic strips of African fabrics. It is the interplay of the fabrics that makes this quilt stunning. The African fabrics are offset by a black border that speaks to you. Aleathia has embroidered the words “culture, purpose, unity, and community” in the borders.

 

Village Values, which measures 51 x 81 inches, is offered for sale at the Fabric Art Exhibit which began today at the Grounds Coffeehouse, Sky Loft Condos, 898 Oak Street, Atlanta, GA. The sales price is $475.00, and the exhibit continues through November 8, 2008. 

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