Herding Ducks On A Happy Water Buffalo Wins Best Art Quilt

 

Herding Ducks on a Happy Water Buffalo by Melinda Rushing

Herding Ducks on a Happy Water Buffalo by Melinda Rushing

Melinda Rushing’s Herding Ducks on a Happy Water Buffalo won Best Art Quilt at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Congratulations, Melinda!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Roses are Red by O.V. Brantley

O.V. Brantley

For those who may not receive real flowers for Valentine’s Day, O.V. Brantley shares her quilt Roses are Red. This quilt features many shades of red in  pieced blocks that are borderd by a needle turn applique floral border. The exquisite machine quilting was done by Sylvia Davis.

Happy Valentine’s Day From the Clara Ford Foundation!

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.

Jordan’s Fish

Jordan's Fish by Janice Daniel

With the last days of summer upon us, the featured quilt in the August 22, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is a reminder that we need to get out there and enjoy the remaining days of summer with gusto. It may be a good time to go fishing. If you are not a fisherman, maybe a good old fashioned fish fry in the back yard might do the trick so long as it is not Jordan’s fish that you are frying!
 

Janice Daniel

The featured quilt of the week is called Jordan’s Fish, and it was created by Janice Daniel. This whimsical fish and his playmate were created for Janice’s grandson Jordan. 

To create him, Janice used applique and embroidery techniques using colorful fabrics and thread. To give the piece a more realistic feel, she created the sea currents and tracks in the sand with thread.
 
Jordan’s Fish was recently part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center.

“A Quiet Place” Judged Best Art Quilt at Atlanta Quilt Festival

A Quiet Place by Marquetta Bell Johnson

The featured quilt in the August 1, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called A Quiet Place, and it was created by Marquetta Bell-Johnson.  This quilt, along with approximately 50 other quilts and dolls, is part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum. A Quiet Place was chosen by the judges as the Best Art Quilt!
 
Marquetta used many of her own hand-dyed fabrics in this quilt. It is also painted, appliqued and quilted by hand. A Quiet Place measures 36 x 42 inches. It is listed for sale at $1250.00
 
The Atlanta Quilt Festival continues through August 13 at the South Fulton Arts Center,  located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Admission is free. Don’t miss your chance to see A Quiet Place and many other exceptional quilts and dolls at the Atlanta Quilt Festival!

Tall Grass at Atlanta Quilt Festival

Tall Grass by Nina Moore

The featured quilt of the week in the July 25, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Tall Grass, and it was created by Nina Moore. This quilt, along with approximately 50 other quilts and dolls, will be part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum. The Atlanta Quilt Festival will be held August 1 -13 at the South Fulton Arts Center,  located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. 

Nina Moore

Nina says this quilt was inspired by  a painting she saw on a friend’s wall. She used applique techniques to interpret the painting on fabric. Then she embellished the quilt with beads and shells to bring the quilt alive.
 
In addition to exhibiting her beautiful work during the Atlanta Quilt Festival, Nina will also teach a Beginning Quilting class August 11, 2010. The class is free, but space is limited. Email ovbrant@gmail.com for more information or to sign up. You can start your quilting journey at the Atlanta Quilt Festival!

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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