Wishing You A Joyful Holiday Season

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

“Swimming with the Fish” Tied For Best Art Quilt At the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Swimming With the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Swimming With the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Swimming with the Fish won a blue ribbon for Best Art Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This 46 x 46 inch quilt was created by Melinda Rushing. 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!

“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!

Sun Leaves Ties For Best Art Quilt

Sun Leaves, 43 x 47 inches, by Brenda Shelby, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Sun Leaves by Brenda Shelby tied for first place in the Best Art Quilt category at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The quilt, which is made from hand painted fabrics, measures 43 x 47 inches.

Brenda Shelby

Brenda received an original ribbon designed by Laura Sorton and a $50.00 check from the Clara Ford Foundation.

Congratulations, Brenda!

Fashionable Feathered Friends

Fashionable Feathered Friends, by Bessie Barnett

The featured quilt in the November 28, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is called Fashionable Feathered Friends, and it was created by Bessie Barnett. I just love these girls!

Bessie Barnett

Bessie appliquéd each block to create the chickens and the high heel, etc. However, the embellishments on this quilt make it special. A close inspection of one of these girls reveals she went to the nail salon and got herself some acrylic nails!

I am sure this quilt tugs at the heart of all of us old girls who love to dress up and hit the town!

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!

African American Quilters at New England Quilt Museum

The quilts  of noted contemporary African-American quilt artists Soniè Ruffin, NedRa Bonds, Sherry Whetstone, and Michele David are currently on display at the New England Quilt Museum. The exhibit is entitled  AFRICAN-AMERICAN QUILTS TODAY: A Celebration of Motherhood, Sisterhood & the Matriarchs. The exhibit continues through December 31, 2010.

According the curator Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson, the exhibition showcases the ways in which contemporary fiber artists combine Afrocentric themes and visual language with the concerns of contemporary African-American women, centering on work, family, friendship, religious values, and spirituality—issues that resonate with American women of all generations.”

For additional information visit the museum web site.

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