Miss Suzy Q

Miss Suzy Q by Bessie Barnett

Bessie Barnett

Are you ready for April showers? The girls in this quilt are. They are stylishly dressed in their rain boots and coordinating umbrellas.

This quilt is called Miss Suzy Q, and it was created by Bessie Barnett.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

All That Glitters is Not Gold by Bessie Barnett

Bessie Barnett

Enjoy this beautiful quilt from Bessie Barnett. It is called All That Glitters is Not Gold.

Choose wisely.

Shop Until You Drop!

Fashionable Feathered Friends, by Bessie Barnett

Bessie Barnett

We love showing Bessie Barnett’s quilt Fashionable Feathered Friends on Black Friday. These ladies definitely plan to shop until they drop

It’s Raining Violets

It's Raining Violets by Bessie Barnett. Photo credit India Brantley

Rainy weather in Atlanta this week could not put a damper on this quilt. According to Bessie Barnett, It’s Raining Violets.

Bessie created this 24 x 24 inch quilt by starting with an embroidered center square. The square is surrounded by nine patches, triangles and plain squares.

Bessie Barnett

This quilt was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.

Quilt Show at Georgia Capitol

A Mountain of Brown Sugar by Bessie Barnett, Maxine Moore and Rosalind Newell

The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum is holding its first quit show on Monday, January 31, 2011 under the Gold Dome at the Georgia State Capitol Building, 214 State Capitol, Atlanta 30334. This is a one day show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. There are 46 quilts in the exhibit representing all parts of Georgia.

A Mountain of Brown Sugar (shown above) will be among the quilts in the show. It was contributed by the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild and was made by quilters Bessie Barnett, Maxine Moore and Rosalind Newell. All of the quilts will be auctioned after the exhibit, and the proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum.

Visit the Georgia Quilt Council for more info.

All That Glitters is Not Gold

All That Glitters is Not Gold by Bessie Barnett

The featured quilt of the week in the December 19, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called All That Glitters is Not Gold. It was created by Bessie Barnett.

Bessie Barnett

This quilt features many symbols of the season including stockings, Christmas trees ornaments and reindeer. What the picture does not show very well is that most of the fabrics have a gold metallic overlay. In person, this quilt glitters!

Bessie often includes proverbs in her quilting that leave us with a piece of wisdom in addition to the beauty of the quilt.  All That Glitters is Not Gold is no exception. This well known message is a great reminder that we should not get caught  up in the glitz of the season. Instead, appreciate what matters — friends, family and making others happy.

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!

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