“Swimming with the Fish” Wins Best of Show at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Swimming with the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Swimming with the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Melinda Rushing’s Swimming with the Fish was voted Best of Show by the attendees at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. It also tied for Best Art Quilt.

The Atlanta Quilt Festival is held annually at the South Fulton Arts Center and the Hammonds House Museum the first two weeks in August.

Congratulations Melinda!

Desert Garden is Winner of Best Art Quilt

Desert Garden by Marquetta Bell-Johnson

Desert Garden by Marquetta Bell-Johnson was chosen by the judges as Best Art Quilt  at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This quilt is a desert scene that features Marquetta’s hand dyed fabrics and her signature yo-yo’s.

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.

A Crescendo of Cloth Ties For Best Art Quilt

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

A Crescendo of Cloth by Latifah Shakir tied for first place in the Best Art Quilt category at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The quilt, which is crazy quilted with shells, bottle caps, bells and buttons to carry out the jazz theme, measures 43 x 56 inches.

Latifah Shakir

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

Congratulations, Latifah!

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