“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!

Rotation of Cross Wins Best of Show at 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Rotation of Cross by Mary Maynard

Mary Maynard

When all the votes were counted, Mary Maynard’s Rotation of Cross walked away with Best of Show at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit which was held at the South Fulton Arts Center. She won a beautiful ribbon and a $50 prize.

Mary says she was inspired by local quilt artist Regina Carter’s stained glass window. The quilt measures 50 x 65 inches. It is machine pieced and quilted.

Congratulations Mary and thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt!

Antiquity Wins Second Place at 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Antiquity by Aisha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba’s quilt Antiquity took second place in the voting for Best of Show at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit which was held at the South Fulton Arts Center.

Aisha says she made Antiquity from her trusty scrap bag. It is machine pieced, hand painted, quilted and beaded. The quilt measures 23 x 33 inches and is for sale for $1000.00. See more of Aisha’s quilts at www.obaquilts.com.

Congratulations Aisha, and thank you for sharing your quilt!

Belly Dancer Wins Third Place at 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Belly Dancer by Anita Crosby

Anita Crosby

Anita Crosby created the third place winner in the Best of Show balloting at  the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival Exhibit. It is called Belly Dancer.

Anita used raw edge appliqué and decorative stitches on a background of  hand-painted fabric to create her 16 x 20 inch eye-grabbing quilt. Anita’s daughter Thea, who was taking belly dancing lessons when the quilt was created, was the inspiration of the quilt.

Congratulations Anita, and thank you for sharing your quilt!

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