Happy Fourth of July From the Clara Ford Foundation

4th of July by Charlotte Lindsey, 2008.

4th of July by Charlotte Lindsey, 2008.

Happy Fourth of July From the Clara Ford Foundation! We hope you plan to celebrate with us at the Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Amazing quilts! Beautiful dolls! Demonstrations and unique items for sale!

See you at the Festival!

Beautiful Leaves

Beautiful Leaves by Charlotte Lindsey

Charlotte Lindsey

The beautiful foliage of autumn has always been an inspiration to quilters. Enjoy this beautiful leaf quilt by Charlotte Lindsey. It is called Beautiful Leaves. The colors are breath-taking —  just like Mother Nature.

Happy Independence Day!

4th of July by Charlotte Lindsey, 2008.

Charlotte Lindsey

Wow! What a quilt!

The lovely quilt shown here  is called 4th of July. It was made by Charlotte Lindsey. 

If you do not have a fireworks show on your calendar  tonight, this quilt is the next best thing.

Happy Independence Day!

Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman by Charlotte Lindsey

Anytime is a great time to celebrate womanhood. Charlotte Lindsey’s quilt called Phenomenal Woman says it all. She is strong, smart and beautiful.

Charlotte Lindsey

Enjoy!

A Season of Chaos to: Whatever!!!!

A Season of Chaos to : Whatever!!!! by Charlotte Lindsey

The featured quilt of the week in the March 13, 2011 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called A Season of Chaos To:  WHATEVER !!!!  It was created by Charlotte Lindsey.

Charlotte’s quilt was her entry for the annual Tri-Guild Challenge which is held each January between three or more quilt guilds in the metro area. The challenge this year was to make a self-portrait quilt. 

Charlotte Lindsey

Charlotte says the past year has been a challenging year for her, but she is determined not to let anything get her down. She is determined to re-invent herself to make sure she continues to enjoy life. On the back of her quilt, she included the phrase “A new attitude stepping out of the zone.” Looking at her quilt and looking at the sweet woman below, I would definitely agree she is stepping out of the zone!
 
To see more of Charlotte’s provocative quilts, visit 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.

Beautiful Leaves

Beautiful Leaves by Charlotte Lindsey

This week our goal is to get you out of the house to experience nature’s most glorious time of the year. It is leaf season, and you should not miss it. If you just can’t get out of the house you can experience leaf season through  the featured quilt of the week in the October 17, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt is called Beautiful Leaves. It was created by Charlotte Lindsey.

Charlotte graciously loaned this quilt to the Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Center in East Point as part of the Clara Ford Foundation Fall Tour of Quilts. Those seniors who are not able to get out to experience the live version of fall foliage will be able to experience Charlotte’s version.

Charlotte Lindsey

Beautiful Leaves should be experienced slowly and up close. Charlotte carefully chose the fabric for each leaf making sure the full palette of nature’s glory is represented. The fabric choices can only be described as luscious.

 Charlotte documented this quilt with a label that says: “Beautiful Leaves, a handiwork of God and a gift for all mankind.” Charlotte’s quilt is also a gift.

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July by Charlotte Lindsey, 2008.

Charlotte Lindsey

This amazing New York beauty quilt is called 4th of July and was created by Charlotte Lindsey.

This quilt should add some fireworks to your day! Happy grilling!

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad, by Charlotte Lindsey. Photo by India Brantley.

We kick off Black History Month with a quilt that is simply called Underground Railroad. It was featured in the January 31, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter, and it was created by Charlotte Lindsey.
 
 Many people believe that quilts were used to guide slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. A book called Hidden in Plain View by Jacqueline Tobin attempts to document that history.
 
The blocks in this quilt are from a book by Eleanor Burns who based these blocks on ideas from Tobin’s book. Quilters call these blocks the Underground Railroad blocks.

Charlotte Lindsey

Charlotte challenged herself by making each block in this quilt only six inches square! The entire quilt measures 30 x 44 inches when the sashing and the border is included.
 
This quilt was part of the 2009 Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show. It is part of Charlotte’s permanent collection of heirloom quilts.

4th of July

4th of July by Charlotte Lindsey, 2008.

4th of July by Charlotte Lindsey, 2008.

Here is a wow! quilt for you. It is called 4th of July, and it is one of those quilts that takes your breath away. It was created by Charlotte Lindsey and was featured in the September 13, 2009 issue of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter.

First, the colors blow you away, and just when you have recovered from that, you notice all of those pointy points and curves. This style of quilt is known as a New York beauty. Charlotte’s beauty is made entirely of batiks that pop out against a black background. measures 54 x 71 inches. It was paper pieced and quilted by Charlotte and finished in 2008. When Charlotte brought this quilt to the Brown Sugar Stitchers meeting for “Show and Tell,” she said she just had to prove to herself that she could make this quilt. After taking a class on how to make the quilt, and in her words, failing the class, Charlotte says she was even more determined to make this quilt.

Charlotte Lindsey

Charlotte Lindsey

Well, you see the result of Charlotte’s determination, and that determination was recently rewarded. At the recent Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show, 4th of July finished in third place in the large quilt category.

Way to get up and get going, Charlotte!

Queen

Queen by Charlotte Lindsey

Queen by Charlotte Lindsey

Charlotte Lindsey, the featured quilter in the January 4, 2009 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter, loves to create strong, beautiful black women. This is her latest, and it is simply called Queen.

Since we can only see her head, we can only imagine what she is queen of or where her kingdom is, but a queen she definitely is. Note the regal tilt of her chin — head high and proud. Her beautifully coifed hair definitely denotes royalty, and she, as well as her surroundings, are beautifully bejeweled.

She appears to be deep in thought. I wonder what royal thoughts she might be thinking.

Charlotte Lindsey

Charlotte Lindsey

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