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Tall Grass at Atlanta Quilt Festival

Tall Grass by Nina Moore

The featured quilt of the week in the July 25, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Tall Grass, and it was created by Nina Moore. This quilt, along with approximately 50 other quilts and dolls, will be part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum. The Atlanta Quilt Festival will be held August 1 -13 at the South Fulton Arts Center,  located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. 

Nina Moore

Nina says this quilt was inspired by  a painting she saw on a friend’s wall. She used applique techniques to interpret the painting on fabric. Then she embellished the quilt with beads and shells to bring the quilt alive.
In addition to exhibiting her beautiful work during the Atlanta Quilt Festival, Nina will also teach a Beginning Quilting class August 11, 2010. The class is free, but space is limited. Email for more information or to sign up. You can start your quilting journey at the Atlanta Quilt Festival!

Swanson’s Tumbling in Space Juried into International Quilt Festival

Tumbling in Space by Marva Swanson, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Marva Swanson’s quilt Tumbling In Space has been selected for inclusion in the special exhibit In the American Tradition 2010 at the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston October 30, 2010 – November 7, 2010.  From many exceptional entries for this edition of the exhibit,  only  39 quilts were chosen, and Tumbling in Space was one of them.  The exhibit will also travel in 2011 to various International Quilt Festival and Market sponsored shows.  

Marva Swanson

Tumbling in Space made its debut at the Brown Sugar Stitchers 2009 Quilt Show. It is currently part of the Sewjourners Quilt Show at Southwest Arts Center until May 31, 2010.

Marva is the Program Director for the Clara Ford Foundation, and is curating the Foundation’s first Atlanta Quilt Festival A Legacy of Quilting — Look What Big Mama Started. The Atlanta Quilt Festival  will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center August 1 -13, 2010.   We can’t wait to see what amazing quilt Marva debuts at the Atlanta Quilt Festival.


Clara Ford Foundation Seeks Entries For 2010 Quilt Festival

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks entries for its 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The quilts should interpret the theme A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started!” Traditional and art quilts are welcome.

The 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA,  August 2 – August 13, 2010. It is being held in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum.

The deadline for entry is June 15, 2010. Details of the Call for Entries and the Entry  Form are  on the Clara Ford Foundation web site.

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