Tea Themed Journal Quilts at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival will feature an exhibit of tea-themed journal quilts. Journal quilts are small art quilts that measure 8 1/2 x 11 inches — the size of a sheet of paper. They usually capture the emotions of the quilter — much like writing in a journal. The small quilt shown above is called Tea by the Sea and was created by Clemetene Cosby.

If you would like to enter a tea-themed journal quilt, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net no later than July 20th and attach a picture of your quilt. The quilt must be available for display from July 26th- August 10th.

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit is held annually at South Fulton Arts Center, located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Other activities are held at Hammonds House Museum during the first two weeks in August.The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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Tea by the Sea

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

The featured quilt of the week in the March 20, 2011 Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Tea By the Sea. It was created by Clemetene Cosby.

Clemetene Cosby

I have found that quilts are best enjoyed when you know the story they are trying to tell you. Cleme says that when she ran across the picture of these stylish ladies enjoying the beach, they were drinking something a little stronger than tea and were probably a little tipsy. Cleme turned them into proper ladies sipping their tea as well-mannered ladies should — legs crossed properly with gloves laid across the lap just so.
 
There’s nothing like a good makeover!
  
To see more of Cleme’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.

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