Brown Sugar Stitchers Exhibit at Norcross Arts Center

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

An exhibit featuring the quilts of the Brown Sugar Stitchers quilt guild is underway at the Norcross Arts Center, 17 College Street in downtown Norcross, Georgia. The exhibit, which features over 60 quilts, continues through August 31, 2013.

Did You Attend Your Quilt Guild Meeting this Month?

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Quilting can be a very solitary endeavor, or it can be a fun group activity. I always come away inspired when I attend my quilt guild meeting and I recommend strongly that all quilters join a guild. Show and tell is always fun, and just the sheer creativity in the room is worth the trip to the meeting.

Anita Crosby

This month,  at the Brown Sugar Stitchers meeting,  we were treated to a workshop by Anita Crosby. She taught us how to make photo  quilts. Everyone left inspired, and learned many new quilting tips throughout her presentation.

Find a quilt guild and become an active member. You will become a better quilter.

Shown here is Desert Queen, Anita’s fabulous photo quilt of her daughter Thea.

Desert Queen

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009.

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Desert Queen, created by Anita Crosby,  was featured in the August 9, 2009 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter.  If you attended the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show, you saw this quilt  up close. It tied for first place in the wall quilt balloting.

The queen’s name is Thea, and she is Anita’s daughter. Thea took a vacation last summer to the United Arab Emirates. This photograph was taken while Thea was out on a camel tour of the desert.

Anita Crosby

Anita Crosby

To truly immortalize Queen Thea, Anita printed the photograph on fabric, added decorative borders and machine quilted it. The quilt measures 52 x 52 inches.

I am sure this quilt will become a family heirloom.

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