2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival Dates Announced

Stride Toward Freedom by Brenda Shelby. 2015 winner of Best of Show

The Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum  are pleased to announce that the 2016 Atlanta Quilt Festival will open July 31, 2016 and continue through August 31, 2016. Events will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA and Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Check this site and the Clara Ford Foundation Facebook page often for updates to the schedule of events.

2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival Opens August 2d

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

The 2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival© opens August 2, 2015 at noon at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA and continues until August 31, 2015. The Opening Reception will feature quilts, dolls, children’s activities and our famed Quilt Market.

Other activities during the month of August include a beginning quilt class, beginning dollmaking class, and quilt appraisals. Activities are held at Hammonds House Museum and South Fulton Arts Center.

If you would like for your quilt to be part of the 2015 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit, email atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com for an entry form. Follow the Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook for frequent updates.

Beginning Dollmaking Class a Huge Success

Dollmaking class taught by Cookie Patterson at Hammonds House Museum

Dollmaking class taught by Cookie Patterson at Hammonds House Museum

Students in the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival “sold out” Beginning Dollmaking class worked very hard on their dolls. Cookie Patterson taught the class which was held at Hammonds House Museum.

Below are some of the dolls that were part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival doll exhibit. The Atlanta Quilt Festival is held each year during the first two weeks in August.

Doll exhibit at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Doll exhibit at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

 

Learn to Make Dolls at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Dolls by the Dazzling Dames Doll Club at the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Dolls by the Dazzling Dames Doll Club at the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Valerie Cookie Patterson

Valerie Cookie Patterson

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Dollmaking class Saturday, August 09, 2014. The class is part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

The class will be taught by Cookie Patterson at the Hammonds House Museum from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA.

The class is $20 which includes the pattern.  Space is limited so reserve your space early. Please contact Cookie Patterson at cookiekeelingdolls@gmail.com to register and to receive further details about the class. You may also register by sending an email to atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook  and on Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Quilt Appraisals at Hammonds House Museum August 9

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

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

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson, Georgia’s only certified quilt appraiser, will appraise quilts at Hammonds House Museum as part of the activities of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014. Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. Appraisals are $50.00 for each quilt.

All other activities of the Atlanta Quilt Festival except the Beginning Dollmaking Class will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

For an appointment to get your quilt appraised, email O.V. Brantley at atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com. Payment is due at the time of the appraisal.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Bisa Butler Will Be the Featured Quilter at 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival August 2d

Bisa Butler.flier.2014
Hammonds House Museum, South Fulton Arts Center and the Clara Ford Foundation are pleased to announce that Bisa Butler will be the featured quilter at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival. She will teach a collage portrait workshop, lecture and show her quilts August 2, 2014 at South Fulton Arts Center. The cost of the workshop is $60.00 and will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net to register. Visit http://bisabutler.blogspot.com/ to see more of Ms. Butler’s work.

Ms. Butler will be the sixth quilt artist featured in the Quilt Lecture Series. Carolyn L. Mazloomi was featured in 2009. Judy Tipton Rush was featured in 2010. Juanita Yeager was featured in 2011,  Maria Elkins was featured in 2012 and Aisha Lumumba was featured in 2013.

Ms. Butler will lecture and show her quilts at 3 p.m. on August 2, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center Theater. Admission is $10.00 at the door.

The festival exhibit opens July 27, 2014 and runs through August 9, 2014 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© Opens July 27th at South Fulton Arts Center

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby. 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby. 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

The 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© opens Sunday, July 27th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Opening Reception is from noon – 4 p.m., but the exhibit will remain available for viewing until August 9, 2014. Admision is free, but donations are welcome.

The Opening Reception features a quilt market, quilt demonstrations, children’s activities, and entertainment. The quilt exhibit will feature a juried exhibit of exceptional art quilts and a special exhibit of wine-themed quilts.

Other activities held at Hammonds House Museum include quilt appraisals and a Beginning Dollmaking Class.

The 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© is sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation, Hammonds House Museum and South Fulton Arts Center. Check web sites and other social media for the full schedule of activities.

See you at the Festival!

“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!

Quilt Appraisals Today at Hammonds House Museum

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson, Georgia’s only certified quilt appraiser, will appraise quilts at Hammonds House Museum as part of the activities of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013. Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. Appraisals are $50.00 for each quilt.

For an appointment to get your quilt appraised, email O.V. Brantley at atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com. Payment is due at the time of the appraisal.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

Aisha Lumumba Will Lecture and Show Her Quilts Saturday

Simple Play, by Aisha Lumumba, 2009.

Simple Play, by Aisha Lumumba, 2009.

Aisha Lumumba is the featured quilter for the  Clara Ford Foundation Quilt Lecture Series  which is held annually during the Atlanta Quilt Festival. Ms. Lumumba is renowned for her amazing portrait quilts that often feature famous African Americans. She has also authored several books.

Aisha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba

Ms. Lumumba will be the fifth quilt artist featured in the Quilt Lecture Series. Carolyn L. Mazloomi was featured in 2009. Judy Tipton Rush was featured in 2010. Juanita Yeager was featured in 2011,  and Maria Elkins was featured in 2012.

Ms. Lumumba will lecture and show her quilts at 3 p.m. on August 3, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center Theater. Admission is $10.00 at the door. Arrive early to view the quilt exhibit and enjoy a wine and cheese reception. Earlier in the day, she will teach a master classes to local quilters.

The festival exhibit opened July 28, 2013 and runs through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

Gumbo Lades 2 by Aisha Lumumba, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Gumbo Lades 2 by Aisha Lumumba, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

“Swimming with the Fish” Tied For Best Art Quilt At the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Swimming With the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Swimming With the Fish by Melinda Rushing

Swimming with the Fish won a blue ribbon for Best Art Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This 46 x 46 inch quilt was created by Melinda Rushing. She was also awarded a $50 cash prize.

The Atlanta Quilt Festival continues through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center and Hammonds House Museum. Viewing hours for the  exhibit  at South Fulton Arts Center are

Be sure to cast your vote for Best of Show during your visit.

See you at the Festival!

“Summertime and the Living is Easy” Tied For Best Art Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Summertime and the Living is Easy by Nicole Blackwell

Summertime and the Living is Easy by Nicole Blackwell

Summertime and the Living is Easy won a blue ribbon for Best Art Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This 30 x 42  inch quilt was created by Nicole Blackwell. She was also awarded a $50 cash prize.

The Atlanta Quilt Festival continues through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center and Hammonds House Museum. Viewing hours for the  exhibit  at South Fulton Arts Center are

Be sure to cast your vote for Best of Show during your visit.

See you at the Festival!

“Autumn at Lost Mountain” Won Best Traditional Quilt at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Autumn At Lost Mountain by Jeanette Walton

Autumn At Lost Mountain by Jeanette Walton

Autumn at Lost Mountain won a blue ribbon for Best Traditional Quilt at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. This 60 x 58 inch quilt was created by Jeanette Walton. She was also awarded a $50 cash prize.

The Atlanta Quilt Festival continues through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center and Hammonds House Museum. Viewing hours for the  exhibit  at South Fulton Arts Center are

Be sure to cast your vote for Best of Show during your visit.

See you at the Festival!

The Diva Dolls Will Be Part of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Dolls at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Dolls at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

The Atlanta Quilt Festival will again feature an exhibition of hand made dolls during the Opening Reception. These ladies are always a hit at the Festival. This year, the exhibit is curated by Gretchen Scott.

Celebrate with us at the Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival from noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The exhibit closes August 10, 2013.

Cookie Patterson will teach a Beginning Dollmaking class Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Hammonds House Museum. The class starts at 10 a.m., and the cost is$15.00. Email Cookie Patterson at cincygirl2028@bellsouth.net for more information. You may also call Hammonds House Museum at 404-612-0499 or email quilts@hammondshouse.org.

See You at the Festival!

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.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

Save the Date for the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Market Day by Nina Moore. Photo credit by India Brantley

Market Day by Nina Moore. Photo credit by India Brantley

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival will be held July 28 – August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center and Hammonds House Museum. Visit this website and the Clara Ford Foundation Facebook page for updates on the many activities that will take place during the festival.

See you at the Festival!

“R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” is Best of Show at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. by Aisha Lumumba, Winner of Best of Show at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Aisha Lumumba

The attendees at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival voted R.E.S.P.E.C.T. by Aisha Lumumba Best of Show in the juried exhibit at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Thank you to all who voted.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival is held the first two weeks in August at the South Fulton Arts Center and at Hammonds House Museum.

Congratulations,  Aisha!

“Patchwork” is First Runner Up for Best of Show at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Patchwork by Nina Moore

Nina Moore

The attendees at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival voted Nina Moore’s quilt Patchwork First Runner-Up for Best of Show in the  juried exhibit of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Thank you to all who voted.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival is held the first two weeks in August at the South Fulton Arts Center and at Hammonds House Museum.

Congratulations, Nina!

If Quilts Are Not Your Thing, Maybe Dollmaking Is

Sparkle by Cookie Patterson

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Dollmaking class Saturday, August 11, 2012. The class is part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

Valerie Cookie Patterson

The class will be taught by Cookie Patterson at the Hammonds House Museum from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA.

The class is free, but space is limited so you must register. Please contact Cookie Patterson at cincygirl2028@bellsouth.net to register and to receive further details about the class.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

The Most Expensive Quilt Ever Sold

Reconciliation Quilt

The most expensive quilt ever sold at auction is a Civil War-era quilt known as the Reconciliation Quilt. It was  bought for $264,000 at Sotheby’s in 1991. It is now at the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska .Your quilt may not be worth that much today, but it may be 100 years from now.

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson, Georgia’s only certified quilt appraiser, will appraise quilts at Hammonds House Museum as part of the activities of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012. Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. Appraisals are $45.00 for each quilt.

All other activities of the Atlanta Quilt Festival except the Beginning Dollmaking Class will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

For an appointment to get your quilt appraised, email O.V. Brantley at ovbrant@gmail.com. Payment is due at the time of the appraisal. Act fast. There are only 12 spots available.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

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