Big Mama’s Legacy Tour of Quilts Underway

Hut Hut by Janice Daniel.

The 2010 edition of the Big Mama’s Legacy Tour of Quilts is underway. Unique and inspiring quilts by African American quilters are on display at selected Fulton County Senior Centers.

The centers are the Helene S. Mills Senior Multi-Purpose Facility, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Drive, Atlanta, GA,  the H. J. C. Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Facility, 2885 Church Street, East Point, GA and the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multi-Purpose Facility, 677 Fairburn Road, Atlanta, GA.

A new addition to the tour this year will be a stop at the Allen Temple AME Church in Atlanta on February 21, 2010.

Hut Hut by Janice Daniel, the quilt shown here, is part of the Darnell Center exhibit.

Public Service Quilt Exhibit Opens September 25

A Gallery of Quilts: Celebrating Excellence in Public Service through the Art of Quilting opens September 25, 2009 at the National Archives, 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA.  The exhibit features 16 quilts that explore the theme of  public service. All of the quilts were created by seniors at the Fulton County Senior Centers.

Hats Across America by H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility Quilters, 2009.

Hats Across America by H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility Quilters, 2009.

The exhibit was judged by a distinguished panel of judges. First Place was awarded to Hats Across Americaby H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility Quilters. Second Place was awarded to Honoring Our Servicemenby H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility Quilters, and Third Place was awarded to Underground by Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility Quilters.

Honorable Mentions went to Rescue Me by the New Beginnings Neighborhood Senior Center, Log Cabin In Red, White and Blue by the Palmetto Neighborhood Senior Center and On My Honor by the Palmetto Neighborhood Senior Center. The Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild was also recognized for its financial support to the project.

The quilts will be on display and open to the public from September 25th through September 30th. Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.  For directions or further information please call the National Archives at 770-968-2100.

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