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.

Christmas at Home

Christmas at Home by Janice Daniel. Photo by India Brantley.

Janice Daniel created a free hand design that resulted in Christmas at Home. The quilt is a pieced and appliqued Christmas tree. Janice included satin stitching and embellishments to add pazazz to this  33 x 36 inch quilt.

Christmas at Home was featured in the 2009 Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show.  It is currently on display at the Helene S. Mills Senior Multi-Purpose Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs, Atlanta as part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts.

Janice Daniel

Like a Little Bling in Your Christmas Quilt?

Christmas in July, by Marva Swanson, 2008.

Crystals have been all the rage for the last few years in the quilting world. It is no surprise that they would end up in Christmas quilts.

Christmas in July, created by Marva Swanson, will appeal to all of those who like a little bling in their quilts.  The picture does not do justice to this quilt because there are  hundreds of red crystals adorn this quilt. It is quite striking when you see it in person.

This quilt is currently part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts at the Helene S. Mills Senior Mult-Purpose Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs  Drive, Atlanta.

Holidays Are Special at the Clara Ford Foundation

Christmas Traditions, 73 x 83 inches, by O.V. Brantley 2007.

The holiday season is a special time at the Clara Ford Foundation.  There are many reasons for us to celebrate this time of the year, but as founder of the Clara Ford Foundation, I do it because I just absolutely love Christmas.

O.V. Brantley

There are other reasons to celebrate though. Clara Ford’s birthday is December 12. My birthday is January 1. There is food, friends and music everywhere, and the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts is underway at Fulton Senior Centers.

What does this mean for you? I will be showing you lots of holiday quilts this month.


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