Season’s Turn

Season's Turn, 40 x 40 inches, by Miyata Johnson, 2011. Best Traditional Quilt at 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

A couple of years ago, Miyata Johnson followed through on her resolution to learn to quilt. She took Maxine Moore’s Beginning Quilting Class at Intown Quilters and classes at Southwest Arts Center.

Miyata Johnson

Her quilt Season’s Turn won Best Traditional Quilt at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival,  which was held at the South Fulton Arts Center. Once you know the basics, the sky is the limit.

What are you waiting for? Get started!

Resolve to Learn To Quilt

Joy of Quilting by Maxine Moore

Why not add “learn to quilt” to your New Year’s Resolution? Maxine Moore teaches quilting at Intown Quilters Quilt Shop and at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road in the Atlanta area. Most  quilt shops offer beginning quilting classes, so you should be able to find a class in your area.

Maxine Moore

Shown above is Maxine’s quilt called Joy of Quilting. It is composed of the card trick block which is a simple block for beginners to master.

Go for it! It may change your life.

Maxine Moore Teaches Beginning Quilting at Intown Quilters

Maxine Moore

Maxine Moore will teach two beginning quilting classes at Intown Quilters this fall. The first class is on Sundays and begins October 3, 2010. The second class is on Saturdays and begins October 30, 2010. Cost of the class is $85.00 plus supplies.

Visit Intown Quilters for details.

My Point of View

My Point of View by Nina Moore

The featured quilt of the week in the January 24, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called My Point of View. It was created by Nina Moore.
Each year the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild, the Intown Quilt Guild and the Phoenix Quilt Guild, all guilds in the Atlanta area,  issue a challenge, then meet together in January to view the results of the challenge. This year the Sewjourners Quilt Guild participated, making it a four-guild challenge. The challenge this year was to make an original quilt reflecting the seasons. My Point of View won the challenge.

Nina Moore

Nina, who has a lake outside her back door, attempted to capture the view from her home as the seasons change. Each of the four blocks in the quilt represents one of the seasons. The changes are evident most notably by the leaves on the trees.
Congratulations to Nina and all of the quilters who participated in the four-guild challenge!

Marquetta Bell-Johnson Book Signing at Intown Quilters

Marquetta Bell-Johnson

Marquetta Bell-Johnson

Marquetta Bell-Johnson will sign her book Hand Dyed Quilts  Saturday,  October 3, 2009 at Intown Quilters. The book signing will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until closing at 6 p. m.

Marquetta will also perform demonstrations on her dyeing technique. She will also have some of her hand dyed fabrics for sale.

Do not miss this exciting event.

Summer is a Great Time To Learn Quilting

Maxine Moore

Maxine Moore

Summertime is a great time to learn to quilt. One of the best teachers in the Atlanta area is Maxine Moore. She is patient and knows her stuff.

Maxine teaches at the Intown Quilters quilt shop in Decatur. If you have been thinking about learning to quilt. check out the class schedule at Intown.

My African Village by Maxine Moore

My African Village by Maxine Moore

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