Senegal by Janice Daniel. Photo by India Brantley

Janice Daniel has traveled extensively in Africa, and her quilts are often inspired by her travels. Senegal, which measures 35 x 42 inches, begins with a printed panel that Janice purchased in West Africa. It is bordered by African Fabrics she purchased in the United States. Janice pieced and quilted Senegal on her machine.

Janice Daniel

Senegal was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.


Jordan’s Fish

Jordan's Fish by Janice Daniel

With the last days of summer upon us, the featured quilt in the August 22, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is a reminder that we need to get out there and enjoy the remaining days of summer with gusto. It may be a good time to go fishing. If you are not a fisherman, maybe a good old fashioned fish fry in the back yard might do the trick so long as it is not Jordan’s fish that you are frying!

Janice Daniel

The featured quilt of the week is called Jordan’s Fish, and it was created by Janice Daniel. This whimsical fish and his playmate were created for Janice’s grandson Jordan. 

To create him, Janice used applique and embroidery techniques using colorful fabrics and thread. To give the piece a more realistic feel, she created the sea currents and tracks in the sand with thread.
Jordan’s Fish was recently part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center.

Quilts at Allen Temple Church Sunday

I Believe in Angels #7, by O.V. Brantley. For sale at

The Clara Ford Foundation is sponsoring a small exhibit of quilts at the Allen Temple A.M.E. Church in Atlanta  Sunday, Februaruy 21, 2010.

The exhibit  is part the church’s Black History Celebration. The quilts will be available for viewing in the fellowship hall after the morning service.

Quilts by Bessie Barnett,  O.V. Brantley, Aleathia Chisolm, Janice Daniel, and  Elisa Woods will be on display.

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

Christmas Gifts

Janice Daniel

Janice Daniel

A lovely Christmas sampler  was featured in the December, 21, 2008 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter. It was created by Janice Daniel. She named it Christmas Gifts.

Traditional quilt lovers will recognize many of the blocks such as a sawtooth star, a house and a fan. There are 20 different blocks in this quilt. Each block is made of Christmas fabrics and accented by green sashing.

It’s hard to look at this quilt and not think of home and Christmas’s past. Love just oozes from this quilt. I hope you have a similar quilt in your home that is just perfect for snuggling.

But guess what? Janice was the lucky winner in the Brown Sugar Stitchers quilt raffle! (Remember that beautiful red and green quilt I showed you a few weeks ago)? Now she has another quilt to add to her Christmas collection. I am trying hard not to hate!

Christmas Gifts by Janice Daniel

Christmas Gifts by Janice Daniel

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