Gumbo Ladies Workshop: Master Five Techniques at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

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

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

Aisha Lumumba will lead a master quilting class on Saturday August 3, 2013 during the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The workshop will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Cost of the workshop is $60.00 which includes the kit and admittance to Aisha’s lecture at 3 p.m.

Aisha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba

Quilters will learn five techniques that were used to create Aisha’s famed quilt Gumbo Ladies. This workshop is designed to improve basic piecing skills. It includes fussy cutting, easy appliqué, raw edge applique, trapunto, simple curves, and fabric painting. A fabric kit is provided with workshop. A sewing machine is required.

To sign up for the workshop, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net. Space is limited so act quickly.

Entry Forms For 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival Due June 30th

Blue RibbonThe deadline for your entry into the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival is June 30, 2013. Here are  the details.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original quilts and dolls for its 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The theme is A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started.”

If you love sharing your quilts, see the form below to get all the details about entering you quilt in the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. All quilters welcome – beginners and professionals. A $50.00  prize will be awarded to  three quilts: Best Traditional, Best Art Quilt and Best of Show (as voted upon by the viewers). 

Quilts must be no larger than 60 x 60 inches. The entry fee for each quilt is $10.00. Quilts must be available for exhibition from July 26, 2013 – August 13, 2013. 

The entry forms are below. Please mail the form by June 30, 2012 or email Marva Swanson for an extension. Email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with questions or for more information.

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

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Entry Forms For 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival Due June 30

The deadline for your entry into the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival is June 30, 2012. Here are  the details.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original quilts and dolls for its 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The theme is A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started.”

If you love sharing your quilts, click on the link below to get all the details about entering you quilt in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. All quilters welcome – beginners and professionals. Cash prizes will be awarded to  three quilts: Best Traditional, Best Art Quilt and Best of Show. 

Quilts must be no larger than 60 x 60 inches. The entry fee for each quilt is $10.00. Quilts must be available for exhibition fromJuly 27, 2012 – August 13, 2012.

CLICK HERE FOR QUILT ENTRY DETAILS:  Forms for 2012 Show. Please mail the form by June 30, 2012 or email Marva Swanson for an extension. Email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with questions or for more information.

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

Get Ready to Celebrate the New Year

Christmas in July by Marva Swanson

Now that the excitement of Christmas is behind us, it is time to get ready to bring in the new year. Marva Swanson’s quilt called Christmas in July in just the thing to get us in a celebratory mood. Although the picture does not do it justice, there are thousands of red crystals making the holly on this quilt sparkle.

Marva Swanson

Make your plans now to bury the old and dull and welcome the new and sparkling things that make you glow like Marva’s quilt.

World Quilt Show Opens Thursday in West Palm Beach

The quilts of two Atlanta quilters will be part of the World Quilt Show when it opens Thursday, November 10 in West Palm Beach, Florida. They are Nina Moore and Marva Swanson. Nina will exhibit  In the Tall Grass, and Marva will exhibit Tumbling in Space.

The show will feature over 450 quilts from 10 countries. It will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  For more information, visit the show’s  website.

Tumbling in Space

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

One of the quilts that will be part of the Georgia Quilt Show which opens October 20th is Tumbling in Space. It was created by Marva Swanson. 

Marva Swanson

Tumbling in Space was part of the International Quilt Festival in Houston last year. It has now returned home so that Georgians can enjoy its beauty. This quilt takes a traditional block to another level by placing it on a black background with thousands of crystals to provide starlight.

This quilt was also part of the 2009 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.

Quilt Festival Opens to Large Crowd

Sitting on the Porch on a Southern Summer Day, 30 x 40 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2011. Part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit.

The Opening Reception of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival opened Sunday to record crowds and enthusiastic attendees. The South Fulton Arts Center (located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA) was alive with activity.

Over 50 quilts and 20 dolls were on display for viewing. Marva Swanson curated the quilt exhibit, and Cookie Patterson curated the doll exhibit.

Additionally, attendees were treated to quilt demonstrations, doll-making demonstrations, and children were able to create their own quilt block. The highlight of the reception was the Book Fair. Six local authors shared their work in their own unique way. The authors were Faye Adams-Taylor, Dilsa Bailey, Imani Constance, Marquetta Bell-Johnson, Aisha Lumumba and Yusef Poole.

The exhibit remains at South Fulton Arts Center until August 13, 2011. Make sure to go by and vote for your favorite quilt. The prize for “Best of Show” will be awarded to the quilt getting the most votes.

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