Celebrate Earth Month!

Max's Mother Earth by Maxine Moore

It seems different celebrations are popping up all the time. This month is Earth Month!

Maxine Moore

We have a quilt for every celebration. This week the featured quilt is called Max’s Mother Earth. It was created by Maxine Moore.

The pattern for this quilt is called Mother Earth, and it was created by Dot Collins. Trust me, this is not a quickie quilt. If you want to make this quilt, give yourself about a year!

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.

Complicated Christmas Star

Complicated Christmas Star, 57 x 57 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2011. For sale at http://www.ovbrant.etsy.com

Life gets complicated right about now. Family on the way. House not clean. Christmas cards not mailed. Tree not up. Only two weeks left to get everything done!

Don’t panic. Breathe deeply and try to enjoy the journey.

O.V. Brantley

Complicated Christmas Star is a traditional quilt with a twist. The pattern is called labyrinth. The beautiful longarm quilting in a holly leaf pattern with variegated thread was done by Maxine Moore.

My African Village On Loan to Bowden Senior Center

My African Village by Maxine Moore

My African Village by Maxine Moore is currently on loan to the H.J.C. Bowden Multi-Purpose Senior Center in East Point, GA. It is part of the Clara Ford Foundation’s program of sharing quilts with seniors.

Maxine Moore

My African Village was exhibited at the 2007 East Cobb Quilt Show held at the East Cobb Civic Center. This quilt is a crowd-pleaser and is sure to brighten the day of the seniors at the Center.

Clara Ford Foundation Donates Quilt to YWCA

Open Your Purse 2011, 54 x 65 inches, pieced by O.V. Brantley, machine quilted by Maxine Moore, 2011. Donated to the YWCA

The Clara Ford Foundation is pleased to support the works of theGreater Atlanta YWCA by donating an original quilt to the organization. Open Your Purse 2011 (shown above) will be auctioned at the YWCA’s Open Your Purse event September 21, 2011 at the Georgia Aquarium.

Justine Boyd

Open Your Purse to the YWCA is a silent and live auction with proceeds benefiting the YWCA of Greater Atlanta and its Women in Transition (WIT) program — an 18-month program that helps homeless women regain self-sufficiency. It is the brain child of executive director Justine Boyd.

Open Your Purse 2011  measures 54 x 65 inches and consists of 16 unique purse blocks on happy yellow backgrounds. The quilt was pieced by O.V. Brantley and machine quilted by Maxine Moore. There is a hanging sleeve on the back so that the quilt can easily be hung, or it can be used as a lap quilt.

If you are attending this event, bid high and bid often!

Quilt Show at Georgia Capitol

A Mountain of Brown Sugar by Bessie Barnett, Maxine Moore and Rosalind Newell

The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum is holding its first quit show on Monday, January 31, 2011 under the Gold Dome at the Georgia State Capitol Building, 214 State Capitol, Atlanta 30334. This is a one day show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. There are 46 quilts in the exhibit representing all parts of Georgia.

A Mountain of Brown Sugar (shown above) will be among the quilts in the show. It was contributed by the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild and was made by quilters Bessie Barnett, Maxine Moore and Rosalind Newell. All of the quilts will be auctioned after the exhibit, and the proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum.

Visit the Georgia Quilt Council for more info.

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