Linc’s Crazy Quilt Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

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Linc’s Crazy Quilt by Nancy Franklin. Photo by India Brantley

Nancy Franklin

Nancy Franklin

There were some amazing quilts in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to whet your appetite for this year’s festival.

The quilt shown above is called Linc’s Crazy Quilt. It was created by Nancy Franklin.

Celebrate with us at the Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival from noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Amazing quilts! Beautiful dolls! Demonstrations and unique items for sale!

See You at the Festival!

Still Life

Still Life by Nancy Franklin

Atlanta, along with much of the country, has been under a deep freeze this week. When it snows in Atlanta, the city stops, and everyone hibernates until it all goes away. For that reason, the name of the featured quilt in the January 10, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter seemed particularly compelling. The featured quilt  was called Still Life. It was created by Nancy Franklin.
Nancy describes this quilt as “a study in using raw-edge appliqué to portray a realistic object.” Raw edge appliqué is a technique where the quilter sews fabric on the top of a background without regard to hemming or smoothing out the edges as is done in traditional needle turn appliqué.
Nancy created Still Life using multi-colored fabric on a white pieced background. The piece measures 10 x 11 inches. It was pieced, appliqued and quilted by Nancy.
Still Life was part of the Brown Sugar Stitchers quilt show last August and was offered for sale for $50.00 at that time.

A Longing Fulfilled

A Longing Fulfilled, by Nancy Franklin

A Longing Fulfilled, by Nancy Franklin Nancy Franklin


Nancy Franklin

Nancy Franklin

A Longing Fulfilled, created by Nancy Franklin, was featured in the 6/21/09 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter. The quilt’s title is taken from Proverbs 13:12. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life”.

As Nancy explains, “Each of the small pieces that make up the tree represents all of the things we long for in life: attention, love, happiness, safety, prosperity, comfort and health, to name just a few. While we often dwell in life’s disappointments, we should be able to reflect on hundreds of moments of satisfaction, and to God’s many blessings that contribute to our own tree of life.” The tree was hand pieced using over 40 commercial and hand-dyed fabrics with a mud-cloth border. The quilt was machine quilted. This is one of a series of tree quilts.

A Longing Fulfilled is currently part of a themed exhibit called Sacred Threads in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Sacred Threads explores the subject themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace, brotherhood, grief and healing.

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