Mary Lin Elementary Students Learn Quilting

Mary Lin Elementary students display their quilt blocks

The Clara Ford Foundation participated in the Black History Month celebration at the Mary Lin Elementary School in Atlanta. Quilters Marva Swanson, Laura Sorton, Nina Moore and O.V. Brantley shared the art of quilting with 236 elementary school students. 

With the help of the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild, the Clara Ford Foundation prepared a quilt block for each of the students. Each student then finished his/her quilt with an original drawing in the middle of the quilt.

The students and the teachers loved designing  their quilt blocks, and they learned a lot about quilting as well.  

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!

Woven Christmas Ribbons

Woven Christmas Ribbons by Nina Moore

I am sure you are putting the finishing touches on your Christmas gifts. Remember, presentation is everything.

Nina Moore

Shown here is Nina Moore’s version of Woven Christmas Ribbons. It is currently on display at the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Center, 2885 Church Street, East Point, GA as part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts.

African Mask 2

African Mask 2 by Nina Moore, 2009.

African Mask 2 was the featured quilt of the week  in the August 23, 2009 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt© newsletter.  It was created by Nina Moore.


This quilt was recently featured in the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show where it was voted third place in the wallhanging category by the viewers.  

African Mask #2 is an original design by Nina. She created the quilt by transferring the photos of the masks onto silk organza. The borders surrounding the masks are machine pieced. Nina then embellished the masks with jewelry and embroidery.  

African Mask #2 measures 17 x 58 inches. It was created in 2009.  

Nina Moore

Nina Moore


Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom by Nina Moore

Pearls of Wisdom by Nina Moore

 Pearls of Wisdom, created by Nina Moore, was featured in the Start Your Week with a Quilt© newsletter June 14, 2009.

Nina Moore

Nina Moore

This quilt grew out of a challenge that required the quilter to use the color of her birthstone in a quilt. Nina’s birthstone is pearl, and she has scattered them throughout the bottom of her sea. Nina makes most of her quilts without patterns and just allows  her creativity to guide her. The result is always stunning.

Doesn’t this quilt make you want to put on your scuba gear?

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