Happy Thanksgiving!

Life is Good, 72 x 84 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2002.

From all of us at the Clara Ford Foundation, we wish you a joyous and safe Thanksgiving!

Uncommon Legacy

Uncommon Legacy by O.V. Brantley

Uncommon Legacy  by O.V. Brantley  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.

O.V. Brantley

For those who enjoy traditional quilts, this quilt is an example of needle turn hand appliqué.

Manage Your Quilt Collection

Whether you are a collector of quilts or a maker of quilts, it is helpful to have all the information about your quilts in one place. My Art Collection is a software program that easily captures all of this information. You can catalog and sort your quilts by several categories including name, quilt artist, date, etc. You can also import pictures of your quilts and record purchase and sale information. If you have your quilt appraised, you can capture that information as well.

If you decide to buy My Art Collection, as a follower of the Clara Ford Foundation, you can receive a 10% discount on your purchase. Just type ovbrantley in the coupon code. Every serious quilt collector or quilt maker will find My Art Collection a great tool for staying organized.

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!

Forever Friends

Forever Friends, by O.V. Brantley, 2009. Photo by India Brantley

Forever Friends was part of a group of four friendship quilts featured at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit which was held at the South Fulton Arts Center. It was created by O.V. Brantley.

O.V. Brantley

Each quilter shared information about herself, and each quilter made two blocks for each of the other quilters in the group. Aleathia Chisolm, Nina Moore and Rosalind Newell were the other quilters featured.

Just Friends

Just Friends by Nina Moore, 2011. Photo by India Brantley

Just Friends was part of a group of four friendship quilts featured at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit held at the South Fulton Arts Center. It was created by Nina Moore, who also taught the Beginning Quilting class during The Festival

Nina Moore

Each quilter shared information about herself, and each quilter made two blocks for each of the other quilters in the group. Aleathia Chisolm, Rosalind Newell and O.V. Brantley were the other quilters featured.

Keep An Eye On Your Blocks

Keep An Eye On Your Blocks, by Aleathia Chisolm, 2010. Photo by India Brantley

Keep An Eye On Your Blocks was part of a group of four friendship quilts featured at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit  held at the South Fulton Arts Center. It was created by Aleathia Chisolm.

Aleathia Chisolm

Each quilter shared information about herself, and each quilter made two blocks for each of the other quilters in the group. Rosalind Newell, Nina Moore and O.V. Brantley were the other quilters featured.

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