2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© Opens July 27th at South Fulton Arts Center

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby. 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

Log Cabin in the Sky by Anita Crosby. 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Winner of Best Traditional Quilt

The 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© opens Sunday, July 27th at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Opening Reception is from noon – 4 p.m., but the exhibit will remain available for viewing until August 9, 2014. Admision is free, but donations are welcome.

The Opening Reception features a quilt market, quilt demonstrations, children’s activities, and entertainment. The quilt exhibit will feature a juried exhibit of exceptional art quilts and a special exhibit of wine-themed quilts.

Other activities held at Hammonds House Museum include quilt appraisals and a Beginning Dollmaking Class.

The 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival© is sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation, Hammonds House Museum and South Fulton Arts Center. Check web sites and other social media for the full schedule of activities.

See you at the Festival!

Quilt Appraisals Today at Hammonds House Museum

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson, Georgia’s only certified quilt appraiser, will appraise quilts at Hammonds House Museum as part of the activities of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013. Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. Appraisals are $50.00 for each quilt.

For an appointment to get your quilt appraised, email O.V. Brantley at atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com. Payment is due at the time of the appraisal.

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

Quilt Appraisals at Hammonds House

Holly Anderson
Holly Anderson, Georgia’s only certified quilt appraiser, will appraise quilts Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Hammonds House Museum as part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.  Hammonds House is located at 503 Peeples Street (West End), Atlanta, GA.
 
An appointment is required, and each quilt being appraised cost $40.00. During the appointment, Ms. Anderson examines the quilt, takes pictures, and sends the appraisal report to the quilt owner  in the mail  a few weeks later. She appraises both antique and modern quilts.  The $40 is paid  at the time of the appraisal.
 
If interested, please send an email to ovbrant@gmail.com,  or  contact Hammonds House directly at 404-612-0500. Ms. Anderson will appraise quilts  from  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Each appraisal lasts 30 minutes.
 
Appraisal opportunities are rather rare, so if you have been thinking of getting a quilt appraised, now is the time.

Will You Help Us With Our 2010 Quilting Goals?

Clara's Big Red Squares by Clara Ford, circa 1960.

The Clara Ford Foundation is dedicated to preserving and celebrating African American quilting. Our goal this year is to celebrate each and every quilt made by an African American that is in a quilt show or exhibit,  and to celebrate every African American quilt that is sold.

We all want to be valued, and African American quilts are no exception. Our quilts have great value!  What I see at my guild meeting is at least as beautiful as what I see at national shows, but for some reason, those bold and beautiful quilts don’t make it into the shows. We, as African Americans, seem to think our quilts are not worthy.

Our success at the Clara Ford Foundation depends on you. If you have a quilt in a show, let us know. If you sell a quilt, let us know. We will do our part by publishing as many Call For Entries as we can find, and by continuing to showcase as many of your beautiful quilts as we can. You can also look forward to another day of quilt appraising at Hammonds House Museum and a continuation of the Clara Ford Quilt Lecture series.

Happy New Year!

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