Learn to Quilt at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Just Friends by Nina Moore

Just Friends by Nina Moore

Nina Moore

Nina Moore

The Clara Ford Foundation will offer a Beginning Quilting class Saturday, August 09, 2014. The class is part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival activities.

The class will be taught by Nina Moore at the South Fulton Arts Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The South Fulton Arts Center is located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. A sewing machine is required for this class.

The  cost of the class is $20.00 which includes a fabric kit. Space is limited so you must reserve your space early. Please contact Nina Moore at nmoore9548@aol.com to reserve your spot and to receive further details about the class. You may also email atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com to register.

If you have always wanted to learn to quilt, this is a great way to get started.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and on Twitter @atlquiltfest for the latest news.

Brown Sugar Stitchers Exhibit at Norcross Arts Center

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Desert Queen, by Anita Crosby, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

An exhibit featuring the quilts of the Brown Sugar Stitchers quilt guild is underway at the Norcross Arts Center, 17 College Street in downtown Norcross, Georgia. The exhibit, which features over 60 quilts, continues through August 31, 2013.

Yoga Quilting Today at South Fulton Arts Center

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Latifah Shakir

Latifah Shakir

Well known quilt artist Latifah Shakir will lead a workshop that teaches how to power up your quilting with yoga. In this  personal journey you will learn yoga techniques to alleviate symptoms of pain, increase flexibility and strengthen your  joints in your hands and feet.

The class is today  from  noon – 3 p.m. at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The class fee is $15.00. Register by sending an email to atlantaquiltfestival@gmail.com. Space is limited so act quickly.

The class will last three hours. Attendees will create a Namaste Flag project which is a fabric collage consisting of fabric, meditating stitching and embellishments.

Supplies required for this class are items you  already have around your home. Bring thread, needle, scissors, fabric scraps, embellishments such as trim, buttons, fabric markers, etc. __ whatever your heart desires. Latifah will bring the rest of the supplies.

See You at the Festival!

“Thinking About Her Next Quilt” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Thinking About Her Next Quilt by Rosalind Newell. Photo by India Brantley

Thinking About Her Next Quilt by Rosalind Newell. Photo by India Brantley

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.

Rosalind Newell

Rosalind Newell

The quilt shown above is called Thinking About Her Next Quilt. It was created by Rosalind Newell.

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. The exhibit closes August 10, 2013.

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

See You at the Festival!

“Splash From My Stash” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm

Splash From My Stash by Aleathia Chisolm. Photo by India Brantley

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.

Aleathia Chisolm

Aleathia Chisolm

The quilt shown above is called Splash From My Stash. Created by Aleathia Chisolm, it won Best Traditional Quilt at the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. 

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. The exhibit closes August 10, 2013.

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

See You at the Festival!

Quilt Market Makes its Debut at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

Water Walk by Nina Moore, 2011

Shop til you drop at this year’s Opening Reception of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival as the Quilt Market makes its debut.  Enjoy hand dyed fabrics, books and unique works of art while experiencing quilting demonstrations.

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. The exhibit closes August 10, 2013.

See You at the Festival!

Power Up Your Quilting With Yoga at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

A Crescendo of Cloth, 43 x 56 inches, by Latifah Shakir, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Well known quilt artist Latifah Shakir will lead a workshop that teaches how to power up your quilting with yoga. In this  personal journey you will learn yoga techniques to alleviate symptoms of pain, increase flexibility and strengthen your  joints in your hands and feet.

Latifah Shakir

Latifah Shakir

“Our love for quilting involves long hours of repetitive motion. Come join me and rejuvenate your body emphasizing with breathing exercises and practiced mediation to increase clarity and concentration on your future quilting projects,” says Latifah.

The class will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 from  noon – 3 p.m. at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The class fee is $15.00. Register by sending an email to ovbrant@gmail.com.

Space is limited so act quickly. The class will last three hours. Attendees will create a Namaste Flag project which is a fabric collage consisting of fabric, meditating stitching and embellishments.

Supplies required for this class are items you  already have around your home. Bring thread, needle, scissors, fabric scraps, embellishments such as trim, buttons, fabric markers, etc. __ whatever your heart desires. Don’t bring much as there will only be time to finish two flags, but students can finish their kinetic journal at home. Latifah will bring the rest of the supplies.

See You at the Festival!

Entry Forms For 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival Due June 30th

Blue RibbonThe deadline for your entry into the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival is June 30, 2013. Here are  the details.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original quilts and dolls for its 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The theme is A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started.”

If you love sharing your quilts, see the form below to get all the details about entering you quilt in the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. All quilters welcome – beginners and professionals. A $50.00  prize will be awarded to  three quilts: Best Traditional, Best Art Quilt and Best of Show (as voted upon by the viewers). 

Quilts must be no larger than 60 x 60 inches. The entry fee for each quilt is $10.00. Quilts must be available for exhibition from July 26, 2013 – August 13, 2013. 

The entry forms are below. Please mail the form by June 30, 2012 or email Marva Swanson for an extension. Email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with questions or for more information.

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

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Tea Themed Journal Quilts at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival will feature an exhibit of tea-themed journal quilts. Journal quilts are small art quilts that measure 8 1/2 x 11 inches — the size of a sheet of paper. They usually capture the emotions of the quilter — much like writing in a journal. The small quilt shown above is called Tea by the Sea and was created by Clemetene Cosby.

If you would like to enter a tea-themed journal quilt, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net no later than July 20th and attach a picture of your quilt. The quilt must be available for display from July 26th- August 10th.

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit is held annually at South Fulton Arts Center, located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Other activities are held at Hammonds House Museum during the first two weeks in August.The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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

See a Blue Ribbon Quilt During the Opening Reception of the Atlanta Quilt Festival

Jewels in the Castle Wall by Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton’s Blue Ribbon quilt called Jewels in the Castle Wall will make a guest appearance during the opening reception of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival opens Sunday, July 29, 2012 at noon at the South Fulton Arts Center. The Center is located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Jewels in the Castle Wall won a Blue Ribbon at the East Cobb Quilt Show last year in the two-person quilt category. The exquisite quilting on this quilt was done by Leona Harden. This is a rare opportunity to see a Blue Ribbon quilt up close and personal. You will not be disappointed.

See you at the Festival!

Bulloch Hall Applications Due January 31, 2012

If you are interested in exhibiting a quilt in the annual Bulloch Hall Quilt Show in Roswell,GA, the application deadline is January 31, 2012. The show runs from March 10-18, 2012. Bulloch Hall is located at 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell, GA.

Visit the website for more information.

Georgia Quilt Show Opens October 20

The Georgia Quilt Show opens October 20, 2011 at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Show hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be quilts competing for prizes, lots of vendors and lots of classes. The show runs through October 22, 2011.

Admission is $10.00 at the door. Visit the web site for more information.

A Few of My Favorite Friends

A Few of My Favorite Friends, by Rosalind Newell, 2011. Photo by India Brantley

A Few of My Favorite 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 Rosalind Newell, who was also the organizer of the group.

Rosalind Newell

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 O.V. Brantley were the other quilters featured.

Sun Leaves Ties For Best Art Quilt

Sun Leaves, 43 x 47 inches, by Brenda Shelby, 2011. Winner of Best Art Quilt, 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

Sun Leaves by Brenda Shelby tied for first place in the Best Art Quilt category at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The quilt, which is made from hand painted fabrics, measures 43 x 47 inches.

Brenda Shelby

Brenda received an original ribbon designed by Laura Sorton and a $50.00 check from the Clara Ford Foundation.

Congratulations, Brenda!

Plan Your 2011 Quilt Calendar

Have you taken a moment to plan your 2011 Quilt Calendar? Whether you plan to exhibit your work or whether you plan to travel to see the work of others, now is the time to get organized. Most of the large quilt exhibit organizations have published their 2011 calendar.  Some sites you may want to visit are listed below.  

There is nothing more inspirational than a quilt exhibit. In addition to the sites listed below, be sure to keep your eye on your local newspaper for smaller quilt shows in your area. Go ahead and mark your calendar now for the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival© which will be held July 31, – August 13, 2011 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

 

International Quilt Festivals – http://www.quilts.com/

Mancuso Show Management – http://www.quiltfest.com/

National Quilting Association – http://nqaquilts.org/

American Quilters Society – http://www.americanquilter.com/

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.

African American Quilt and Doll Guild Announces Quilt Show

Rachel Clark

The African American Quilt and Doll Guild of Ohio will hold its quilt show October 15 and 16, 2010. The theme is Inspirations, Visions and Traditions. The exhibit will be held at the Warrensville Heights Civic and Senior Center. Contemporary Folk Artist Rachel Clark will teach a class and lecture. She is known for her quilted garments, so a fashion show will be part of the festivities.

For more information visit the guild’s web site at www.aaqdg.org.  

Quilters of Color Network of New York Holds Quilt Show

African quilt blockQuilters of Color Network of New York (QCNNY) is holding its quilt show at Work Space Harlem, 2340 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.  The theme is Half the Sky (Proverb: Women Hold Up Half).

The show is open the following Saturdays and Sundays: July 17 and July 18, 2010;  July 24 and 25, 2010; and July 31, 2010 from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Admission is $6.00 per day. The guild’s web site is http://qcn.tripod.com.

Entry Deadline for Atlanta Quilt Festival Extended

The entry deadline for the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival has been extended to July 1, 2010. This extension applies to both dolls and quilts. Details of how to enter are on this site.

The 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival will open August 1st  and run through August 13, 2010. Highlights include a fabric painting class, book fair, appraisals and family day. The Festival will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 10 -5 p.m. (Closed Sunday).

Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show is January 14-16

The Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show is scheduled for January 14 – 16, 2010 at the Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK 73102-9219. The OKC Community Quilt Guild, a creative group of African American Quilters, will offer a variety of make-it-take-it projects at this event.

The show will include a large vendor mall, seminars, workshops,  demonstrations, quilt contest, fashion shows and stage presentations plus special exhibits.

Email Beverly Kirk at beverly.kirk@oesc.state.ok.us for more information.

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