“Fire” Was Part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Fire by Jeanette Walton

Fire by Jeanette Walton. 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.

Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton

The quilt shown above is called Fire. It was created by Jeanette Walton.

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!

New Year, New Beginnings

Jewels in the Castle Wall by Jeanette Walton

Jewels in the Castle Wall by Jeanette Walton

The wonderful thing about a new year is that it encourages you to imagine and implement a new life. While I know you made your own resolutions and goals, I encourage all who read this blog to exhibit more. It just doesn’t make sense to spend so much time making a beautiful quilt and then to hide it in the closet. There are plenty of local shows that encourage beginning quilters as well as professionals. The Atlanta Quilt Festival held each year the first two weeks in August at the South Fulton Arts Center is one of those. Others include the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild which will hold its bi-annual show in May, and the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild which will hold its show in March.

Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton

So to inspire you, here is Jeanette Walton’s blue ribbon quilt from the East Cobb Quilt Show. It was originally called Not Fast Food when it appeared in the show, but Jeanette renamed it  Jewels in the Castle Wall.

Quilters, get busy!!

Beautiful Leaves

Beautiful Leaves by Charlotte Lindsey

Charlotte Lindsey

The beautiful foliage of autumn has always been an inspiration to quilters. Enjoy this beautiful leaf quilt by Charlotte Lindsey. It is called Beautiful Leaves. The colors are breath-taking —  just like Mother Nature.

Happy Independence Day!

4th of July by Charlotte Lindsey, 2008.

Charlotte Lindsey

Wow! What a quilt!

The lovely quilt shown here  is called 4th of July. It was made by Charlotte Lindsey. 

If you do not have a fireworks show on your calendar  tonight, this quilt is the next best thing.

Happy Independence Day!

Season’s Turn

Season's Turn, 40 x 40 inches, by Miyata Johnson, 2011. Best Traditional Quilt at 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival.

A couple of years ago, Miyata Johnson followed through on her resolution to learn to quilt. She took Maxine Moore’s Beginning Quilting Class at Intown Quilters and classes at Southwest Arts Center.

Miyata Johnson

Her quilt Season’s Turn won Best Traditional Quilt at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival,  which was held at the South Fulton Arts Center. Once you know the basics, the sky is the limit.

What are you waiting for? Get started!

Kwanzaa Candles

Kwanzaa Candles by Nina Moore

Nina Moore

Enjoy this beautiful quilt by Nina Moore. It is called Kwanzaa Candles.

Nina made this quilt to respond to a challenge to use flying geese in a quilt. Nina’s flying geese (in red on the vase) are really spectacular.

Kwanzaa Mosaic

Kwanzaa Mosaic by Rosalind Newell

People celebrate the holidays in many different ways. At the center of all celebrations, however, is food, family and love.

Rosalind Newell

This lovely wallhanging was created by Rosalind Newell. It is call Kwanzaa Mosaic. 

You can see this quilt in person at the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Facility, 2885 Church Street, East Point, GA. It is part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts until the end of the year.

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