African Girl

African Girl by Patricia Batine

Patricia Batine

The featured quilt of the week is called African Girl. She was created by Patricia Batine. This quilt is part of the Sewjourner’s Quilt Guild exhibit at the Southwest Arts Center.

The Southwest Art Center is located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA. The exhibit will remain on display until May 18, 2012.

Sewjourners Quilt Guild Exhibit at SW Arts Center

Home and Hearth by Sewjourners Quilt Guild

The featured quilt of the week is called Home and Hearth. It was a group project by the members of the Sewjourners Quilt Guild.

The Sewjourners Quilt Guild opened its ninth annual exhibit Friday night with a large and appreciative crowd at the Southwest Arts Center. One of the highlights of the exhibit was Home and Hearth that was won by a lucky attendee.

The exhibit will remain on display until May 18, 2012. The Southwest Arts Center is located at 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA.

In Memory of Sandra Holliday

Watermelon Man by Sandra Holliday

Fellow quilter Sandra Holliday passed away June 16, 2011. Her homegoing service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Sandra Holliday

Sandra was a member of the Sewjourners Quilt Guild. She loved collecting black memorabilia, and often reflected that passion in her quilts. Her quilt Watermelon Man was such a quilt.

Her fresh point of view will be missed in the Atlanta quilting community.

Sister Freedom

Sister Freedom by Wardean Miller

The featured quilt of the week in the February 6, 2011 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is  called Sister Freedom. It was created by Wardean Miller
 
Wardean says she was inspired to create this quilt featuring Sojourner Truth after she attended the unveiling of a bronze bust of Sojourner Truth in the State Capitol On April 28, 2009. First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the bust.
 

Wardean Miller

Wardean, who is an accomplished artist, painted Sojourner Truth on fabric and framed her with a pieced border. The quilt was quilted on her machine.

 
Sister Freedom was exhibited at the 2010 Uncommon Threads Quilt Exhibit that was sponsored by the Sewjourners Quilt Guild. The exhibit was held at the Southwest Arts Center in May. Plan now to attend the 2011 exhibit.

Life’s Journey

Life's Journey by Yvonne Bernal

The  featured quilt of the week in the June 6, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is called Life’s Journey, and it was created by Yvonne Bernal. Life’s Journey is a great example of a genre of quilts called journal quilts.
 
Journal quilts are very small art  quilts usually no bigger than a sheet of paper. Quilters began using this quilt form to try new techniques or ideas

Yvonne Bernal

without a large investment in time or supplies. Also, we know that keeping a journal is therapeutic, and making a journal quilt is no different.These quilts often chronicle what the quilter is feeling at the time. It may be joy, frustration, tragedy, inspiration, a memorable event, etc. 
 
Only Yvonne knows what was on her mind the day she created Life’s Journey, but we all can agree that she created an amazing piece of art.

Watermelon

Watermelon by Sandra Holliday

Just in time for the beginning of summer, the featured quilt of the week in the May 30, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week with a Quilt newsletter is called Watermelon, and it was created by Sandra Holliday.
 
Sandra is an avid collector of black memorabilia, and now it seems she has begun a collection of watermelon quilts. She also made a quilt called Watermelon Man that was featured in the newsletter.

Sandra Holliday

The focus fabric in this quilt depicts watermelon slices. The bright greens and black complement the watermelon fabric in a traditional block setting.
 
Watermelon was part of the Sewjourners Quilt Guild exhibit that ended May 31 at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Drive, Atlanta, GA.

Down By the Sea Shore

Down By the Sea Shore by Rhonda Barrow

The featured quilt of the week in the May 23, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Down By the Sea Shore,  and it was created by Rhonda Barrow.
 
Rhonda has created a beautiful beachscape quilt with her careful choice of fabrics and embellishments. The use of embellishments such as yarn, sequins and shells give the quilt a realistic quality. measures 24 x 48 inches. It was featured at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta as part of the Sewjourners Quilt Guild exhibit through May 31, 2010.  
 
 I know this quilt makes you want to pack up and head to the beach. Go ahead,. What’s keeping you?  
 

Rhonda Barrow

Down by the Sea Shore

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