Your Petticoat is Showing was Featured in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Your Petticoat is Showing by Vanessa Brown

Your Petticoat is Showing by Vanessa Brown. 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.

Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown

The quilt shown above is called Your Petticoat is Showing. It was created by Vanessa Brown.

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

See You at the Festival!

It’s National Coffee Day!

Java Jive by Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown

In honor of National Coffee Day, here’s a cute quilt by Vanessa Brown called Java Jive. This quilt is sure to perk up your day.

Java Jive was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.

Christmas Present Tree

Christmas Presents Tree by Vanessa Brown

The featured quilt of the week in the December 12, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is  called Christmas Present Tree. It was created by Vanessa Brown.

Vanessa Brown

Are your worried about what is under your Christmas tree. No worries! This clever quilt features Christmas presents stacked to form a Christmas tree. Each present is wrapped in colorful Christmas fabrics. The tree is framed by a poinsettia border.

This quilt along with other quilts part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts can be seen at the Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Center in East Point, GA.

Enjoy!

Jars of Plenty

Jars of Plenty by Vanessa Brown

 

The featured quilt of the week in the September 26, 2010 edition of the Start Your week With a Quilt newsletter  is called Jars of Plenty, and it was created by Vanessa Brown. This  small wallhanging needs no explanation. We are all familiar with canning — taking the excess from the harvest and putting it away for a rainy day. Like quilting, canning is no longer a lost art. It is enjoying a renaissance.  

Vanessa Brown

Obviously, Vanessa picked her fruits and vegetables when they were at their absolute peak. The colors are vibrant in a way that only nature can capture.
 
These jars are patiently waiting on a shelf until the day they are needed. Before they arrived on that shelf, they were seeds, sprouts, flowers, fruit on the vine, harvested and finally canned. After enduring all of that, these Jars of Plenty are beautiful and ready.

Java Jive

Java Jive by Vanessa Brown

Sometimes the fabric dictates the quilt. Such is the case with the featured quilt in the July 4, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter. It is called Java Jive.  It was created by Vanessa Brown.
 
Vanessa says she fell in love with the fabric called “Spill the Beans” designed by Cyndi Walker  for Clothworks.She knew immediately she had to make a quilt that featured it. 

Vanessa Brown

To make her creation, Vanessa framed the “fussy cut” coffee cups by  strips in pastel colors. These cups make up the center of the quilt. The quilt is then finished by two borders of coffee themed fabric making the quilt measure 42 x 55 inches.
 
Vanessa says, “she is enamored with flavored coffees, and Java Jive is a great tribute to them.”
 
I say, “if the coffee doesn’t get you excited about facing the day, this lovely quilt should.”

Christmas Presents Tree

Christmas Presents Tree by Vanessa Brown

This week we are truly hoping you found that special gift under your Christmas tree, and that you were able to give someone else that special gift.
 
The featured quilt of the week in the December 27, 2009, edition of the Clara Ford Foundation Start Your Week With a Quilt© newsletter was Christmas Presents Tree.  It was created by Vanessa Brown.

Vanessa Brown

Vanessa created this very special Christmas tree by stacking various Christmas fabrics to form the shape of a tree. The tree is showcased against a cream background and bordered by beautiful poinsettia fabric.

Christmas Presents Tree measures 24 x 24 inches. It was  part of the 2009 Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show.
 
The traditional festive colors of red, green and white truly make this quilt a holiday delight. 

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