Happy President’s Day!

A Chanage Has Come

This quilt honoring President Barack Obama was created by Aisha Lumumba. It is called A Change Has Come. 

See more of Aisha’s quilt on her web site at www.obaquilts.com and at the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival which will be held July 28 – August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

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.

Family Tree

Family Tree by Beulah Smiley

This week, all across America, families will gather to share food, fun and fellowship. Shown here is Beulah Smiley’s quilt called Family Tree.  Beulah made this quilt for the  Brown Sugar Stitcher’s 10th anniversary challenge and then exhibited it in the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center.  It is a perfect quilt, however,  to honor this week of family gatherings.

Enjoy this week of festive food and family.

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.

Behind Every Great Man

Behind Every Great Man by Anita Crosby

The featured quilt of the week in the January 16, 2011 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Behind Every Great Man.  It was created by Anita Crosby.

Anita Crosby

Each year as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, I am drawn to this quilt. It is a quilt with a clear message that needs no explanation. With only two powerful images, Anita reminds us that whatever Dr. King’s many accomplishments, his wife Coretta was there supporting his efforts every step of the way.
 
See more of Anita’s work at the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival©, July 31, 2011 – August 13, 2011 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

Jordan’s Fish

Jordan's Fish by Janice Daniel

With the last days of summer upon us, the featured quilt in the August 22, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is a reminder that we need to get out there and enjoy the remaining days of summer with gusto. It may be a good time to go fishing. If you are not a fisherman, maybe a good old fashioned fish fry in the back yard might do the trick so long as it is not Jordan’s fish that you are frying!
 

Janice Daniel

The featured quilt of the week is called Jordan’s Fish, and it was created by Janice Daniel. This whimsical fish and his playmate were created for Janice’s grandson Jordan. 

To create him, Janice used applique and embroidery techniques using colorful fabrics and thread. To give the piece a more realistic feel, she created the sea currents and tracks in the sand with thread.
 
Jordan’s Fish was recently part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center.

Dancing Ladies

Dancing Ladies by Mary Maynard

The featured quilt of the week in the August 15, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Dancing Ladies. It was created by Mary Maynard

Mary Maynard

This quilt, along with approximately 50 other quilts and dolls, was part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum.  It captivated all who saw it.

Dancing Ladies is based on a painting by Charles Searles. Mary’s interpretation of the painting measures 38 x 34 inches. The dancing ladies in the center block are appliqued by hand, and the quilt is quilted by hand.
 
You can almost hear the music as Mary captures the joy these ladies are experiencing as they dance.

 

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