Be Bossy is Part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival Exhibit

 

Be Bossy, 60 x 60 inch art quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2014

Be Bossy, 60 x 60 inch art quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2014

Be Bossy is making her public debut at the  2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival  July 27th – August 9th at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Stop by to see her in person. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Since this quilt is somewhat autobiographical, she will become part of my personal heirloom collection.

Home Alone on a Friday Night is Part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival Exhibit

Home Alone on a Friday Night, 48 x 40 inch art quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

Home Alone on a Friday Night, 48 x 40 inch art quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

Home Alone on a Friday Night is one of my newest quilts. I finished this quilt on a Friday night so the name seemed appropriate.

You can see it in person during the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival  July 27th – August 9th at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. After that it will be listed for sale in my ETSY Store.

Serene at Sixty is Part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival Exhibit

Serene at Sixty, 38 x 42 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

Serene at Sixty, 38 x 42 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

Sometimes I make a quilt just for me. Serene at Sixty is one of those quilts. It is my “Happy Birthday to me quilt.”

You can see it in person during the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival  July 27 – August 9 at South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. After that it becomes part of my permanent heirloom collection.

My Wine Themed Quilts Will be Part of 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival

 

Sitting on My Patio With a Glass of Merlot, 48 x 48 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

Sitting on My Patio With a Glass of Merlot, 48 x 48 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

Two of my quilts will be part of the exhibit featuring wine-themed quilts at the 2014 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival opens Sunday, July 27, 2014 at noon at South Fulton Arts Center and closes August 9, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Sitting on My Patio With a Glass of Merlot is a traditional log cabin quilt embellished with wine them buttons. Vineyard Star at Sunset features a center star surrounded my African and wine themed fabrics.

For more information about the Atlanta Quilt Festival, visit ClaraFordFoundation.org.

Vineyard Star at Sunset, 42 x 42 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2013.

Vineyard Star at Sunset, 42 x 42 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2013.

I Believe in Angels — Ephesus, Turkey

 

I Believe in Angels #16, 32 x 32 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2011. For sale at www.etsy.com/shop/OVBrantleyQuilts

I Believe in Angels #16, 32 x 32 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2011. For sale at http://www.etsy.com/shop/OVBrantleyQuilts

Today we visited sacred land. We are in Ephesus, Turkey where Mary, Mother of Jesus, lived her last days.

Be Brilliant

Be Brilliant, 48 x 48 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2014. For sale at ETSY.com/shop/ovbrantleyquilts

Be Brilliant, 48 x 48 inch art quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2014. For sale at ETSY.com/shop/ovbrantleyquilts

I spoke to a group of high school girls recently. My message is always the same — no matter what setbacks life throws at you, get back up and be the best you can be.

My “Be” series expands on that message by incorporating a specific quality in a quilt. My latest quilt in the series is called Be Brilliant. It is the fifth quilt in the series. Others are Be Amazing, Be Fearless, Be Bossy and Be Calm.

Bon Voyage!

Enchantment of the Seas, 70 x 74 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2002

Enchantment of the Seas, 70 x 74 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2002

The long-awaited, dreamed about day is finally here! India and I leave from Rome, Italy today aboard the Celebrity Reflection for an 11-day Eastern Mediterranean Cruise. We are celebrating her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, my 60th birthday, and because we deserve good things!

Bon Voyage!

Island City Visits DeKalb County Law Department

Island City, 70x 67 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2012. For sale at ETSY.com/shop/ovbrantleyquilts

Island City, 70x 67 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2012. For sale at ETSY.com/shop/ovbrantleyquilts

Island City is visiting the DeKalb County Law Department. It hangs behind the receptionist desk and brightens the entire hallway leading into the office.

This quilt is the perfect pick-me-up on a day you wish you were vacation.

Serene at Sixty

Serene at Sixty, 38 x 42 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

Serene at Sixty, 38 x 42 inch quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2014.

I started this quilt on January 1, 2014, the day I turned 60. I was in a happy place with no regrets. I finally finished hand quilting the quilt. The happiness continues.

Blessed. . . .