Quilter Rosalind Newell Gets Gate City Bar Presidential Award

Rosalind NewellLast night the Gate City Bar Association, Atlanta’s oldest  African American bar association, held its observance of Black History month and honored its past presidents. Quilter Rosalind Rubens received the President’s Award for Service from President Willie Lovett. Rosalind practices law at the prstigious law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge where she practices with the governmental affairs section. More importantly, she is a founding member of the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild and an avid quilter.

Shown below is one of Rosalind’s beautiful quilts called Heavenly Opus. This quilt often hangs in her office.

Congratulations, Rosalind!

Heavenly Opus.2004.roz


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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3 Responses to Quilter Rosalind Newell Gets Gate City Bar Presidential Award

  1. ovbrantley says:

    Unfortunately I accidentally deleted this post and had to re-create it. Roz had left the following comment:

    “Thanks, OV , for coming to the Gate City Black History Program last night and showing your great support for me. For the non-lawyers who enjoy this blog, the Gate City Bar was founded in 1948 in Atlanta for African American Attorneys who could not join the State Bar of Georgia or Atlanta Bar Association because of segregation. The Black History Program honors the past Presidents as well as particular attorneys who have made outstanding civil rights and public service contributions. I was humbled that President Willie Lovett deemed me deserving of the Presidential Award. This is an event that I will cherish forever. I was blessed to have my Mother, Yvonne Rubens, husband Ritchie Newell, as well as an array of close friends and colleagues present to witness the glory. Perhaps the best part was that my passion for quilting was even mentioned!”


  2. Jonathan Rubens says:

    I cannot imagine that there was ever a brother more proud of his big sister, everyday! Congratulations Roz.

    I love you,


  3. Angela M. Hinton says:

    I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the Presidents’ award. Roz is a phenomenal attorney and mentor (not to mention an adventurous quilter who produces beautiful works of art). I am very proud and happy for her.


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