A Private Quilter Once Again

My term as president of the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild has ended. I have to admit I am happy to go out on a high note. The Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show was a phenomenal success!

For the first time in the guild’s history, the show lasted for seven days instead of one. We had 160 quilts on display which was a record. We also included dolls for the first time, and there were over 35 of them flaunting their beauty. Also, the Carolyn Mazloomi lecture marked the first time the guild was able to feature a national speaker.

The guild is very proud to be able to make a $500 donation to the Carrie Steele Pitts Children’s home from the proceeds raised from the show.  The donation is in addition to the beautiful quilts that will go to the children who live at the home.

Throughout the week, traffic exceeded our wildest expectations. I want to especially express thanks to the many senior facilities that decided to organize a field trip to the show.

Fulton County really helped to make the show a resounding success. Commissioner Bill Edwards was on hand to cut the ribbon when the show opened, and the Sippin Sistahs were on hand to pour the wine at our first ever opening reception. FGTV came by to film the show, and Julian Tillery, director of the South Fulton Arts Center, was everywhere making sure everything went smoothly.

Finally,  a super thank you to the wonderful, talented ladies in the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild and to Marva Swanson, our quilt show chair person, who pulled it all together. These ladies continue to inspire me with their creativity and their positive spirits.

Thank you to all my readers and friends who attended. I hope it made you smile.

As for me, it made me tired. After a small “staycation,” it’s on to my next quilt project.

Caribbean Rock, 73 x 89 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2007.

Caribbean Rock, 73 x 89 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2007.


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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