Tag Archives: 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Give Yourself Big Flowers

After returning from the work place again (I served as the Interim East Point City Attorney for four months), I decided I needed a hand quilting project to return my brain to a calm place. I chose a UFO I … Continue reading

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You Call It Serendipity — I Call It Angels Whispering in My Ear

Yesterday was the last day of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The festival is c0-sponsored by Hammonds House Museum and the Clara Ford Foundation  which I created to honor my grandmother and to celebrate African-American quilting. The two-week long event had … Continue reading

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Quilt Studio Construction Passes Inspection

Even in the midst of all of the activity of the Atlanta Quilt Festival, construction on my dream quilt studio continues. Once the HVAC was installed, the electrician, the plumber and the carpenters came in to do their part. Once … Continue reading

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Quilt School is Fun

  Saturday, I gathered with 20 other women to learn how to paint on fabric with watercolor paints. The class was taught by Master Quilter Juanita Yeager and was part of the festivities of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. I … Continue reading

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Sitting on the Porch on a Southern Summer Night

My quilts tend to be inspirational or nostalgic.  Sitting on the Porch on a Southern Summer Night is nostalgic. Growing up in small town, there was nothing else to do on a summer night but sit on the porch, swat … Continue reading

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Just Before Dawn

Just Before Dawn is a one of a kind 50 x 50 inch art quilt. The blue squares reminded me of dawn peeping through the darkness of the distinctive batik fabrics. It is a simple quilt that makes a big … Continue reading

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Atlanta Quilt Festival Opens Tomorrow at Noon

Five of my quilts are part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit. The exhibit is housed at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The Opening Reception is tomorrow at noon, but the quilts will … Continue reading

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My Quilts at 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Five of my quilts, along with approximately 50 other quilts,  will be exhibited during the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The annual festival, which is held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA is sponsored by … Continue reading

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Fabric is Better Than Food Brunch Kicks Off My Holiday

My 10th annual Fabric is Better Than Food Brunch kicked off my holiday season Saturday. Each year I invite my closest quilter friends over for food, fun and quilts. Each year we have a quilt challenge. This year’s challenge was to … Continue reading

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Wishing for a Vacation

Putting on a two-week quilt festival is a tremendous amount of work. It was worth it though, and I think that my grandmother Clara Ford would be happy to know that her memory is honored with a joyful quilt festival. … Continue reading

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