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Uncommon Legacy Featured in Start Your Week With a Quilt Newsletter

  Uncommon Legacy, 72 x 72 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2009. Uncommon Legacy was featured in the Clara Ford Foundation’s September 19, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter. It was used to illustrate how the … Continue reading

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You Make Me Smile

I wrote the following essay in the September 12, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week with a Quilt newsletter which is published by the Clara Ford Foundation. I thought it was worth re-printing here. Any time is a good … Continue reading

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My Inner Child Released in Fabric Painting Class

  I am a traditional quilter at heart, but Saturday I participated in a fabric painting class taught by Master Art Quilter Judy Tipton Rush.  Judy was in town to teach and lecture as part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt … Continue reading

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2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival Officially Open

If you missed the opening reception of the Atlanta Quilt Festival yesterday, you still have 13 more days to enjoy the exhibit and the festivities. The exhibit, which is sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation,  features over 50 extraordinary quilts … Continue reading

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Sharing Quilting at the Mary Lin School

Friday, I spent a delightful day sharing the art of quilting at the Mary Lin School as part of their Black History celebration.  236 students in grades 3 -5 participated. The Clara Ford Foundation organized quilters to make quilt blocks … Continue reading

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Jazzy Stars On Loan to Bowden Senior Center

Jazzy Stars, my newest quilt, is on loan to the Bowden Senior Multi-purpose Facility in East Point, GA. The exhibit  is part of the Clara Ford Foundation’s annual Big Mama’s Legacy Tour of Quilts. Jazzy Stars was a Block of the … Continue reading

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Special Sale For “Start Your Week with a Quilt” Newsletter Readers

As a special gift to my loyal readers of the Clara Ford Foundation  Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter, I am offering everything in my Studio Store at 40% off  until January 1, 2010. To get the discount, you … Continue reading

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Christmas Ribbons Will Spend Christmas at the Mills Senior Center

They say if you are not growing, you are dying. That’s as good a reason as any to continue to grow as a quilter. Last year around this time, I was commissioned to make a quilt for the very first … Continue reading

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How Many Quilts Were Lost in the Flood of 2009?

As I watched in awe at the aftermath of floods in Atlanta, I could not help but wonder how many quilts were lost in the flood. The floods revealed yet another reason why heirloom quilts are such treasures.  If you own … Continue reading

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