Georgia Celebrates Quilts®

Hello Quilters and Friends!
The 16th Biennial Georgia Celebrates Quilts® Quilt Show and Market is DONE! It was a wonderful show, full of amazing quilts, fun and informative demonstrations, fantastic vendors, and our guests!
Raffle Updates
On June 13th, the Raffle Quilt Coming Home was presented to the winning ticket holder, Yolanda Celik of Smyrna, GA. She is thrilled to have won it.  She explained that she bought only one ticket with 4 quarters that she happened to have with her, when Guild member Nancy Cummings asked if she would be interested in participating.
Yolanda plans to temporarily display the quilt at Aline Wolfe Senior Center in Smyrna, so that the community can continue to enjoy it.  Isn’t that just like a quilter!
The winners of the Sewing Machines are Addison Vibanija (the Bernina 215) and Dawnette Benson (the Janome MOD-11).  The SewEzi table was won by Joan Fisher.
The winner of the Market Passport Basket was Pam Renner of Stockbridge.
Congratulations to all!
Questions about the 2019 Show? We are in the early days of planning for Georgia Celebrates Quilts® 2019.  Check back here in January for contact information and more!
2017 Ribbon Winners

Looking for the list of winners?  Click here to see the full list of ribbons awarded.  Of course, this doesn’t include Viewer’s Choice… that will be announced Sunday June 10 around 5pm.  Be sure to cast your vote when you come to the show!

2017 Winners List
2017 Raffle Quilt

The East Cobb Quilters’ Guild “Coming Home”, a raffle quilt in honor of our 2017 Georgia Celebrates Quilts® quilt show.   We are pleased to share that the winning ticket holder is Yolandda Celik of Smyrna, GA.  She bought just one ticket, using 4 quarters that she happened to have with her when ECQG member Nancy Cummings asked if she was interested in participating.

“Coming Home” is an original design collaboration between Pam Cobb, Ben Hollingsworth, Devon Pfeif, and Lynn Rinehart, with custom quilting by Bella Bamert. The quilt was made by more than 40 ECQG members and represents over 400 hours of work. With over 4,000 pieces, this quilt showcases the techniques and skills of our guild members including traditional piecing, paper piecing, applique, fabric art, and custom quilting.  Background blocks are pieced entirely from Flying Geese units in varying sizes. The geese and leaves applique is primarily hand-stitched, The quilt is 87” x 84”, and was constructed using a mix of batik and high-quality 100% cotton fabric.

The migration of the geese flying home is represented at first by abstract shapes morphing into increasingly realistic applique, with a final culmination in a hand-painted fabric goose. With the lakeside sunset as the backdrop, falling leaves and cattails complete the tranquil setting.

Vendors & Demo Schedule

Hopefully you were able to do your shopping at the show.  If not, here are the websites for our 2017 vendors, in case you need to contact them.

Vendor What we do
Atlanta Sewing Center

Bernina, Baby Lock, Fabric, Notions
Baskets by Dawn

Handmade baskets
Cottontail Quilts

Kits, patterns, notions
Do You Tangle?

Zentangle® and collage art; materials relating Zentangle to quilting and fabric arts; original quilt designs
Pats Sacks of Titusville

Feed sacks and items made from them
I Sew Desire Quilts

Piqué Antique Quilts & Textiles

Antique quilts, tops, & textiles
Quilter’s Fancy

Books & notions to create 3D flowers from fabric and ribbon, silks, lace, charms, buttons; large needle assortment
Red Hen Fabrics and Timeless Treasures

Fabric, applique kits, seam rippers, gifts.
Red Thread Studio

Quilt kits, notions, Sashiko
Schoolhouse Quilts

Books, notions, fabric
Sewcial Studio

Traditional to Modern fabrics, notions, tools, books, fabric panels, buttons
Shades Textiles by Stacy Michell


Perfect Patchwork Templates by Marti Michell

Hand-dyed fabric, Hawaiian precut applique, and templates and books
Sew-Ergo Advantage

The perfect Sewing chair collection: Tilt’able, Surefoot system, Tilt Set, Serger Tilt, Feather Tilt
Sweet Darling Quilts

Wool patterns, kits, fabric, notions
The Designer’s Workshop

Patterns, Kits
Thread Sketched

Original and custom blocks, fabrics, fabric painting supplies, stencils, pantographs
Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop

Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen (machine) and accessories, plus themed projects, kits, pre-cuts, patterns, books, magazines, and notions
Vintage Quilts and Textiles

No website listed

Quilts, tops, blocks, vintage linens,

books, notions


Hand dyed cotton, rayon, linen, and silk; patterns, Australian fabric
FiberArt Chix

Art quilt supplies, patterns, painted and dyed clothing items and fabrics, commercial fabrics


Venue Information

Georgia Celebrates Quilts® 2017 was back in Marietta, at the newly renovated Cobb County Civic Center.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Visit the new Marketplace!
There was something new at Georgia Celebrates Quilts 2017! In addition to our Vendors, we also had the Marketplace, where you could shop for many items from East Cobb Quilters’ Guild.  Many guild members worked hard to bring the Marketplace to life.

With the show behind us, we are happy to announce the names of the winning ticket holders.

Bernina 215

One of this show’s Young Quilters, Addison Vibanija is the winner of the Bernina 215, donated by Atlanta Sewing Center.


Janome mod-11-1


The Janome MOD-11 donated by Ashby Sewing Machine Company was won by Dawnette Benson.


Joan Fisher won the SewEzi table.

With tickets priced at 20 for $5, show visitors will have a hard time deciding which of the value-packed Raffle Baskets will get their tickets!  Each of the baskets contains at least $100 retail value in products and/or services and there will be dozens of baskets!  While many of the baskets focus on quilting products and services, there will be others from salons, spas and other retailers.  It’s great fun!

The basket raffle is located on the upper level, across the back of the exhibit hall.

We have had dozens of donations for our Raffle Baskets.  We couldn’t list them all in the program, so click below for the full list.

Raffle Basket Donors  

Be sure to visit the Small Treasures Silent Auction to take home a part of the show!  We are in the Guild Hall, on the upper level, to the right of the main lobby.

The Small Treasures Auction features small quilts and wall hangings and dimensional objects like totebags, purses, and baskets.  These items are all made by ECQG members and with starting bids as low as $30, these great items are affordable and fun.  Buy one for your own home or office or give one as a gift; items are available for pick-up on the last day of the show, Saturday June 10.

Here are examples of some of the items at the Small Treasures Auction.

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