Hello Quilters and Friends!
The 16th Biennial Georgia Celebrates Quilts® Quilt Show and Market will be June 8-10, 2017, 10a-6p. We’re thrilled to be returning to the newly renovated Cobb County Civic Center, where we will be introducing the first Marketplace Boutique, filled with hand-crafted merchandise and gifts, made by our own wonderful guild members. So mark your calendars for a homecoming you don’t want to miss!
Quilt Entry has been extended and runs through Saturday March 25th, 2017. We’re now accepting online entries, as well as the traditional paper form. Click here for how to enter your quilt in the show, view the Quilt Categories and read the Rules of Entry. Then get to quilting – we can’t wait to see what you have to offer!
Please note: we did make a few fixes to the online form, so if you are completing an entry started on or before March 18th, please make sure all your fields are filled out completely. You can go backwards by clicking the Previous Page button at the bottom of the form. This will take you back through the form, one page at at time
We’ll see you at the show!
Questions about the Quilt Show? Contact Lynn.
2017 Raffle Quilt
The East Cobb Quilters’ Guild is pleased to present “Coming Home”, a raffle quilt in honor of our 2017 Georgia Celebrates Quilts® quilt show.
“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.
If you would like the raffle quilt to come to your shop or event, please contact Claudia.
2017 Quilt Entry
Quilt Entry for the 2017 show has been extended one more week! We welcome all quilting styles: pieced and applique’, traditional and modern, complicated and simple, and art quilts too!
To learn more about how to enter your quilts,
- Read the Rules of Entry
- Review the quilt categories
- Complete the entry form (online or traditional entry form; see buttons below)
- Include photos with your online or mailed in entry
- Submit or postmark your entries by March 25, 2017
- Get sewing!
Go To Online Quilt Entry Form Go To Paper Quilt Entry Form
Have you already entered your quilts, and are wondering when you will hear if your quilts are accepted to the show? Please refer to the Rules of Entry for the timeline of quilt acceptance notifications.
Do you have your shopping list ready? We have finalized a great group of vendors for the show that will bring you to a variety of quilting supplies, fabric, and gifts!
|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||Batting|
|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 & Barney Fine Pens||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 www.shadestextiles.com
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|
|Threadsketched.com||Original and custom blocks, fabrics, fabric painting supplies, stencils, pantographs|
|Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop||Varied fabrics and notions, Handi-Quiter|
|Vintage Textiles and Quilts
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|Quilts, tops, blocks, vintage linens,
|Fabrilish||Hand dyed cotton, rayon, linen, and silk; patterns, Australian fabric|
|Faberart Chix||Art quilt supplies, patterns, painted and dyed clothing items and fabrics, commercial fabrics|
Georgia Celebrates Quilts® 2017 is back in Marietta, at the newly renovated Cobb County Civic Center!
Georgia Celebrates Quilts® is fortunate to make its home in Marietta, the center of Cobb County. While the quilt show is certainly the focus of your visit to Marietta, there are lots of other things for you and your friends and family to see and do while you are here. So, why not make it a weekend!
The Marietta Square – Home to dozens of restaurants, shops, and special events – click here to learn more about the museums, theaters, parks and tours you can enjoy. Just a sample of the museums for you to enjoy are the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, the Marietta History Museum, and the Root House Museum. Within a few short miles are Kennesaw National Battlefield Park and the Southern Museum. There are tours galore! Food tours, African American history tours, ghost tours, and more. The Farmers Market comes to the Square every Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon, and galleries and theaters bring the arts to everyone. Visit the links above and the Marietta Welcome Center’s website for more information.
There is fun for everyone in Marietta – and Georgia’s best quilt show for you!
Visit the new Marketplace!
There will be something new at Georgia Celebrates Quilts 2017! In addition to our Vendors, we will also have the Marketplace, where you can shop for many items from East Cobb Quilters’ Guild. Many guild members are working hard to bring the Marketplace to life. Check back soon for more information and some pictures of some items you can find in the Marketplace.
- Show Pins
- Small Treasures Auction
- Basket Raffle
- Sewing Machine Raffle
- Quilt Appraisals
- ECQG Quilt Sales
The symbol of each quilt show is the Show Pin – a limited edition, original design produced only for that one show. The 2017 Pin continues this great tradition, reflecting the color and style of the 2017 ECQG Raffle Quilt, “Coming Home.” Pins cost $5 each and will be available at the show.
New at the 2017 Show, we present the ECQG Boutique! In the Boutique, you will find our popular handmade postcards, and new items like mug rugs, ornaments, and zipper pouches, all made by ECQG members. Everything in the boutique is priced at $25 or under, and is available to purchase and take home throughout the show. The always-popular fabric postcards – just 4” by 6” – are ready to mail or perfect for display.
Be sure to visit the Small Treasures Silent Auction to take home a part of the show!
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.
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!
Are you a business owner looking for an effective way to reach the 3,000+ quilters and friends who will visit Georgia Celebrates Quilts®? A Raffle Basket could be perfect for you! Click here to contact Raffle Basket Chairperson Terri for more information. Promote your business with a basket and make a quilt show visitor very happy — all at the same time!
The Sewing Machine Raffle will offer two great little machines that would be perfect for taking to classes or as a gift for a new quilter. Raffle tickets are just $1 each and can be applied to the machine of your choice. We appreciate the support of both Ashby Sewing Machine Co. and Atlanta Sewing Center. Their generous donation of the sewing machines makes this raffle possible.
Once again, Georgia Celebrates Quilts® will offer quilt appraisals while the show is open; all quilts are welcome to the appraisal room — you do not need to be a guild member to use this service. Appraisers certified by the American Quilter’s Society will examine your quilt and provide a written appraisal for a fee.
Why get a quilt appraised? Perhaps the most common reason is to set an insurance value. Whether a quilt is a valuable antique or modern art piece, insurance companies are likely to value a quilt only for the materials needed to remake it, unless you have an appraisal. If your quilt is “vintage,” an appraisal can help date your quilt and provide clues to its origins. And finally, whatever kind of quilt it is, the written appraisal report can travel with the quilt into the future, letting others know what you have learned.
Visit the guild sales area and choose from the dozens of quilts available for sale. Each quilt is handmade by a Guild member and there will be a variety of sizes, colors and styles. You won’t find anything like these quilts in stores! This is a great opportunity to have a unique quilt for your very own – or to purchase a gift for someone special.
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