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Atlanta Quilt Festival Preserves Families’ Legacies, Keeps Traditions Alive
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Atlanta Quilt Festival Preserves Families’ Legacies, Keeps Traditions Alive

The Atlanta Quilt Festival, now in its 11th year, opened at the start of the month at the South Fulton Arts Center. More than 100 quilts are on display, highlighting the work of novices and hobbyists, professional artists and craftswomen who are preserving the legacy of past generations.   The opening reception on August 4 attracted attendees from all over the metro area to view traditional and art quilts of all sizes. They also had an opportunity to hear the personal stories, steeped in rich history, of some of the people who created them. “Almost everybody I know loves quilts,” said O.V. Brantley, the South Fulton resident who founded the Atlanta Quilt Festival.  “If you say the word quilt, people will say ‘my grandmother used to quilt.’ It brings back fond memories for ...

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