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Fri, Aug 02


City of South Fulton Southwest Arts Cent

Getting Into MY Good Trouble exhibit

Quilters share how they will carry on the legacy of Congressman John Lewis

Getting Into MY Good Trouble exhibit
Getting Into MY Good Trouble exhibit

Time & Location

Aug 02, 2024, 5:00 PM – Aug 25, 2024, 5:00 PM

City of South Fulton Southwest Arts Cent, 915 New Hope Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331, USA

About the Event

In 2022 the Atlanta Quilt Festival embarked on a three-year trilogy of exhibits designed to honor the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis. Congressman Lewis represented the Georgia 5th Congressional district where the Atlanta Quilt Festival is based. In addition to his great work in the Civil Rights Movement, he loved quilts.


 In 2022 the Atlanta Quilt Festival premiered “Good Trouble Quilts — Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Congressman John Lewis”. The quilts focused on the life and accomplishments of John Lewis.


In 2023 the Atlanta Quilt Festival premiered Part 2 of the John Lewis trilogy entitled “Thank you John Lewis! I am Your Wildest Dream!”  The quilts expressed joy and gratitude for the beauty and benefits of the quilters’ lives because of his work.


In 2024 the Atlanta Quilt Festival will premier “Getting into MY Good Trouble — Continuing the Legacy of Congressman John Lewis”, the final exhibit in the trilogy. The quilts will capture in cloth the work that remains to be done to continue to work toward the beloved community. The exhibit opens August 2, 2024, at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, South Fulton, GA 30331 with a private VIP reception for quilters and AQF partners and sponsors and ends August 25, 2024.


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