The Atlanta Quilt Festival, now in its 14th year, premiered the Good Trouble Quilts — Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Congressman John Lewis August 5th. Friends of Congressman Lewis, elected officials, partners of the Atlanta Quilt Festival and the quilters gathered at a private reception to see the exhibit first.
The exhibit consists of 36 original pieces of fiber art made by 30 fiber artists. The exhibit is diverse and thoughtful.
Those who attended the premier loved the quilts. Timberhouse Films was on hand to capture the moment on film as they work on a documentary about the Atlanta Quilt Festival.
The exhibit continues through September 2d at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, South Fulton, GA. While there take time to view the 83 quilts in the juried exhibit and the Lives Taken, Lives Remembered exhibit.
It was a magical night, and as a proud co-founder of the Atlanta Quilt Festival, I watched a dream come true.