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Rain, Resilience and Rainbows Acquired By High Museum of Art

Updated: May 21


Rain, Resilience and Rainbows, 78 X 90 inch hand appliqued quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2020. Inspired by Kim McLean pattern. Custom quilted by Carolyn Duke.

The High Museum of Art  in Atlanta, GA acquired my quilt Rain, Resilience and Rainbows for their permanent collection. It was part of a four quilt acquisition which included my donation of Purses of Plenty.


Rain, Resilience and Rainbow is a quilt I made for the sheer pleasure of perfecting my hand applique and exploring my African fabric collection in an applique quilt. I was happy and excited to win the Blue Ribbon in the applique category at the 2022 East Cobb Quilt Show.

My quilts tend to be autobiographical, and Rain, Resilience and Rainbows  is no exception. I love making happy quilts, but I realize that every day can’t be sunny. Rain, Resilience and Rainbows reminds me that rainbows are just on the other side of the storm if only I am strong enough to weather the storm.

Rain Resilience and Rainbows in Sweetwater Park.

Rain, Resilience and Rainbows was recently part of a photo shoot for Quiltfolk Magazine. Even though she did not make it into the feature which ended up focusing on my red and white quilts, the Quiltfolk photographers took some amazing pictures of her at Sweetwater Park in Georgia.


I am thrilled and honored that Rain, Resilience and Rainbows will have a loving permanent home so that future generations can enjoy her. I hope she will remind all who view her to expectantly wait for the rainbows.

The back of Rain, Resilience and Rainbows continues the theme of the quilt.

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