Gwinnett Quilters' Guild

2022 Programs

January 18, 2022******************************************************************************************

Marquetta Bell Johnson

“My Secret Garden – An Artist’s Journey of Discovery”

Marquetta Bell Johnson was born into a family of tailors and quilters. Her family life provided a rich environment that fostered her creativity as a youth. She is a self-taught artist, creating hand dyed textiles, quilts, and collectibles. She has been fortunate because she has also benefited by the lessons she learned from other surface design artists and quilters.

Marquetta is also a teaching artist affiliated with many organizations such as The High Museum of Art -Atlanta, VSAarts of GA, the Atlanta Partnership for the Arts in Learning and the Names Project Foundation-the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Marquetta’s artwork is represented by Mason Murer fine Art galley and is in many private and corporate collections such as Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Marcus of Atlanta, Georgia, The Coca Cola Corporation and the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. She has received several commissions with the most prominent being a Textile Mural for the Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

 

November 15 2022***************************************************************************************

Suzi Parron
Following the Barn Quilt Trail

I travel full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations–whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts! My talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes. The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as we explore the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.

Workshop: Painting a Barn Quilt          November , 2022  Supply List