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Georgia celebrates the Quilts Show coming to the Cobb Civic Center

The East Cobb Quilters’ Guild submitted the following article about the upcoming quilt show:

The Georgia Celebrations Quilts® Show, the largest quilt show in Georgia presented by the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild (ECQG), will take place June 6-8, 2024 at the Cobb County Civic Center and is not your average quilting event. The show is the largest juried and judged quilt show in Georgia, with quilts chosen from entries from across the state. This year, 58 cities are represented in the show. The centerpiece of the show is the gallery of more than 344 quilts competing for more than $4,000 in cash prizes that will be awarded by nationally certified judges.

According to ECQG, the quilts reflect the growing diversity of the craft. Handmade pieces range from artistic wall hangings to traditional bed covers, and the show’s organizers hope they will all provide inspiration and enjoyment for quilters, artists and anyone who appreciates the beautiful results of this art form. Thousands of quilters and supporters from across the state and region attend the show, which is produced entirely by ECQG member volunteers. Also on display are quilt blocks made by K-12 students, participants in the Guild’s Block Party.

Quilt Show co-chairs Steve and Linda Agnello describe the quilt show in glowing terms:

“Georgia Celebrations Quilts immerses visitors in color, artistry and creativity. Quilts can be small, wall art or large enough to cover a king-size bed. The color range varies from monochromatic to shades of every color imaginable. Craftsmanship and artistry are at the highest level. The subjects of a quilt, like any art installation, are as different as the personalities of the artists; The styles represented include traditional patterns, portraits or landscape inspired, modern or simply a product of an active imagination! We invite you to be inspired and surrounded by the creativity and richness of this ancient art.”

In addition to the gallery of more than three hundred quilts, the show will feature a wide variety of vendors coming from across the U.S. offering the latest quilt-related products for sale in the market areas. There will be quilted items and small treasures made by guild members for sale at The Quilt Store, along with fabric postcards, a raffle for gift baskets valued at $100 or more each, commemorative pins, a sewing studio raffle and a chance to win a passport basket . just for visiting the show.

This year’s show features the raffle quilt “Kaleidoscope,” created by guild members. Raffle tickets are sold in bundles of six for $5.00 and can be purchased online at https://www.georgiacelebratesquilts.com/rafflequilt/ until June 5, 2024 at noon. One lucky winner will take home the beautiful quilt.

The show will be held at the Cobb County Civic Center – 584 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta, GA 30060 – Thursday, June 6e until Saturday June 8e from 10am to 5pm. There is a large amount of free parking and disabled access. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at www.georgiacelebratesquilts.com/tickets.

About East Cobb Quilters’ Guild

Since its founding in 1982, the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild has strived to promote and advance the art of quilting and foster goodwill in the community. There are more than three hundred members from the Atlanta metropolitan area and beyond. The guild meets monthly and sponsors lectures, workshops and exhibitions that educate members and the community about quilting and encourage the highest standards in design and techniques. Every two years they produce Georgia Celebrations Quilts® – the state’s largest juried quilt show – taking place June 6-8, 2024 at the Cobb County Civic Center. In the months leading up to the show, the guild will present “Quilts on Display” with quilt exhibitions at four regional libraries, the main library and three art centers. In addition, the guild donates hundreds of quilts, placemats, Beads of Courage bags and pillowcases to nonprofit organizations. For additional information about the guild – www.ecqg.com, community service https://ecqg.com/community-service/ and the show – https://georgiacelebratesquilts.com.

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