Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ATLANTApix: Quilted Heart

Quilted Heart at the Atlanta History Center
Quilted Heart at the Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center in Buckhead has a vast array of museums, gardens, historic houses, events, and special exhibitions on its 33-acre complex, including one of their signature exhibitions, "Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South" where this quilted heart (photo) is on display with 500 other Folk Arts artifacts.

My mother used to make quilts, so I know of the time and craft that goes into creating a quilt. My favorite that my mother made was one that she let me design with shields and crests that she sent to me when I was overseas in the Navy.

Also at the Atlanta History Center is the currently running special exhibition "Atlanta's Book: The Lost Gone With the Wind Manuscript." On display, now through Monday, September 5, 2011, are the last four chapters of the Gone With the Wind manuscript, with the final chapter displayed page-by-page so visitors can see the hand-written notes and read the pages.

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