From Africa to Atlanta by Way of Arkansas Visits DeKalb Law Department

From Africa to Atlanta By Way of Arkansas, 72 x 72 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2004.

From Africa to Atlanta By Way of Arkansas, 72 x 72 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2004.

From Africa to Atlanta by Way of Arkansas now hangs in my office in the DeKalb County Law Department awaiting new memorabilia.

This quilt started the series. It remains one of my favorite quilts.

Music Girl Goes to College

Music Girl, part of the African Canvas Memory Quilt series, by O.V. Brantley, 2005.

Music Girl, part of the African Canvas Memory Quilt series, by O.V. Brantley, 2005.

Music Girl matriculated at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 2010. I was delighted that my daughter India wanted to take her.

India and Music Girl are in their senior year and looking forward to graduation. I know many memories have been added to Music Girl.

Dress Up Girl

Dress Up Girl, 98/100 of the African Canvas Memory Quilt Series, 32 x 40 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010.

#98/100
2010

My niece Brittany Hervey loves to dress up for a night out on the town. Dress Up Girl captures her totally.

She also travels the world as a flight attendant for Airtran, so her quilt includes flight memorabilia.

Basketball Girl

Basketball Girl, 97/100 of the African Canvas Memory Quilt Series, 32 x 40 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010.

#97/100
2010

I did not want to finish the African Canvas Memory Quilt series without making sure as many family members as possible had quilts. Basketball Girl was a gift to my stepdaughter Aja Brantley. She played basketball throughout high school, at Clemson University and now is a coach at Dunwoody High School.

Always Do What Mama Says #2

Always Do What Mama Says #2, 96/100 of the African Canvas Memory Quilt series, 32 x 40 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010.
#96/100
2010

A  group of close  friends commissioned a quilt to bring comfort to their friend Connie Russell after she lost her Mom. They also wanted her sister Terrie to have a quilt. Always Do What Mama Says #2 was the result.

Words of encouragement are appliquéd in the quilt. The label on the back of the quilt includes a picture of Mom and the two sisters.

Always Do What Mama Says #1

 

 

 

Always Do What Mama Says #1, 95/100 African Canvas Memory Quilt series, 32 x 40 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010.

 

#95/100
2010

A  group of close  friends commissioned a quilt to bring comfort to their friend Connie Russell after she lost her Mom. Always Do What Mama Says #1 was the result.

Words of encouragement are appliquéd in the quilt. The label on the back of the quilt includes a picture of Mom and the two sisters.

Connie’s sister Terrie received Always Do What Mama Says #2.

Brown Sugar Stitchers Get #78-94 of the Series

Gifts for Brown Sugar Stitchers

Gifts for Brown Sugar Stitchers

I knew when I was elected president of the Brown Sugar Stitchers quilt guild last year that I wanted to gift some of the quilts in the African Canvas Memory quilt series© to some of the quilters. After all, it had been quite a memorable year.

So I reserved African Canvas Memory quilts #78-94 for my very special Brown Sugar Stitchers executive team. (I bet you thought I had given up on making it to100)!

Yesterday at my final meeting as president I gave 17 quilts in this series to a very hard working executive team. I think they were pleasantly surprised and joyful.

Look for postings about each one after I recuperate!