The AQF is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African American quilting and other textile art. It showcases some of the finest examples of African American quilts, dolls and other fiber art across the spectrum of all genres including traditional, art, modern and African American Heritage styles. At the same time, the Atlanta Quilt Festival provides a welcoming environment for beginners to introduce their work to the world.
To accomplish the two objectives of showcasing professionals while encouraging beginners, the AQF hosts a joyous and informative schedule of activities each August. The heart and soul of the festival is the juried exhibit which has grown to over 100 quilts. Just as important, is the array of classes offered for beginners to professionals so that students can hone their craft and enjoy the company of like-minded creatives. Trunk shows offer the inspiration and joy of admiring the work of others.
The Atlanta Quilt Festival carries out its mission as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors.
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