My husband attended and presented at a conference in Atlanta, GA and I went along for fun. Here are some of the "quilts" I found.
You might remember a few years back that Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympics. Part of the area has been turned into Centennial Park, and I was thrilled to see a quilt-theme in the park. There are five terraced plazas, each with a different theme: Quilt of Olympic Spirit, Quilt of Nations, Quilt of Dreams, Quilt of Remembrance and Quilt of Origins. Each plaza is marked by quilt squares etched in granite.
Atlanta History Center had a section on Folk Art and included both a traditional quilt and a modern Watercolor quilt, which looks like it might have been made for the Centennial Olympics as the heart appears to be on the highest step of a three-step podium, so I guess this quilt won the gold medal.
I also visited the High Art Museum. You aren't allowed to publish photos taken in the museum on the web, so I didn't take any photos there. They also had an area dedicated to folk art and I think I remember seeing one quilt in that section.
We stopped at Red Hen Fabrics, the largest quilt shop in Georgia, where I bought a few pieces of fabric. It’s located in Marietta which is 20 miles north of Georgia on I-75, so it really wasn’t out of our way at all.
If you're interested in reading more about my trip to Atlanta, visit my travel blog here.