It’s a three-day weekend and I’m gearing up for the annual Decatur Arts Festival. We discovered this festival when we first moved to Atlanta nearly nine years ago and I think we’ve only missed one in all this time. Lots of great crafts, art, food and more, in one of my favorite downtowns.
This year is even cooler because — for the first time ever — there is a quilt show being held in conjunction with the Festival. My friend Sarah has really done an amazing job getting everything going for this quilt show, along with folks from Intown Quilters quilt shop, Phoenix Quilt Guild, The Fearless Friday Guild (my guild!) and the Brown Sugar Stitchers. More than 50 quilts will be exhibited, ranging from traditionally pieced quilts to very funky art quilts. And maybe even one from yours truly.
Attendees can cast their vote for their three favorite quilt and voters will be registered for door prizes donated by local Decatur businesses including Squash Blossom Boutique, Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Little Shop of Stories and Intown Quilters, just to name a few.
The Decatur Arts Festival is Saturday and Sunday on the courthouse square in scenic downtown Decatur. The inaugural Decatur Quilt Show is noon-5 p.m. Sunday inside the Old Decatur Courthouse. Be sure to say “hi” if you see me running around over there!