Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt - SOUTH Row goes to Georgia

Block 2 of the South Row comes to us from beautiful NE Georgia. In the picturesque town of Cleveland, Georgia -- the "Gateway to the Mountains" is where you'll find Jackie of Jackiesewingstudio.

Rising from a small rural village in the 19th century, Cleveland has become the commercial, industrial and business hub of its county while still maintaining contact with earlier times.

When gold was discovered in the late 1820's on the Nacoochee River (then known as Duke's Creek), it touched off a gold rush. Gold mining operations are still found today in the area and tourists and locals alike can pan for gold.

Check out this BEAUTIFUL video of the area where Jackie lives -- where the Good Life is Even Better! Jackie's town is also famous for being the home of Babyland General Hospital, home of the Cabbage Patch Kids.

As you can imagine with such unspoiled mountain scenery, there are many outdoor pursuits available. There are activities for the seasoned outdoor adventurer to the weekend golfer. The mighty Chattahoochee River flows through the area, lending its majesty to breath-taking vistas. Several outposts rent inner tubes for leisurely floats on some parts of the river, or canoes and kayaks for guided trips down swift whitewater on other parts.

Jackie has been quilting and sewing for over 15 years. She is fortunate to be able to stay home now and sew for many hours a day. Jackie is especially drawn to batiks and uses them in many of her pieces. She also loves to use hand dyed and painted fabrics in her creations and prides herself on only using the best fabrics and suppies in her work.

Check out Jackiesewingstudio shop here!

1 comment:

rooee said...

really enjoying these blogs and seeing where everyone is from. not to mention the wonderful quilt blocks!