True to Atlanta Quilt

This True to Atlanta Quilt is a celebration of Atlanta, Georgia and some of its iconic landmarks and businesses. Made from sixteen authentic tshirts, this quilt offers a glimpse into the diversity and industry that is ATL.

Quilts by Big Wes presents: True to Atlanta
Quilts by Big Wes presents: True to Atlanta

Below are links and descriptions of the places included in this quilt:

JW Marriott Atlanta BuckheadExperience the perfect blend of luxury service and serene elegance at the newly renovated JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, GA, hotel. Situated in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood, our hotel provides all you need to explore the allure of Atlanta
12th and MidtownSpanning more than four city blocks at the heart of Midtown Atlanta, 12th & Midtown is a master-planned mixed-use development featuring Class-A office towers, boutique hotels, high-rise multifamily and a diverse mix of street-level retail and restaurants
Grady HealthYou may know Grady as one of the nation’s best trauma centers. We save people who’ve been severely hurt in car accidents, industrial mishaps, and other trauma incidents, 24/7. But there’s another side to us. The side that heals disease, cares for burns, corrects injuries, treats sniffles.
Old Fourth WardAtlanta BeltLine. Edgewood Avenue. Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. There’s so much going on in this neighborhood, we don’t know where to start. Old Fourth Ward has emerged as one of the hippest neighborhoods in Atlanta in just a few short years.
The Home DepotThe Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with approximately 500,000 orange-blooded associates and 2,300 stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
WABEAs the National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting Station affiliate for the Metro Atlanta Area, we provide our community with the national content it loves as well as award-winning journalism, radio shows, podcasts and television programs.
Turner BroadcastingTBS offers you the TBS Originals you love, classic TV favorites, blockbuster movies, live sports, and more. Along with TNT, truTV, and many other iconic brands within Warner Bros. Discovery, TBS gives you entertainment anytime, anywhere.
The Carter CenterA nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.
Tiff’s TreatsTiff’s Treats is famous for bringing hot, fresh-from-the-oven cookies and brownies to hungry treat lovers everywhere, but it all started with $20, a cell phone, and a dream.
Atlanta Sport and Social ClubAtlanta Sport and Social Club is Atlanta’s premier provider of adult recreational sports leagues, fun-filled social events, and adult sports tournaments.
College Football Hall of FameOur mission is to use our position as a trusted authority within college football to educate, inspire, entertain, and connect audiences while honoring the people, traditions and passion of the game.
Center for Civil and Human RightsThe National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum and cultural institution that connects the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to human rights challenges today.

The history of Atlanta, Georgia, is a fascinating tale of transformation, resilience, and significant contributions to the American South. Here’s a brief overview of key historical milestones in the development of this dynamic city:

Pre-Civil War Era:

Native American Presence: Before European settlement, the area that is now Atlanta was home to indigenous peoples, including the Creek and Cherokee tribes.

Transportation Hub: Established as a transportation hub, Atlanta began to grow due to its strategic location at the intersection of multiple railroad lines, earning it the nickname “Terminus.”

Civil War and Reconstruction:

Civil War Destruction: During the Civil War, Atlanta gained prominence as a critical Confederate supply center. In 1864, Union forces under General William T. Sherman captured and burned the city during his infamous March to the Sea.

Post-War Reconstruction: Despite the destruction, Atlanta quickly recovered during the Reconstruction era. The city’s rebirth was symbolized by its new name, “Atlanta,” replacing the original “Marthasville.”

Late 19th to Early 20th Century:

Rebuilding and Growth: Atlanta rapidly rebuilt after the war, leveraging its transportation infrastructure to become a commercial and industrial hub. The city’s population and economic influence steadily increased.

Cotton Expositions: Atlanta hosted two Cotton States and International Expositions in the late 19th century, showcasing its progress and economic prowess.

Civil Rights Movement:

Martin Luther King Jr.: Atlanta played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, with Martin Luther King Jr. emerging as one of its central figures. King was born in Atlanta, and the city was a major organizing center for civil rights activities.

Integration and Progress: Notably, Atlanta became one of the first southern cities to peacefully integrate its public facilities, a stark contrast to the violent resistance seen in other parts of the South.

Late 20th Century:

Economic Expansion: Atlanta continued to experience economic growth in the latter half of the 20th century, driven by a diverse economy that included finance, technology, and telecommunications.

Olympic Host City: In 1996, Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics, further solidifying its status as a major international city and showcasing its modern infrastructure.

21st Century:

Continued Growth: Atlanta has maintained its position as a major economic and cultural hub in the 21st century. The city’s population has continued to grow, attracting a diverse community from around the world.

Film Industry: Atlanta has become a major player in the film and television industry, earning the nickname “Y’allywood” due to its popularity as a filming location.

Today, Atlanta stands as a symbol of progress and diversity, with a rich history that reflects the struggles and triumphs of the American South. From its roots as a transportation center to its pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta’s history is a testament to its resilience and adaptability.

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