The Conversation

The Conversation by Aisha Lumumba

If you are a fan of Aisha Lumumba’s work, you will love The Conversation. It is currently part of the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild exhibit at the Auburn Avenue Research Library which will continue through December 11, 2011.

Aisha Lumumba

If you want to see more of Aisha’s work, visit her exhibit entitled Encore which runs November 10, 2011 – December 31, 2011 at the Atrium on Sweet Auburn Art Gallery, Oddfellows Building, 236 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 9 – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Elaine Parker’s work is also part of this exhibit. The opening reception is November 18, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Aisha’s work will also be part of the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival which opens July 29, 2012 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

From Kente Cloth to Bead Cloth

From Kente Cloth to Bead Cloth by Elaine Parker. Photo by India Brantley

From Kente Cloth to Bead Cloth is a very unusual quilt made by Elaine Parker. This small 14 x 26 inch quilt is made of beads. Elaine wove the seed beads into blocks to create the Kente cloth, then hand quilted the piece. She embellished it with cowrie shells.

Elaine Parker

From Kente Cloth to Bead Cloth was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.

To see more of Elaine’s work visit her exhibit entitled Encore which runs November 10, 2011 – December 31, 2011 at the Atrium on Sweet Auburn Art Gallery, Oddfellows Building, 236 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 9 – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Dates For 5th Annual Fiber, Bead and Mixed Media Exhibit Announced

Indelible by Aisha Lumumba. Photo by India Brantley

Aisha Lumumba and Elaine Parker have announced the dates for their 5th Annual Fiber, Bead and Mixed Media Art Exhibit which is entitled Encore! It will be held November 10 – December 31, 2011 at The Atrium on Sweet Auburn Art Gallery in the Oddfellows Building, 236 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303. The Artists’ Reception will be held November 18, 2011 from 6  8 pm.

Aisha Lumumba

Shown above is Aisha’s Indelible. This wonderful sampler of traditional African motifs and fabrics was recently part of the 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. The 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival opens July 29th.

Georgia Grown 3

Georgia Grown 3 by Janice Hunter

The featured quilt of the week in the April 11, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Georgia Grown 3, and it was created by Janice Hunter. This quilt is part of a series of three quilts that feature butterflies indigenous to Georgia.

Janice Hunter

Janice features the Golden Banded Skipper butterfly in this quilt. She envisions the butterfly taking a much needed rest. The serene Georgia woods offers it protection.
 
Georgia Grown 3, which measures 33 x 33 inches, was recently part offered for sale for $600.00 in an exhibition called Resplendent. In that exhibit, all of the quilts featured butterflies. It was held at the Atrium Gallery on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.

Simple Play

  

Simple Play, by Aisha Lumumba, 2009.

Simple Play was the  featured quilt of the week in the November 29, 2009 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt© newsletter. It was created by Aisha Lumumba. This quilt is part of a wonderful fiber, bead and mixed media exhibit at the Atrium on Sweet Auburn.  Each piece of art in the exhibit features butterflies, and the exhibit is entitled Resplendent
 
Aisha has captured some of our fondest childhood memories in Simple Play. When I saw it, I was instantly transported to Crossett, Arkansas, having been ordered by my mother to go outside and play until it was time for church.

Aisha Lumumba

The dresses and the socks add dimension to this beautiful applique quilt. Simple Play measures 52 x 45 inches and sells for $6000.00.

Resplendent, which also includes the work of Elaine Parker and Janice Hunter, continues through December 31, 2009. 

The Atrium on Sweet Auburn is located at 236 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Hours are from 9 -5 p.m. daily. For more information call 404-792-1155 or visit Aisha’s web site.

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