Aisha Lumumba Will Lecture and Show Her Quilts Saturday

Simple Play, by Aisha Lumumba, 2009.

Simple Play, by Aisha Lumumba, 2009.

Aisha Lumumba is the featured quilter for the  Clara Ford Foundation Quilt Lecture Series  which is held annually during the Atlanta Quilt Festival. Ms. Lumumba is renowned for her amazing portrait quilts that often feature famous African Americans. She has also authored several books.

Aisha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba

Ms. Lumumba will be the fifth quilt artist featured in the Quilt Lecture Series. Carolyn L. Mazloomi was featured in 2009. Judy Tipton Rush was featured in 2010. Juanita Yeager was featured in 2011,  and Maria Elkins was featured in 2012.

Ms. Lumumba will lecture and show her quilts at 3 p.m. on August 3, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center Theater. Admission is $10.00 at the door. Arrive early to view the quilt exhibit and enjoy a wine and cheese reception. Earlier in the day, she will teach a master classes to local quilters.

The festival exhibit opened July 28, 2013 and runs through August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

Gumbo Lades 2 by Aisha Lumumba, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Gumbo Lades 2 by Aisha Lumumba, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Gumbo LadiesTwo

Gumbo Lades 2 by Aisha Lumumba, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

If you were lucky enough to spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans or one of the other carnival cities, we hope you had  fun. We know you ate a lot.

Aisha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba captures the spirit of New Orleans perfectly in her quilt Gumbo Ladies Two. You can enjoy this quilt with no calories added.

To see more of Aisha’s work, visit the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The Festival opens July 29, 2012 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Also, visit Aisha’s web site at obaquilts.com

Gumbo Ladies 2

 

Gumbo Lades 2 by Aisha Lumumba, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Gumbo Ladies 2 was featured in the August16, 2009 of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter. It was created by Aisha Lumumba.

This quilt depicts two ladies making gumbo. It is appliquéd and pieced with hand painted fabric and altered fabrics. It is embellished with beads and hand quilted by Aisha.

Gumbo Ladies 2, which measures 45 x 65 inches, took second place in the “hanging quilts” category at the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show. The vibrant colors and the way it captures the scene makes it a real show stopper.
Aisha Lumumba

Aisha Lumumba

 
One visitor at the quilt show was heard to say, “That is me in that quilt.”
 
Gumbo Ladies 2 sells for $6000.00. Contact Aisha at alumumba@cs.com  if interested in purchasing it.
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