Timeless Sands

Timeless Sands by Aisha Lumumba

The featured quilt of the week in the November 7, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt  is called Timeless Sands, and it was made by Aisha Lumumba. It is one of the quilts featured in an upcoming quilt exhibit called Vistas. In addition to the quilts of Aisha, the exhibit will feature the quilts of Janice Hunter and the bead work of Elaine Parker. 

Timeless Sands is a landscape quilt. This type of quilt allows the quilter to become an artist as the quilt is created in free form without a pattern. The fabric becomes the paint as the quilters choose fabrics that will lend realism to the quilt.  In her quilt, Aisha also included herdsmen and camels to give the desert scene more realism.

Aisha Lumumba

Be sure to see the entire exhibit which opens November 15, 2010 and runs through December 31, 2010. Admission is free. The exhibit  is being held at the Atrium Gallery in the lobby of the Oddfellows Building, 236 Auburn Avnue in downtown Atlanta. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. All of the quilts are offered for sale. The opening reception is November 18, 2010 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Night and Day

Night and Day by Janice Hunter

The featured quilt of the week in the August 29, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is called Night and Day, and it was created by Janice Hunter. It is essentially a black and white quilt, but the bright kente cloth sprinkled throughout is a pleasant surprise.

Janice Hunter

To make this quilt, Janice used a traditional square in a square pattern. Each block starts with a kente cloth center. Repeating the kente cloth in the borders creates a cohesive theme. Janice also gave a traditional pattern her personal twist by creating a border of Adinkra symbols. 
 
Night and Day measures 48 x 48 inches. The beautiful quilting which adds to the movement of the quilt was done by Ina Sanders.
 
Night and Day was recently part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival held at the South Fulton Arts Center.It was listed for sale for $350.00

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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