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.

Down By the Sea Shore

Down By the Sea Shore by Rhonda Barrow

The featured quilt of the week in the May 23, 2010 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter is called Down By the Sea Shore,  and it was created by Rhonda Barrow.
 
Rhonda has created a beautiful beachscape quilt with her careful choice of fabrics and embellishments. The use of embellishments such as yarn, sequins and shells give the quilt a realistic quality. measures 24 x 48 inches. It was featured at the Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta as part of the Sewjourners Quilt Guild exhibit through May 31, 2010.  
 
 I know this quilt makes you want to pack up and head to the beach. Go ahead,. What’s keeping you?  
 

Rhonda Barrow

Down by the Sea Shore

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