Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Award Winning Quilt Exhibit

The Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild featuring Aisha Lumumba's "Award Winning" A Quilt Exhibition
About the Exhibition
Ebony Stitcher's Quilt Guild, in partnership with The National Black Arts Festival, will host a quilt exhibition at the Porter Sanford Art Center and the Woodruff Arts Center beginning July 23 through August 1, 2009.
A collection of works authored by Aisha Lumumba, "Award Winning" highlights and celebrates African American Academy Award winners in the areas of motion picture and music. This premier artistic exhibition will also feature traditional and contemporary art quilts and dolls from artists and quilt makers. Structured around a them of natural living, there will be several activities such as quilting classes, workshops and lectures for adults and children to participate in throughout the weekend.
About the National Black Arts Festival
National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is one of the premier national and international
celebrations of the art, music and culture of people of African descent. The mission of the NBAF is to engage, cultivate and educate diverse audiences about the arts and culture of the African Diaspora and provide opportunities for artistic and creative expression. http://www.nbaf.org/
Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners through the Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Zeist Foundation, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Tourism Foundation, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Nonprofit Finance Fund/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Woodruff Arts Center.


Calendar of Events

July 23, 2009
Opening Night Reception
Porter Sanford Art Center
Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Ga.
6:30pm—9:30pm
July 24—26, 2009
Porter Sanford Art Center
Rainbow Drive, Decatur, Ga.
10:00am—5:00pm
July 29—August 1
Woodruff Arts Center
Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Ga.
10:00am—5:00pm


FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild
www.ebonystitchersquiltguild.org
Email: ebonystitchers1@bellsouth.net
This quilt is called, "My Reflection". It features Jamie Foxx, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "Ray" (2004) It is one of the 13 quilts that I made for the 2010 Art Quilt Calendar, 12 of them depicting an actor or musician plus the cover. Everyone that got the 2009 calendar is probably excited to get this new one. The calendar will be available for sale by September but pre-order info will be available soon on my website www.obaquilts.com
See you at the Festival!

3 comments:

Yan Tan said...

Thank you hunn for stopping by...we always had a passion for it ...it was just hard at first but we finally did it..and it feels great..hope to see you ! : )
keep in touch.....


**YANTAN**

Trudy Callan said...

I've been enjoying your blog. I would love for you to come and visit my blog as well, www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com .

My 8 year old daughter has her own sewing blog. If you would like to see what she's up to, go to www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . She is currently learning how to hand sew. In a few weeks she will start learning how machine sew. She is very excited. Her six year old brother is also featured on her blog. He has been sewing right along with us. It's been a lot of fun sharing this with them.

Regards,

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

aisha said...

Thanks Trudy,
I started sewing at that age. Keep encouraging her.