Friday, July 31, 2009

National Black Arts Festival

The excitement seems to never end. I have to thank Robert Townsend and Lamman Rucker for being so gracious at my exhibition. I'm scheduled to tell quilt stories today and that should be great. This festival is the best. Come on down to the Woodruff Arts Center and enjoy the festival. It ends August 2 at 5:00pm

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Look out Birmingham!

"The New Quilt Zone"Quilted Artwork by Aisha Lumumba opens July 20-August 28, 2009 Birmingham Public Library 4th Floor Gallery 2100 Park Place Birmingham, AL 35203

Artist Recepetion August 9, 2009 3-5pm
This quilt is called "The Conversation". It is mostly hand appliqued with beaded embellishments and hand quilted. It was inspired by a request from someone who was one of three sisters.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Reception Pictures

The best birthday ever. The reception was just great. Thought I would post a few pictures for all of you that were not able to come. I should have known they would have a birthday surprise but I was so busy finishing up all the quilts that it never crossed my mind. So of course I was just blown away when they brought out the cake. Hope someone got pictures of that look on my face.

I got calls from near and far. All the lovely people in my life called to wish me happy birthday. Then all the rest of the people I know shouted out on facebook. The cap was having a crowded reception. It was so to open the exhibition with so much family and so many friends.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sneak Peak of Exhibition

The "Award Winning" Quilt Exhibition opens tonight at 6:30pm. It will be a great cocktail reception. Help me tell everyone you know in the Atlanta area. We plan an entire weekend of fun and quilt art. Bring the whole family. We have children workshops and activities, quilt workshops, door prizes and more.
Don't forget it is a celebration of the African American Academy Award winners. A must see exhibition.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Learn Paper Piecing

Learn paper (foundation) piecing in my workshop at the "Award Winning" Quilt Exhibition. I am so excited to be teaching paper piecing on Friday July 24.
Paper of foundation pieces are used to create an accuracy in piecing that is often difficult to achieve with free hand sewing. Foundation piecing is usually used when piecing very small pieces or when stitching a complicated pieced unit. Even basic designs can be pieced using this foundation technique.
Students will learn to make the house block in this quilt. For more information: If you are in Georgia or will be traveling to Georgia and want to take your skills to a new level, sign up to take this class.
This quilt is called "Inside An Architect's Mind". It took about 8 months to complete and gave me great pleasure in the process. It is a tedious undertaking which needs your full attention but promises gratification when finished.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric!

If you are a fabric lover, we have just the thing for you. You see we are having a fabulous Quilt Exhibition July 23-27, 2009. Ebony Stitchers 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. The opening night reception is Thursday July 23 at the Porter Sanford Center; with the exhibition beginning July 23 – July 26 weekend. The feature exhibition is a collection of works authored by Aisha Lumumba, entitled, “Award Winning”. This collection of works 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 theme of natural community living, there will be several activities such as quilting classes, workshops and lectures for adults and children to participate in throughout the weekend.
Staging any exhibition of this kind can be costly, so we are constantly in need of supporters like you.

Here's my proposition, if you are going to buy fabric anyway (and you probably will), why not help us out while you are shopping? For every dollar you donate to you will receive an equal dollar value in a fabric gift certificate. It is as easy as going to the fabric store.
Did I say that right? Make a donation to the Quilt Exhibition and receive a dollar for dollar gift certificate from Intown Quilters.
The fabric certificate will be sent to you from Intown Quilters 1058 Mistletoe Road Decatur, GA 30033 - (404) 634-6924 Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 1pm-6pm

We buy fabric anyway, and lots of it! So this is an opportunity to support two very worthwhile businesses. You can support the Ebony Stitchers Quilt Guild exhibition in DeKalb County and you can also support Intown Quilters. When we reach the $4,000 mark, this opportunity will close. Hurry to and press donate.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Josephine Baker

I've been working on this one for a while. It is almost finished and excited to close it off and start on the next project. It is all applique with beaded embellishments. I call it "Stunning."
Still working hard close out the quilts for the "Award Winning" Exhibit. I am teaching a paper piecing workshop on Friday July 24 there. Get more info at and if you are in the Atlanta area, sign up to take the class.
The opening reception is July 23 at 6:30. For tickets to the reception It promises to be a fantastic event. I plan to unveil a new quilt.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show

The bi-annual quilt show of the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild will be held August 1, 2009, and "Make Mine Dry" will be part of the beautiful collection of quilts on display. The theme of the show is The Many Facets of African American Quilting, and in addition to the quilts, the guild will exhibit over 30 dolls!
Opening day of the show will also feature a silent auction and a lecture by Carolyn Mazloomi. Also, included in the show will be a special collection of quilts that will be donated to children in the Carrie Steele Pitts Home and a collection of first quilts from a girl scout troop.
The show opens August 1 and runs through August 7 (closed Sunday). Admission is free. The location of the show is South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. See you there!
This quilt is a part of my 2009 quilt calendar. It is called "Make Mine Dry" and was inspired by a picture in a quilt magazine.