Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Congratulations to Aisha Lumumba, (Atlanta Ga.), for a fabulous opening of her exhibition “Award Winning”. The exhibition includes 12 works depicting African American Academy award winners. The exhibition debuted at the Porter Sanford Art Center July 23 with a full house. The exhibition moves to the Woodruff Art Center @ the High Museum (Atlanta Ga) beginning July 30th.

We salute Aisha Lumumba on her success and achievement. Her sister quilters at Ebony Stitchers are very proud of her. The exhibition was video graphed by the NBAF, a local television station, as well as Aisha had a prime time interview with WSB-TV People to People newsmagazine. Portions of the exhibition may be viewed at http://www.ebonystitchersquiltguild.org/

Please join Ebony Stitchers in celebrating Aisha’s success. It is a well deserved recognition for her long journey as a quilter and quilt artist. The exhibition was produced by Belinda Pedroso for the NBAF, and sponsored by the NBAF in conjunction with Brother International Sewing Machine and Ebony Stitchers.

Kudos Aisha, Kudos Ebony Stitchers!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fabric Challenge! for Fabric Lovers

If you are a fabric lover, we have just the thing for you! A fabric challenge where you can donate to a cause and recieve a dollar for dollar match in fabric. What could be better?

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. 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. Make a donation to the Quilt Exhibition and receive a dolar for dolar gift certificate from Intown Quilters. Yes, that is what I said. For every dollar you donate to http://www.ebonystitchersquiltguild.org/ you will receive an equal dollar value in a fabric gift certificate. It is as easy as going to the fabric store.

The fabric certificate will be sent to you from Intown Quilters 1058 Mistletoe Road Decatur, GA 30033 - Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 1pm-6pm http://www.intownquilters.com/ 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 http://www.ebonystitchersquiltguild.org/ and press donate.