Aisha Lumumba is a seasoned quilter, starting as a traditional quilter in rural Georgia before blossoming into an avid art quilter and fiber artist. She has been quilting for more than 40 years. She confesses to love every minute of it. Living in Atlanta and exploring several forms of fiber art and writing. Ms. Lumumba is fond of combining her two loves with story books about her quilts.
Ms. Lumumba was a high achiever as she matriculated through the Henry County school system. She moved to Atlanta and in her words, “became a mediocre art major” at Georgia State University. Ms. Lumumba felt unfulfilled by that direction and started a family with Chinyelu Lumumba while still attending Georgia State University. Her husband introduced her to books by and about black people that she never knew existed. With zeal and excitement she read every book she could get her hands on about black history. During this period of awakening she changed her name to Aisha. This awareness of the “black struggle” and black people’s contribution to life (in Africa, America and throughout the world) added meaning to her life and expression to her artistic desires.