Sancta Maria

The inspiration for this quilt was Schubert's "Ave Maria."

The two-dimensional fabric heart was inspired by Mexican metal "Milagros" and Russian icon image modified and printed on fabric. Hand-dyed fabrics and commercially printed fabrics were used. Free machine quilted. The embellishments consist of seed beads, glass beads, metal findings, hand-painted ceramic tile, yarn, and calligraphy on fabric.

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  1. Your work is beautiful and very creative. I especially like the use of three dimensional objects like the beads, findings, etc. What size is this quilt? It looks like it might be “journal” size (8.5 x 11). Did you ever enter the Houston quilt show’s Journal Quilt project? I entered one in 2007 that featured the Virgen de Guadalupe standing on the head of Quetzlcoatl, the feathered serpent. The title of the quilt was “And the woman shall crush the head of the serpent, and the serpent was Quetzlcoatl.”

    Have you noticed that there are not many Hispanic quilters, and even fewer Hispanic art quilters? Why do you think that is? I’ve been quilting for about 15 years, and have been doing art quilts only for the last 3-4 years. I am from Texas originally but now I live in Arkansas. My name is Estela; I can be contacted at