El Baúl de mi Abuelita (My Grandmother’s Trunk) exhibit will be on display at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts in Cedarburg until Sunday, April 17.

This exhibit features the works of Latin American quilters, Patricia Sanabria-Friederich of Costa Rica and Alicia Avila of Mexico.

Both women have been inspired by their home country’s artistic and cultural themes, and have created distinctive styles in their quilts. Sanabria-Friederich no-ticed the similarities between tiles and quilt patterns while sitting in a church with her mother and has been adapting mosaic designs into her quilts ever since.

Sanabria-Friederich published a book of quilts,”Mosaic Tile Quilts,” many of which are on display in the exhibit.

The title of the exhibit is also the name of the quilt shop run by Sanabria-Friederich’s mother in Costa Rica. Several quilts will be included in the exhibit, along with native Costa Rican costumes and dolls.

Avila draws from her Mexican-American heritage to influence designs, utilizing bold colors, form, and style. Avila’s Two Face Mexican Sun is an example of color choices, and utilizes the Sun, a common symbol in traditional Mexican iconography.

The museum is located at N50 W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg. It is open Wednes-days-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays, noon-4 p.m., and Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment.

More information is available at www.wiquiltmuseum. com or call (262) 546-0300.

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