Published On: Mon, Sep 25th, 2017


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Calaca de Flores” is the latest three-dimensional collaborative art quilt designed and stitched by the SMA Quilters.  Hundreds of fabric flowers were cut out, then stitched and beaded into the shape of a Calaca, one of the iconic symbols of Day of the Dead.

It was created as a fundraiser for Ojalá Niños and will be sold by silent auction during the group’s upcoming month-long show at Café Muro. The colorful wallhanging, which is 37” wide x 43” long, was exhibited at the recent Festival of Quilts at the Poliforum in Leon where it was awarded Third Place, Viewers Choice!


The SMA Quilters invite you to the opening reception for their show and sale on Sunday, October 1 @ 2 – 4 pm at Café Muro (Calle de San Gabriel 1, SMA). A variety of calaca art quilts created by the SMA Quilters and whimsical calaca-related items created by the teachers and kids of Ojalá Niños will be available for purchase from 9 am – 4 pm every day (except Wednesdays) during the month of October.

SMA Quilters is a diverse group from Mexico, Venezuela, Canada and the USA who have all chosen to live and create in San Miguel de Allende.

The group members, who regularly donate their time and creative endeavors to San Miguel’s charitable organizations, are Janet Avery, Marie Bass, Yoli del Rio, Pat Donahue, Donnis Doyle, Judith Garcia, Rosa Harrop, Debbie Kubas, Lisa Muhn, Stephanie Murphy, Catherine Rodriguez, Bettie Scheffer, Carolyn Simsarian, Kenia Velasquez and Jean Wood.

Ojalá Niños is an alternative education program in rural San Miguel Viejo, providing free daily classes to all children of all ages, year round.

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Café Muro – Calle de San Gabriel 1, Obraje, SMA

Opening Reception – October 1 @ 2 – 4 pm

Show open October 1 – 31 @ 9 am – 4 pm (every day except Wednesdays)

Closing Reception – October 31 @ 2 – 4 pm



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