Arizona Quilters Guild competition in Tempe recognizes superior
quilting of five Hopi quilters, quilt on display at Odegaard's Sewing
Center in Flagstaff
Ariz. - Five Hopi quilters created a quilt last summer under the
watchful eye of Linda Visnaw, master quilter for the Hopitutuqaiki
The quilt has been on tour for nearly half a year and has been
helping to raise money for the Hopitutuqaiki Art School, which is
in its ninth year of operation on the Hopi Reservation.
The Hopitutuqaiki "Opportunity Quilt" took first prize
in group competition at the Arizona Quilters Guild Annual Quilt
Show in Tempe, Ariz. March 14.
The quilt is currently on display at Odegaard's Sewing Center
on Fourth Street in Flagstaff.
The quilt, which combines trapunto quilting and hand stitching,
incorporates both batik and foil-highlighted fabrics and measures
61 inches by 61 inches.
Five Hopi quilters worked three days to complete the quilt,
which will be raffled off to raise money for art supplies, art space
rental and student art school scholarships at the art school.
Mary Duwyenie, Donna Humetewa-Kaye, Ella Humetewa, Lorna Quamahongnewa
and Eleanor Tenakhongva worked with master quilter Visnaw on the
Visnaw will be one of several master art instructors teaching
this year during the Hopitutuqaiki Art School summer program. She
will offer four classes beginning in June.
The classes are Quilting with Inks, Trapunto Quilting, Free
Motion Quilting and a second Opportunity Quilt class.
Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win the Opportunity
Quilt by calling Dr. Robert Rhodes at (928) 734-2433 or Donna Humetewa-Kaye
at (928) 737-9275 or by visiting the Hopitutuqaiki Art School website
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The school will
put on a drawing for the quilt this summer at a local public art
The Hopi School
Hopitutuqaki, The Hopi School, is dedicated to developing an educational
process derived from Hopi Indian philosophy, values and methods.
Always before, Hopi students have been taught in schools using values,
philosophy and methods designed for and derived from an outside