Ana Maria Farre believes that her quilt, Pisando Fuerte (roughly translates to Stepping Strong), is a reflection of herself. Well, we wonder if that is how Alex thinks as well, as she also created a quilt featuring red tennis shoes. Click here to see Alex's quilt and its development.
Ana Maria's quilt won 1st Place Pictorial at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.



#10 Jan 2018-12-31 19:12
Seeing this quilt brought tears. I still have a pair of bright orange Converse shoes that was just one of many very colorful pairs that my son used to wear. He died of brain cancer when he was a junior in college. Those tennis shoes totally expressed his personality. I am inspired now to commemorate him by making a quilt of those shoes. I totally get what the quilter meant when she said her quilt of red shoes depicts who she is!
#9 becky 2018-12-31 17:08
Love it!! Makes me smile and reminds me of my youth.
#8 Ann Rippel 2018-12-31 08:24
#7 SusieQMcF 2018-12-31 06:24
Translates to Walking Strong. I love it.
#6 Elizabeth A Monahan 2018-12-30 11:47
As a reflection of herself it is quite interesting -- not only are they laced very differently and un-symmetricall y, the one on the right is a regular sneaker and the one on the right is a high-top.
#5 Joan 2018-12-30 09:16
Now this is really different. So cool looking.
#4 Jennie 2018-12-30 09:06
This quilt made me smile. I had sneakers like these as a kid but mine were probably dirtier!
#3 Ursula 2018-12-30 08:16
Good execution, but I don’t care for it. The name makes no sense, (you’re dirty, you can’t tie tennis shoes, what???). Visually, the whole thing makes no sense to me. However, it won a prize, so my opinion must be off.
#2 Jammar 2018-12-30 07:59
What a fun quilt.She sure sees beauty in the ordinary. It cretainly a subject you think of when you think of in quilting. Love it!
#1 Jacqui 2018-12-30 05:23
One of my favorites in the show. Absolutely beautiful!
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