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Gallery With A Cause • Located in the New Mexico Cancer Center • Benefitting the NMCC Foundation

Please call gallery director Regina Held to arrange a private gallery tour, make a purchase, or ask any questions.

Cristina Díaz-Arntzen spent 28 years teaching in Wisconsin. She moved to Albuquerque in 2004 with her husband David and fell passionately in love with the Southwest and the Native American culture when she moved to Albuquerque. An award-winning artist, Cristina has shown and sold her punch quilts fabric arts wall hangings at the Gate Way to Imagination at the Farmington Museum, the New Mexico State Fair, The Blue Portal, The Easel Place, The Wooden Cow Gallery, Amapola Gallery, Jezebel Gallery, NMCC Gallery With A Cause, Sandia Crest House Gallery and numerous art shows. Many of Cristina’s Punch quilts wall hangings are displayed in homes around the world.

Cristina has been creating punch quilts since 2005. Punch Quilts are a unique, little-known, no-sew fiber arts, employing fabric, batting, glue sticks, foam board, tempered board, and a few homemade tools to creating unique wall hangings without making a single stitch.

Cristina’s applies her creativity and color sense to design fabric arts wall hangings of southwestern animals, landscapes, and Native American women adorned with costumes and mystical designs. Cristina embellishes her punch quilts using techniques such as ruching, pleating, weaving and beading. Many of Cristina’s punch quilts include turquoise.

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