Sylvia Hernandez

I had the opportunity to go to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and actually see Sylvia Hernandez’ quilt in the exhibit Fabric of a Nation, American Quilt Stories.  Although Sylvia and I got to visit several months ago, we wanted to wait until the exhibit was opened to share her interview.  This special exhibition opened on October 10th, 2021 and will be available until January 16th, 2022.  Sylvia has great ideas on making art and I’m so happy for her that the museum reached out to her to be included in this exhibition.

Here’s a few pictures I took of Sylvia’s quilt at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The detail of the quilting is amazing

Find out more about Sylvia on Facebook: Brooklyn Quilt Girl

Thanks to the curator, Jennifer Swope, for connecting me with Sylvia.  You can find out more about the quilt exhibit Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories on the museum’s website: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 



  1. Mercedes on 11/10/2021 at 11:47 PM

    I love her

  2. Bb on 11/12/2021 at 7:43 PM

    I appreciate Sylvia’s personal stories that inspire her art. She makes beautiful quilts that inspire me to think out of the traditional quilting box.

  3. Sylvia Hernandez Peters on 11/13/2021 at 7:40 PM

    Beautiful work and I adore her name. I too am Sylvia (Hernandez) Peters,

  4. Susan E Pelland on 10/14/2022 at 8:29 AM

    I joined the MFA just because of this exhibit! I loved the exhibition and Sylvia’s quilt is amazing. What a statement, and what a story! I have seen this quilt several times at different shows around the country. It is nice to hear the story of the maker! Thank you for your wonderful podcast!

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