Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

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Evelina Lopez

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Evelina Lopez was born in the Ak-Chin Indian community in 1940. She recently celebrated 50 years of quilt making, teaching her craft to her children so that it will remain alive in the community.

Her quilts grace the homes of 13 children and many grandchildren and are displayed in the Ak-Chin Him-Dak Museum. Ms. Lopez has used her talent to raise funds for many charitable events by donating her quilts to be sold, raffled, or auctioned and her quilts are always the first to go at craft sales because of their quality and perfection.

Tribe: 
Ak-Chin
Craft: 
quilter

Previous AILTA Recipients

Jean Sahmie
2014
Craft: Potter
Tribe: Hopi, Tewa
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