Visit Loretta Alvarado in her Booth C23 Fri-Sun. Loretta has been sewing for over 30 years. She made her first quilt for a gift in 1978 and has been quilting ever since. Most of her early quilts are traditional patterns made from cotton fabrics. Later quilts are more abstract and concentrate primarily on color and texture rather than pattern. One of her more recent works is a wearable art piece combining a traditional quilt pattern with a contemporary design. Through her self taught efforts, she continually experiments with new techniques to incorporate the myriad of fabrics overflowing her studio.