Lois Stelzer, Master Quilter

May 8, 2017

“Painting with fibers and fabric.”

This is how the labor-intensive and meticulously crafted quilts made by Lois Stelzer have been described.

Mrs. Stelzer began her art career in 1993 after she retired from elementary teaching in Garvey Unified School District. She had been a photographer, but did not care for the chemicals involved. Her first piece (of quilting) was a small abstract, which Stelzer created shortly after her husband passed away. “It helped me get through the grieving process,” she says.

Stelzer has displayed at Road to California in Ontario, and her work is frequently found at the Glendale Quilt Guild’s shows. She has won seven first places, and holds a Master Quilter designation by the Glendale Quilt Guild.


Lois Stelzer, “Sentinel”, Best Pictorial, 2009 Glendale Quilt Guild Quilt Show.


Lois Stelzer, “Man with a Red Pack”, Best Pictorial, 2010 Glendale Quilt Guild Quilt Show. Image source: Glendale Quilt Guild.


Lois Stelzer, “Nebula” (partial) quilt. Winner in “Show Theme” 2009, Glendale Quilt Guild Quilt Show.


Lois Stelzer, “Nebula” quilt, close-up.


On May 16, Pasadena Village invites the public to an opening reception showcasing the work of Village member Lois Stelzer. Come enjoy and admire some artistry—in fibers and fabric.


The Quilt Art of Lois Stelzer
Tuesday, May 16th, 3-4:30 p.m.
Pasadena Village, 236 W. Mountain St., Ste 104, Pasadena
Free event
For more info or to RSVP, call 1.626.765.6037
Or email



Lois Stelzer, “Navaho Country” (partial) quilt.


The Pasadena Village is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization connecting older adults to programs, services and cultural activities that empower them to stay independent, active and engaged in the community.





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