Mara Shapiro

“A Star Within” 46″ x 521/2″ Wall hanging or lap quilt; machine pieced and quilted, $1000

Mara first started sewing when she was 11 years old and living in a suburb of Detroit. At that time, her sewing consisted primarily of making her own clothes.

She moved to Denver in 1974 and started a career as a nurse and then a Certified Nurse Midwife.

She made her first quilt in 1990, for her mother out of her father’s old ties. She now considers herself a Fiber Artist using fabric as her medium. She makes crafts, quilts, and wearable art. Mara has been collecting  Judaica fabric and enjoys using these fabrics in her work.

Her latest projects have been Challah covers or small wall hanging where she is able to use different quilt patterns and quilting techniques. Challah covers and wall hangings can be custom ordered in any colors or patterns, to include any phrase. These make wonderful gifts.

Mara will make a donation of 20% of the purchase price on items purchased or ordered in association with Raisins & Almonds.

Challah covers -$100
Framed wall hangings – $125
Medium quilted wall hangings – $500 -700
Medium quilts – $1000
For more information or to place an order contact Mara at:

“Shabbat Shalom” (in Hebrew) All silk, 19”x19” Challah Cover, Wallhanging, or table topper $100

“Colorful Pinwheels” 20 ½” x 20 ½” Challah Cover, wall hanging, or table topper $100

“Mizrah” Wall Hanging 18” x 22” $125

“Twisted Golden Pinwheels” Challah Cover, wall hanging, or table topper 19 ½” x 20 ½” $100

“Symbols II” 36” x 36” Wall hanging Machine pieced and quilted $500

“A Sampler in Pink and Green” Challah Cover, wall hanging, or table topper 14 ¾” x 14 ¼” $100

“Shalom” (in Hebrew) 19 ½” x 19 ½” Challah Cover, wall hanging, or table topper $100

“Cathedral Window” Challah Cover, wall hanging, or table topper 20 ½” x 20 ½” $100






We Stand With Israel

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale community is devastated by the recent events in Israel and Gaza. We support the state of Israel, and our choirs will continue to rehearse and perform; that is what we can do as musicians. Through music we mourn, and through music we assert visions of a hopeful world.