Mother Teresa © Meena Schaldenbrand

A Loving Tribute to Mother Teresa: Turning Negatives Into Positives

Meena Schaldenbrand

Plymouth, Michigan, USA

Artist Statement

The quilt uses Positive Negative images in blue and white, the colors Mother Teresa wore. Her life story is hand embroidered on the hearts that surround her.

Woman’s Groundbreaking Accomplishment

Founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. By 2012, they grew : 4500 sisters, in 133 countries!


Machine applique, hand embroidered chain stitch text, free motion quilted, designed in Make the Cut software. Mother Teresa and the hearts were also cut out with an electronic cutter.


Beads, cross charm, cotton, lace, painted lace, ribbons, ric rac, trims

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