My name is Maria Dzreeva. I was born in Russia and moved to Santa Barbara, California in 2011. I began my adventure in the world of patchwork and quilting in 1995 when I was a student and become a professional quilter in the 2000s. A few years ago after taking a few drawing and painting classes, watercolor become my new passion. Then I found my own way to combine painting, sewing and quilting skills together to create textile arts in a new way. I am very excited to share my textile art with you on this website.


  • Quilting Arts Magazine, April/May 2017
  • Quilting Arts Magazine, October/November 2018 (miniature quilt “Night Sky Walk” on the cover)
  • Art Quilting Studio, Autumn 2018 (the article “Postcards from Nature”)
  • Art Quilting Studio, Autumn 2020 (the article “White Forest”)


  • 2019 SBAA Holiday Exhibition, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
  • 2019 Dream Weavers & Embroiderers of Truth, Santa Barbara, California
  • 2019 Road to California, Ontario, California
  • 2018 Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England


  • 2019 Honorable mention for miniature quilt “Blue Gzhel”, Road to California, Ontario, California
  • 2018 Highly Commended for miniature quilt “Blue Gzhel”, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England


  • American Quilter’s Society
  • Santa Barbara Art Association
  • Coastal Quilters Guild of Santa Barbara & Goleta