Hunt was born in the tiny country of El Salvador, Central America where she was
introduced mostly by her father to the beauty of the arts: books, music,
specifically opera which he sang, plays, art and dancing. As a point of
interest, her name Gilda comes from the opera Rigoletto.
and her family immigrated to San Francisco, California when she was a young
girl and she learned from that early age that major changes in life brought new
opportunities and new adventures.
all this time, besides enjoying music and other arts, Gilda discovered
photography which is a passion she has maintained to this day.
it wasn't until she moved to Portland that Gilda was introduced to her second
passion in the arts: the art of quilting. A good friend invited her to come to
the Sister's Quilt Show and it was love at first sight. Since then, Gilda has
been learning and expanding her skills in quilting and for the last five years
she has been using her photography to create patterns for her very special
quilts. And although, she quilts many traditional quilts, her main interests
now are more artistic landscapes and portrait quilts, either of pets or people.