News and Events


Quilt National 2015
Traveling Exhibition

To Agnes Martin, with Color

To Agnes Martin, with Color

Textiles: Contemporary American Quiltmaking
Gallery EOSS at the Watermark Gallery Providence, Rhode Island
March 18th — April 10th, 2016
Fruit Salad
Art Cloth North II
Blue Hollomon Gallery Anchorage, Alaska
February 5 – 29, 2016

Force Field 32H x 32W 2012

Force Field

Focus:Fiber 2016
Kent State University Museum Kent, Ohio
February 12 – July 3, 2016This Quilt is TechnotroniFiberart International 2016
Pittsburg Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
May 6- August 21, 2016

Tribe by Maria Shell


Form, Not Function
Carnegie Center for Art & History
Albany, Indiana
May 13 – July 9, 2016

Wall of Sound

Wall of Sound

Celebrating Silver
SAQA’s 25th Anniversary Traveling Exhibition
Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK in August 11-14, 2016
8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China, September 21 – 23, 2016



My Corner of the World
SAQA Traveling Exhibition
May 21 – September 5, 2016 Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Root GlacierOrmond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens
Three Person Art Exhibition
Opening Reception Friday December 2, 1016
The curator is still in the early stages of planning the show, but the idea is a sculptor, a painter, and a quiltmaker (that’s me) explore geometry and color in what I think is going to be an awesome exhibition.


Valdez Quilt Festival
Valdez, Alaska
Thursday September 8 -Sunday September 11, 2016
Over the course of four action packed days of stitching madness, I will be teaching Circles & Curves Sampler, Lines + Triangles = Squares, Making Prints out of Solids, and Modern Broderie Perse.

International Quilt Festival
Show Your Work
Wednesday November 2, 2016 2PM – 5PM
This is a short workshop focused on helping students prepare their work for shows.

Artful Oven Mitts
Thursday November 3, 2016 9AM-NOON
Make oven mitts just like mine. I will be kitting up some fabulous vintage fabrics for you to make gorgeous mitts.

Artful Oven Mitts FullTraditional, Art, and Modern–Notes From Field—Lecture
Thursday November 3, 2016 4PM-5PM
Can a quilt and/or a quilter be traditional, art, and modern. Come to the lecture and find out.

Lines + Triangles = Squares
Friday November 4, 2016 9AM-12PM AND 2PM-5PM
This is all day beginner’s improv class. Join me for some free form cutting and stitching.

Maria Shell Lines+Triangles=SquaresModern Broderie Perse
Show up with scissors and an open mind —leave with an original masterpiece. My students always create beautiful work in this workshop.

Modern Broderie Perse


Mountain Meadow Quilters–Sunriver, Oregon
16 Years of Patchwork—Lecture
Tuesday May 9, 2017 10AM

Making Prints out of Solids + Blow It Up (Combo Workshop)
Tuesday May 9, 2017  1PM – 4PM
Wednesday and Thursday May 10 & 11, 2017 9AM -4PM

Way to Grace's 25H x 25W 2011

Way to Grace’s 25H x 25W 2011

Quilting by the Lake
Sunday, July 16 – Friday July 21
Abstraction through Color, Pattern, and Repetition July 17 – 18
Making Prints out of Solids July 19 – 21

Birch Woods Glimmer

Birch Woods Glimmer

Westside Quilters—Los Angeles, California
Friday October 20, 2017
Making Prints out of Solids
9:30AM – 3:30PM

Treasure MapSaturday October 21, 2017
15 Years of Patchwork

I’d love to hold a workshop or lecture in your neighborhood. Please contact me at to discuss workshops, lectures, prices, and dates.