News and Events

2016 EXHIBITIONS

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

TRIBE

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

TWO-FIVE

TWO-FIVE

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.

WORKSHOP & LECTURE SCHEDULE 2016


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
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 6PM-9PM
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

WORKSHOP & LECTURE SCHEDULE 2017

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 mariashell4@gmail.com to discuss workshops, lectures, prices, and dates.