Events & Happenings

Exhibitions 2017- 2018

STITCHED—Work by Maria Shell—Solo Exhibition
Valdez Museum & Historical Archive—Valdez, Alaska 
January – March 2018

Maria Shell—Improv Patchwork—Solo Exhibition
Hello Stitch—Berkeley, California
November 1 – December 30
Friday, November 10 Artist Reception & Book Signing

Hands All Around
International Quilt Festival Touring Exhibition
2017 – 2018

International Quilt Festival 2017 “A World of Beauty” Finalist–Houston, Texas
November 2 – 5, 2017

Quilt National 2015
Traveling Exhibition

My Corner of the World 
SAQA Exhibition now touring Australia

Teaching and Lecturing Schedule August 2017 – July 2018

August 2017
The Quilt Show—Denver, Colorado
Friday Afternoon August 25, 2016

September 2017
Quilter’s Connection—Cambridge, Massachusetts
September 9 – 11

American Quilter’s Society—Paducah, Kentucky
September 13 -16
I will be teaching Artful Oven Mitts, Circle & Curve Sampler, Lines + Triangles = Squares, Little Boxes, Modern Broderie Perse, and giving the lecture, Patchwork to Artwork—Journey of an Alaskan Quilt Maker.

October 2017
Westside Quilters—Los Angeles, California
October 20 -21

International Quilt Festival and Market—Houston, Texas
October 30 – November 5
Monday, October 30 2 – 5PM Lines + Triangles = Squares
Monday, October 30 6PM – 9PM Artful Oven Mitts
Tuesday, October 31 9AM – NOON Improv Patchwork—Lines & Shapes
Tuesday, October 31 2PM – 5PM Authentic Patchwork—AKA Kitchen Sink Quilting
Wednesday, November 1 2PM – 5PM Modern Broderie Perse
Friday, November 3 10:30AM -11:00AM Meet the Teachers
Saturday, November 4 10AM – NOON Saturday Sampler

November 2017
Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape
My first book is available for purchase online & at the International Quilt Festival! 


Hello Stitch—Berkeley, California
Friday, November 10 Artist Reception & Book Signing
Saturday, November 11, Workshop–Riffing on Tradition

April 2018
Pajaro Valley Quilt Association—Aptos, California
Saturday April 7 – Monday April 9

Northern Star Quilters Guild
Somers, New York
Tuesday, April 17 – Lecture 7PM
Wednesday, April 18- Workshop
Thursday, April 19—Workshop (Tentative)

Rochester Modern Quilt Guild
Rochester, New York
Friday April 20–Lecture in the evening
Saturday April 21—Workshop

Western New York Modern Quilters
Buffalo, New York
Sunday April 22—Workshop

Quilters Unlimited
Reston, Virginia
Tuesday, April 24—Lecture
Wednesday, April 25—Workshop

JUNE 2018
Quilt and Surface Design Symposium—Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday June 5 – Monday June 11
June 4 – 8 Abstraction Through Color, Pattern & Repetition
June 9 -10 Making Prints Out of Solids – Lines & Shapes

JULY 2018
Quilter’s Affair—Sisters, Oregon
Sunday July 8 – Sunday July 15

SEPTEMBER 2018
ArtLeaps Ventures With Barb Mortell—Tsawwassen, BC- Canada
Saturday September 15 –  Tuesday September 18

If you would like more information about any of these engagements, please contact me via my about page on this website. And if you are at any of these events, please come by and say hello!