Events & Happenings

Current Exhibitions 2018- 2019
Metamorphosis SAQA Traveling Global Exhibition
Quilts=Art=Quilts, The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York
In the American Tradition, Traveling IQA Exhibition
Excellence in Fibers, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California
The Pieced Canvas–Solo Show, Visions Art Museum—Contemporary Quilts +  Textiles, San Diego, California (January – March 2019) 

TEACH AND LECTURE SCHEDULE

January 2019
Craft Napa
Napa Valley, California
Friday January 11, 2019—Making Prints out of Solids
Saturday Janaury 12, 2019—Linear Blocks—Line into Shape
Sunday January 13, 2019—Circle & Curve Sampler

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles 
San Diego, California
The Pieced Canvas—Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception Friday January 19, 2019
Exhibition Dates January 19—April 7, 2019

Road to California 
Ontario, California
Tuesday – Wednesday January 22-23—Making Prints out of Solids: Line into Shape
Thursday January 24—Circle & Curve Sampler
Thursday Evening January 24—Artful Oven Mitts
Friday—Bits & Pieces: Designing from the Scrap Bag
Friday Evening—Roundabout Demonstration

February 2019
QuiltCon 
Thursday February 21 – Sunday February 24
I will be running the SAQA booth. Please come by and see hello! 

March 2019
Quilted Straight 
Port Gamble, Washington
Wednesday 27- Friday March 29—Making Prints out of Solids/Riffing on Tradition Mash Up

April 2019
SAQA Conference 
San Jose, California
Thursday April 25 – Sunday April 28

May 2019
Genesee Valley Quiltfest 
Rochester, New York
Thursday May 30—Kitchen Sink Quilting: The ART of Making Do
Friday May 31—Riffing on Tradition: Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks
Saturday June 1 Lecture—Patchwork to Artwork: Journey of an Alaskan Quiltmaker

June 2019
Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild 
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday June 13 Lecture—Patchwork to Artwork: Journey of an Alaskan Quiltmaker
Friday June 14—Circle & Curve Sampler


The Quilt Guild of Greater Houston 
Houston, Texas
Tuesday June 18th Lecture—Traditional, Art, Modern: Notes from the Field
Wednesday June 19th—Riffing on Tradition: Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks

The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild
Beaumont, Texas
Thursday June 20 – Saturday June 21
Thursday June 20th Lecture TBD
Friday June 21—Workshop TBD
Saturday June 22—Workshop TBD

Crosstown Arts 
Memphis, Tennessee
Community Quilt Building Project (Tentative)
Wednesday June 26 – Friday June 28

July 2019
Quilter’s Affair 
Sisters, Oregon
Tuesday July 9—Linear Blocks: Line into Shape
Wednesday July 10—Making Prints out of Solids
Thursday July 11—Riffing on Tradition: Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks
Friday July 12—Bits & Pieces: Designing from the Scrap Bag

August 2019
American Quilter Society Quilt Week
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wednesday August 21 – Saturday August 24
Workshops TBD

Prairie Star Quilters Guild 
St. Charles, Illinois
Monday August 26 Lecture—Traditional Art Modern—Notes from the Field
Monday August 26 Riffing on Tradition Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks
Tuesday August 27 Lecture—TBD
Tuesday August 27 Art Applique

September 2019
Thelma’s Cottage
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Workshops–Saturday and Sunday, September 14-September 15

Patchworkers & Quilters Guild of Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
Workshops– Thursday & Friday, September 19 – September 20

Waverley Patchworkers
Mt. Waverly, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Workshops– Saturday and Sunday, September 21 – 22
Lecture– Monday, September 23

Material Obsessions
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Workshops (tentative) Friday – Sunday, September 27 – 29 

October 2019
New Zealand National Quilt Symposium 
Auckland, New Zealand
Tuesday October 1 – Sunday October 6
Three Day Workshop—Making Prints out of Solids
Two Day Workshop—Blow It UP!

Hudson River Valley Art Workshops 
Greenville, New York
Monday October 21 – Friday October 25
Five Day Workship—TBD

International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas
Sunday October 27 – Monday November 4, 2019

February 2020
Austin Area Quilt Guild 
Austin, Texas
Saturday February 1 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
Workshop—TBD
Sunday February 2 10:00 AM– 5:00PM
Workshop—TBD
Monday February 3 10AM and 7PM
Lectures—TBD

QuiltCon 2020 SAQA Booth 
Austin, Texas
Thursday February 20–Saturday February 23

March 2020
SAQA Conference 
Toronto, Canada
Tuesday March 17 – Monday March 23, 2020

April 2020

Quilters Guild of Plano 
Plano, Texas
Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:30PM (Approximately)
Lecture— Patchwork to Artwork-Journey of an Alaskan Quiltmaker
Friday, April 10, 2020 9AM –4PM
Workshop—Linear Blocks-Line into Shape
Saturday, April 11, 2020 9AM – 4PM
Workshop—Riffing on Tradition-Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks

May 2020

Kaw Valley Quilters 
Lawrence, Kansas
Monday May 18, 2020 7PM
Lecture— Patchwork to Artwork—Journey of an Alaskan Quiltmaker
Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:30AM
Lecture— Patchwork to Artwork—Journey of an Alaskan Quiltmaker
Wednesday May 20, 2020 9AM -4PM
Workshop–Making Prints out of Solids

June 2020
Quilt Design Surface Symposium (QSDS) (tentative)
June 1 – June 7 Five Day & Two Day Workshops

August 2020
Madeline Island School of Arts 
Madeline Island, Wisconsin
August 31st -September 4
Making Prints out of Solids Week Long Workshop
Follow the link to sign up. 

If your guild, group, or shop is interested in having me teach for you in 2020 or 2021, please contact me at mariashell4atgmail.com I would love to work with you!