Events & Happenings

Current Exhibitions 2019- 2020
Excellence in Fibers, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
QuiltCon Prize Winners 2013-2018, Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas
Musica! SAQA Global Traveling Exhibition Traveling Show
Opposites Attract SAQA Global Exhibition Traveling Show
Layered and Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art, SAQA Traveling Exhibition
Shifting Tides, SAQA Regional Traveling Exhibition
Metamorphosis SAQA Traveling Global Exhibition

TEACH AND LECTURE SCHEDULE

January 2020
Craft Napa
Napa Valley, California
Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 19
Designing From the Scrap Bag—Friday, January 17, 2020 (all-day)
Making Prints From Solids— Saturday, January 18, 2020 (all-day)
Circle & Curve Sampler—Sunday, January 19, 2020 (all-day)

Social Justice Sewing Academy with Bay Quilts
Richmond, California
Building Community through Quilts Workshop—Monday, January 20 & Tuesday, January 21

San Fransisco Quilters Guild
San Fransisco, California
Lecture—Traditional, Art, Modern—Notes from the Field—Tuesday, January 21

February 2020
Austin Area Quilt Guild
Austin, Texas
Making Prints out of Solids—Saturday, February 1 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
Circle & Curve Sampler—Sunday, February 2 10:00 AM– 5:00PM
Lectures—TBD— Monday, February 3 10AM and 7PM

March 2020
Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild
Los Angeles, California
TBD Workshop—Saturday, March 14
TBD Workshop & Lecture—Sunday, March 15

York Heritage Quilters Guild
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lecture—Traditional, Art, Modern—Notes from the Field–Tuesday, March 17
Lines + Triangles = Squares–Tuesday, March 24
Riffing on Tradition–Wednesday, March 25

SAQA Conference
Toronto, Canada
Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 23

Ancaster Modern Quilt Guild
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Improv Triangles—Perfectly Pointless—Thursday, March 26
Lecture—Traditional, Art, Modern—Notes from the Field, Thursday, March 26Kitchen Sink Quilting—Friday, March 27
Making Prints of out Solids—Saturday, March 28

April 2020

Quilters Guild of Plano
Plano, Texas
Lecture— Patchwork to Artwork-Journey of an Alaskan Quiltmaker— Thursday, April 9
Linear Blocks—Line into Shape—Friday, April 10
Riffing on Tradition—Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks—Saturday, April 11

Victoria Quilters Guild 
Victoria, BC, Canada
Lecture—Patchwork to Artwork—Tuesday, April 14
Making Prints out of Solids—Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 16

May 2020

Kaw Valley Quilters
Lawrence, Kansas
Lecture—Patchwork to Artwork Monday, May 18, 2020 7PM
Lecture—Patchwork to Artwork Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:30AM
Making Prints Out of Solids Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9AM-4PM

June 2020
Quilt Design Surface Symposium (QSDS)
Columbus, Ohio
Making Prints out of Solids Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5
Circle & Curve Sampler Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 7

Rogue Modern Quilters 
Ashland, Oregon
Workshop—TBD—Monday, June 15
Workshop—TBD—Tuesday, June 16

July 2020
Quilter’s Affair 
Sisters, Oregon
Asymmetrical Symmetry–Tuesday, July 7 & Wednesday, July 8Abstraction through Color, Pattern, and Repetition–Thursday, July 9 & Friday, July 10

August—September 2020
Madeline Island School of Arts
Madeline Island, Wisconsin
Making Prints out of Solids–Monday, August 31st – Friday, September 4
Follow the link to sign up.

NeedleChaser’s of Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Lecture—Traditional, Art, Modern—Notes from the Field Wednesday, September 9
Riffing on Tradition Thursday September 10 & Friday 11

Annapolis Quilt Guild
Annapolis, Maryland
Linear Blocks—Sunday, September 13 & Monday, September 14
Lecture—Patchwork to Artwork—Monday, September 14, 2020

Changing Tides
Juneau, Alaska
Lecture—TDB—Friday, September 25
Workshop—TBD—Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27

October 2020
Valley Quilters Quild
Palmer, Alaska
Workshops & Lecture—TBD—Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 3

Patchwork du Leman
Blonay, Switzerland
Circle & Curve Sampler—Wednesday, October 21 – Friday ,October 23
Lecture—TBD—Thursday, October 22

IQA Festival
Houston, Texas (tentative)
Wednesday, October 28 – Saturday, October 31, 2020

November 2020
Art Quilt Tahoe
Lake Tahoe, California
Making Prints out of Solids—Monday, November 2—Friday, November 6

If your guild, group, or shop is interested in having me teach for you in 2021 or 2022, please contact me at mariashell4atgmail.com I would love to work with you!