Shawn Marie Delker
I began sewing on my mom’s knee when I was five years old. Mom pushed the foot pedal and guided my hands as I made a bib for my doll, and I still have that bib! Clothing was my main sewing interest for most of my life until I discovered quilting ten years ago. After spending many years learning and improving my quilting skills, I began to explore the art quilt world. The moment I discovered free-form quilting, I fell in love with that creative and intuitive style.
My inspiration and color pallet come from the Kansas landscapes in which I live and from my travels across the Southwest. As I travel I collect color and texture ideas for my next quilt, and I always return ready and anxious to transform my inspiration into a work of art! I'm pleased to share this glimpse of my journey!
Courtyard Gallery Demonstration
I'm sad to report that the Courtyard Gallery has closed permanently. I hope to demonstrate the techniques I had planned to do in another location, hopefully soon!
Smoky Hill River Festival CANCELLED
It saddens me to announce that the Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina, KS scheduled for June 11-14, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 threat. They have asked me to return for my 5th year as a Demonstration Artist in 2021, and I look forward to that joyous celebration of the arts!
Art Quilt Presentations
I am available to give programs at your guild meetings! The titles of my presentations are "Journey on the Silk Road" and "Art Quilt Journey." I also present workshops on various art quilt techniques for all skill levels.
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