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!
Smoky Hill River Festival
I am excited to have been invited back for my 4th year as an artist/demonstrator at the Smoky Hill River Festival, June 14-16! Click here to learn more about this year's River Festival, and follow me on Facebook for the latest updates about my demonstration topics and schedule!
My Latest Exhibit Locations
I'll be the showcased artist at the Flower Nook, 208 E. Iron in Salina during the month of February. Come see me there February 1, from 4 - 7 p.m. during the First Friday art activities!
I'll be showing my latest artwork at the Art Mingle Fine Arts Fair in Manhattan, KS on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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.
Send me an email using the form, or see me on Facebook!