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!
Salina Community Theater Gallery Show
Some of my latest fiber art creations will be on display in the Salina Community Theater gallery at 303 E. Iron Ave. in Salina, KS through November 4. The gallery is open 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. weekdays and during featured shows. Click here to learn more about the exciting things happening at the SCT!
Art Gone Wild at the Rolling Hills Zoo!
Several of my art pieces will be on display at the Earl Bane Gallery at the Rolling Hills Zoo through January 6, 2019. Included in the juried gallery show are works by several regional artists inspired by our recent Plein Air event at the zoo. Click here to learn more about Art Gone Wild!
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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