Shawn Marie Delker

Fiber Artist

About Me

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!


"Contemplate" at the Salina Public Library

My gallery show "Contemplate" will be on display at the Salina Public Library through July 27. My reception will be from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Friday, July 6 as part of Friday Night Live. Click here to see more information. I hope to see you there!

My Latest Adventure

I recently began training to work as an “artist in healing environments” through our local Artist’s Initiative – SPARK program, sponsored by the Dane Hansen Foundation. I look forward to teaching fiber art to clients of the Child Advocacy and Parenting Services, Inc. (CAPS) and Ashby House agencies.

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.

Contact me

Send me an email using the form, or see me on Facebook!

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