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!
Red Barn Studio Residency
I look forward to being the Artist in Residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, KS from August 5 - 17 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. weekends). I will be exploring new fiber art techniques and sharing with visitors during my residency.
Salina Art Center Classes
I'll be teaching two youth art classes at the Salina Art Center in Salina, KS: Costume Creations for ages 11-14 (July 23-26) and Furry Friends for ages 7-8 and 9-11 (July 9-12). See www.salinaparks.com and click on Online Catalog to register online.
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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