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!
My latest fiber art creation will be sold at auction as part of the Salina Art Center's 40th Anniversary Bash August 24 at the Salina Art Center Warehouse. My 12"x12" piece represents a single tile in the mosaic mural on the front of the Salina Art Center. Click here to see more information.
Art Council of Dickinson County Gallery Show
My work will be on display at a gallery show in the Art Council of Dickinson County's gallery in the historic Sunflower Hotel building during the month of September. A reception will be held August 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the gallery, 403 NW 3rd Street in Abilene, KS.
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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