Quilters of Kachemak Bay and beyond! Join quilt artist Maria Shell in this two-day virtual workshop exploring curved-piecing techniques through the lens of the traveling exhibit Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth, on display at the Pratt Museum Oct 9-Nov 28. This workshop will include a complete discussion of all the ways you can improvisation-ally PIECE circles and curves. While learning these new techniques, students will also be given information about improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. During the class, students create a collection of circle and curve quilt blocks–great for a sampler.
Day 2: Sunday, November 8th: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m AKST
About the Instructor: Anchorage-based quilt artist Maria Shell’s work is firmly grounded in the tradition and craft of American quilt making. She utilizes both vintage and contemporary commercial solid and print cotton fabrics, as well as hand-dyed cotton fabrics in her work. Maria’s quilts exhibit playful experiments with color, shape, and alignment. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and her work has been featured in solo and group-shows around Alaska and the lower-48. To see examples of her work, visit her website mariashell.com
About the Exhibit: Created as a group exhibit to shine a light on the issues facing the Pacific Ocean today, Shifting Tides is a collection of work by 45 artists chosen from the seven Pacific-facing regions of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). An international organization that promotes the quilt as an art form, SAQA has a history of inviting artists to explore topical, sometimes controversial topics. With this latest show, the organization’s west-coast members explore the earth’s largest ecosystem.