Maria Shell, Tales of a Stitcher

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date May 2018

 

Mary Shell is the author of Improv Patchwork: Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape.  She joins us to talk to us about her quilting life.  She lives in Alaska, and has a particular philosophy about life, textiles, and a room of one's own. 

 

 

 

Topics

Improv Quilting

Art Quilts

Philosophy (beginning of the book)

Project Every Day

Role of Blogging

Teaching 

Portfolio

 - Hot Crossed Squares

 - Chairs

 - Color Grids

 - Community Quilts

Developing a style

Writing a Book

Quilting in Alaska

Working with Nancy Crow (colorist) and Rasmuson Foundation Artist Award

Pokey Bolton and Quilting Arts

The Quilting Part

Making Polka dots

American Made Brand

Being a quilter/being artist

Copyright:  Photography and artwork (c) C&T Publishing.

Copyright in individual desgins retained by the artist.