Box 641925 Los Angeles, CA 90064
The Next Westside Quilters' General Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Social Time and Demo
10:00 Meeting and Program
John's Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
11000 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
Click here for map and directions.
Maria Shell is a rising star in the quilt world. Her work combines traditional piecing, using an improvizational method and rolls the traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilting worlds into one.
You can follow Maria's blog at https://talesofastitcher.com
“My artwork is firmly grounded in the craft of quiltmaking. It has taken me many years to acquire the cutting, piecing, and quilting skills I now use daily. Vintage and contemporary commercial solid and print cotton fabrics, as well as hand dyed cotton fabrics I have created are the materials I use in my work. These textiles are cut primarily without rulers and stitched into a two dimensional surface. I have always been interested in pattern and how complex pattern can also create complex figure ground composition. In 2011, I began to wonder what would happen if I selected a particular pattern–in this case the grid–and continued to play with it over the course of a series. What I discovered is that limiting the pattern but manipulating the line, color, and shape, can produce dynamic results that not only stand alone as compelling individual compositions, but also are intriguing to look at as a group. Limiting the structure of my work to a grid has allowed me to more fully explore my love of color. How to make color vibrate on the wall? That is the question for me."
Maria’s first book “Improv Patchwork” will be published mid-October - in time for her visit with us. She will be teaching her workshop "Making Prints Out of Solids" on Friday, October 20th. See the Calendar page for more informoation on the workshop