Quilt by Shelly Burge
Plank Toy Sewing Machine
Shelly Burge Toy Sewing Machine

Shelly Burge
  Award Winning Quiltmaker      Quilt Instructor and Lecturer     Judge     Sewing Machine Collector
Welcome to my web site, I hope you enjoy seeing some of the quilts I've created and a few of the sewing machines in my collection.

My Grandmother taught me to sew on a hand crank toy sewing machine when I was four years old; so from an early age I have loved working with fabrics and expressing my creativity with needle and thread.

I have been making quilts for over 40 years and teaching quilting since 1984. When I first started presenting workshops my hope was that it would just get me out of the house once in a while; I never could have imagined how far quilting would actually take me.  It has given me the opportunity to travel all across the United States and to make several trips to Europe. These travels have allowed me to meet wonderful people, see inspiring quilts and of course......buy more fabric.

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© 2007 - Shelly Burge
Original Quilts by Shelly Burge
Web site designed and hosted by Shelly Burge © 2007 at Homestead
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I am a National Quilting Association Certified Judge (NQACJ) and a member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ)

For more information please go to the my 
Judging Information page.
I was honored to have my work published in three 
books that came out in 2015.  

- I have two quilts in the book 500 Traditional Quilts 

There are close ups of more than a dozen of my 
  quilts in 1000 Quilt Inspirations

- Two quilts and my interview are included in the book
   Art Quilts of the Midwest

There will be a display of the work from the Art Quilts of the Midwest book at the Texas Quilt Museum in 
La Grange, TX from June 29 to October 1, 2017.

Nebraska Sesquicentennial 
wall quilt competition  
I was very happy to learn my quilt, NEBRASKA SPIRIT TAKES FLIGHT was selected as an honorable mention in the 150th Anniversary quilt contest.  There were nine quilts selected to travel across the state this year during the sesquicentennial celebration events.  This contest was co-sponsored by the Nebraska State Quilt Guild and the International Quilt Study Center.

I have created a pattern for this quilt, for more information on how to purchase it and another new pattern please look for information on my Pattern page.

I was thrilled to learn that both of the pieces I submitted to the SACRED THREADS Exhibition Of Quilts were accepted.  
The exhibit took place in Herndon, VA which is just outside Washington DC from July 7 to 23, 2017.
Solar Eclipse Quilt Display

The Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska has a special display of art quilts inspired by the recent eclipse. The six quilts were made by Cynthia Levis, Peg Pennell, and Shelly Burge. They will be on display through October 19th. 

These are my two quilts, the one on the left is titled First Contact and the one on the right is Third Contact.  They are both 22" x 40".