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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A second display featuring thirty vintage toy sewing machines from my collection are now installed at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln.  The display includes many rare examples and features machines made in Brazil, Italy, Argentina, England, Germany, Spain, France, China and the USA.

The toy sewing machines will be available through September 28, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail to see a photo of the display.  


The Quilt Show created a link to the first display of my toy sewing 
machines at the IQSC&M.  Click here to see the photos.



I am a National Quilting Association Certified Judge (NQACJ).  I am honored to have reached this milestone and to join such a dedicated and talented group.

     For more information please go to the my 
     Judging Information page.
It was an interesting experience to be interviewed for an episode of The Quilt Show.  They came to my home to tape the segment that includes pictures of my quilting studio and toy sewing machine collection.  The show with my interview and demonstration is #1410, it is available on The Quilt Show website.

If you are a member just click on this link: The Quilt Show, to find the episode.  My interview starts around the 35:10 mark.
I am honored to have my work included in several new or soon to be published books.  

- I have two quilts in the 500 Traditional Quilt book. 

- Several of my quilts appear in the book 1000  Quilt Inspirations (available January 2015).

- Two of my quilts will be in the Art Quilts of the Midwest Book (available April 2015).

           Look for them where you buy books.