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 is 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.
This toy sewing machine exhibit 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'm honored to have my work included in three new books.
- I have two quilts in the book 500 Traditional Quilts
- Two quilts and my interview are included in the
book Art Quilts of the Midwest
- There are close ups of more than a dozen of my
quilts in 1000 Quilt Inspirations
Please ask for these books at your local quilt shops
Shelly Burge - Always in Stitches
My one woman fiber art exhibit in Lincoln is now closed but if you would like to read an article about the display please click here.
I'm a Cover Girl
The summer 2015 issue of QUILTING QUARTERLY magazine features a close-up photo of my quilt Dinghy on the cover. This is the journal of the National Quilting Association. Click here to go to the NQA website.