Quilt by Shelly Burge
Shelly Burge Toy Sewing Machine
Plank 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 charter member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ)

For more information please go to the my 
Judging Information page.
Solar Eclipse Quilts

Shelly created two original pieces for a display of  eclipse quilts at Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska last fall.

The two quilts (left to right) are titled First Contact and Third Contact referring to the stages of an eclipse.  Both quilts were purchased by the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln.


​Shelly's quilt, The Sower was selected for the community art project "Elevate" in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Thirteen works of art were selected from over 200 entries to be placed on the side of a grain elevator.  Each of the panels is 20 feet wide by 60 feet tall.
The elevator is located near Innovation Campus in north Lincoln on the south side of Salt Creek Roadway.  The address is 2400 Fair Street.  The panels are scheduled to be displayed for four years.