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 I am also a member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ)

     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 in Series Fourteen #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 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 quilts from the Art Quilts of the Midwest book at the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Iowa from January 26 to April 30, 2017.








Shelly Burge - One Woman Show

I'm very excited to announce that my one woman art quilt exhibit, Nebraska Inspirations - Color & Cloth will open on December 2, 2016 at the County/City Building Exhibition Gallery.  It is located at 555 S. 10th street in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The building is open Mon. through Fri. from 8:00am to 4:30pm, the exhibit will be on view until February 28, 2017.

There will be a First Friday artist's reception on December 2, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:00pm with an Artist Talk at 5:15.  This reception is open to the public.



I will be selling quilts, fiber art, and lots of my hand dyed fabrics and socks at the ART MARKET AT THE MUSEUM.  November 18th 4pm to 8pm and November 19th 10am to 4pm at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln.  Click here to go to the Friends website to see photos and get more information.

Admission to the Quilt House is free during the Art Market.  The art work selected for the market poster is my sunflower quilt.