Maria Shell – 01/23/2023 – Zoom Only

Building Community Through Quilting

In 2014, Maria Shell spent two months as an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there, she worked weekly with a formerly chronically homeless community now living in Moore Place. By teaching basic sewing skills to the residents, she developed a relationship with the residents of Moore Place that eventually led to the making of a community quilt that celebrated the residents and their journey towards finding a home and a community. Since then, Maria has gone on to work with communities and organizations across the US helping them to also build quilts and share their stories

JAN 26 2023 & JAN 30 2023 – Maria Shell Workshops

Riffing on Tradition Two-day ZOOM workshop              

Members $65 / Non-Members $70

     Thursday January 26, 2023 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST

        Sunday, January 29, 2023 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units. The workshop begins with a presentation of design elements—line, shape, pattern, composition, motion, and color.  We will look at a variety of quilts from all traditions of quilt making to see how individual makers use design elements to create original quilt compositions. From there, students will begin to stitch their own quilt blocks based on design elements.

Click here to register:  Maria Shell: Riffing on Tradition

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Comfort Quilt Workshop


Where: Clifton Park-Halfmoon library, Moe Road, Clifton Park 12065

When: February 6, 2023 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us to sew tops, tie quilts, add binding or machine quilt small quilts on your domestic machine. This is a wonderful time to learn from more experienced quilters. Come for the whole time or put in whatever time you can spare. All help is welcome. We will have kits or quilt tops for you to pick up, if you can’t stay. Please bring any finished quilts and tops to the library on Monday, February 6.