|Maria's New Book -- It's FABULOUS!|
Luckily there was Maria Shell, sitting across the room. She was one of the advanced students, and she took pity on me. She patted me on the back and encouraged me to leap in and get to work. She convinced me that I could do it. And that class turned out to be one of the most exciting classes I’ve ever taken. I’ve never looked back.
As Maria says in her new book, “A quitter rarely succeeds, and a finisher almost always ends up with something.” And thanks to her, I did.
Maria does many things well. She is an innovative quiltmaker, an inventive artist, a creative colorist and a great writer. But I think one of her greatest strengths is her ability to teach the fundamentals of her art, and to encourage and nurture others to become better quilt makers.
|Boulevard by Maria Shell|
|Rattlesnake (detail) by Maria Shell, made with short-row stripes and triangles|
|Confetti (detail) by Maria Shell, made with polka dots|
If you are interested in improvisational piecing, you NEED THIS BOOK! You can order it on Amazon or at C&T Publishing.
Or you can leave a comment at the end of this post to enter a drawing for a copy of the book! Leave your comment by midnight Alaska time on October 26 and I will randomly select a winner. USA residents will receive a hard copy of the book, international residents will receive the digital version. Winners will be announced on October 27. Good luck!
|Roadrunner by Maria Shell|
|Maria and I at International Quilt Festival, 2015|