make your mark
Shelly Burge learned to sew on a hand crank toy sewing machine when she was four years old. She has been making quilts for more than 40 years and is known nationally and internationally for her work and the quilting arts classes she teaches. Her work has received prestigious honors in art and quilt competitions across the country and has been exhibited in Japan, Russia, Germany, France and the Netherlands. She is the author of two books on quilting, and her articles on quilts have been featured in numerous books and magazines.
Burge explains “Make Your Mark” in her own words below.
“Fill in the circles, mark an X or O, punch holes through the card; there are a variety of methods to make a mark on a ballot. The important thing is that you make your mark and make it count…vote! All the fabrics used in this piece were created by me using Indigo or Procion dyes.”