CAMDEN — “Making Prints – Strips & Stripes” with renowned quilter Maria Shell is offered as a two-part workshop via Zoom Thursdays, Oct. 6 and 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $80 for this Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild workshop.

Using solid-colored quilters cottons, students will learn how to stitch an assortment of pieced prints including stripes, tracks, dots and grids. While learning these new techniques, students will also be given information about selecting a color palette, improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts.

Shell’s work is grounded in the tradition and craft of American quilt making. She strives to take the classical components of a traditional bedquilt and manipulate them with the hope of creating surprising combinations of pattern, repetition and color for the viewer. Shell is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation 2011 Winter Award, a Rasmuson Foundation Project Award and two Rasmuson Fellowships (2009, 2013, 2017). She has had several solo and small group shows including fiber at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio; “Right Lines and Circles” at the Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum and Gardens in Ormond Beach, Fla.; “Line + Shape” at the Hello Stitch Studio in Berkeley, Calif.; and “The Pieced Canvas” at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, Calif. Her most recent solo exhibition is “Off the Grid,” which will be on view at the Shelburne Art Museum in Shelburne, Vt. through Oct. 2022. Her first book, “Improv Patchwork — Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape,” was published in 2017. See more of Shell’s work at

The Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild is a member of the Modern Quilt Guild national organization. To register and for more information, email