Ann P Shaw specializes in pieced art quilts based on the methods developed by Ruth B McDowell. Ann also creates modern/abstract art quilts based on asymmetrical block patterns of her own design. Ann’s recent work links the insights of photographic composition to the elements of pieced pictorial quilts, exploring the idea of “gesture” in design.
After an academic career as an anthropologist and forensic specialist, Ann followed her long time passion for quilting in founding “Ann Shaw Quilting” (www.AnnShawQuilting.com; AnnShawQuilting@gmail.com). She designs pieced quilt patterns and offers a variety of quilting classes , quilt retreats, and lectures.
Ann has taught at:
The Quilter’s Hall of Fame, Marion, IN.
A Quilter’s Affair, Sisters, OR
Empty Spools Seminars, Asilomar State Park, Pacific Grove, CA
Quilt Adventures, San Marcos, TX
Stormy Weather Artist Weekend, Center Diamond Quilt Shop,
Cannon Beach, OR
Historic Deerfield Workshops, Historic Deerfield, MA
……and quilt guilds and quilt retreats throughout the US and
Ann was Featured Artist at Empty Spools Seminars in 2011.
Her quilts have been featured in books and magazines (most recently in The Quilt Life Magazine , “Indah”, Featured in “Its My Nature”, June 2013). An experimental art quilt design (“Ghost Experiment”) was featured in Ghost Layers (2001) by Katie Pasquini Masopust. She also publishes a line of pictorial quilt patterns, “Ann Shaw Quilting Designs” that are available through quilt shops. She is co-founder of Cascadia Quilt Workshops in Camas, WA.
Ann is Krasnow Professor Emerita, The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.