LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum, LaConner, Washington

I am currently spending my Saturdays at the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum with my Solo Exhibit on the third floor.  The show runs thru June 29 so there are many more Saturdays to see me as well as my work!

laconnerThe LaConner Quilt Museum has been getting a lot of press lately and I am honored to be showing my work there.    USA Today has listed it among the 10 best places to see quilts in the Country:

The Honolulu Star Advertiser’s travel editor puts the Quilt Museum at the top of her “must do” list because “this is really two museums in one. It’s housed in the  Mansion, a turreted, three-story Victorian beauty built in 1891 by one of the town’s early merchants.”


Quilt Visions 2014 in San Diego, CA

My entry into Quilt Visions 2014 has been accepted for the exhibition.  It will be seen from October 3, 2014 to January 4, 2015.  This is a very prestigious international art quilt show and I am very pleased to be included.  The first time I exhibited an art quilt was at the Quilt Visions show in 2006.  What a treat to be included again!

On the 11th of March, 2011, Fukushima and much of northeast Honshu was devastated by the chaos of a 9.0 earthquake offshore. Eleven 3 Eleven is meant to honor those who were lost and those whose lives and homes were forever changed on that day.

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LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum – Solo show

show blog.pagesIf you are anywhere near LaConner Washington for the next 3 months, please come by the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum to see my work.  I will be there for the opening events and also all day every Saturday during the show beginning April 12. I would love to meet you and share my work and “how I do it all by hand.”

Studio Art Quilt Associates Journal

I recommend SAQA membership to all art quilters who want to participate in the worldwide movement  that recognizes quilts  as important visual art. Information can be found at

I am honored to have had a article written about my Dual Show at the National Quilt Museum with Denyse Schmidt, a real force in the Modern Quilting Movement.  I never guessed that one of my quilts would be the cover!  You can see more of our work at                       and                          http://marianneburr.comSAQA Journal

Embellish Magazine in Australia, December 2013

I was asked to write an illustrated article for the editor of Embellish Magazine in Australia and I just received my copy and also a version to share.  I am thrilled with the layout and excited to see how good the images of my quilts look.  Here’s a thumbnail of pages 2 and 3 together.  Wonderful!Screen Shot 2014-01-04 at 3.18.53 PM

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Quilt National 2013 in Columbus, OH

I am pleased that my quilt, Thru the Lens, is included in the Quilt National Group of quilts that will be shown at the Riffe Gallery beginning JanuaryScreen Shot 2014-01-04 at 1.41.28 PM 30.  To receive more information and learn the complete list of artists whose quilts are included, please contact:

Art Quilt Elements 2014

Eleven 3 Thirteen This was inspired by the chaos still existing in Fukishima, Japan two years after the earthquake and tsunami.

Eleven 3 Thirteen
This was inspired by the chaos still existing in Fukishima, Japan two years after the earthquake and tsunami.


I have received notice that Eleven 3 Thirteen which is currently being shown at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY will be shown again in the Spring of 2014.  It has been juried into Art Quilt Elements 2014 which will be held just outside Philadelphia on the Main Line at the Wayne Art Center. The exhibition  opens March 21 and closes May 3.

I will be attending the opening weekend events with my friend Helen Remick who also has had a quilt accepted.  In April this year we were both award winners and went together to Rio de Janeiro to make presentations at the Patchwork Design show there.  I am looking forward to traveling with her again.

Her quilt is titled Les Fleurs de la Maladie 4.  You can see more of her work at:

Les Fleurs de Maladie 4

Les Fleurs de Maladie 4

As you can see, we are very individual in our inspiration and technique.  That what makes exhibition such as this so special. Each quilt represents what the jurors consider to be the best of the artist’s work at present.

The list of artists whose work is included in this show includes many who are well known and I am looking forward to seeing their work in person, especially that of Michael James, who has a piece in the show. You will find the list of artists at:

National Quilt Museum Visit


I was in Paducah for a wonderful weekend to see Two Approaches, my dual show with Denyse Schmidt.  Denyse is showing 17 quilts made to be used on beds and I am showing 18  various sized wall quilts.  The Exhibition runs until January 14, 2014.  The Museum has posted images of the show on its website and facebook page.  

So many people come to the Museum from all over!  There were 30 Australian quilters on a tour and Lynn Franks and Janet Rochon just happened by on their way back to Georgia from a work conference in St. Louis.  It was my treat to get to chat with such knowledgeable visitors.  I took along a sample so I could share my process up close an personal and let people actually touch my hand stitching.pair.001

Judy Schwender, Curator, has done a stellar job of hanging the show which compliments both Denyse’s and my quilts.  Denyse is a delightful person and her work is new to many of the traditional quilters who I met at the Museum.  It was gratifying to see how many quilters could see the historic links of Denyse’s designs and appreciated how challenging it is to work with so few design elements.  You can learn all about Denyse and her distinctive quilts at

     Here are Denyse and I and a view of the entrance to our show.
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Quilts=Art=Quilts 2013

My most recent piece has been selected by the jury for inclusion at the Schweinfurth Art Center’s annual exhibition Quilts=Art=Quilts.  This show in Auburn, New York in in its 33 rd year and is highly regarded in the world of Art Quilts.  The Preview reception is Saturday, October 26 and the last day is January 5, 2014.   Dunes at the Beach is based on the idea of sand and fences at the shore.  It was finished just in time for entry.

Dunes at the Beach

Dunes at the Beach

My explanation of the work is:

Like our lives, the dunes at the beach are always changing.  Fences try to keep everything stable, but they are only effective on a temporary basis.  Nature is always flowing and it is good for us to remember to “Go with the Flow.”

A complete list of all the accepted artists can be found at: