Ann P Shaw specializes in pieced art quilts that are rooted in the traditions of Ruth B McDowell.She has pioneered the idea of “Gesture” in her design process that links the insights of photographic composition to the elements of pieced pictorial quilts.This process guides the placement of seams that create visual impact in a pieced quilt design. Ann also creates modern/abstract art quilts based on asymmetrical block patterns of her own design.
After an academic career as an anthropologist and forensic specialist,Ann followed her long time passion for quilting in founding “Ann Shaw Quilting” AnnShawQuilting.com (AnnShawQuilting@gmail.com). She designs pieced quilt patterns and offers a variety of quilting classes, quilt retreats, and lectures.
In addition to teaching at quilt guilds and quilt retreats throughout the US and Canada, Ann has offered workshops at:
- A Quilter’s Affair,Sisters, OR
- Empty Spools Seminars, Asilomar State Park, Pacific Grove, CA
- Hudson River Valley Art Workshops
- Madeline Island School of the Arts
- Vermont Quilt Festival
- The Quilter’s Hall of Fame, Marion, IN.
- Stormy Weather Artist Weekend,Cannon Beach, OR
- Historic Deerfield Workshops, Historic Deerfield, MA
Ann was Featured Artist at Empty Spools Seminars in 2011.
“The Quilt Show” has featured Ann and her work.
Ann publishes a line of pictorial quilt patterns, “Ann Shaw Quilting Designs” that are available through Etsy and quilt shops.
Ann’s quilts have been featured in books and magazines (such as, 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) byKatie Pasquini Masopust.
Ann is Krasnow Professor Emerita, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.