Shelley’s Studio

Welcome to the online studio of

             Shelley Swanland

This is a work in progress. If you need to contact Shelley email her at


Cathedral Window Quilts


For twenty years Shelley has been creating Cathedral Window Quilts entirely by machine. The technique uses three-dimensional piecing to construct the top and during quilting the bias folds are rolled and stitched in place to create a finished quilt. 

This quilt, “Classic Windows” was created in 1998 as the first quilt in Shelley’s book, “Machine Stitched Cathedral Windows”, published 1999 by Martingale & Co. 

Below left to right are: Layers of Lavender, Lost in the Storm and Fractured Rainbow.


Embroidered and Embellished Quilts


Plant Impressions


Workshop Samples

Cathedral Window Sampler

Embellishment Sampler