Shea Wilkinson, a Nebraska native, has been sewing since childhood. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in International Studies and German Language. Wilkinson began her art career with art quilts, but in the last several years, she has transitioned to making works of art using the tradition of felting wool. She is excited to
continue to explore this medium while combining it with other traditional techniques, including hand-stitching and beading.
She has exhibited widely in national juried exhibitions, such as Craft Forms, Materials: Hard & Soft, Focus Fiber, and The Artist as Quiltmaker. Shea has received numerous awards, including the James Renwick Alliance's Chrysalis Award for a distinguished emerging artist in 2016. Her work has been published in books, magazines and catalogs, both in the USA and abroad.