Shawn Quinlan


Shawn Quinlan (born 1962), a graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, is a television and film editor based in Pennsylvania. Quinlan routinely confronts images associated with news, media, and popular culture, which he appropriates to construct highly political quilted art works. His notorious 2009 quilt Jesus Get Your Gun was featured in an issue of the magazine Quilter’s Home, which Jo-Ann Fabrics banned from its stores.

“The content, as in many of my quilts, is loosely based on subjects such as hypocrisy, corruption, self-righteousness, and contradiction, and how these characteristics so often hide behind religion, propaganda, and the like.”