Sherri & Chelsi


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Sherri and Chelsi of A Quilting Life are a mother-daughter team living just a few miles away from each other in southern Nevada.

Sherri is married and the mother of four children. She attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1989. Inspired by her rich family heritage of generations of women who loved sewing and creating, Sherri learned to sew after receiving a sewing machine for her tenth birthday. She began making quilts thanks to the gentle persuasion of her grandmother a few years after finishing college.

After discovering quilt blogs and the online community of quilters she began her blog – A Quilting Life – in the summer of 2008 as a way to record her quilting life and journey. She has been publishing her designs in magazines and magazines in 2011, and authored two books with C&T Publishing – A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home in 2013 and Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation in 2014.

Chelsi is married and the mother of two sweet daughters, Ashton and Harper, and a baby boy, Finn. She enjoys being at home with her young children and loves the adventures that go along with motherhood. Art materials were always the perfect gift for Chelsi as she has always loved to draw, paint and create. Sherri will tell you that she was repainting the house frequently because Chelsi loved drawing on the walls. She is passionate about nature, music and fashion – things that inspire her art today. And like her Mom, she has always loved the creative process. Working with fabric was inevitable as she remembers rummaging through the pile of fabrics in the sewing room looking for just the right combination, and she often went to sleep listening to the hum of her Mom’s sewing machine from the adjoining room.

Sherri and Chelsi feel incredibly blessed to be able to design fabric for Moda.

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  • Quilting Life BOM | February
    Hello and happy Monday! I decided to share this month's block for my 2018 A Quilting Life Mystery Block of the Month a little early this month (my goal is to post each month's block by the 20th of the month). I've really had fun picking out this years blocks,... Read more »
  • The Saturday Seven | 11
    Hello and happy Saturday--thanks so much for dropping by today! I hope your weekend is off to a great start and that you have some fun sewing planned!  I have some fun things to share today...and hope you'll enjoy my eleventh edition of the Saturday Seven!I've been lucky to be... Read more »
  • Block of the Month Finish
    Hello! On Saturday's post I shared a little bit of a sneak peek of my Block of the Month quilt finish from 2017.  I'm so, so happy with how it turned out!  My friend Marion did a fun, modern design on this one, and it just adds the perfect touch... Read more »
  • Valentines and Heart Projects Round-Up
    Happy Tuesday!  Today I'm sharing some Valentines and heart projects--many of these are fast and fun projects that you still have time to make before next week...First up is this adorable heart pillow that my daughter Chelsi made recently. Read more »... Read more »
  • Scrappy Red, Cream & Blue Quilt
    Hello and happy Monday!  I'm excited to share my Patchwork Quilt Along quilt from 2017 once again now that it's quilted! My friend Marion always picks the perfect patterns for quilting my quilts, and I think this Baptist Clams pattern might be my new favorite! I loved this quilt before...but... Read more »
  • The Saturday Seven | 10
    Hello and happy Saturday! And welcome to the tenth edition of the Saturday Seven posts!  I can't believe it's been ten weeks since I started this series on a whim; I appreciate the kind emails encouraging me to continue this series.  I sure have fun with it, and I'm glad... Read more »
  • More String Quilt Blocks
    Hello and happy Friday! Last weekend I was able to make 22 more string blocks for my on-going scrappy string quilt!  And it really didn't take that long!  In fact, If I had prepared just a bit more fabric before I started sewing I could have made a lot more!I'm... Read more »
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