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.
- Christmas in JulyHello and happy Friday! Can you believe July is nearly over? I meant to start my Christmas sewing in July, but I'm currently sewing quilts with our upcoming fabric collection that we will be sharing in early August. That hasn't stopped me from thinking about getting started on Christmas sewing,... Read more »
- Sew Sweet Quilt ShopHello and happy Monday! Late last night I returned home from a wonderful quilt retreat at the Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick, Missouri. I had a fabulous time and was able to teach two days, give a trunk show, and spend time with fabulous quilters!There is just something about... Read more »
- Scrappy Quilt Finish!Hello! This week I was able to finish a WIP...my grandmother's scrappy quilt that I shared with you recently (and the inspiration for the recent scrappy sew along here on the blog)!I chose a simple all-over orange peel design to be quilted on this quilt (quilting Read more »... Read more »
- Adding Patchwork into Sewing ProjectsHello! Today I'm happy to share some ideas on something that is dear to my heart...adapting some of my favorite patterns so I can use patchwork! I've always felt that with fabrics...the more the merrier! Over the years, some of my favorite projects have been ones where I took patterns... Read more »
- Fast and Fun Row QuiltHello and happy Monday! Today I'm excited to share a fast and fun row quilt I recently made for the American Patchwork & Quilting publication Quilts and More! This is another project for the Scrap Lab feature in the magazine which I really love working on; these projects are always... Read more »
- Scrappy Quilt Sew Along Part 4Hello and happy Friday! Welcome to part four of the scrappy quilt sew along inspired by a wonderful scrappy quilt I found in my Grandmother's collection! I've had a lot of fun figuring out this pattern from her quilt and sewing my blocks, and today I am sharing the next... Read more »
- Bernina Giveaway!Hello! I'm just stopping in to let you know about an amazing giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop! Imagine winning a special edition Cotton + Steel Hello Lovely B350!No purchase necessary to enter. Commenting on this blog post does not count as an entry. Fat Quarter Shop employees, Bernina employees and... Read more »