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.
- Tips for Organizing | Quilting & SewingHello! On Wednesdays I try to post a little more about the process of things I'm working on, and this week I thought I'd not only share my works in progress but also give you some ideas on how I stay organized on more of a weekly basis. This week... Read more »
- Scrappy Patchwork PotholdersHello and happy Tuesday! Today I get to share a finish from my scrappy sewing last week...and I also have a free PDF download so you can make your own scrappy patchwork pot holders!I had quite a lot of extra 2 1/2" strips and squares left over from some market Read... Read more »
- Rotary Cutting Tip | GiveawayHello! Today I have a fun tip to share with you that will help you save some time when you're sewing with strip sets! Whether you're making strip sets with two, three, or more fabrics, this tip will work for you!I recently made quite a few strip sets for my... Read more »
- Creekside | Solids and ThreadsHello and happy Friday! I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start! Today I thought I'd share just a bit more Creekside fabric love. I've been having a lot of fun sewing with it this week; I keep finding new print and color combinations I love which keeps... Read more »
- Works in Progress | ScrapsHello and happy Wednesday! This week's works in progress projects have been a variety of "use my scraps" projects! Of course I had a lot of scraps while sewing the five new Creekside quilts, and I tried to cut things into usable pieces as I went along.I ended up with... Read more »
- Studio Update | Where I SewHello and happy Tuesday! I've been mentioning my studio spring cleaning over the past week or so, and I'm happy to say I'm caught up with the major organizing tasks. There is nothing like walking into a clean studio...it just gives me a happy feeling! I even cleaned the window... Read more »
- Splendid Sampler Quilt FinishHappy Monday! Over the weekend I was able to finish up my Splendid Sampler lap quilt! It's always nice to have a finish, but this quilt is one I've been working on for over a year, so it was an especially nice one!I finished the piecing and assembly of this... Read more »
- Tips for Using Orphan BlocksHello and happy Thursday! While doing a little cleaning in my sewing room this week I happened upon my stash of orphan blocks. Orphan blocks are extra blocks made to test block patterns or blocks that were made for quilts or projects that never got used. As I was sorting... Read more »
- Patchwork Quilt Along | MarchHello and happy Wednesday! It's Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along day, and I have some new blocks to share!I've had so much fun making these cute little blocks this month. They are fast and simple patterns, and since you make six alike each month you can use chain-piecing to... Read more »