Posts by Sherri

Sherri McConnell
Sherri McConnell's passion for sewing started as a young child when she received a sewing machine for her 10th birthday. As a teenager she sewed for herself and others, even sewing prom dresses and wedding attire as a part-time job. Her quilting journey began in the early 1990's when her grandmother agreed to help her make a quilt for her oldest child. Quilting for over 20 years, Sherri teaches classes and has had her designs published in Quiltmania, Quilts & More, American Patchwork & Quilting, and Stitch Magazine. She is a contributing author to Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs and has her first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home coming in March 2013.

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Generations of Delight: Dresden Plate Variations

Dresden plates are a traditional quilting block that has been popular for years. However, tradition has evolved with time. Now, Dresden blocks are made with a variety of fabrics and quilt blocks, ranging from traditional to modern, so even modern quilters can enjoy piecing this delightful quilt block. Let's explore the variations of this wonderful block! Read more »
Quilted "Spring" Mug Rug

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Embroidered Quilts: 5 Fresh Patterns for Spring

Embroidery designs, whether added by machine or by hand, add that special touch of elegance to quilted projects. And spring is the perfect time to put together some quilts and accessories with embroidered blocks and embellishments. Ready to give it a try? Here are some inspiring embroidered quilt patterns and projects that say "SPRING," along with some tips for adding embroidery to quilts.

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Say Hello to Spring With Lovely Leaf Quilt Patterns

Sprouts Leaf Quilt Pattern

With warmer temperatures not quite here but just around the corner, now is the perfect time to create beautiful leaf quilt blocks and quilt patterns with leaves. In celebration of the approaching new season, we've rounded up our favorite leaf quilt patterns that are sure to bring some spring into your home.

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