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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Quilts From the Past

Lily QuiltQuilting can be a family tradition, passed down from one generation to the next. There is much to learn from quilted family heirlooms and treasures found in antique shops. They give wonderful insight into their makers and the time period they came from. This post will talk about three different old-fashioned quilts created by my grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Read more »

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Exploring Design Possibilities: Flying Geese Quilt Block

Flying Geese Quilt BlockHave you heard about The Flying Geese block? It's a simple yet versatile block that can be used in a variety of quilt blocks and settings. Basically it is a rectangular shape featuring a 90-degree triangle sewn at each of its two ends. This creates a peak at its midpoint. Here we'll discuss the components of this block and delve into the many ways you can enhance your quilting with it. Let's dive into some flying geese inspiration! Read more »

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Feedsack Quilting: Quilting With the Past

Feedsack QuiltSometime during the late 1800s, fabric bags began to be used for the transport of grains and other staples in the United States. It was easier to transport these products in fabric rather than in wood and metal grain storage containers. Eventually, those bags were manufactured using popular dress prints. It didn’t take long for industrious women to realize these bags could be used for many household projects once their contents were used. Read more »