Author Archives: sherrilynn

January 2016 Mandala ~ Simplicity Tools Basics

These old hand stitching tools remind me that life is too short to be on the computer all the time. Continue reading

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Remembering 2015

What an amazing year of meeting quilt makers where they live. Continue reading

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Jerrod Allen Nickelson (1977-2013)

These three quilts were made from the clothing of Jerrod Allen Nickelson, one for each of his three children. With the help of their mother, each child chose specific items that best carried their memory of and relationship to him. What satisfied … Continue reading

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Patchwork Sketchbook ~ Shipping Pallets

All it takes is a little imagination to translate these stacked pallets into a score, a flexible pattern, using ruler-free strip piecing techniques. Continue reading

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Sew LeWitt at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery

I discovered how much fun it was to hang out with the good folks at Adobe Books and sew with whoever showed up. Continue reading

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Quilt Local by Heather Jones

Heather Jones isn’t afraid of working big and being surrounded by large spaces! Her quilts and book unclutter the mind and restore the soul. Continue reading

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Women In Espionage Trading Cards

Brilliant limited edition trading cards on a topic and cast of characters who have long been under the radar in popular culture, female spies! Continue reading

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The Pope’s Message of Mercy

MERCY resonates in my heart as I own the harshness with which I judge myself and others in countless minute ways every day. Continue reading

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Freddy Freckles Meets The Spoonflower Handbook

Full of lots of fun projects – thirty of them. The project that caught my eye was the Doppelgänger Dog Pillow. Continue reading

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Curating Colors for Patchwork Installation

Improv patchwork begins by setting a few limits, including color limits. This is exactly what I’ve been pleasantly busy doing this past week. Continue reading

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Improv Patchwork Road Tales ~ Honesty

What does it mean to be honest when I create? What am I being honest about? Who am I being honest to? Continue reading

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Improv Patchwork Road Tales ~ Sweet Surrender

There was a sweet surrender to the score of the ROAD itself and it’s adventures. My traveling partner and I said YES AND to the unexpected. Continue reading

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Improv Patchwork Road Tales ~ Flow

Flow replaces the security that we cling to when following a plan. FLOW is sweet and restorative, free and surprising. Continue reading

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Improv Handbook Test Quilter Blog Hop

Over 250 people signed on to test quilt the ten scores for The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters – without visual references. There were 165 quilts completed and submitted for inclusion into the book. Only 22 of the test quilts were published in … Continue reading

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Improv Patchwork Road Tales ~ Intro

One thing I learned early on, as I shared my story with others, they in turn shared theirs. The development of an idea is a collaborative process. Continue reading

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Quilting By The Lake ~ July 27-31

If you can swing a trip to Syracuse this July then by all means join me for this rare opportunity to do some intensive improv work. Continue reading

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Improv Handbook Process Post ~ Kinda Quilty

One of the joys of writing The Improv Handbook is watching other quilters blossom. Get Your Curve on with me at Quilting By The Lake, July 27-31. Continue reading

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Improv Handbook X-Country Tour

Please help me spread the word. I’m crossing the country with The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. See complete schedule here! Continue reading

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Improv Handbook Blog Hop Continues ~ Penny Gold

Don’t miss Penny Gold’s process notes on making a quilt from one of the scores in the Improv Handbook. Giveaway through March 15. Continue reading

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Ruler-Free Patchwork – Improv Theater Mashup Results

Audience members provided “ugly” fabrics, threw out suggestions, and questions as I improvised a quilt on the spot according to their prompts. Continue reading

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