Author Archives: sherrilynn

may mandala / gathering resources

Buttons are like blessings. When resources seem sparse, the value of each singular button and simple blessing becomes clear. Continue reading

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see you at quiltcon east

I’m honored to be teaching and speaking at Quiltcon East, in beautifully gothic Savannah Georgia in 2017, with an amazing line-up of new and familiar faces. Continue reading

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april mandala / harmony

Living in harmony with others, especially in a diverse, high density city with huge disparities in wealth, like the San Francisco Bay area, can be disturbing, shocking, and even more cathartic than I ever imagined. Continue reading

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Get Your Curve On 2-day workshop, May 21-22 Seattle Area

If you are near the Seattle area don’t miss this 2-day improv quilting workshop with curves. Continue reading

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March 2016 Mandala: Percolating

A trifecta of purification, SIMULTANEOUS transformation by fire, water, and air! What’s percolating in your creative life this month?
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February 2016 Mandala ~ Branching Fragrantly from my Center

When stuck in the YES BUTS the way I step outside my dissatisfied judgmental mind is to invoke my sense of curiosity and begin saying YES AND… Continue reading

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DIY ~ Inset Sewing Machine Table

How I inset my Juki TL-98E home sewing machine into a table and lined it with old rotary cutting mats. Continue reading

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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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