Sherri McConnell

Sherri McConnellSherri is married and the mother of four children. She lives in rural southern Nevada with her husband and youngest son, the only child still at home. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in 1989 and teaches English part-time at a local community college campus. She spends as much of her free time as possible sewing and making quilts.

Inspired by a rich family heritage of women who love sewing and creating, Sherri loves to sew and quilt. She has the most magical memories of homemade gifts from her mom, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother and began to sew on her own with a sewing machine at age ten. A patchwork pillow was her first project with a sewing machine, and she began sewing many of her own clothes during high school; as a college student and young mom she sewed prom and wedding attire for others. In the early 1990s, encouraged and taught by her grandmother, she began her quiltmaking journey. Just a few short years ago she discovered quilt blogs and the amazing online community of quilters and their passion. Through blogging and creating, she has come to love designing and sharing this wonderful art. She has been publishing her designs in magazines and books since 2011; her first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home, was published in 2013. She continues to blog about her quilting life at

By this author:
A Quilting Life
Fresh Family Traditions
Make Baby Quilts (contributor)
Make Pillows (contributor)
Make Precut Quilts (contributor)
Make Star Quilts (contributor)
Modern Indian Summer Quilt Pattern