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Guest Designer -Sherry of Powered by Quilting

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Sherry is another of our designers that has more of a modern style. You’ll find her patterns and style a great place to explore color and design.
Many of her quilts are color challenges and they are beautiful. Every once in awhile you’ll find a fun and whimsy styled quilt among the mix of colors as well.

She also hosted a 365 art challenge during 2018 which is fun to explore!

Her pattern this month may be just what you are looking for. Enjoy!

Here’s a bit more about Sherry:

My name is Sherry Shish, and I live in Missouri.  I have been a crafter my entire life.  I started with hand sewing when I was younger, then expanding to crocheting, knitting, needle felting, paper crafts, and finally quilting.  I fell in love with the variety of quilting!

I’m an engineer by schooling and day job, but quilting definitely energizes and motivates me the most.  Hence, my blog: Powered by Quilting.

About the project for the quilt group: 

This project I designed early on and I haven’t had a chance to make until now. The quilt is called Impact and the variation of blocks and their orientation is want give it the heavy impact center. It’s a really versatile project that can be done in two colors like I did, or in a rainbow. The orientation of the blocks can also be changed to give it different effects!


Finished size: 60″ X 60″


You will need 1 yard of black fabric and 3.25 yards of white or background fabric.

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The Night Sky Mystery Quilt Block

I went around and around if I wanted to do something new or something old. Here’s my block, and what it would look like in a quilt!

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~ Enjoy her interview ~

How did you get your start in sewing?

I have been hand sewing since I was a child but didn’t learn how to sew on a machine until recently. I always thought it was a skill I should learn. I started machine sewing and slowly crept towards quilting until I just jumped in and haven’t looked back.

What inspires you?

There are a lot of different things that inspire me. But most of my artistic inspiration comes from the environment around me and my engineering background.

Do you have a favorite notion?

My favorite notions that I think everyone must have: Clearly Slotted Trimmers for trimming HSTs, Grippy by Odif to get all the non-slip rulers grippy, and Sunflower Thread Cutters. There are a few more, but those are absolutely must haves!

What’s coming up for you that we can check out~

I am hosting my very first 6 month block of the month with my Barn Quilt pattern.
Sewing start in September!

Quirky or fun fact about yourself?

I am an engineer by schooling but I almost went to college for film and broadcasting instead. Being a creative is in my blood, but I was told that it’d be a great engineer (they weren’t wrong). It’s just interesting how much happier I am being a creative maker.

Where can you find her?



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1 Comment

  1. Renee Szalecki

    Hi this is Renee,
    It’s getting about that time to look after our four-legged friends. If you have any scraps we would be more than willing to pay for shipping. The scraps are used to make beds for our four-legged friends.

    Renee Szalecki
    Yorkie rescue

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