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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I'm the creator and designer behind Patchwork Posse. I will not deny fabric or an opportunity to turn on the sewing machine and sew. Learn. Create. Share. That's the theme this year! Glad you could join me. Follow me here: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube

One Comment

  • 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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