64 episodes

Discussions on quilting, fabric, inspiration, creativity and more. Hosted by mother and daughter Moda fabric designers Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton, A Quilting Life Podcast with Sherri & Chelsi is a series of light-hearted and informative conversations that provide the listener with quilting industry news, quilting tips, and creative inspiration.

A Quilting Life Podcast Sherri McConnell & Chelsi Stratton

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    • 4.7 • 233 Ratings

Discussions on quilting, fabric, inspiration, creativity and more. Hosted by mother and daughter Moda fabric designers Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton, A Quilting Life Podcast with Sherri & Chelsi is a series of light-hearted and informative conversations that provide the listener with quilting industry news, quilting tips, and creative inspiration.

    How to Start a Business in Quilting and Enhancing your Sewing Experience

    How to Start a Business in Quilting and Enhancing your Sewing Experience

    In this episode, Sherri and Chelsi share their best tips for someone looking to start a business in the quilting industry. They discuss what they wish they had known before they began their businesses and provide helpful ideas and information anyone should know if they have an interest in turning their quilting hobby into a stream of income. For those who are not interested in starting a quilting business, they also discuss ways to enhance your quilting experience without feeling overwhelmed or burnt out. Also, Chelsi shares two of her new Simply Delightful quilt patterns, and Billy shares pictures of two listener quilts and an inspirational quilting journey story. 

    For complete show notes, pictures, and links to all of today's featured quilts and fabrics, visit the A Quilting Life Blog: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/?p=25277 

    Dazzling (Quilt on the Wall): https://tidd.ly/3zceMLS

    Friendly Blooms (Quilt on the Table): https://tidd.ly/3PDxtOa

    Magic Pins: http://shrsl.com/3n60y

    NOTE: Some of the links provided here are affiliate links.

    Visit the A Quilting Life YouTube channel for more great video content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSR-jDR956ATQe30JHX87w

    Enjoy what you heard? Be sure to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and your review could be read on the show!

    • 55 min
    Simply Delightful Fabric Collection

    Simply Delightful Fabric Collection

    In this episode, Sherri and Chelsi share their brand new fabric collection, Simply Delightful. Sherri and Chelsi discuss the inspirations that led them to design this fabric line and preview some of their favorite new colors and prints that are featured in this collection. They then give a preview of each of the new quilts they will be debuting with the Simply Delightful fabric collection. 

    For complete show notes, pictures, and links to all of today's featured quilts and fabrics, visit the A Quilting Life Blog: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/a-quilting-life-podcast-episode-61-show-notes/

    Simply Delightful Fabric Introduction Post: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/simply-delightful-fabrics-by-sherri-chelsi/

    Happy Go Lucky (Quilt on the Wall): https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriQuilts?search_query=happy+go+lucky+quilt+pattern

    Fresh Flowers (Quilt on the Table): https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriQuilts?search_query=fresh+flowers+quilt+pattern

    6" Vintage Kite Foundation Paper: http://shrsl.com/3ml1a

    Delight Quilt Pattern: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriQuilts?search_query=delight+quilt+pattern

    Brightly Quilt Pattern: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriQuilts?search_query=brightly+quilt+pattern

    Sherri's Simply Delightful Paper Pattern Bundle: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1254305194/simply-delightful-paper-pattern-bundle?click_key=168e700eca9a39dd6778370617eabf55dfb58153%3A1254305194&click_sum=f78f9ff4&ref=shop_home_active_9&frs=1

    Chelsi's Simply Delightful Paper Pattern Bundle: https://tidd.ly/3yMHVMq

    Dazzling: https://tidd.ly/3zceMLS

    Jubilee: https://tidd.ly/3IJq6SM

    Friendly Blooms: https://tidd.ly/3PDxtOa

    To the Moon: https://tidd.ly/3Nmd1jE

    Simply Delightful Up Close Fabric Preview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hFwSPAia3k

    NOTE: Some of the links provided here are affiliate links.

    Visit the A Quilting Life YouTube channel for more great video content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSR-jDR956ATQe30JHX87w

    Enjoy what you heard? Be sure to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and your review could be read on the show!

    • 32 min
    10-Day Quilting Challenge, Ideas for Completing WIPS, and Mid-Year Goal Review

    10-Day Quilting Challenge, Ideas for Completing WIPS, and Mid-Year Goal Review

    In this episode, Sherri and Chelsi share a fun 10-day quilting challenge that Sherri is currently participating in and blogging about. Sherri also shares a great idea for completing works in progress she recently heard from her friend, and long-arm quilter, Marion Bott. Lastly, Sherri, Chelsi, and Billy review their 2022 goals at the mid-year point.

    For complete show notes, pictures, and links to all of today's featured quilts and fabrics, visit the A Quilting Life Blog: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/quilting-life-podcast-episode-60-show-notes/

    Beachfront (Quilt on the Wall): https://tidd.ly/3g9YCsD

    Hey Pumpkin (Quilt on the Table): https://tidd.ly/3uxjLEp

    Quilt Design Coasters: http://shrsl.com/3l2cw

    Quilting Life 10 Day Challenge Blog Post (With PDF printable): https://www.aquiltinglife.com/quilting-life-10-day-challenge/

    Quilting Life Saturday Seven Posts: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/category/saturday-seven/

    NOTE: Some of the links provided here are affiliate links.

    Visit the A Quilting Life YouTube channel for more great video content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSR-jDR956ATQe30JHX87w

    Enjoy what you heard? Be sure to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and your review could be read on the show!

    • 40 min
    When to Shelve a Project and Listener Tips

    When to Shelve a Project and Listener Tips

    In this episode, Sherri and Chelsi share some helpful listener tips they have received from prior episodes. They then discuss when it might be an appropriate time to shelve a quilt project if you feel you have hit a wall and also discuss alternative options for a project you might not want to complete at that time.

    For complete show notes, pictures, and links to all of today's featured quilts and fabrics, visit the A Quilting Life Blog: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/quilting-life-podcast-episode-59-show-notes/

    Waterfront (Quilt on the Wall): https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriQuilts?search_query=waterfront

    Sampler Spree Quilt (Quilt on the Table): https://amzn.to/3Nic5MM

    To the Moon and Back Pattern: https://tidd.ly/3Nmd1jE

    NOTE: Some of the links provided here are affiliate links.

    Visit the A Quilting Life YouTube channel for more great video content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSR-jDR956ATQe30JHX87w

    Enjoy what you heard? Be sure to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and your review could be read on the show!

    • 44 min
    Summer Sewing and Christmas in July

    Summer Sewing and Christmas in July

    In this episode, Sherri and Chelsi discuss their summer sewing habits. They share how summer sewing is different compared to other seasons, creating summer project lists, and decorating for the 4th of July. They also discuss "Christmas in July" and a fun sew-along that the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting this summer. 

    For complete show notes, pictures, and links to all of today's featured quilts and fabrics, visit the A Quilting Life Blog: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/a-quilting-life-podcast-episode-58-show-notes/

    All American (Quilt on the Wall): https://tidd.ly/3sk7nU8

    Land I Love (Quilt on the Table): https://tidd.ly/3qrbfDm

    United (Quilt on the Ladder): https://tidd.ly/37yHVG1

    Chelsi's United Quilt Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mz_4iSE4kc

    Sherri & Chelsi Fabric Collection Information: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/tips-tricks/

    Green Sew Daisy (Aurifil Thread Topper + Base for Needle Storage): http://shrsl.com/3k4x9

    Home for the Holidays on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vMchwZ

    Home for the Holidays from Sherri's shop (autographed by Sherri & Chelsi): https://www.etsy.com/listing/1223153021/home-for-the-holidays-by-sherri?click_key=4897430dd94d4cbca476bb29a36f0c6330e50757%3A1223153021&click_sum=765155fd&ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1&crt=1

    Fat Quarter Shop Christmastime Mystery Sew Along: http://shrsl.com/3k9my

    NOTE: Some of the links provided here are affiliate links.

    Visit the A Quilting Life YouTube channel for more great video content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSR-jDR956ATQe30JHX87w

    Enjoy what you heard? Be sure to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and your review could be read on the show!

    • 37 min
    Staying Motivated to Quilt, Plaid Fabrics, and Managing Sewing Room Time

    Staying Motivated to Quilt, Plaid Fabrics, and Managing Sewing Room Time

    In this special 5th Monday bonus episode, Sherri and Chelsi answer listener questions and share another exciting giveaway for copies of the Quilts & More Summer 2022 Magazine. Billy also announces the winner of the Ecopeco cutting mat giveaway from the last episode. Topics discussed from listener questions include what is on Sherri and Chelsi's reading lists, managing quilting time, how to use plaid in quilt blocks, how to stay motivated when you don't feel like quilting anymore, and systems to keep track of unfinished projects.

    To enter the giveaway for a copy of the Quilts & More Summer 2022 Magazine please leave a comment on Sherri's show notes blog post that includes a sewing project you intend to work on this summer. This blog post can be found in the link below. Sherri will be selecting 5 winners in one week from the release date of this episode on June, 6th 2022. Unfortunately, due to current international shipping issues, we can only select winners that live in the United States. Good luck to everyone who enters!

    For complete show notes, pictures, and links to all of today's featured quilts and fabrics, visit the A Quilting Life Blog: https://www.aquiltinglife.com/a-quilting-life-podcast-episode-57-show-notes/

    Bucket List (Quilt on the Wall): https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriQuilts?search_query=Bucket+List+(new)

    Flower Garden (Quilt on the Table): https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriQuilts?search_query=flower+garden

    I Didn't Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt: https://amzn.to/3sJRBoG

    The Lazy Genius Kitchen: https://amzn.to/3ySLIsW

    Ecopeco Cutting Mats: https://ecopecoart.com/

    NOTE: Some of the links provided here are affiliate links.

    Visit the A Quilting Life YouTube channel for more great video content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmSR-jDR956ATQe30JHX87w

    Enjoy what you heard? Be sure to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and your review could be read on the show!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

Quiltmanic ,

An Amazing Podcast for ALL Quilters

I cannot say how much these ladies have helped me with their podcast. I am a very busy mom of 3 boys and I don’t have a lot of time on my hands. This podcast has helped me in so many area with my quilting but even in my personal life. This mother and daughter duo is such a pleasure to listen to I sometimes go back and listen to old podcast. Thank you Sherri and Chelsi for this amazing podcast.

Linda.SewSpecial ,

Amazing

I enjoy your podcast so many tips and tricks I have learned. I started quilting 3 years ago and my very first quilting book at a local quilt shop was Labor of Love by Sherri. I purchased the book because of the Scrappy Dresden picture on the cover. It reminded me of my great grandma’s quilt that I was gifted from my mom, it was her grandma’s. The quilt is all Dresdens. I had not connected your podcast with my quilting book I purchased until recently. I am new to the quilting family and I am learning so much from your podcast. I normally watch you and Chelsea on YouTube so I can see all of your beautiful quilts.

DarlingAgee ,

Love these ladies and Billy

I love this podcast. I started listening back in 2020 and it’s awesome. They’re so sweet and the topics they discuss are on point. I am not part of a guild but if I could make my own, I’d hope they’d be in it.

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