We are delighted to introduce you to this years QuiltX 2017 Featured Artist, Sherri Hisey from Border Creek Station Pattern Company.
Sherri began quilting over 30 years ago when a good friend signed them both up for beginner classes calling her on vacation to tell her to bring home fabric because they were going to learn how to quilt. That beginner class, all sewn by hand and cut with scissors, was repeated three times. Sherri stands by her story that it was all because they provided free babysitting and with two little ones this time was precious.
When Sherri started teaching quilting classes, she began by taking the mystery out of the quilt making process and focused on mastering solid techniques so quilters would have confidence to complete the projects they wanted to, while keeping the emphasis on fun. As a joke to her students Sherri created a mystery project to keep them guessing, all the while learning new techniques and having fun understanding the impact of fabric values. They loved the process and demanded more. So ironically, through her Border Creek Station Pattern Company, Sherri brought “mystery” and “fun” back together with the very popular BCS Mystery Quilt Club which offers an original and new quilt design every year for the last eleven years.
Sherri lives in Kilworthy, Ontario Canada with her very supportive husband Ron (who helps by binding all of her quilts - he is a keeper!) and since their children have left the nest, they upsized to their dream of owning a log home in the north. They also keep busy with their two Small Munsterlander hunting dogs, Brodie & Lacie, who love the outdoors and of course, cuddling with quilts.