About Sue Sherman Quilts

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Sue Sherman, National and International Award-Winning Quilt Artist

  • My quilts use the magical properties of fabric and thread to reflect some of my other lifelong passions. I love to travel, especially to places with lots of history, iconic vistas or interesting wildlife.  I love music, especially singing, and had the honour of singing with some outstanding choruses including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for nearly 20 years, the Honolulu Opera Theatre (Dialogues of the Carmelites, Turandot), and with Tapestry New Opera Works in Oksana G.
  • I have been working with fibres and fabric for as long as I can remember: I love the feel of fine natural fabrics, and how they respond to my hands and tools. I love the many ways they radiate colour, from the subtle nuances of pastels through the dramatic impacts of bold magentas, reds and blues.
  • Over the years I have enjoyed designing and creating in a variety of ways: sewing, tailoring, knitting (including lace knitting using cobweb weight yarns), copper wire jewellery, embroidery, crochet. As a teenager I taught the “Knit and Stretch” sewing method.  
  • For most of my life I pursued a career as an engineer working for a major consulting firm focussing on transit infrastructure. This has given me a strong technical background for geometry and shapes of my quilt designs, and also a strong attention to quilt construction details to ensure a robust and durable finished piece.
  • All work is done either by machine using my state-of-the-art Bernina sewing machine, or by hand.  I use only fine quality 100% cotton fabrics, although other fabrics can be used for creative interest.  All quilt designs are by Sue Sherman unless otherwise noted.
  • I have recently been accepted by the Studio Art Quilter Associates (SAQA) as a Juried Artist Member (JAM) based on a submission including CV, Artist's statement, and photographs of selected works.

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Quilt Canada - National Juried Show

At the 2018 Quilt Canada National Juried Show, my miniature hawaiian quilt "Plumeria of Koko Crater" won the "Award of Excellence for Hand Quilting".  At the same show, Roman Mosaic Tapestry was also selected by the jury as a semifinalist.


At the 2019 National Juried Show, "Huddle!" was awarded "First Place: Art-Portrait" category, and Paradise Landscape" won the "Award of Excellence for Hand Quilting".

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AQS Charlston Quilt Show

"Paradise Landscape" was awarded "Third Place Large Quilts - Hand Quilted" at the 2019 American Quilters Society (AQS) show in Charlston, SC, and was also juried into the 2019 Grand Rapids and Fall Paducah shows.


Juried Shows and Awards

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

See Bashful Honu and Roman Mosaic Tapestry in the Evolutions juried show July 22 - Oct 19, 2019

Bashful Honu and Roman Mosaic Tapestry were juried into the Evolutions 2019 Juried Challenge at the RMCM.

SAQA Musica! Exhibition

"Listen for the Music" was selected as one of 31 pieces for this exhibition

"Listen for the Music" was one of 31 pieces selected for this exhibition which will premiere at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY, in 2020, and continue touring to 2023.

2019 National Juried Show

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Huddle! placed 1st in "Art-Portrait", sponsored by TrueCut.  In the same year, it was also juried into  AQS shows in Paducah, Grand Rapids and Charlston.

2018 National Juried Show

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Plumeria of Koko Crater won 3rd Place, Miniature" at the 2019 IQA Judged Show in Houston, sponsored by TruCut, and "Excellence in Hand Quilting" at 2018 Quilt Canada, sponsored by Unique Quilting Products. It was also juried into 2019 Spring Paducah.

2019 Quilt Shows

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Paradise Landscape, based on Kim McLean's Village Quilt, won "Excellence in Hand Quilting" at the Canadian National Juried Show, sponsored by  Unique Quilting Products, and a third place ribbon for Large Quilts - Hand Quilted at the Charlston AQS Show.

SAQA Aloft Exhibition

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"Tambuzi Takeoff" was selected for this exhibition which will debut at the AQS Daytona Beach show in 2020 and continue touring to 2023.

Patterns and Kits

Bashful Honu Pattern

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Contains full-size Pattern Pieces page, full-size Layout Drawing and detailed illustrated instructions to make this realistic quilt.

Giraffe Duo Pattern

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Contains full-size Pattern Pieces page, full-size Layout Drawing and detailed illustrated instructions to make this realistic quilt.

Turtle Encounter Pattern

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Contains full-size Pattern Pieces page, full-size Layout Drawing and detailed illustrated instructions to make this realistic quilt.

Bashful Honu Kit

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Includes pattern plus hand dyed fabric to make quilt top as shown.  2-sided fusible webbing needs to be purchased separately.

Giraffe Duo Kit

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Includes pattern plus hand dyed fabric to make quilt top as shown.  2-sided fusible webbing needs to be purchased separately.

Turtle Encounter Kit

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Includes pattern plus hand dyed fabric to make quilt top as shown.  2-sided fusible webbing needs to be purchased separately.

If you're interested . . .

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Custom Quilt Orders

  

At any given time I have a limited number of completed quilts available for immediate sale, as seen in the Photo Gallery. I can also do custom orders based on any design you see on this website, or work from an idea or image of your own.  You can also ask me about new designs I'm currently working on that aren't yet ready to show on this website.  If you would like to discuss a quilt purchase or custom order, please send an email to sue@sueshermanquilts.com, or complete the form in the "contact us" box below.


Quoted prices are in Canadian dollars.

to purchase patterns/kits

For patterns and kits, please email me (sue@sueshermanquilts.com), or purchase from your local quilt store or online retailer, including:

www.thequiltstore.ca

www.cottagetreasures.store

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