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About Sue Sherman Quilts


Sue Sherman, 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.


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".


AQS Spring Paducah Quilt Show

Roman Mosaic Tapestry was selected by the jury to be a semi-finalist at the  2018 American Quilters Society (AQS) Spring Paducah show in Kentucky. 

"Plumeria of Koko Crater" and "Huddle!" were both selected as semi-finalists at the 2019 AQS Spring Paducah show.

"Huddle!" was selected as a semi-finalist at the 2019 AQS Grand Rapids show.

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.

2019 Canadian National Juried Show


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

2018 Canadian National Juried Show


Plumeria of Koko Crater, won "Excellence in Hand Quilting" sponsored by Unique Quilting Products.

2019 Canadian National Juried Show


Paradise Landscape, based on Kim McLean's Village Quilt, won "Excellence in Hand Quilting" sponsored by Unique Quilting

SAQA Benefit Auction Preview


"Thoughtful Penguin" was selected for display at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, NEfrom April - August  2019.

If you're interested . . .


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.

Etsy Shop

For patterns and kits, visit my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SueShermanQuilts


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