This quilt was made for my brother, John Frank Sherred, in appreciation for his service to his country during the VietNam War. We are forever in his debt and every other person who has served our country. It features the American Tribute collection of fabrics from Windham Fabrics.

And It Was Sew

About Us


And It Was Sew has been around since the late 90's, but it only turned into a quilting place 20 years ago. I have been around a lot longer. I started quilting 25 years ago.

I started sewing, literally at my mother's knee, at about the age of 5. She let me "help" her on her little green Singer, of which I have finally found one and sew on it frequently. By high school I was sewing all my own clothes. In college I started majoring in math, but that wasn't much fun, so I switched over to theater.  First semester of my Sophomore year, the costume shop door opened, a girl pointed at me and said, "Can you sew?" I nodded. 15 years later I left the theater and started working in the fashion industry. I remained there until I retired. Don't ask me to do another pattern for a garment. I LOVE quilts. There are no sleeves. No darts. No collars. And nothing that has to be fit any closer than a couple of inches. I am in heaven. Well, we won't talk about an accurate 1/4" seam in this context...