Welcome to the on-line home of Sharon Stroud, quilter, teacher and author.

Recent updates:  Please note that my blog is updated more frequently than my website and that pictures of student quilts and the "Out of My Mind" newsletter are continued there.
Just the Facts - January 5, 2015
Schedule - January 5, 2015
I am located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. More information can be found under the Workshops/Lectures heading, then click on Workshop Fees.


Please visit my blog at www.sharonstroud.blogspot.com.


April 5, 2004

Throughout the site you will find information about my workshops and lectures, judging philosophy, appearance on Simply Quilts, and lots more. To get you started, here's a bit of information about me:

In style, I am right on the fence: Sometimes I fall off on the traditional side and sometimes I fall off on the more innovative side. My new neutral is lime green!


I've always loved hand quilting and, because I taught myself, I devised a way to hand quilt without poking my underneath finger and without a hoop or frame. It's a little unorthodox, but I am able to achieve small, even stitches without stress to my wrists and hands...and it is NOT stab stitch. In the past 16 years I have hand quilted and finished over 450 quilts ranging in size from very small to king-size.

Dresden Plates of Distinction was published in fall 2001 by The American Quilter's Society. It explains my technique for individually fussy cutting blades, hand piecing and hand appliqueing them, as well as quilting design suggestions. It's bright and colorful...I love it! And while I might be biased, others have said so too!

My philosophy is that quilting should be fun...or we should stop doing it. I believe students learn more when they are having fun. As the self-proclaimed "Hawkeye Pierce of Quilting", I keep people laughing and learning at the same time.

Parts of the site are still under construction, so please check back often to see what's new. Enjoy!

Always in stitches,

Sharon Stroud