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BLP Ep #160: Planning x Crafts: Planning to Enjoy the Hobbies You Love with Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

August 21, 2023

It’s a guest episode!

Sherri McConnell shares her patterns, techniques, and so much more at A Quilting Life — and one of her passions is to help those who love quilting to find time to truly enjoy their hobby and craft! In this episode, we talk all about her journey in crafting, the quilting planner she designed herself (!!), and her suggestions for those looking to find more time to enjoy the things they love.

Sherri in her element

Sherri is also a Best Laid Plans Academy graduate – she participated in the Spring 2023 cohort and shared some of her favorite things about the program! We connected afterwards and this episode came to fruition!

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Where to Find Sherri:
Website: A Quilting Life


Her planner — shown below!!! At Target or via her site

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  • Reply Sidra August 21, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Ah! My worlds are colliding. I love Sherri’s podcast with her daughter Chelsi Stratton. I’m always hoping I will run into them at the local quilt shops!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger August 21, 2023 at 12:16 pm

      aw yay!!! LOVE that!!

  • Reply Saturday Seven 300: Lifestyle & More for Quilters - A Quilting Life August 26, 2023 at 6:00 am

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  • Reply Lori Vande Krol August 29, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    Sarah and Sherri – Thank you so much for the shout out for the ProAction Planner and your kind words 🙂 I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying it, Sherri. Quick tip – for your “3 Things Done” each day method, you can use the top three, darker lines in the bottom section of the weekly pages for this. The lighter lines are then the “nice to do if time”. Thanks again to you both – I enjoyed your talk!

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