behind the scenes: the Sun Salutations quilt

Sun Salutations Quilt. Pattern by Whole Circle Studio.

It’s no secret that Hawaii, specifically the Big Island and Kauai, is my most favorite place on earth. {Read more about my obsession with Hawaii and Hawaiian inspired quilts.} If I could pick just one place to live, it would be on the islands. My first visit was in January 2010. Jason and I flew […]

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the making of Sew Speedy quilt

Sew Speedy mini Quilt. Pattern available at

Earlier this year, Christopher Thompson, (aka The Tattooed Quilter) asked if I would make a mini quilt using solids and near solids that complimented his first fabric collection, Blue Carolina. The package of fabrics arrived and I’ll admit that at first I had a difficult time trying to decide what to make. The color palette […]

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the making of Shutter Snap

Binding Shutter Snap quilt. Design and pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | | Fabric: Chroma by Alison Glass, Andover Fabrics

In the fall of 2014, right before I launched Whole Circle Studio, I reached out to a friend (and talented professional photographer), Heather Liebensohn, to ask if she would take some photos of me, my studio and my quilts. I needed some promotional photos for my initial website. She was nice enough to come to […]

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the making of Road Work

Original sketch for Road Work quilt pattern by Whole Circle Studio. Pattern available for sale at

The inspiration for the design of my quilts literally comes from my every day life. Sometimes I’m inspired by objects and events that bring me joy, but sometimes it’s the mundane and borderline torturous things that spark something. The latter was the case for my Road Work quilt. Four days a week, in order to […]

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