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about whole circle studio

Whole Circle Studio LLC was founded in January of 2015 by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill and specializes in the design of custom modern quilts, patterns and licensed surface design illustration/products. Sheri, a trained graphic designer, believes that design and content have a symbiotic relationship. Both need to support one another and require a strong concept to fuel them. All of her designs start with a concept and the content (research, backstory, color, fabric selection and technique) helps shape the design.

Whole Circle Studio strives to make beautiful objects that inspire others to make and learn by providing clear instruction and encouragement.

about sheri

photo by Heather Liebensohn

Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is a designer, professional quilter and educator. Sheri graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in Graphic Design. She has twenty years of experience leading creative teams to create award winning identities, products and environments. She has worked in small design studios, a dot com and the exhibit department at a children’s museum.

Sheri’s quilts have gained national recognition including awards from QuiltCon, Quilt Week/Paducah and the Quilt Alliance. Additionally, they have been featured at art centers and galleries around the country. Her work has been included in books and publications such as Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century, Modern Patchwork and International Quilt Festival Scene. She self-publishes and distributes her patterns. They can be found at quilt shops and online. She also teaches quilting techniques at quilt guilds and conferences across the country.

Sheri was awarded the first annual Craftsy Quilt Designer Fellowship in 2016. This fellowship enabled her to debut Whole Circle Studio’s first booth at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas in October 2016.

As an active member of the modern quilt community, Sheri collaborates with leading industry organizations including fabric and thread manufacturers like Aurifil, QT Fabrics, Paintbrush Studios, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, RJR Fabrics and Windham Fabrics. She designed, created and filmed two segments for Fresh Quilting, a new public television show co-produced by the Modern Quilt Guild and KS Productions. She is also a contributing blogger and collaborator with Craftsy and Cricut.

Sheri works from her home studio in the suburbs of New Haven, Connecticut—a hop, skip and jump away from New York City.

Sheri loves to chat about design and quilts. Contact her at sheri@wholecirclestudio.com

 

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