I just stumbled upon “The Process Pledge.” It started here on the blog of Rossie Hutchinson. I am inspired to see that 915 quilters have already taken the pledge. I’m number 916.


Rossie’s Inspiration

Here is what Rossie said on her blog about why she created the pledge:

“I have made a process pledge.  The goal of the process pledge is to create a new sensibility in quilting blogs where we don’t just show finishes or occasionally confess about our moments of indecision, but chat openly and often about our works in progress, our inspirations, and our moments of decision. I know that many of us are already posting about our thinking on quilts and the processes involved from start to finish, let’s do more!  And let’s post about quilts as we work on them.  I want to see more half-done quilts, not just the finished thing with a journal entry about the process.I think part of the reason I really like the blogs from quilting bees is because a lot of the process gets documented…from original concept, to raw materials, to each block in turn, and often a few drafts of the final layout.  It’s awesome!”

My Process Pledge:

I, Sierra, pledge to write about my quilting processes, even when I can’t quite put them into in words or be sure I’m being totally clear. I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there.

Why I love quilt blogging

This fun, informal pledge is just one of the many reasons why I enjoy the online quilting community. It is so exciting to read the processes of other quilters & designers. You can read about some of my processes on recent projects here:



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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I am from a family of all girls. I always keep a journal. John & I were married back in 2013. It was a miracle then & it is now. We had three kids between Oct 2014 & August 2018 : Joslyn Shea, J.D., and Jesse Lee. We remodeled two houses & moved three times in our first 5 years. I grew up in Missouri, but was transplanted to South Dakota. I am working on my masters at Sioux Falls Seminary as of 6.1.19.

I started Sierra Shea & Co. as a space to curate encouragement for all women toward creative, redemptive lives as daughters of the King of Kings.