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6 Squared Fundraiser:

I stopped in Brookings last week for some much-needed frozen yogurt. I think frozen yogurt is the main thing I miss now that I’m living out in the sticks. A few years of college in the city spoiled me! We had 3 places within 10 minutes for fro-yo bars. Anyway – enough reminiscing.


While I was on my way out of the store, I noticed a sign for the 6 Squared Fundraiser by the Brookings Arts Council. The idea behind the name is that local artists are asked to create and donate a 6 inch by 6 inch piece of art for their fundraiser. The 6 Squared art pieces will be displayed and for sale @ $20 per item. With frozen yogurt in hand – I started thinking, “this could be a great quilting project!” I have never entered an art fundraising contest, so this is new for me. New is good!

Rules (Not mine, these are the actual contest rules):

– Entries Due April 23, 2013

– Max of 4 pieces

– Artwork may not be framed and must be signed on back so artist remains anonymous.


I found several neat ideas & photos from another blog: During Quiet Time. She has done several mini-quilts and they are just so adorable! And, what a great small, low-stress time commitment. Instead of a queen sized quilt, I’m just committed to working on 6 in x 6 in.





These are so adorable! I can’t wait to get started on my own!

Join Me?

I know there are lots of quilters around the Brookings area. I was just at a free motion class with about 20 of them a few weeks ago. I talked to the ladies at Quilts, Stitches and Framing in Brookings about my mini-quilt and we are both hoping some other area quilters will join me in donating to the fundraisers. Quilting is an art form, too. I’m thinking we quilters need to “represent.” If you do end up with a 6 squared project – please let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Sierra Shea



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Hey, I’m Sierra Shea! I am so glad you are here. 

Where do I start with writing to introduce this blog? At the beginning, I suppose: I’ve been writing on various platforms online since 2013. I started blogging shortly after moving to South Dakota.

I am a mother and a maker at heart. I’m so grateful to be married to John and mother of three: Joslyn, J.D. and Jesse.

I am a self-taught decorator and designer. I am a brand new shepherdess and a Spiritual Director.

I love living in South Dakota, even though the winters & the wind can be a near-daily struggle.

Blogging is a grounding force in my life and it helps get me out of my head, unstuck and moving in the directions I always hoped I’d be going!