Quilt Woman: Sherri Morr

Sherri Morr Interview Quilt Woman Series

Q: Can you share about your background and upbringing?

A: I was raised as a good southern girl, a child of immigrants, in Norfolk, VA.  I am sure I do not have to explain the dichotomy of where I lived and where my roots were from

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Q: A classic question, but I can’t help but ask… What advice would you give to your 30 year old self?

A: Stick to your own priorities and desires...do not let other people( as in family) and their opinions of you sway you from your original ideals.

Sherri Morr Interview Quilt Woman Series

Q: Can you tell us about a life-changing moment (or moments) that required you to use or step into your power? How did you go about doing this?

A: There was trauma in my family; unfortunately I was young, impressionable and for many years did not act as who I really was.  I acquiesced to not make matters worse. What saved me was a teacher who invited me to be a volunteer in the 4th grade with children with disabilities.  I did puzzles with them, read to them.  They accepted me 500% for who I was

Sherri Morr Interview Quilt Woman Series
Sherri Morr Interview Quilt Woman Series

Q: When was a time in your life that you deviated from the norm and it paid off? 

A: Probably when I was 31 and was divorced.

Q: What advice would you give to a woman who’s having a hard time tapping into her power?  

A: Seek resources to validate who you are; stand up to being different.  Be consistent.

Sherri Morr Interview Quilt Woman Series

Who are some of the women that have inspired you throughout your life? What did they teach you? 

A: Sorry to say few inspirations until I was in my 30s.  They did however at this stage teach me to believe in myself; mainly friends, new people I was meeting in professional setting.

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Q: What is your favorite part of your home? Why? 

A: Bedroom & living room sofa.  I am most creative in thought when in bed;  I do my best thinking and my actions come to fruition.  It happens in my head, then  it gets transferred appropriately.  I love to read.  I am an avid reader, mainly lying down.  Reading motivates me, gives me good models to mirror and helps me be/stay strong.


Sherri Morr Interview Quilt Woman Series

Quick fire…


Q: What books do you recommend most often?  

A: Novels about strong women; women authors who have experienced tragedy and written about it

Q: Where do you go when you need to recharge?  

A: The beach, the spa, the desert; hearing/seeing a motivating/inspiring film or musical presentation; plan a trip to a new place

Q: What is your favorite drink or food to make when you have people over to your house?

A: I make a lot of veggies( asparagus, colored carrots/new potatoes) paired with things like risotto, or pasta,  A unique salad( my fav is one I do with smoked trout) crunchy good bread and that's all I need. I prefer small light meals.  If a plate is presented to me dripping with food, it takes away my appetite.  However I always have room for dessert.

Sherri Morr Interview Quilt Woman Series

Q: To be a woman in America today is

A: Challenging

Q: One thing I wish more  people knew about is

A: How to plan, evaluate and follow through.

Q: Anything else you’d like to add?

I think its powerful to be a Mom, to inspire another human being, to help guide, and teach.  I have been lucky to have amazing children, especially now that they are grown!!!

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