About Sarah Thomas
Hello, I’m Sarah – the creator, owner, designer, and all things frantic behind the scenes of SARIDITTY.
Officially I am a licensed and retired commercial pilot. I graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Aviation Technology, where I then went on as the chief pilot of an engineering firm in the Midwest for a couple years. Once I married a military man, I was whisked away from my land of corn and soybeans to start the next chapter in my life. We are now three moves into our marriage, which means I had to figure out a career that worked for a lady-on-the-run! Thank goodness for my geeky affection for algebra & geometry (and calculus…eep!) and a keen eye for design & color.
I am so very thankful that my Gramma and mom taught me to enjoy crafts and handwork from a young age. I learned to crochet around age 4; I played with beadwork and wire art from age 5 or 6; cross-stitch was second nature by the time I was in 2nd grade; and my school notebooks were always filled to brim with doodles. It’s only fitting I discovered the quilting world – where art meets math & magic happens!
By chance, I learned I had a knack for free motion quilting. Basing my style of FMQ on the doodles that forever filled my notebooks, I’ve classified my personal FMQ style as Sketchbook Quilting. I recently joined the Hoffman California Fabrics family as a surface pattern designer and am proud to announce my premier fabric collection, Paradigm.
Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear from you – whether you’d like to say hi, request to be a pattern tester, send in a quilting request, or book me to teach or lecture at your shop or guild. You can also find WAY too much of my silliness and snark on Instagram and Facebook: SARIDITTY
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