artist • designer • educator • quilter


Hello, y’all! 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 love the opportunity to quilt for others, so keep that in mind if you’d like a custom touch to your quilt top. Send me a note to arrange your quilting experience!

I recently joined the Hoffman California Fabrics family as a surface pattern designer and am proud to announce my premier fabric collection, Paradigm, which will be available to purchase in June/July 2019.

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

Hugs & Stitches – Sarah

Sarah is awesome.
— Her Husband

Lecture & Classes

Contact me to discuss a customized event for your shop or guild. I am available to book for lectures, trunk shows, classes and workshops.

For both domestic and longarms, we can plan free motion quilting, ruler work, feather work, Sketchbook Quilting, and more. Perhaps you’d like to book an Aurifilosophy class or pattern class: foundation paper piecing or a unique SARIDITTY pattern.

Surface Pattern Design

I am proud to be part of the Hoffman California Fabrics designer family. My debut collection, Paradigm, shows at Spring Market in May 2019, and it will be shipping to stores this summer (June/July).

Check it out on social media": #paradigmfabric

Custom Quilting

Whether you would like an Edge-to-Edge design or custom work, send me a message with your quilting inquiries. I will work one-on-one with you to determine the best plan of action for your lovely quilt top!