My Bio

Lori Wisheropp
River City Quilters Guild Webmaster/Designer


  • 29 Mar 2013
  • Social Media Needs

    Our art quilting group wants to start using social media to communicate with each other. We have been using e-mail, but it is too limiting. At first glance, using a blog would be complicated for some of our group to make their own individual posts. there is resistance to using Facebook.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Lori

  • 17 Jun 2010
  • My son is alive! . . . I am counting my blessings!

    Ah, I'm about in tears as I look at my quilt entry for the "Stitch This" contest. (see below). The message here is so true....  I'm so grateful as my son is recovering in the hospital with a shattered hip after falling while rock climbing 850 ft. up in Yosemite. It took over 6 hours of dangling on the cliff for rescue. Needless to say, I am thankful to the rescue climbers and  I AM COUNTING MY BLESSINGS! ! ! ! !  He is alive!

    UPDATE: 2 years later.... He's doing great and has taken up a new hobby - turned profession. He's now an awesome photographer who has volunteered to take photos of my art quilts and of the River City Quilt Show in Sacramento, CA. 

  • 5 May 2010
  • Bernina Sewing Machines

    WisheroppI mention in my entry to the "Stitch This" challenge that it was sewn with my 24-year-old Bernina 930.

    I purchased my very first sewing machine when I was 17 using my own money I had earned from picking strawberries and beans in Washington (starting at age 10)  and then working as a busgirl in Alameda. I had worked hard and my parents encouraged me to buy a sewing machine since I was always sewing when not working. Sure, I went to high school parties, but sewing my first quilt took priority also.

    Later, when my first child, Daniel, was born, my mother-in-law encouraged me to buy a new machine because I would soon be busy making baby clothes and accessories for the crib. She insisted that I buy the Bernina 930. Price-wise this was out of my budget. But, I trusted her when she said it wouid last forever.

    She was right. Now, 24 years later, my Bernina 930 is great. Every time I take it to a quilt retreat or class ladies come up and admire it. I had no idea it was such a jewel.

    So, whenever a friend asks what kind of machine to buy, I always tell them Bernina.

    I am hoping to get enough votes to win the the Bernina Aurora 440QE in the "Stitch This" contest.
    It has a special draw for me as I am transitioning into a new phase of life. Daniel is getting married and I am about to make his new bride a wedding quilt. Someday, I will also make little baby clothes for them, hopefully with a new machine.

    If you've seen my entry "Count Your Blessings - Lori Wisheropp" you'll understand the love and reasoning behind the slogan on the quilt. I truly have been blessed.