About Terri

Thank you kindly for pushing the About page button! Sew…let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a hopeless cheerleader for life and love! I can tell you that I love being a wife and a mother of two grown children. They are the wind beneath my wings. My heart soars when I am with them.

Some of my life’s cheerleading could be as simple as a phone call, or staying by someone’s side (not even talking) who is going through a rough patch.

I believe in the power of a hand-written note, and the power of chocolate chip cookies. Sometimes I may be waving those big two-color pom-poms with my hands up in the air celebrating milestones, accomplishments or a new life: AKA baby or grand-baby, with family and friends, and a hand-made quilt. I was bitten by the travel bug (photography too) in my youth, yet I’ve never met a stranger. 

Terri Tomoff visiting the 61st National Park

The focused fight

As a big reader who loves a good story, joining the Akimbo online writing community in June of 2020 catapulted me to become an enthusiastic daily writer with the gift of finishing and publishing my first book. 

You can read the full journey from the beginning to where we are today in my book The Focused Fight.

Passionate About Quilting

Living for me is being creative every day after a morning run/walk or walk/run, more the latter. Three decades of quilting and sewing have woven tight friendships in my guild and bees, and my own business of custom made t-shirt quilts.

I have a love fabric that is hard to explain—I’m tactile beyond the average gal. Over the last two decades I’ve learned the ropes of advocacy and found compassion I never knew I had with cancer patients in my life, near and far, including my own son.

Things you may not know about me

2 Time Gold Medalist at
1977 Krakow, Poland Olympics

2012 Featured Quilter of Southern Comforters Of Bowie Maryland Quilting Guild

Aspirational Avid Fly Fisher

Carried a .357 magnum for work

Terri Tomoff atop Grays Peak, Colorado

Sharing Other Passions

No matter what struggles were happening in my life, I still found time to make time for my passions.


Read more about my passion for t-shirt quilts quilting, and my business Needle On Full.


Read about the places I’ve traveled and
stories from abroad.


Read more about my sports experience, and refereeing.