Meet Sandy Klop. Who I totally loved from afar for her cheerful fabric and pattern designs (American Jane) but meeting her in real life just cemented her destiny as one of my all-time favorite people ever. She is every bit as fun and cute and happy as her creations. Here my friend Meridee realized she had the American Patchwork & Quilting issue (Feb 2009) with Sandy’s interview with her at the retreat. Look, Sandy is even wearing the same polk-a-dot sweater!
And so without further ado, I give you Part 1 of Sandy’s trunk show. I think there were probably almost 40 quilts in her show and I don’t want to blow your mind with all of them at once. I’ll give you a few to savor now and the rest in a couple of days.
This first quilt is called Edy’s Quilt. (The pattern for this one and most of the other from her show are available at her website.) It is a more recent quilt and was stunning.
She shared her quilts in chronological order, sharing her story of quilting and designing in the process. Here is an earlier quilt.
This was a quilt she made with fabrics collected on a trip to Avingnon, France called Dancing Ladies. She had this quilt hanging at Market when she was first approached by Moda Fabrics. The Dancing Ladies pattern is available on her site.
Fabrics from one of her earlier collections for Moda called Apple Pie. I still have a tiny bit of that blue with the white dots horded that I’m using for my Union Jacks. The quilt is called Apple Crisp.