Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sandy Klop Trunk Show Part 1

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.
(Disclaimer here: I have to apologize that my photos are not the greatest. It was a room full of people, in the evening without great light and I was standing on chair in toward the back.  But for you fellow SK lovers, I did my best.)
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.
This quilt is an Album quilt using the Apple Pie fabrics as well.
 Here's a closer look at the Apple Pie quilts. I love the red dot as the background.
Another quilt made with Apple Pie. The name escapes me.
Also, the beginning of the American Jane pin dot.

Building Blocks was Sandy's first vintage childhood collection. 
This pattern is called Letter Box. Don't you love the measuring tape fabric from this one??
This quilt was amazing. All the game boards are pieced with fabric. 
My favorite is the Chinese Checkers board.
This pattern is still available too. It's called Learn to Play. So darn cute.
 One more Building Blocks quilt called Primarily House.  (My full size pictures are too blurry.)
So there you go. More fabulosity to come.


  1. How wonderful! Thank you for sharing this. She's one of my all time favorite designers.

  2. Thank you for posting these. I LOVE the bright colors!

  3. i love sandy klop and her fabrics! that game board quilt is genius!

  4. Thanks for sharing! Its doesn't get much better than that does it? I am sure that I will be going through this post over and over again.

  5. sandi's prints are always so playful. love her style!

  6. Only one of these would have sufficed to blow my mind! Incredible!

  7. Thank you for sharing - how wonderful to get to meet such a great designer and quilter!

  8. Oh wow, what amazing quilts, thank you for sharing.
    Crol xx

  9. Thank you so much Amy, for sharing these gorgeous pictures with us! I love the name "apple crisp" for a quilt. It brings back such fond childhood memories, with all the tastes and smells of apple crisp. I will be going to her website. She is new to me and I look forward to becoming more familiar. :o)
    I hope you have a great day.
    Sincerely, Trish

  10. Thanks for showing these beautiful quilts steeped in tradition. I ran right over to her site and ordered the pattern for the first quilt you showed-- the lone stars quilt. And then I picked up the Granny Squares pattern. Two more patterns that I hope I can find time to make.

    I love your blog. I've been reading for a while:-)

  11. Wow, those are gorgeous! I love the board game quilt.

  12. Thank you so much for showing pictures! I love Sandy Klop's work. In fact, I just finished making one of her quilts.

  13. Her joy just jumps off the screen! Thanks for sharing it.

  14. those are truly beautiful quilts ladies !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Gorgeous quilts, so bright and fun. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Wow! Her quilts are absolutely amazing! A true artist! Each quilt you showed, I kept thinking, wow, that's my favorite...and then i'd see the next one...and think THAT was my favorite...can't wait to see more pictures. I too love the game quilt, especially the chinese checkers square - what a talent she has!

  17. Sandy Klop has so much talent. She is a great asset to the quilt world.

  18. Thanks so much for letting us see Sandy's amazing work she is my quilting heroine! I would love to have been there!

  19. Thankyou for posting, I especially love the "learn to play" quilt. Right up my alley!


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