By SandraJohnsondesigns

Hand sewing with my grandmother started it all. From the beginning, the process of transforming fabric into art struck me as magical. Sewing was the foundation that led me into quilting. What started as a hobby turned my passion into an artistic reality.

I love to hand stitch using the traditional Japanese Sashiko and Boro embroidery styles and incorporating them as a decorative feature into my designs. From quilts to handbags, dresses, children’s clothing, to tableware my unconscious is the undisputed Project Manager. I am only limited by my imagination. The concrete, repetitive nature of this work frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and grace to influence the finished product.

My core materials for quilting are thread and cloth, however, I often employ recycled denim, yarns, dyed fabrics and stamps to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Recently, I discovered modern quilting: simple, crayoned patchworks that resonate deeply with my fiber work. Inspired and invigorated by a renewed sense of continuity, and awed by the mystery of how creation occurs, my process allows me to explore visions to enable my creative work to evolve and grow.

My work has been featured in national magazines and most recently my quilt “Blurred Lines” was featured at QuiltCon 2016, an international modern quilt show held by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), a non profit organization that supports the growth and development of modern quilting.

I hold a B.S. in Clothing, Textiles and Design from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. I live in Orange County, CA, with my husband Wayborn.

Quiltfolk and Me

I just received my Quiltfolk magazine and I am one of a handful of quilters from Southern California that are pictured in the magazine. They even wrote something about me. Check it out.

Shakerag Workshops – Sewing Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

Sandra Johnson Sewing: Creating a Capsule Wardrobe Ready set go. A capsule wardrobe is a fancy name for a small collection of clothing that you love and that fit you well. Come join Sandra Johnson as she leads you down the road to creating several key clothing items that will get you started with a capsule wardrobe for the summer. Discover new talents by using fabric combinations and patterns that will work for all body types.This workshop is great for all skill levels beginner to advance.  Time to start thinking about the capsule wardrobe you will create in this workshop.…

OLFA Maker…. Sandra Johnson designs

olfacreates This past February at QuiltCon, Sandra Johnson @sandrajohnsondesigns caught our eye has she walked past our booth in quilted pants! Yes quilted pants! We knew we HAD to talk to her. We just posted our interview with Sandra on the blog – head on over to check it out!  You can find our interview with Sandra on the blog here:


My body of work… you see something you would like to purchase then contact me.

Friday Fun – Sumer Camp – Natural Dye

After my workshop with  Catharine Ellis What a great time I had after my workshop in Nashville. Food, fun, and laughter was had by all. Check out my dorm room. Bed was not so good. But everything else was great. God does not look at my outward appearance. He looks at my heart. 1 Samuel 16:7