Friday Fun – Faith and Hope

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It’s Friday and I’m so glad to be able to sit down and talk about where I get my faith and hope from. For me my faith comes from knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. And that one day he will come back at the end of this world and we all as believers will be united as one. My hope it is built on nothing less then the whole Bible.

The faith I have in my ability to create comes from above. As I’m look towards the coming months and years I ask myself what do you hope for? Are you hope full that you’ll be able to continue creating beautiful pieces of art? I’m hopeful that the rest of my days I will be able to share the love I have for my family and friends and the belief that I’ve been saved I will be reunited one day with Family that has passed away and gone to heaven.

Here are a few of my creations that were inspired by my heavenly Father.

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurection of Jesus Christ from the dead 1 Peter 1:3

Monday Sew – Living to Sew

It’s Monday morning. And it’s time for me to create. For some of you living is not really living unless you can sew. I’m still thinking about the five basic principles of design. In my last post I spoke about alignment. It you did not read that post let me tell you a bit about alignment. Alignment creates a sharp, or more ordered design.

Repetition strengtens a design by tying together multiple individual elements. The consistent repetition of an element like color, shape. or texture and set a project apart.

In this quilt that I have created the repetition in the word FREEDOM is the repetition. Also I’ve created repetition in the color scheme. In the background of this quilt I use red fabrics. For the lettering I use a variety of black fabrics. So in this quilt there are two repetitions. The two repetitions are; color, pattern.

In your next design to enhance your creativity and target the audience you would like to with your creativity.

The thief come only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

Friday Fun – Who do you Follow?

Good morning all it’s Friday. Who do you follow is there particular designer, fabric manufacturer, or blog that you follow. I noticed that there’s no one particular person company or thing that I follow. For me I follow what my senses tell me I should do or create in any given day. For me my leading comes from God. When I wake up in the morning I always start out with a to do list. While looking over that to do list I get inspiration. From the inspiration I’ve been and guided towards a particular pattern, fabric, area of my studio in which I pull different items to start my creation.

So for you how do you create who do you follow? Here are a few of the inspiring patterns that I will be creating in the near future
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The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3

Monday Sew – What are you Sewing

Looking over my to do list. It’s Monday morning and I’m inspired to create clothing items for my upcoming trips to Tennessee and the UK. When traveling to teaching I like to wear clothing that I have created. Today I sew not out of necessity but because I love to create clothing. I have many styles in which I enjoy wearing. When I go to the clothing stores many times I’m frustrated because I am unable to find clothing that fits me in the fabric that I would enjoy wearing.

So today and for the rest the remainder of 2018 I have decided to make all of my clothing. I started this venture the first day of 2018. As of today I have been successful in making all of my ready to wear clothing items. Here are a few of the items I have created thus far.

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Stay tuned I had so much more to show you. I am jumping in all feet first in looking at vintage patterns. Fashion is what you make it and I plan to make it everything it can be and more….

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

Friday Fun – Quilts to cover your bones

So as I look over the large stacks of quilts I have accumulated. I have decided to create wearable art clothes using my vintage quilts. Many believe that quilts that are vintage should stay as they are. But I believe if I am an artist and truly want to expand my art I need to show others the beauty within the textile art world. So I have decided to use I few of my quilts to create clothing items.

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In the same way that quilts are fashionable for your bed. Those same quilts can be fashionable for your body. Here below is an example I have a very stylish and hip bomber jacket.

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Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

Friday Fun – Check out where I have been and what about those fruits

Hoffman Fabrics is located in Mission Viejo, Ca

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 I was able to take all of my quilting and sewing students to see the Hoffman Fabrics headquarters in Mission Viejo, CA

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We were able to see and touch the new digital printed fabrics
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Here is a sample of outstanding art work by our own Jean Envy a local artist and employe of Hoffman.
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It’s almost time to start thinking about creating something for 4th of July
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When you love fabrics you can never see enough
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The colors are so vivid and outstanding
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If you are unable to trace to Paris here is some fabric to make you feel as if you are their
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Two students comparing information 
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I think she likes both
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This pattern is on the companies web sight

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I can’t believe this is so beautiful 
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The students had a outstanding time leaning more about fabrics
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Now we are going to work on a few projects this winter, summer, and fall 2018 using Hoffman Fabrics
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A great time was had by all 
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Here I am with one of my students who was a beginner when she started by now now
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Here I am with one of my students who is an outstanding spinner and word worker along with quilter
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Here I am pictured with a two of my new students who attend my class in Anaheim, CA
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Fabrics are packaged in a variety of packages and sizes
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Check out the fabric in the back ground
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We are all smiles today I am with two more of my students from my Santiago Canyon College class
Getting this picture was so hard but we did it. This was the group I took to Hoffman Fabrics. 

If you would like to attend one of my free quilting or sewing classes please email me and I will send you the information. sandrajohnsondesigns@gmail.com

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourself to be my disciples. John 15:8

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Monday Sew – Happy New Year!

It’s that time again.

Craft Napa is almost here. January 10th – January 14, 2018. I am so excited because I am holding a workshop here. Indigo & Shibori Dye. We are going to have so much fun. Blue is my favorite color and just check out my past workshop projects.