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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Sandra Johnson, is now traveling the country full time speaking to quilt guilds and other groups about her quilts and the her path as a textile artist. She is scheduling events through 2017.
Sandra will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first quilts she made, and her wish to honor her grandmother’s sewing art. Sandra’s presentation features traditional, modern and art quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have influenced quilt designs to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few poets, public officials and humanitarian activist.
The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as Sandra explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.
Sandra also offers a half-day modern quilt workshop for those who would like to participate in this new form of “quilting.”
To inquire about rates and availability please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures, Fees and Contract
Classes and Workshops:
In my workshops, the emphasis is always on self-confidence, a sense of adventure, persistence and inspirational motivation for the student. I am available to teach in the USA and internationally.
Lectures are approximately one hour in length and I will conduct a question and answer period after the lecture. I will make every attempt to bring as many quilts with me as possible to share with my audience.
“Nurturing Your Creative Spirit: Personal Traits That Inspire Great Quilts”
Passion, humor, persistence, faith in your work, courage…these five qualities and others all play a role in your creative life. What does it take to be a great quilter?? I discuss how I learned important life lessons…sometimes the hard way…through quiltmaking.
“When I Grow Up I Want To Be a Quilter”
For years I tried many different crafts and explored art in all mediums. One day I realized there was a benefit to this crazy urge to try new and different things. I talk about how everything learned from past projects are contributing to and enriching my work in my quilts today.
“Interpretations of a Nature Lover”
Endlessly inspired and awed by the beauty and color of my surroundings, this lecture/slide presentation parallels my love of nature and how I interpret it in my quiltmaking.
Fees and More Information . . .
Schedule of Fees
(Within the USA)
A note regarding class fees: I figure my class fee a bit differently than most teachers. I charge per person (per day) for classes rather than a set flat rate. For instance, my class rate is currently $37.50 per student. The minimum fee I charge for a class is $37.50 x 16 (minimum) = $600. For 20 students the price would be $37.50 x 20 = $750. The exceptions to this price structure are quilt shows when I will charge a flat fee for classes. I found this structure is beneficial to quilt guilds, especially those with smaller memberships. For more information or questions about the workshops or fees, contact Sandra at email@example.com
Full day workshop-guild The class fee is $500 Maximum students in a class – 25. A sewing machine is required unless noted.
One-hour lecture —-$500. $400 when scheduled concurrently to a workshop. No limit on group size.
I will bring as many quilts as available for the lectures/workshops when driving to your location.
If travel is by air or overseas, the number of quilts I bring will be limited. Client pays shipping and insurance costs if client requests shipping more quilts.
The client is responsible for all meals, parking fees and travel arrangements, including coach airfare on a major national carrier and ground transportation to and within the destination city. I request round trip mileage reimbursement of the current amount set forth by the IRS for distances covered by car. All arrangements must be approved in advance. If overnight lodging is necessary I would appreciate non-smoking accommodations in a safe, comfortable hotel/motel.