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Sandra Johnson Designs

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.

Technical Details

  • Focal length: 4.12mm
  • Aperture: 2.4
  • Exposure: 1/20 second
  • ISO: 250

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