“Tonight’s guest speaker, Sandra Johnson, was so entertaining and so interesting! She has made us all want to run out and hand stitch some denim.” Long Beach Modern Quilters Guild
There was so much amazing talent shared tonight by Sandra Johnson. She has really created a niche of art with her hand quilting and denim. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom with us!!! “Long Beach Modern Quilters Guild”
The Sew Mama Sew blog post for January 7 spoke to several sewing industry leaders about what they are looking forward to in the year ahead. They heard from Nydia Kehnle of Nydia Kehnie Design + Photography, and Samarra Khaja from Samarra Khaja. Also Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table.
After reading the Sew Mama Sew blog I could not believe what I saw. Debbie was asked “Who do you think are rising stars in the industry?” Three names where listed; Yvonne Fuchs, Sandra Johnson, Michelle Wilkie. That’s me: Sandra Johnson.
This is so surprising to me. I had no idea anyone was watching what I do. Each and every day I wake up and answer the call for my life. I believe that call is to work on, talk about, and show what and how I create art using fabrics and other items.
Sending out a thank you to the Sew Mama Sew blog and Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table. sewmamasew.com
My Teaching Philosophy
We all have creativity within us. My open and encouraging teaching style allows my students the freedom to access their creativity and explore new ideas in a fun, friendly environment.
I offer positive feedback on students’ creative decisions and also on their developing skills. The technical processes of sewing and quilt construction take patience and time to learn. Solid skills can be achieved through practice over time, but they are just a small part of creating good art. Opening up to excitement and creativity can be achieved in just one class.
By the end of the first class, each student will be able to think creatively about how to express their life experiences through the projects they create. By sharing my own skills and know-how, I am able to help students give shape to their new ideas. Many times the teaching process has found me learning from my students and expanding my own creative experience.
I believe I can unlock the creative potential of every one of my students, and help each of them reach their creative goal.
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.